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.
-Barack Obama- (h/t to HotAir)
Having lived in Philadelphia for a number of years, I think you would be hard pressed to find people living in Lehigh, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Reading, York, Harrisburg, Erie and other towns that have faith and believe in the Second Amendment because they are just bitter. In other words, certain folks who may vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary or may vote for John McCain in the general election are just misguided, bitter people.
Asked to respond, McCain adviser Steve Schmidt called it a “remarkable statement and extremely revealing.”Now, if this view doesn't slowly continue to drip, drip, drip and gain attention about the true Obama, then I suppose people are not paying attention and we deserve what we get. You add Obama's harsh anti-rural, anti-religious, anti-gun rhetoric to his deep, long-term relationship with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his anti-America views, probably centered on this same "bitterness." It makes you think that just maybe Obama really does believe that Americans think the U.S. is unfair, hateful and bitter. Doom and Gloom and name calling is not a winning position to take, but for purposes of a McCain victory, I hope the MoveOn.org types continue to rally to Barack Obama. Remember, his wife only became proud of America for the first time in her life this year because her husband is winning the Dim nomination.
“It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking,” Schmidt said. “It is hard to imagine someone running for president who is more out of touch with average Americans.”
-McCain '08 Response-
Then, you also have Obama's top Military Advisor Tony McPeak, who blames NYC and Miami Jewish people for our problems in the Middle East. For some reason, McPeak has not garnered much attention in the liberal mainstream media, but it shows a pattern. Although Obama says he is for Change and Bringing People Together, he seems more and more divisive by the day. If people think this will all go away after he picks up the nomination, all the money in the world will not save someone's candidacy who calls rural voters bitter because they might be different than inner city voters and brings the Wrights and McPeaks into their inner circle and then continues to defend them.
Virginia will go McCain by at least 5%, but to the extent this continues, the lead may approach double digits. Like Wright with his out-of-touch comments, Obama continues to refuse to address his out-of-touch comments about rural voter sentiment. Everything Obama tries to defend himself, if you pay careful attention, he changes the actual words he says he said because his actual quotes above and the context in which he said them are simply indefensible. Remember, Obama tossed this political bomb as red meat to a very liberal San Francisco - Speaker Pelosi-type crowd as to why gun-toting, religious folks are just bitter people. Sounds like Obama must have talked to Fairfax's own, Virginia Senate Leader Dick Saslaw when he mentioned gun-supporters being Deliverance types during the GA session earlier this year.
I think you can place Florida and the NRA-member rich Michigan in the McCain column. If Hillary does not get the Dim nomination, go ahead and place Pennsylvania in the McCain column as well. Not sure how Obama wins with only CA, MA, MD, NY and VT in his column, but it will be fun watching him try.