This is why rookies shouldn’t run for President

posted at 8:50 pm on April 11, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

When Barack Obama started his run for the presidency in January 2007, I called it the start of the Year of Nick the New Guy. I warned Democrats not to take the risk of placing their bets on a candidate that had not had to fight a national campaign against a real opponent. At 45, I wrote, Obama “has plenty of time to gain the experience and gravitas needed to lead the nation.” Today, as Allahpundit posted earlier, Obama proved me correct.

Only a rookie would make a colossal blunder like calling Midwestern, small-town voters a bunch of bigoted, overly religious gun nuts:

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of 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. So it’s not surprising then that 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.

Rookies should not run for President. Rookies make mistakes that brand them, and once made on the national stage, those brands never entirely disappear. Ask Joe Biden, whose plagiarism 20 years ago still largely defines him outside of Delaware, and he was hardly a rookie at the time.

What makes this so breathtaking is the mindless, casual way in which Obama reveals his snobbishness and elitism. We saw hints of this from Michelle Obama, in her assertions about never being proud of her country until her husband ran for President. (Soren Dayton has more on this.) We had not seen it from Obama himself in such a blatant and unmistakable manner. The matter-of-fact style in which he spoke this shows the unthinking contempt he has for people he has never engaged — an acceptance of stereotypes without questioning them that shows his own bigotry, not to mention foolishness and poor judgment.

At times, we have remarked that Obama only really performs well with a script. Once he has to speak extemporaneously, not only does he fare worse as an orator, but he tends to get lost and make unforced errors. It’s hard to imagine one worse than this. It’s all the worse because it’s not a gaffe in the normal sense, but a revealing moment that shows how Obama really views Americans. With this statement, it’s not hard to understand why he sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years and heard nothing that moved him to dissent.

Power Line asks whether this will end Obama’s candidacy in 2008. Not in the primaries, as the only other option is simply not electable. It’s likely the end of any hope for the candidate of Hope and Change in a general election that depends on heartland voters. This clip will get played over and over again, in blogs, television show, and radio broadcasts not just until November but for years and years. It may not end Obama’s presidential hopes just for this year, but ever.

That’s the risk of running for the highest office without garnering the necessary experience beforehand. Unfortunately for the Democrats, they had already put most of their eggs in his basket before he got properly vetted. No matter what they do now, they’ve handicapped themselves heavily for the November election.

Keep checking back on AP’s post for updates to the story.

Update: Jules Crittenden has a great round-up as well.


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What was it that Dean said about pickups?

Entelechy on April 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM

I don’t now what Dean said, but Bill has said that he likes them.

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

MB4 on April 11, 2008 at 11:43 PM

MB4 and Nonfactor your choices

1. McCain

2. Obama or Hillary(Amnesty within first 100 days, liberal judges, higher taxes, lose in Iraq, smaller Military, weaker protections probably lose the Patriot Act, and easing of NSA etc. that would lead to another 9/11)

3. Stay Home or Vote 3rd Party(You are irrelevant)

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 12:03 AM

This is gonna be a fun fall after all….

d1carter on April 12, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Best article you’ve written at HA, Ed.

jaime on April 12, 2008 at 12:11 AM

(You are irrelevant)

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 12:03 AM

So tell me Oh Powerful One of Great Influence, just what affect do you see yourself having on this election again?

Has Al Gore (Creator of the Internet and Nobel Prize Recipient) invented a scientific instrument of such precision to measure it?

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Obama’s White grandmother should be prepared to taste bus tires…again.

SouthernGent on April 12, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Obama’s White grandmother should be prepared to taste bus tires…again.

SouthernGent on April 12, 2008 at 12:15 AM

the fact that the obama camp shows no remorse or anger about attacks on his grandmother but screams to the high heavens whenever his middle name is mention reminds me of a person that does protest too much…like a cheating spouse that gets defensive whenever the question of cheating comes up and then accuses the other spouse of cheating to deflect the blame.

unseen on April 12, 2008 at 12:20 AM

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 12:00

It’s over. Hit the music. Lol

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 12, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Hillary is unelectable?

