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.