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Posted by straight shooter on April 15, 2008 under Political

The real Obama shows up in San Francisco … where the real people are?

A question was recently asked behind closed doors in San Francisco as to why Obama was not doing better in that benighted and barbarous land they call Pennsylvania.

Like Dr. Schweitzer, once home from Africa to address the Royal Society on the customs of the upper Zambezi people, Barack described to them the Pennsylvanians he had seen in their native habitats of Atloona, Alquippa, Johnstown and McKeesport.

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and … the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy [hostility] to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

This once again shows the perfect Hollywood, Harvard, liberal elitist stereotype of the white working class. As Linus clung to his security blanket, Barack is saying Pennsylvanians are just bitter that the world has passed them by and in response cling to their Bibles and guns and naturally revert to ancestral bigotries against “people who aren’t like them” – blacks, gays and immigrants.

Well, thank you Barak Obama for helping us understand, that other than Philadelphia and Pittsburg, most everyone in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a religious fanatic, a redneck, a racist, or thereby some combination?

It does go to show though, that when you go to the most expensive private school in Hawaii and then move on to Colombia University and Harvard Law School, you may not understand normal Americans – that is the impression I see created by Senator Barack Obama’s recent comments.

For Obama, it seems, the beliefs of normal Americans are so alien to his leftwing viewpoint that he has to seek some psychological explanation for what he thinks are weird ideas. They can’t really believe in the right to bear arms. They can’t really believe in traditional marriage. They can’t really believe in their faith in God. They can’t really want to enforce the law on illegal immigration. And because ordinary Americans can’t really believe these things, they must just be bitter and frustrated.

This is the closest Obama has come to openly sharing his wife’s view that “America is a mean country.” Not since the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Mike Dukakis have we seen anyone so out of touch with normal Americans. It makes perfect sense that it was at a fundraiser in San Francisco that he would have shared the views he has so carefully kept hidden for the entire campaign … especially in Pennsylvania!

Though he sees himself as a progressive who has risen above prejudice, Barack was reflecting and pandering to the very prejudice of the elite class to which he himself belongs.

A few months back, Michelle Obama revealed her mindset about America with the remark that, “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” Now Barack has revealed how he, too, sees the country. This so called Great Unifier himself divides the nation into “us” and “them.”

The “us” are the privileged cosmopolitan elite of San Francisco and such, and of course himself with his Ivy League upbringing. The “them” are the folks in the small towns and rural areas of that other America. Because time has passed them by, Barack believes, they cannot, in their frustration and bitterness, be held fully accountable for their archaic beliefs and behavior.

Barack’s remarks are, nonetheless, steeped in condescension. Inherent in his words is that these folks in Middle Pennsylvania are in need of empathy, education, assistance and perhaps therapy for the error of their ways.

This is how Pennsylvanians, or really anyone, is perceived when they disagree with socialism, liberalism, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the government’s responsibility to protect our borders, and for the laws of the land to be enforced.

Obama also said, “Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition.” and “Talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism.”

In Barack’s mind, black anger and resentment at “racial injustice and inequality” are “legitimate.” But the anger and resentment of white folks, about affirmative action, crime and quotas are born of misperceptions – and of “bogus claims of racism” manipulated and exploited by conservative columnists and commentators to keep the racial pot boiling and retain power.

Barack has stumbled into the eternal failing of the left-wing populist. He cannot concede that the anger of white America – that its right to equal justice has been sacrificed by the liberals – is a legitimate anger. The truth that Barack dare not speak is that reverse discrimination is pandemic and that the folks in Middle Pennsylvania have a valid grievance that ought to be addressed.

So, Barack sought in Philadelphia to redirect their anger with these words: “(T)hese white resentments distracted attention from the real culprits of the middle class squeeze – a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by lobbyists and special interests; economic policies that favor the few over the many.”

Barack’s thought here is to blame corporate America, good lobbying, admirable special interests groups, and exceptional economic policies saying they favor the few over the many. I say to you though, that statement really describes the democrats, their liberalism, their special interests, their homosexual agenda, and their socialistic economic policies!

Obama’s remarks about small-town America told us little about small-town America, but a lot about himself. He is yet another cookie-cutter liberal who has absorbed and internalized the prejudices of narrow-minded socialism. He is an African-American John Lindsay, the great liberal hope of the Nixon-Agnew era, of whom Frank Manckiewicz once said: “He was the only populist he knew who played squash every day at the Yale Club.”

Well Barack, I am a legal immigrant, and I see these people you are so condescending to very differently! I see them as hard working, loving, caring, freedom loving, concerned, patriotic, law-abiding, and strong. They are a people who are concerned enough to not go along with policies and thoughts that are not good for America. If you got off your high horse and really knew anything other than your elitist world, and socialist agenda, you wouldn’t be blind to that fact.

You totally have the wrong motive for the presidency. Stop lying to the people. The more I read, the more I search, the more I understand about you … the more convinced I am that you sir would ruin this great nation called the United States of America.