I don’t think so. I think they’re both electable. This may be McCain’s election to lose, but he can definitely lose it.

daryl_herbert on April 12, 2008 at 12:21 AM

This clip will get played over and over again, in blogs, television show, and radio broadcasts not just until November but for years and years. It may not end Obama’s presidential hopes just for this year, but ever.

I certainly hope so.

Good bloody riddance.

Hawkins1701 on April 12, 2008 at 12:27 AM

With McCain we watch the demise of the Republican party at the national level. I don’t think the local level will be affected.

With Barry O. or Hillary we get the demise of America.

Given the choice I pick McCain. At least he gets international politics.

Mojave Mark on April 12, 2008 at 12:29 AM

We probably should have anticipated this by the way he bowls.

Blacksheep on April 12, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Depends.

*Enough* unforced errors like this, and Hill can still redeem herself to the superdelegates.

They’re watching Obambi.

Funny thing, in his first national contest (the one Seven of Nine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFPg-4My-XU) handed to Obambi on a latinum platter) he talked as little as possible.

If he’d done the same thing here, been the silent presence in the race, he’d have done much better.

Mew

acat on April 12, 2008 at 12:35 AM

Ed, the problem is that McCain wants to throw open the borders and tax the “rich.” It truly is a race to the bottom/left.

Anyway, Go-bama! How sweet would it be for McCain to lose to this neophyte?!? Then at least someone sensible might have a chance in 4 years.

urbancenturion on April 12, 2008 at 12:54 AM

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 12:12 AM

If you stay home or vote 3rd party(that has no chance of winning and you know it), then you have no point in even arguing a position and yes, that would make you irrelevant.

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 12:59 AM

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 12:12 AM

BTW, I have no power or influence just one vote and will use it, and I will try my best to get other people to vote also.

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 1:02 AM

It’s over. Hit the music. Lol

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 12, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Only a genius or a complete fool would call this election anything like this early.

In your case the first possibility was ruled out quite some time ago.

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 1:11 AM

It may not end Obama’s presidential hopes just for this year, but ever.

I don’t believe it will. The liberal media will not allow it.

Certainly any Republican Presidential nominee’s political career would be over if he said anything similar to what Obama said.

clark smith on April 12, 2008 at 1:12 AM

This may be McCain’s election to lose, but he can definitely lose it.

daryl_herbert on April 12, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Now you get to sit at the adult table.

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 1:12 AM

I might just collect my voting card, hide it in my pants and wipe my arse with it later.

LimeyGeek on April 12, 2008 at 1:13 AM

I don’t believe it will. The liberal media will not allow it.

A far better black liberal candidate exists – Ford

LimeyGeek on April 12, 2008 at 1:15 AM

that would make you irrelevant.

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 12:59 AM

At least I am not an irrelevancy wrapped in immaterialness.

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 1:16 AM

BTW, I have no power or influence just one vote and will use it, and I will try my best to get other people to vote also.

Chakra Hammer on April 12, 2008 at 1:02 AM

Well if you are for Juan then you should probably tell anyone that you are trying to influence that you are for Obama.

Trust me on this, I am looking out or you.

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 1:18 AM

Their negative attitude and the Marxist explanation for everything is standard issue academic discourse. I know, I work at one. The evil or stupidity of America is an unchallenged assumption. I’m sure he’s shocked that anyone is questioning it.

Let the sun shine in. Let the country see what the elite think of the rest of the country.

PattyJ on April 12, 2008 at 1:23 AM

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 1:18 AM

Still searching for that mutiny, eh?

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 12, 2008 at 1:25 AM

Wow. The sky may actually be a different color on Obama’s planet.

trigon on April 12, 2008 at 1:33 AM

Now that it’s over, we can discuss how Maverick and the Isrealis will coordinate this attack on Iran. You could have had your little revolution without taking our embassy. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 12, 2008 at 1:46 AM

Obama’s at mid-field, he’s at the 45, the 40, the 35, across the 30; FUMBLE! HE COUGHED UP THE BALL! HE COUGHED UP THE BALL! It’s being batted around, it’s still in bounds! Hillary’s diving for it; THE MSM IS ON THE FIELD! THE MSM IS ON THE FIELD!

