Monday, April 14, 2008

MEMO: To Obama: Religion Gives People Hope...NOT YOU


"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 nothings 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."
OOPS What I meant to say was...

"So I said, 'Well, you know, when you're bitter you turn to what you can count on,' " he continued. "So people they vote about guns, or they take comfort from their faith and their family and their community. And they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country or they get frustrated about, you know, how things are changing. That's a natural response."

I did not know why I was religious. Now I know. I am bitter. Please fix the government and I can stop going to church, sell our guns and love illegals more. Barack is right "words matter" and these will undoubtedly bite him in the butt. Look for plenty of soundbite commercials in the general. I thought he was smarter than the word pillager Bush.

11 comments:

ba and the boys said...

I LOVE THE DEMOCRATS! seriously, by the time november rolls around, there wont be anything left of clinton or obama! senator clinton is a bitter b**** and obama is better than middle america. AWESOME.

Khaki Elephant said...

I really think those Super Delegates should start looking at Clinton. We already know her foibles so no attack will really seem fresh. The more Obama speaks "off the cuff" the more danger his campaign is in. And the Republicans haven't even needed to load their big guns yet.

Mike said...

The sad part of all this is that it could cause enough of a swing that Hillary eventually gets the nomination. At that point, it will be pretty much guaranteed that no matter who wins in November, these small towns in Pennsylvania and elsewhere will be just as screwed in 4 years as they are today. People need to get over their hurt feelings and vote for the person who is most likely to change things for the better. If they support either of the two corporatist candidates (Clinton or McCain) then what right will they have to complain when their town withers and dies under the economic neglect that either of them will bring? They need to vote with their heads, not their small-town pride.

namaste said...

i don't think this was as major a gaffe as everyone is making it out to be.

hey nik! how was your weekend, girlie. too bad you live so far, we have a LOT of left over bbq! yum! hugs!

;)

Nikki said...

And heck yeah we are gonna harp on it!! The weekend was great...The weather was fab and we did a lot of outside activities to soak it all in...What kind of bbq? sounds great! :)N

Nikki said...

Hey Mike, What if the small town people don't feel that way? What if there are people in America who are happy living the way they do regardless of income and status. Perhaps the principles of God and Guns are more important to them than Health insurance and governmental hand-outs. Some people have pride in their self-reliance. I'm just sayin. :)N

Marci said...

I agree with you Nikki, who says these people are soooo unhappy? Money doesn't equal happiness. I think we ARE supposed to find comfort in our family, faith and community. But I suppose that is the difference between Republicans and the Dems. We turn to each other, not the government, in times of need.

Nikki said...

Marci, my comment to you is well said!! Thanks for the comment, you really should comment more you are such a bright girl!! :)N

Freadom said...

Obama swift boated himself. That's all I have to say about this. He swift boated himself.

Mike said...

Obama leads in Indiana and North Carolna. He's only like 5 points back in Pennsylvania. He will still win the nomination. (For better or for worse.)

Khaki Elephant said...

I do think Obama will carry the nomination, but I can't help but think at this point that Clinton would be the stronger candidate in the general. I think there is still plenty more to learn about Obama, much of which might not set well with folk.