This is the best comment I've seen on the subject. I ripped it off from The Field Negro at http://field-negro.blogspot.com/.
Sometimes he pisses me off and sometimes I thinnk he makes the perfect point. Today he made thee perfect point. Keep up the great work Field Man and thanks for the rip.
[To Obama] Next time say something like: Black people in the inner cities are bitter and frustrated. This is why they drink and take drugs. This is why they kill each other. And this is why the old people go to church every Sunday morning. That is what you should have said. Then you wouldn't be having these problems, and having such a hard time getting back on message. Then white folks in Wal Mart A-merry-ca would have been cheering their asses off, and would have been saying: right on Obama. Man that Obama sure rocks! He sure told those blacks about themselves. That's the kind of Negro we need in the white house, one that is not afraid to tell it like it is and will not pull any punches.....
Obama was discussing his problem with winning working class white voters recently and said:
"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."
I think that shows a lot of compassion and understanding. My temdency is to view the working class as a bunch of ignorant proles incapable of looking beyond the bullshit that the mass media and corporate marketing and publicity scum shove down their throats.
Unfortunately, the Billary campaign has taken all this and turned it into a parade of horrors.
"Senator Obama's remarks were elitist and out of touch. . . They are not reflective of the values and beliefs of Americans."
Really? So Obama is out of touch and Billary is in-touch? Gimme a break. None of this is anything but a crock of political bullshit being stirred up by the Clintons and their Rovian political strategists.
So what does Obama do? He just keeps digging. . .
""Lately there has been a little typical sort of political flare up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois who are bitter,. . . They are angry. They feel like they have been left behind. They feel like nobody is paying attention to what they're going through."
"So I said, well you know, when you're bitter you turn to what you can count on. 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.. . .
"The truth is that these traditions that are passed on from generation to generation, those are important. That's what sustains us. But what is absolutely true is that people don't feel like they are being listened to.
"And so they pray and they count on each other and they count on their families. You know this in your own lives, and what we need is a government that is actually paying attention. Government that is fighting for working people day in and day out making sure that we are trying to allow them to live out the American dream."
I'm so tired of these Clinton mother fuckers trying to destroy our party and the chances of victory in Nov. just to fullfill their egos and their minnions trying to get another shot a White House glory. It's so sad that a man who could have left behind a legacy of good will and a productive presidency will now be remembered for being the strong arm behind the candidacy that brought us another term of Bush politics and worse, policy. He may just destroy our country.