4.12.2008

It's Not Elitism If You're Right

I've kind of worried about supporting Obama after he criticized the very reasonable comments his ex-pastor made concerned 9/11 and US foreign policy. I don't want another president living in denial that our government's dirty deeds done overseas aren't the major reason for that heinous attack. But he definitly got me back on the bandwagon with his remarks earlier this week. The republicans are jumping down his throat, including cloak and dagger Republican Hillary. But look at what he actually said:
"You go into some of 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."

Absolute truth. He's not looking down on them. He's understanding their situation better than any faux Republican schmuck who'd try to exploit those feelings to get votes. They're the ones who should be ashamed of themselves. Pandering to the fears of the working class and giving tax breaks to the rich and the Church. Fuck that. That's not my America.

2 Comments:

Blogger Isaac said...

I didn't care about the whole Obama-and-his-pastor thing because it was obvious he had to do something, or he'd be crucified. His campaign isn't destined to win, and right now it feels to me that one big misstep, one big thing the fucking press can latch on to, and he'll be done, and our decision will once again be between two sides of the same moldering coin.

In my opinion, the way Obama dealt with that situation was just more proof that he not only seems genuinely caring and intelligent in a way that I respect, but he also has the political chops to handle the innumerable stupid things that will be thrown at him every time he wants to affect change if he does become President.

Anyway, Obama is the man.

00:44  
Blogger For said...

The title of this blog could be a NOFX song.

Yeah, there's some video on the huffington post where they compare Hillary and Obama in PA speaking about the small town quote, and it's clear they sided with him.

But I cannot find that clip, so oh well you'll just have to believe me.

12:43  

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