From Barack Obama:
“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.”
There it is. That’s the democrats’ view of middle America. Obama made these remarks while speaking to wealthy donors in (appropriately enough) San Francisco. Hillary Clinton, naturally, took the Clintonian approach to the situation: she distorted. Hillary told supporters at a rally in Pennsylvania that Obama was talking about them, that he hates all small town people. But that doesn’t square with what the Obominator said.
Take another look at his San Francisco remarks and you’ll see that Obama is slamming conservatives, giving the Hollywood Psychology version of what motivates American conservatism: people love guns and God and hate their fellow man because they’re frustrated and bitter about their own futile and miserable lives.
These remarks reflect Hillary’s view of the world, too. But she’s dishonest and calculated enough to try to use the Obomination’s heartfelt words against him.
The real beneficiary of this episode will be John McCain. He now has proof positive that the pervasive liberal contempt for ordinary American people is present in his likely opponent. John McCain, you’re a retired fighter pilot. You know what to do with an easy target.