Heads up Denver. I see an angry mob on your horizon. Better get the hats, bats, and tear gas ready.

And DON’T be afraid to call out The Guard if you have to!

SuperCool on April 12, 2008 at 2:33 AM

Once he has to speak extemporaneously, not only does he fare worse as an orator, but he tends to get lost and make unforced errors. It’s hard to imagine one worse than this.

Ed, I need only to refer you to his windy, stream of consciousness, poorly rehearsed (if at all) speech on the day of (or day after) the VA Tech massacre last year. It was an unmitigated, unlistenable 23 minute mess – full of what is becoming his trademark “…aaaand…” linking thoughts that must surely be just forming nanoseconds before leaving his mouth.

Captain Scarlet on April 12, 2008 at 2:52 AM

Ed, I need only to refer you to his windy, stream of consciousness, poorly rehearsed (if at all) speech on the day of (or day after) the VA Tech massacre last year. It was an unmitigated, unlistenable 23 minute mess – full of what is becoming his trademark “…aaaand…” linking thoughts that must surely be just forming nanoseconds before leaving his mouth.

Wow, never listened to that whole thing before. I expect to hear that kind of nonsensical rambling from the guy at the end of the bar whose been drinking for six hours straight.

lowandslow on April 12, 2008 at 3:49 AM

Now that Obama has done it again. Pause… Sigh… Denver is gonna be a huge ticket. I think Hotair ought to have a sweepstakes in which two round trip tix plus Airface and accomadations are paid for the trip. Maybe it’ll help all the conservatives come back to this site after THE MAVERICK REVOLUTION!!!

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 12, 2008 at 3:57 AM

When Barack Obama started his run for the presidency in January 2007, I called it the start of the Year of Nick the New Guy.

Wouldn’t “FNG” be more appropriate? Normally I would be worried about “advising” the opponent by speaking further, but I have the firm belief that Obama and crew spend no time asking American’s what they are interested in and instead spend all their time TELLING American’s what they are interested in.

Now we are listening to Obama go on about those who are complaining to him. A little background out of the question for these complainers? Just a few questions. How long have you been on welfare? How exactly is it my problem you took a risk on a variable rate house loan in effort to save money and the risk didn’t pay off? Don’t you know that NAFTA was a Democratic President agreement? Do you understand when Obama goes after gun’s and raises taxes, it won’t be a Republican or Democratic issue but a national issue?

And lastly, if you have the audacity to disagree with Barry and Michelle, do you understand that you are unsofisticated or uneducated and have to be shaken out of your stupor before you understand?

Hog Wild on April 12, 2008 at 5:58 AM

So when does Al G waltz in?

leftnomore on April 12, 2008 at 6:04 AM

So when does Al G waltz in?

leftnomore on April 12, 2008 at 6:04 AM

That;s the scary question since the nuts who were prepared to throw this country under the bus for barry will lovingly “cling” on to algore.

peacenprosperity on April 12, 2008 at 6:31 AM

the funny thing is…”he’s a snob” He never would have got into Harvard if not for quotas. He’s not even a legitimate “snob”.

LtE126 on April 12, 2008 at 7:59 AM

What this reveals is that Obama agrees with his preacher. In his view the people of America are a bunch of yahoos running around the woods shootin’ at foreign people with their beloved guns. I’ve had enough of this clown. It’s a shame that America’s first viable African-American presidential candidate ended up being so anti-American. I wanted to see a black man in the office before I died. And I think this will be the last chance. African-Americans are being marginalized by the booming illegal alien anchor baby population. They should be really angry about it. But instead they listen to their politically correct leaders and embrace the people who are making them an insignificant minority in their own country.

fleiter on April 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM

The great irony is that many Obama supporters think he is just telling the truth on this, and the people offended by this remark just need to grow up and recognize this “truth”.
.
Watch him fall into other holes, and keep digging. It just will continue to amuse those of us outside of the Cult of Obama.

