Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Open mouth...insert foot

Well, Obama really made a serious Faux pas with this quote:

"You go into some of 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 toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Rich Lowry of National Review Online has this to say about that quote.

At bottom, this is a profoundly insulting point of view. Consider Obama’s formulation. He makes it sound like no one would be a hunter or a Christian absent economic distress, that economic circumstances drive people into such atavistic habits. Has he considered that some people simply enjoy hunting? And view the right to bear arms as a guarantor of American liberty? As they used to say, “God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal.”

The assumption is that only liberal attitudes are normal and well-adjusted: If only these small-town people could earn more income, get an advanced degree, and move to a major metropolitan area, then they could shed their chrysalis of social conservatism.

Read his whole Commentary at NRO.

George Will from Real Clear Politics has a great commentary on this as well.

Obama is an elitist liberal and has more than once shown his true colors. He is a liberal and his message of hope is all about redefining the nation's conciousness to that of Obama's liberal worldview...

Die with your boots on.....

H/T: Steve Elliot at Fire Society

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