Monday, April 14, 2008

Are you kidding me?

Can someone with an IQ greater than table salt explain how the word "Bitter" could possibly be condescending or elitist?

I'm referring, of course, to the greatest scandal to rock our political world since Hillary mildly inflated her combat resume. Bitter-gate. I shit you not, people are calling it "Bitter-gate"

In our fair liberal wasteland of San Francisco, Obama apparently responded to a question about how to campaign in Philadelphia with:

"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 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."

What about the above paragraphs could possibly be insulting? Hillary Clinton was "taken aback"! Dear lord, by these extremely offensive comments.

"Now, like some of you may have been, I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small town America. Senator Obama's remarks are elitist and they are out of touch. They are not reflective of the values and beliefs of Americans. Certainly not the Americans that I know - not the Americans I grew up with, not the Americans I lived with in Arkansas or represent in New York."
Seriously Hillary, what about your time spent on the board of trustees at WalMart prepares you to say jack or shit about the working man/woman?

What's worse, anyone with a cable jack and a TV that'll turn on was treated to painful hours of self-absorbed, wealthy, gassbags endlessly repeating to us that the middle and lower class will not stand for this kind of insult. Who the fuck is being condescending now?

This, dear reader, is douchebaggery in its highest form. McCain, who has something like 7 houses, is going to tell a Black man who grew up with a single mother and no money that he's an elitist who's out of touch with the poor. Sorry McCain, I'm sure you can speak volumes about experience and foreign policy, however, someone should probably remind you that a closed mouth gathers no foot.

This is why I hate politics, this is exactly what makes me bitter about Washington. A bunch of self-serving assholes are going to tell you and me what the working class poor will and will not stand for. Seriously guys, is this the best criticism you can level at Obama? An Elitist? Really? Can't your multimillion dollar thinktanks come up with anything more than that?

I gotta go with CNN on this one:

1 comment:

Danny Guy said...

Nicely done, thanks for pointing this out.

The last sentence in the CNN video really steams me when the reporter says "It's that Harvard/Yale thing", indicating she has no understanding of this issue whatsoever.