Obama in Rural PA
If there were any doubt if Barack Obama thinks everyone is a racist nit wit then this latest statement should remove it.
But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence of that in their daily lives. 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 they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it's not surprising then that 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.emphasis mine
The most twisted part of his premise is the people he's talking about would not be gun toting racist religious kooks if the GOVERNMENT had put them to work and given them free health care. The truth that Obama and the rest of the Democrats and most of the Republicans who hold office don't know is the bleak economic future of places like PA are the result of GOVERNMENT.
But let me understand one thing. He lists religion and anti-trade sentiment as aspects of these people's antisocial behavior. Since he has identified himself as a church going Christian and is opposing the free trade agreement with Columbia is he also antisocial? He loves to paint people with the racist brush while he himself defends his racist pastor the Rev. Wright so it should not be surprising he thinks everyone's religion is suspect if they do not agree with him and just as Hillary is taking money through her husband from the Colombians to promote the free trade deal while she makes herself out to be against it, I suspect we will find Obama is just as duplicitous on that issue as he is on those I've mentioned.
Edit 4/12/08: I forgot he sent a spokesman up to tell the Canadian Government that they should not to take his anti-NAFTA rhetoric seriously.
To further shine light on Obama's image compared to his actions, take a look at the report at Zombietime about Obama's fund raisers in the wealthiest neighborhood in THE WORLD. His campaign loves telling you they get their money from $10-$20 from average people but there he is sucking up to the most wealthy of people in hopes of latching on to the big bucks. You guessed it. It is here that he made these comments.