More… Obama's Bible-Thumpin Gun-Humpin Comments …Update: Daily Kos Responds
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Savor this: Daily Kos joins the meltdown:
Elitism?… What stinking Elitism?
This is vintage DKos:
Stick Your Elitism Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine
Sat Apr 12, 2008 at 08:38:26 AM PDT
Let me get this out of the way out front: by every measure, people are free to consider me part of the “elite.” My wife and I make substantial income, live in a nice house, buying an even nicer one, drive nice cars, hold good jobs with pensions and health care paid for, are overeducated, hold positions of respect and power within our communities, etc., etc. Hell, we even live near Washington, D.C., home field for the elite.
But you damn sure better never call me an “elitist.”
…That ain’t me. And neither is it Barack Obama.
Beautiful DKos- We expected no less.
File that one under– “The day the Obama Campaign imploded.”
Obama was not only rude when he accused Pennylvanians of being bitter backwards Bible-thumpin gun humpers.
…He was wrong.
Karl at Protein Wisdom noted that those bitter Pennsylvanians make more than most of the rest of the country on average:
Pennsylvania has an above average per capital income, contrary to the stereotype Obama has seemingly borrowed from a Billy Joel song that was a hit before the 25-year period Obama mentions. Pennsylvania has an above average per capital income, contrary to the stereotype Obama has seemingly borrowed from a Billy Joel song that was a hit before the 25-year period Obama mentions. When the elite media and most Democrats say… “yeah… So? Obama is simply describing world as we know it,” they will be revealing that they know as much about those economic interests as they do religion or culture.
And as far as those bitter unemployed Pennsylvanians- the state unemployment rate is currently running below the national average at 4.9%:
(US Dept. of Labor)
The Pennsylvania employment numbers, from 1998 to present, shows continued job growth:
(US Dept. of Labor)
If Pennsylvanians suffer from a generation of bitterness it is unlikely it is because of the employment situation.
Once again The Moderate Voice proves it represents the moderately Left to Far Left segments of American society.
Glenn Reynolds continues his “Bitter Obama” roundup today.
Mark Steyn sees a man out of touch with the rhythms of American life to a degree that’s hard to fathom.
Victor Davis Hanson breaks down the disaster for the fallen Messiah:
“The question is not why Pennsylvanians “cling to their religion”, but why do the Obamas still cling to the Trinity Church that seems far more extreme than anything I’ve seen in rural America.”
Doug Ross put Obama’s lyrics to song.
Hat Tip Larwyn
More snobbery… The Washington Post put the story on page 4.
Still More snobbery… Hillary calls Obama elitist.
–That clip will make a great ad for the general election.