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Friday, April 11, 2008

BHO belittles Pennsylvania voters

As the Pennsylvania primary looms, BHO asks for votes by basically calling Pennsylvanians, backwoods rednecks....

"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."

That's a pretty big list of things to blame on job loss. Clearly he doesn't think people in depressed Pennsylvania are mature enough to deal with job loss like sophisticated adults...like him and Michelle. Alert reader freedom2learn lives in that part of the country and I'd love to hear how his comments are playing with people up there.


Kevin said...

Since when was Pennsylvania in the Midwest? Doesn't it border New York? Isn't New York on the EAST Coast??? He doesn't know our country very well if he is in the East and refers to it as the Midwest.

freedom2learn said...

I was in the crick doin'the worsh. Got church tomorrow God willin'. Hope the fella who speaks mexican hain't there.
The old man's shinin' up the shotgun '├žase any a yinz wanna come hunt 'possum. I'll cook it up real good!

Yes, we are rednecks of varying degrees. Most of us admit it. Some are even proud of it. Some are in denial.

I don't know yet how people are reacting to those comments, but his supporters have expressed the same sentiment. The letters in the newspapers the past few weeks are the most obnoxious and arrogant I've seen. They seem to think people who don't vote for BO are ignorant, stupid, uninformed, etc. They have said things like - If you don't want change, don't ruin it for the rest of us. Stay home April 22. Don't vote. - They assume pro-life voters are one issue voters and know nothing else.

Anyway... my guess is BO supporters will be too dumb to realize he's talking about THEM. They will separate themselves from the typical white Pennsylvanians.

I'll be listening though!