If You Oppose Obama You Are a…

gun-toting, Jesus freakin’,  fear-mongering racist that opposes trade.

Well, that’s what I got from something Obama said on Sunday in the small town of San Francisco.  Here’s the exact quote (thanks to Ben Smith):

You go into 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.

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.

Nice work, Baracka Obama.  “Baracka attacks supporters in the Midwest.  Fatality!”

That’s a pretty big paintbrush.  And notice the context he’s putting it in.  “Government didn’t provide people these jobs or money, so they’re angry and bitter.  That must explain why they don’t like me.  That and they’re ignorant racists.”

So says the nuanced communist running for President.

I guess one reason the West and East Coasts are so Democrats.  They cling to abortion, or atheism, or they’re rich white people who hate rich white people and want to give all the money of rich white people other than themselves to everyone else.  That type of stereotype explains their frustrations.


4 Responses to “If You Oppose Obama You Are a…”

  1. April 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm


    Or could it be I just oppose his policies?

  2. April 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    You can disagree with the assessment (although that’s easier said than done if you’re listening carefully), but you owe it to yourself to do better than spin this whole thing so lazily.


    Obama isn’t wielding a universal paintbrush and most rational people, if they can get over the fact that someone isn’t pandering to them, will probably find at least a wee bit of truth in his remarks.

    John Brown
    Waffles for Everyone

  3. 3 Matt R.
    April 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    That’s the problems with stereotypes, they are always based on a “wee bit” truth. But one flatfooted cop doesn’t make all cops flatfooted.

    I liked how the Obamians equated guns with religion. What does that say?

  4. 4 docattheautopsy
    April 12, 2008 at 12:35 am


    I’m sure a few of the people who are “bitter” are folks that Obama describes. But if this is the man who wants “purple” states, he should really do more than put down the “red” population of those states he wants to be “purple”. He should also be careful as he is from a Midwestern state, and much of Illinois is outside of liberal havens of Chicago and Champaign.

    I was in southern Illinois for 3 years in a small town, and jobs were leaving the area. It wasn’t because Bush was President, but because taxes in Illinois were too high. Obama helped create that regulatory environment before he moved on to the US Senate. And now he’s kicking those poor people his policies hurt. And I don’t think Guns, God and Gin were behind their resentment.

    And one more thing. Many of these small towns have large populations of AFL-CIO membership. Of course, he wasn’t talking about those people, but those people do own guns, do believe in God, and generally resent being talked down to by any politician.

    Baracka made a colossal rookie mistake here. I don’t think it’ll cost him the nomination, but it’s clear he’s not ready for a Presidential campaign.

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