Right_of_Attila on April 12, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Someone needs to create/market T-shirts/bumper stickers that say “Bigoted, overly-religious, gun nut!”
Someone could make a lot of money on that one…

Another good slogan for Obama: “Oops, I did it again..”

PoliticallyIncorrectSandy on April 12, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Crash and burn baby.

Seixon on April 12, 2008 at 8:40 AM

The WAPO buries the weeks biggest political story on page (4). Watch as the MSM spins this story with pure 100% lies and distortions for the entire weekend in advance of talk radio having at this story come Monday.

Thank God for the new media, as Fox News and the blogosphere run interference while we wait for the truth to hit the airwaves.

Hey Obama, you’re nothing other than an empty suit elitist hand me down smug punk creation of a toxic failure of an ideology headed by an even bigger punk littered mother of all beasts that included the likes of Chavez, the United Nations, and the biggest mafia ever created called the Democrat Party.

Keemo on April 12, 2008 at 8:50 AM

I’d agree that this will sink Barry’s candidacy in the general if not for the fact that he has oodles of money to spend on ads. McCain is going to have a difficult time competing there.

As for why Barry thinks people only turn to religion out of bitterness, gosh, could it be because he has spent 20 years at one of the most bitter, bilous “Christian churches” on the planet which explicitly expresses antipathy at people who aren’t like them? For someone who is supposed to be so worldly, his knowledge of how normal people practice Christianity is as parochial as it gets.

This is a more blatent example of his out-of-touch snobbery than his arugula comment in Iowa (complaining about the cost of arugula at the Whole Foods store, when Iowa doesn’t such a Whole Foods store in the whole state).

JerryF on April 11, 2008 at 9:47 PM

Ha Ha. Somehow I missed that kerfuffle. Here is Media Matters take on the issue. It is hilarious reading, as they go to great lengths to show that Barry is just like Joe Sixpack and, among other desperate efforts, cites a fundraiser where the participants not only drink beer, but do it out of paper cups.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 9:45 AM

This would be even more amusing if so much weren’t at stake.

Sekhmet on April 12, 2008 at 9:47 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times ran a puff piece on “The Audacity of Hope” in October 2006. The article presented Obama’s deep thoughts on deep things. See if this sounds familiar:

On democracy and values:
“In a country as diverse as ours, there will always be passionate arguments about how our democracy works. But our democracy might work a bit better if we recognized that all of us possess values that are worthy of respect: if liberals at least acknowledged that the recreational hunter feels the same way about his gun as they feel about their library books, and if the conservatives recognized that most women feel as protective of their right to reproductive freedom as evangelicals do of their right to worship.”

That’s right…Hunters don’t read and liberals are too cheap to buy books. On the other hand, he kinda has a point on this one:

On phony politicians:
“Nothing is more transparent than inauthentic expressions of faith — such as the politician who shows up at a black church around election time and claps (off rhythm) to the gospel choir or sprinkles in a few biblical citations to spice up a thoroughly dry policy speech.”

I wonder if he had anyone specific in mind?

There’s much more in the article if you want a good laugh. How a guy who’s political thoughts were nurtured with bong hits can run for President is forever amazing.

scatbug on April 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM

i believe the big O . how do i convert to obama-ism?

custer on April 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM

But our democracy might work a bit better if we recognized that all of us possess values that are worthy of respect: if liberals at least acknowledged that the recreational hunter feels the same way about his gun as they feel about their library books…

scatbug on April 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Wow! You’re right, that’s more confirmation that in Barryworld liberals read while conservatives are illiterate yahoos who hunt but don’t read books. It’s as if the two are mutually exclusive pursuits.

But are liberals’ rights to go to the library actually under assault? Howard Dean seems to think so! From his Guns, God and gays speech:

Dean urged liberal activists to run for office at all levels of government to stem the tide of conservative governance, and he explained why he campaigned for someone who was running for the position of library trustee.

