Posted by Curt on 11 April, 2008 at 1:59 pm. 44 comments already!

Every friggin day Obama is showing us that he is one piece of work:

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.

Oh, I see. Those small town types who enjoy their guns and religion and believe that illegal immigration should be…well, illegal are now just bitter people.

Now this is what you would call a stereotype. And one which Obama would be screaming about if a group were saying this stuff about blacks. But hey, its all good when your the messiah.

Question – Wasn’t Obama part of some religious group….A group that believed the whites infected blacks with AIDS on purpose. I recall hearing something about that but I’m not sure.

UPDATE

McCain response:

Asked to respond, McCain adviser Steve Schmidt called it a “remarkable statement and extremely revealing.”

“It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking,” Schmidt said. “It is hard to imagine someone running for president who is more out of touch with average Americans.”

UPDATE II

Hillary responds:

Hillary Clinton, jumping on Obama’s San Francisco comments on the bitterness in small-town Pennsylvania during a speech in Philadelphia just now, hit Obama hard:

Clinton said she’d seen in the media that “my opponent said that the people of Pennsylvania who faced hard times are bitter.”

“Well, that’s not my experience,” she continued. “As I travel around Pennsylvania, I meet people who are resilient, who are optimistic, who are positive, who are rolling up their sleeves. They’re working hard every day for a better future for themseves and their children.”

“Pennsylvanians don’t need a president who looks down on them. They need a president who stands up for them, who fights for them, who works hard for your futures, your jobs, and your families,” she said, implicitly casting Obama as an elitist.

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