Is there even enough popcorn out there? Our Entertainer In Chief B. Hussein Obama goes to what he thinks is a private soiree (apparently all those degrees don't get you common sense, but moving on) and says (via Ben Smith's Politico):
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 toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Well then. Xenophobe anyone?
But wait! Hillary's camp chimes in:
“Senator Obama’s remarks were elitist and out of touch,” she said, campaigning about an hour away in Indianapolis. “They are not reflective of the values and beliefs of Americans.” (Via LGF)
When a Clinton can call you an elitist without irony, you got problems, bubba.
In turn, Obama's camp retorts "I didn't say it as well as I could have " and comes up with this gem:
"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."
Could it get worse? Oh yes, my friends, oh yes. QUE THE NEXT QUOTE:
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," Obama said Saturday morning at Ball State University. "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."
Who is this "everybody" Khemosabi? Furthermore, 'splain to me why taking comfort in your faith, family and community is a negative? Oh wait...its not a government program! I get it now!
As the popcorn keeps a poppin', we will keep watching over this. At this rate, we have time for what, like 1000 more elitist insults from dear BHO before its all said and done? If this keeps up, even McCain can take this election despite Republicans' innate ability to screw up what ought to be easy elections. In return, all I ask is that McCain assist just a bit by picking a decent running mate. And that is NOT Condi Rice.