“I think the library trustee is pretty important in an administration where they like book-burning better than reading books,” he said to applause.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM

The sad reality still remains that a vast majority of the general population will not see these comments, and not change their love for Obama regardless.

However, while McCain keeps saying he won’t be too blasting of Obama during the general, he will certainly take joy that other conservatives will.

Grafted on April 12, 2008 at 11:02 AM

The irony of voting for someone with good judgement is that those with the best judgement don’t run for president.

vortex on April 12, 2008 at 11:04 AM

I know you guys are pushing for conservatives, but do you ACTUALLY honestly believe these comments prove anything you’re claiming here? I doubt it, but if you guys actually do believe that these comments are so terrible they override all stupid things ever said by your side in the past few years, including but not limited to McCain’s constant moving goalpost in Iraq, then I’d say the conservatives are pretty badly screwed if they feel they need to make a mountain out of this particular molehill.

Typhonsentra on April 12, 2008 at 11:16 AM

but do you ACTUALLY honestly believe these comments prove anything you’re claiming here?
Typhonsentra on April 12, 2008 at 11:16 AM

I’ll tell you what:

You parse through Howard Dean’s claim that the Bush Administration likes book burning more than reading books and give us your take on what he meant by that.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Again, this may matter to you and I, but like the Wright scandal, this won’t harm him with his base of mesmerized sheep – they love him and will spin/defend this to their last breath.

Zero impact.

Midas on April 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM

All I can see is two holes in the ground, and occasionally a shovelful of dirt flies out of one or the other. Just imagine the primary rules the Dems will come up with after this train-wreck!!

drunyan8315 on April 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM

with all this said, watch the msm begin nailing Mc as a sputtering old coot — disecting his every word. BO may be an untested enigma, but he’s their untested enigma. heres hoping that Mc stays healthy.

jimmer on April 12, 2008 at 1:51 PM

“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest…”

Perhaps it’s me and my West Coast prejudice, if you will, but is Pennsylvania the Midwest? Isn’t PA in the Eastern time zone? Wasn’t it one of the 13 Original Colonies?

Not only does Mr. Obama have a tin ear, he doesn’t even know where he is!

March Hare on April 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM

Sorry, I’ve lived in a relatively small town.

The only problem with what Obama said is that it’s true.

There are a whole bunch of them who are fundamentalist gun-loving pieces of shit who should have been aborted.

And people like me and Obama are better than them.

jim m on April 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Barack Obama is running as the candidate his constituency demands. He is not an American. He’s a global citizen desiring a regional (albeit powerful) position in the global hierarchy. To him, and to his constituents in the international socialist movement, rural Pennsylvanians (in fact all rural people) are exactly how he described them: grunting dependents of the mother state who have a say only because of a nostalgic adherence to past political traditions.

In Europe, they’re already getting rid of that by ignoring the people altogether (passing a de facto constitution without popular support). Obama would do the same, should he ever be given the chance.

spmat on April 12, 2008 at 3:33 PM

The only problem with what Obama said is that it’s true.

There are a whole bunch of them who are fundamentalist gun-loving pieces of shit who should have been aborted.

And people like me and Obama are better than them.

jim m on April 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

QED.

spmat on April 12, 2008 at 3:35 PM

Whoa. Barack is dissing the Clinton Administration? I wonder why?

Jim,

There are a whole bunch of them who are fundamentalist gun-loving pieces of shit who should have been aborted.

And people like me and Obama are better than them.

Lucky for you your fundamentalist gun-loving piece of shit neighbors don’t seem to think the same about you. Ever heard of post-natal abortion?

unclesmrgol on April 12, 2008 at 3:38 PM

I was curious and decided to do a search on past presidential campaign slogans. Ya know what I found? One of Jimmy Carter’s slogans was “Leadership, for a Change”

The more things Change, the more they stay the Same (or get worse).

Linlou on April 12, 2008 at 3:59 PM

And people like me and Obama are better than them.

jim m on April 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Exactly. It’s that thought process that is anathema to the average American, who hold this truth to be self-evident: That all men are created equal.

Spirit of 1776 on April 12, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Captain Ed:

Rookies should not run for President.

