Saturday, April 12, 2008

Truth: Gets You Nailed Every Time

Obama is in trouble for making the following true statement:
"It's not surprising, then, [working class voters] 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."
Yeah, that about covers it.

In fact, it's kinda like this speech, isn't it:
He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. And wave an old photo of the President's girlfriend and you scream about patriotism and you tell them, she's to blame for their lot in life . . .
And that's a flippin' 13 year old movie kids.

I take a handful of points away from Hillary Clinton for her bobble-head-of-condemnation response in yapping about how this just highlights Obama's elitism.

I'll call it: Shenanigans!

Sorry, Hill, let's be a bit honest, shall we. You are probably more elite than he is, if we judge according to pedigree. Stop looking at good breeding and a fine education as an Achilles heel to go after. Sheesh.

Today, I'm back to disliking both again. Hillary for taking a stupid swipe at Obama and Obama for thinking that he needed to make anything approaching an apology for his statements.

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