I’m paraphrasing, but that’s basically what he said at a closed-door fundraiser speech to political fat cats in California:
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 its not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
- 25 years is a long time to be out of work. Classify this as an exaggeration in the extreme.
- All red-blooded Americans cling to guns. Guns keep us free. Guns founded this country. Stereotyping small-town America as “clinging to guns” is simply ignorant. (This also clearly shows Barack’s anti-gun bias.)
- For someone who defended his pastor’s racist, bigoted statements so vehemently, Barack sure is being hypocritical of those who are strong in their faith. Or is it just because these people don’t believe the same way you do, Barack?
- So Barack, you’re calling all small-town Americans racist bigots?
- Since this was at a closed-door fundraiser, where reporters weren’t allowed to be, this is quite telling about who Obama really is, and what he really thinks about the American public, not just what he says in front of the cameras and microphones.
It sounds like Barack is the one who is bitter and frustrated by those who are different from him.
Barack, we’re bitter because of people like you. Not because of the color of your skin, but because of your elitist attitude and your socialist lies.
We’re bitter because you want to take our guns.
We’re bitter because your policies — and the policies of other like-minded politicians from both parties — have ruined this country by thinking that you know better than the common American what’s good for us.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you — have created a situation where gas prices are near $3.50 a gallon, because you won’t let us drill for our own oil, won’t let us build new refineries, mandate 30 different blends, and then tax the very fuel of our economy.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — have artificially divided this country.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — have taken our liberties.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — have betrayed our trust.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — have enacted policies to “fix” problems that don’t exist in the first place, then introduce new policies to “fix” the problems you yourselves have created.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — have perpetuated the racial divide for your own political gains.
We’re bitter because you — and politicians like you from both parties — are bad-mouthing America and Americans.
And we’re sick of it. All of it. And we’re sick of you. All of you.