Obama's Midwestern Economic Stimulus: Construction of a Gaffe Factory
by Zeitgeist9000, Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 10:16:26 AM EDT
Terre Haute, IN-- Illinois Senator Barack Obama made the following remarks at a rally on Friday, April 4 with respect to Pennsylvanians' reluctance to jump on-board the Obama bandwagon:
"People don't vote on economic issues because they don't expect anybody is going to help them," Obama told a crowd at a Terre Haute, Ind., high school Friday evening. "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."
At a private fundraiser in San Francisco the following Sunday, Obama continued his high-brow condescension:
"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."
Madame Hillary's reply:
"Well, that's not my experience," Clinton told a Drexel University crowd, describing the state's residents as resilient, optimistic and hardworking.
"Pennsylvanians don't need a president who looks down on them," she said. "They need a president who stands up for them."
My question for Obama is: when will the insults stop and the realization start that his self-serving candidacy is hurting more than it's helping?