Correction:

Rookies should run for President on the Democrat ticket.

That aside, has this Obambi crap made it to the front pages of the Washington Post, or the NY Times, or to the broadcast news? Until it does, you can be sure that the 90% of Americans who don’t read blogs won’t know anything about it—not unless John McCain can hammer it home in the fall with ads, and he’s said he won’t turn ‘negative’.

That leaves Missus Slick to beat up on Obambi. Good thing she’s still around.

MrLynn on April 12, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Rookies shouldn’t run for President

Hypothesis: BO didn’t get into the campaign with the expectation that he’d be a front-runner. At the time, Hil was viewed as the inevitable nominee. This was supposed to be a trial run for BO, to give him name-recognition and campaign experience for a future run. Hence, he didn’t need substance. The subsequent BO fever was a surprise for which he was unprepared.

obladioblada on April 12, 2008 at 5:59 PM

For the record: This country was founded by religious zealots with guns.

Akzed on April 12, 2008 at 6:12 PM

For the record: This country was founded by religious zealots with guns.

Akzed on April 12, 2008 at 6:12 PM

About half religious zealots really. Although those damn quakers will get you every time.

Squid Shark on April 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM

There are a whole bunch of them who are fundamentalist gun-loving pieces of shit who should have been aborted.

And people like me and Obama are better than them.

You sound bitter. And your an expert on abortion and excrement.

Johan Klaus on April 13, 2008 at 12:31 AM

The fact that an invited “billionaire for Hillary” operative went to the billionaire row party, had the speech recorded in secret, then gave it to the HuffPoo, normally Obama’s playground, to give Hillary the opportunity to get back on top, at the most critical time, is Shakespearean.

She’s so full of caca, and in the same billionaires’ laps, and might get away with it because Obama’s naivite made him say such stupid things in San Francisco, in the bossom of idealistic, rich, elitist, billionaire filth.

If she does, imagine the wrath, the hell Pelosi, Reid, Richardson, the Kennedys, and a slu of others will pay.

Entelechy on April 13, 2008 at 3:00 AM

I know the English language, Johan. It’s “you’re”, not “your”.

What schools did you go to, little man?

jim m on April 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM

You’ve become an anti-American communist Spirit of 1976, if you believe all Americans must be equal at all times. There’s a difference between being born equal and continuing to be equal. Your friend, Karl Marx, would be proud of you.

jim m on April 13, 2008 at 10:13 AM

obladioblada on April 12, 2008 at 5:59 PM

All of the messianic imagery surrounding the Obama campaign is there largely because he believes in it himself. Obama has received nothing but praise and “you should be president” accolades for the past 20 years. And he’s received these things without ever proving that he deserved them. No doubt he imagined this presidential run would fit a familiar pattern. The problem he’s running into is that he’s never before had to rigorously defend himself or his positions. So I suppose in that way, he was woefully unprepared.

Anyway…I’m sure he entered the race fully believing (if not expecting) he’d be elected. He just never imagined that he’d need to actually earn it. After all, he’s never had to fight for anything before, so why should this be any different?

scatbug on April 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM

It is actually why racist jerkoff commie Nation of Pisslam boosters should be deported.

mcgilvra on April 13, 2008 at 2:07 PM

>”Sorry, I’ve lived in a relatively small town.
The only problem with what Obama said is that it’s true.
There are a whole bunch of them who are fundamentalist gun-loving pieces of shit who should have been aborted.
And people like me and Obama are better than them.”jim m on April 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

WELL, then, Mr. Better-Than-Them, I’m sure you’ll understand that, with your charming post, you have simply and yet eloquently proven the point of the critics here.

“So it’s not surprising then that 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.”

My, my, and throwing religion in particular into the “laundry list of Democratic Party evils” was a particularly smooth move. /sarc

Lockstein13 on April 13, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Yep. That’s the only reason I like guns and church. Because I’m mad at president Clinton.

…Oh wait, that may actually be a reason to buy a gun, maybe he’s right…

Capitana on April 13, 2008 at 7:18 PM

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