Saturday, April 12, 2008

Barrack Obama is Simply Wrong

"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 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."

This weekend, as you watch the Republicans and conservatives and Midwesterners and the Hillary Clinton camp rise up in unison to condemn the words of Barrack Obama keep one thing in mind, Barrack was completely, totally and entirely wrong.

He clearly fails at the most fundamental level to understand red state America and the people who live there. His remarks are condescending, but they are much worse than that. He has no respect for what is probably the majority of Americans.

Barrack and Michelle Obama simply don't understand Americans who didn't graduate from Harvard with $300,000 in student loans.

The Obama's don't understand Americans who don't attend a black radical church that routinely condemns the American experience.

By virtually any measure, I am an elitist. I admit it. I am not a traditional Christian. I'm not conservative. I attended a prestigious, very liberal college. I am in the upper percentage of Americans in terms of income, occupation and lifestyle. I know it.

But I have been relocated into very small town America. The folks who live in our little town lost most of their jobs and virtually all of their factories because of NAFTA. Due to this poorly thought out trade agreement, the jobs were exported south of the border.

These are the folks that Obama was talking about. It's simply tragic he was so horribly wrong about their values, their religion, their goals and aspirations, their lifestyle, their values and their patriotism. It simply isn't possible to be more wrong.

If Barrack Obama had lived my life for the last ten years he would have been incapable of making a mockery of these people who make up the very heart of our country.

If Barrack had joined these amazingly wonderful people for breakfast each morning, attended their weddings and funerals, helped them serve lunch to the Army reservists each month, joined them in community colleges as they retrained for new jobs..... and received their warmth and love and support in a time of deep personal crisis, he would never have made remarks that can only be described as stupid.

My friends, and coworkers and neighbors are not bitter. They do not cling to guns or religion out of fear or desperation or any misguided motive. They are most assuredly not anti-immigrant, nor are they anti-trade.

We (and I'm proud to be included in this group) are working hard to rebuild our community, We are looking forward and not living in the past. We are optimistic. Frankly, we are a hell of a lot more optimistic than Barrack Obama.

I am more than insulted. I have lost a great deal of respect for the Illinois Senator and this potential candidate for President.

As one television commentator said a few moments ago, this may well be Obama's "Macaca Moment."


Vigilante said...

Wizard, maybe you should include the full Obama quotation from this occasion. From your provided link:

People don't vote on economic issues because they don't expect anybody is going to help them. So people end up voting on issues like guns and are they going to have the right to bear arms. They vote on issues like gay marriage. They take refuge in their faith and their community, and their family, and the things they can count on. But they don't believe they can count on Washington.

How do you take the measure of these words in your home locality?

I read somewhere this past week, that things have been so bad for so long in the rust belt that people don't like "change" as an idea or word because, for so long, all "change" has meant is "for the worse".

(I know you are not located in the rust belt, but this is still on topic.)

Vigilante said...

Wizard, FYI: This is being discussed on Swiftspeech.

Bob Keller said...

Can you handle some really tough reading? Sure it's mostly conservatives piling on... and most of it is really funny (you'll laugh until you cry).

But you might start to understand the horrible error Obama has made. This is the very reason Hillary stayed in the race. She was waiting for Obama's "macaca moment."

Just One Minute

As of 2 o'clock this afternoon Obama still hasn't figured it out. But I believe he will. But it's going to take a genuine and sincere apology. He's going to have to do an "Imus."

Stella by Starlight said...

Wizard and Vig, I posted a comment over at our site. I think you both have good points, and am still not sure there's anyone for whom I want to vote in this election. Maybe I'll just go Green Party.