Posted by cann0nba11 on April 14, 2008
The latest of Obama’s verbal gaffes is just more proof positive that he is not the candidate for change and hope. He is just another run of the mill, lying sack o’ crap politician that will say/do anything he can to get the job he wants. Unfortunately, the mindless masses that flock to see him are starstruck by his teleprompted eloquence and ear to ear commercial-ready grin. This group of brainwashed lemmings happens to include the mainstream media which puts America in a conundrum.
Straight out of a story line from Kim Possible, Barack plays the evil villain set to take over the world. He brainwashes the communications industries and sends his hypnotic rants all across America. The liberal left soaks up the message like a sponge, but even worse, many people in the middle of the political spectrum are also mesmerized and fall victim to Obama’s falsehoods and verbal manipulation. The conservative right, already fighting a multi-front internal war, is left with the task of trying to prevent the loss of its country to lies, deceit and certain wanton governmental waste and inefficiency. What happens in the end? We won’t know until November.
Obama is taking much deserved heat for his comment about bitter small-town Midwestern voters that supposedly cling to guns and religion for comfort. He made this comment while in the home of a billionaire in San Francisco during an invitation-only event for the megarich. Here’s the quote:
“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.”
The thing that drives me crazy about this is that Obama’s defense has been nothing but distraction and distortion. In my opinion he is effectively hammering home the point that the Right is out of touch if we think that people aren’t bitter. It’s not the bitterness thing that we are complaining about, it’s the clinging to guns and religion thing. What I’m specifically complaining about is that Obama is a lying slime ball and much of America is buying his snake oil.
Fortunately, lots of people are writing nnd talking about this. Even ABC has had something to say, which might just be a sign that the Obama teflon is wearing down. Allow me to quote Ed Morrissey, he sums it up much better than I ever could:
Let’s break this statement into its component insults:
- “[T]hey cling to guns…” Cling to guns? Americans have “clung” to guns since the founding of the Republic. It’s such a core value to this nation that its founders placed it second on the Bill of Rights, right after freedom of speech and religion. Speaking of which …
- “or [they cling to] religion …” People don’t become religious because the economy hits a few bumps in the road. Obama may have chosen his religion based on politics, but most people follow a religion out of a deeper sense of spirituality. I can’t think of a more condescending and contemptuous analysis of religious dedication than this statement.
- “or [they cling to] antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment…” Small-town voters are bigots and xenophobes; there’s no other way to read the first part of this statement. The second part, about them being “anti-immigrant”, is a non-sequitur. They may be anti-illegal immigrant, but that’s a far different issue. Obama offers no proof that small-town voters are xenophobes, but the Frisco audience didn’t demand any, either. It’s part of their own bigotry that makes them see middle America in those terms.
- “or [they cling to] anti-trade sentiment …” And this is just jaw-droppingly hypocritical. This comes from the same candidate who opposes the Colombian free-trade agreement and wants to throw NAFTA out the window. Who’s clinging to anti-trade sentiment? Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Big Labor.