I’ve been watching and listening as people comment here and elsewhere about Barack Obama’s condescending comments on Middle America. It’s been revealing.
I think that some of the folks who have posted comments here are showing that they’re as out of touch as Obama.
The problem with Obama’s comments is not that the truth hurts – it’s that his underlying assumptions are generally untrue. Obama, like most big-city liberals, assmes that the root cause of conservatism is bitterness and failure.
I’m here to tell you that people with strongly held conservative convictions usually aren’t just ignorant reactionaries.
Strange as it may seem to you, most of them actually worry about illegal immigration and standards of public conduct and morality because they see how critical these issues are to our society as a whole, and to members of our society individually. And they practice their religion(s) because they actually love and revere God, not because it’s a bad habit that’s hard to break, or because they’re hoping that the hereafter will be better than their crummy present lives.
Don’t buy into the Hollywood propoganda about middle America. Most conservative Americans are happy, fulfilled, and content in their own way.