Obama the Elitist

Barack Obama continues to make gaffe after gaffe, and his latest really comes as no surprise. He really was doing better as a candidate when nobody knew anything about him, but as presidential campaigns go on, more and more seeps out about every candidate. Obama, is of course, not immune to this.

This is what Obama had to say to a group of supporters at a fund raiser in San Francisco last weekend.

“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them, and it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Wow. Let’s dissect this for just a minute. I love how Barack Obama is so completely cool when he is totally bashing and stereotyping the majority of the American people. How do people not see how arrogant this guy is? Obama is really trying to explain how he sees people in small town America…clinging to guns, religion, and racism. I have no doubt that he really felt like he was being honest and objective in his assessment of his interactions with these people. He thinks he is being sympathetic by attempting to explain their views by chalking it up to bitterness. That’s like saying, “Johnny likes the New York Yankees, but Johnny is retarded after all.”

This of course doesn’t apply to just small town Pennsylvania or small town America. This statement is a broad indicator of how Obama views average Americans. Bible-beating, gun toting, racists are things that the liberals in this country have accused the conservatives of being for years. The implication in his statement is that there is something wrong with things like guns, religion, and other conservative values. Also implied in his statement is that people are driven out of hardship to these things and are eventually driven to various forms of racism.

I guess Obama thinks that small town Americans who are religious, like guns, and want a secure border all have something wrong with them. Or maybe they just like those things because they’re bitter. Either way, his campaign better not expect to win the presidency with their votes. It is rather amusing to watch a millionaire Senator who grew up in south side Chicago pretend to understand and have compassion on small town America. I guess if Obama isn’t elected president, we’ll still have guns, church, racist buddies to pull us through the hard times.


5 Responses

  1. Vote Obama! Get in touch with your inner victim!


  2. *cough* Ron Paul *cough*

  3. I see that same Obama arrogance in his supporters. Several have responded to
    my comments saying they are an attorney or law student. They picked the wrong
    person to pick on.

  4. A single statement out of an entire speech. Typical cut-and-dice politics. IF you’d bothered to read the entire thing, the statement is very much in context.

    And as one of those small-town midwesterners, I AM bitter about many things. I for one won’t punish a man for speaking a grain of truth, let it be ugly or not.

  5. Jessica,
    I did read the entire speech. Where Obama fell short is that he characterizes and stereotypes people in small towns. What he doesn’t understand is that God and guns are part of our culture….not just objects to cling to when times get tough.

    This is what liberals don’t understand. They seem to think that if people in small towns were rich and educated (like liberals think they are), then they would have no use for God or guns.

    The reality is that God and guns have been around and an integral part of the culture of this nation since its beginning. These things were here long before our educational system, our massive economy, or liberalism. Only a guy like Obama would think that people cling to those things because they’re bitter.

    Besides, even if people are bitter, what the heck is Obama going to do about it? Raise your taxes? Oh yeah, that will work.

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