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Bitter Barack

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.

Amen Ed.

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3 Responses to “Bitter Barack”

  1. R F said

    Doesn’t sound to me like Obama’s the bitter one. I’m just saying.

  2. cann0nba11 said

    You have fallen victim to the tantalizing Obama spell. Nobody is complaining about Barack calling citizens bitter. HELL YES Americans are bitter because the government has let us down over and over and over again. I’m upset with Obama because he is again distorting his own words and lying to the media. He insulted average Americans by stating that they “cling” to stuff like religion and guns because they are bitter. This is absolutely not true. People own guns for protection and hunting. People rely on religion because its something they believe in. This has nothing to do with bitterness.

    Bitterness is more aptly defined by Michelle Obama, who despite attending Columbia and Harvard; despite being raised by a successful preacher and school executive; despite making $370k a year as VP of Corporate Outreach (whatever that means); has the audacity to say that America is mean, that she has a hard time making ends meet, etc. She should be praising America for the opportunity she was given as a citizen. Instead she buys off on the “blame the man” attitude. And you want her in the White House?

  3. R F said

    Hey, first off I do appreciate your posting at my place. Even though we are a distance apart in our beliefs, I totally respect your right to speak your mind and your right to dispute mine. One of the biggest fears I have is seeing our right to speak as we see fit and our civil rights sent down stream.

    I am not in love with Obama. He has made some comments he’d been a lot better off making, but all politicians do. As for his wife making 370K a year, it is a might smaller than Hill & Bill’s 109 mil and John and Cindy’s 100 mil. That said the Obama’s have a lot more cash than I do but they are a heck of a lot closer to knowing my world than the others.

    That said, I replied to your comment at my place. I actually enjoy these discussions and thank you for humoring me. The way I see it, we all learn something from one another in the long run.

    Peace.

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