Posted by: Jim | April 14, 2008

Nobody Does It Bitter

When speaking truth, have one foot in the stirrup. – an old Turkish proverb

At a San Francisco Rally a few days ago, Barak Obama told a group of supporters that middle-class Americans are so “bitter” over their economic situation that they end up clinging to things like guns and religion.

And Hillary Clinton is spinning this comment so much that some say this single comment will cost him the Pennsylvania primary. This was said even though Barak Obama was never supposed to win Pennsylvania.

But the funny thing about the hubbub is that every single word Barak Obama said was true. It couldn’t be MORE true. Americans ARE bitter. And they DO cling to things like Religion and guns because they offer comfort (to some) in a time when the system has not.

This has only made me like Obama more, and like Clinton less. She’s an opportunist, willing to trash the Democratic victory so she can wrest a few more delegates for the long cold journey to the convention. It’s as if she’s a squirrel hiding acorns in her jowels, and she’s willing to get them any way she can.

I think the Lady doth protest too much, and if Pennsylvanian’s are smart, they will smell the political stench and vote accordingly.

 

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Responses

  1. White people are bitter and frustrated. Better-qualified white students, employees, etc. face intense racial discrimination. Obama and his liberal comrades call it “Affirmative Action”.
    Millions of white Americans see “people who aren’t like them” illegals and inner-city parasites sucking up on free benefits.
    Millions of tax paying white Americans can no longer use the public school system because “people who aren’t like them” have made the schools awash with violence, drugs, and gangster rap.

  2. boon – that’s garbage, hopefully you know it.

  3. No no! Boon is correct! Just ask any dude who is down on his luck and needs a whiny excuse to not get off his ass and work for the life he thinks the black man is stealing away from him. Just ask any guy who would rather find blame than find a job. He’ll tell ya! Affirmative action and government programs are a conspiracy orchestrated by black men to put down whitey!

  4. America is the land of opportunity. That does not mean that just because you make it in here without being stopped at the border and turned around, that it entitles you to the benefits this great nation is capable of providing. What is being said above is mostly true, people just don’t like to hear it. Boon, you could’ve framed your argument with a little less antagonism, but I get your drift. I personally know two immigrants who are here legally, one from Romania, one from Russia, and several from Canada. They contribute to the middle class, they don’t leech from it. The color of their skin has nothing to do with their citizenship, the fact that they chose to come here legally, does.

    Jim, it sounds to me like Obama was pandering to any conservatives who may have been eavesdropping. Guns and religion? Obama’s own party barely knows what to do with those topics. And if the tables were turned, with Obama trailing Clinton, he would do the exact. same. thing. Hell, I would expect McCain to do the same thing were he trailing the Dem candidate. It’s politics.

  5. The US economy is not going down the pan because of Black History Month or because of MLK day or because of Affirmative Action. Simply floating from AA to the question of illegal immigration as if the two are linked (hmm, other than by being adjacent index cards in the great Rolodex of Racist Attitudes) says it all.

    The US economy IS going down the pan because of the actions of a bunch of Ivy League white middle-aged wealthy men, men who launched a war that has put generations of US citizens yet to be born in hock to other nations. And these wealthy politicians and industrialists and media barons and lawyers have sold out the working people of the USA and sent their jobs abroad. I don’t think Haliburton is relocating to Dubai because of black folks, I don’t think India and China’s economies are growing at a far faster rate because of Todd’s two illegal immigrants (who are irrelevant).

    This is why, the notion that this understandable bitterness be directed at black people, at basically, other poor people, is just a con, and Boon can’t see further than the end of his racist nose. It is rich people who have screwed working people and they got richer doing it.

    So please, spare me the unpleasant spectacle of your scapegoating people of color.

    Be bitter by all means, but be bitter with the right people.

  6. Sorry Todd, misread your post, it’s 5 a.m. – Please ignore remark that mentioned you and accept my apologies.

  7. Blah blah blah blah blah. The super-rich elite .01% just LOVE class warfare. LOVE it. In fact, they couldn’t exist without it. It’s like TV and junk food — keeps the kids busy in the basement so Mommy and Daddy Bilderberger can play slap-and-tickle in the upstairs suite.

    Eventually there will only be Eloi and Morlocks anyway. So drink up; Costco’s got an endless supply of Kool-Aid — when Todd buys them out, they just make more.

    Kinda like the guv’mint prints money.

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