The ongoing destruction of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential continues...
Rezko Watch has a wealth of interesting video, audio, and links to more information about Snobgate, where Obama's remarks have revealed how he feels about rural Americans.
"One of the great pleasures of running for president is to go to some tiny town in Iowa and you've got some guy in overalls and a seahat to say what do you think about the situation in Burma, and you're thinking that he's going to ask you about corn, and he asks you about Burma."—Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), November 27, 2007, foreign policy forum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Another blog, Obama Watch, reports the words of Obama (Snobama):
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
and reports on the observations of other bloggers on Snobgate.
And Gateway Pundit updated us with this gem:
What is really entertaining is to watch Obama's Apologists dance and twist and blame other people, a classic example of misdirection and ad hominem:
This is the height of hypocrisy from a man who attended a church of hatred for 20 years.
Who himself is...1) anti-trade - except for Commie Cuba which goes along with his commie mentor and friends
2) clings to false religion of hateful, black liberation theology for 20 years
3) antipathy towards people unlike him. attends a race-baiting, conspiracy-laden, false teaching, anti-Christian "black values only" church.
4) will talk to criminal tyrants around the world, including Syria, Iran, Cuba(commies, extremist islamic zealots), but refuses to even meet with a democratically elected President of Columbia who has lifted Columbia out of civil war, reduced violence, reconciled many different people, where millions rally for him, who has expanded freedoms and liberty in justice, media and work, who has protected the people from Communist FARC cocaine drug pushers who buy weapons from the sell of illegal drugs to Americans. Anti-Trade Obama for those "unlike him"
5) refuses to vote for a free-trade agreement to lift tarriffs on goods sold to Columbia that increase jobs for Americans.
Hillary Clinton, because her campaign is desperate, and John McCain, because he’s a Republican, have both jumped on this statement. Accusations of a Barack Obama being an elitist (McCain may be the richest man in the Senate and Hillary Clinton who made over $109 million in the last 7 years are calling Obama elitist - that’s rich…pun intended) and not respecting gunowners or religious God-fearing people have been recklessly thrown out.
The above blogger is just a hater, and spreader of hate, plain and simple.
Bottom line: Obama was either pandering to West Coast Elitists, or he meant what he said. Either way...his credibility is shot. His Campaign slogan should read "The Audacity of Hate"...
**update** 9.26 am
William Teach has a good post on the situation, with a map to show how Obama and his progressives view America. (NSFW)
On the “8 Stages of Liberal/Progressive Discussion When They Know They Are Busted,” a #2 is “Find some sort of moral equivalence or a story from 30 years ago saying a Conservative did something sort of similar.”