Dems desperately focus on the “bitter”

posted at 11:06 am on April 12, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

In their attempts to spin away from Barack Obama’s stunningly stupid remarks at a San Francisco fundraiser last weekend, Democrats and the Obama campaign have focused on only the least objectionable portion of the comment as a means to frame the national discussion. In a single sentence where Obama called small-town Midwestern voters overly religious bigots who cling to their guns out of frustration with George Bush, the Democrats have decided to build their defense on “bitter”. Here’s the original remark:

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 here’s the pushback, courtesy of Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post, who spoke with two Democratic consultants:

Carter Eskew, Democratic media consultant: “It will be a problem because it reinforces an image of aloofness and elitism. It’s a verbal gutter ball–reinforcing the visual one. I say ‘may,’ because the first half of the quote has merit and Obama might be able to–as he did with Wright–take it to another place with at least some success.” ….

John Anzalone, Democratic pollster: “I grew up in a blue collar environment. ‘Bitter’ was a more-than-appropriate description of blue collar families, especially middle-aged men who were living the American dream and content on their union wages in manufacturing who then faced a hopeless future. … I think this whole line of attack by Clinton and McCain is [BS] and contrived. What do they know about economic anxiety. You think families in the Rustbelt care about the nuance of an adjective when they are hurting?”

Bitterness, however, wasn’t the objectionable part of the statement. Hillary Clinton chose to chase that particular rabbit around the track, and some of the media followed, although not all. Obama’s camp seized on that and has tried adopting bitterness as its strategy, claiming that small-town voters are right to be bitter about an economic expansion that has created the lowest unemployment we have had in any 25-year period of this nation’s industrial history.

But that’s intellectually dishonest. Let’s break this statement into its component insults:

  • [T]hey cling to guns…” Cling to guns? Americans have “clung” to guns since the founding of the Republic. It’s such a core value to this nation that its founders placed it second on the Bill of Rights, right after freedom of speech and religion. Speaking of which …
  • or [they cling to] religion …” People don’t become religious because the economy hits a few bumps in the road. Obama may have chosen his religion based on politics, but most people follow a religion out of a deeper sense of spirituality. I can’t think of a more condescending and contemptuous analysis of religious dedication than this statement.
  • or [they cling to] antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment…” Small-town voters are bigots and xenophobes; there’s no other way to read the first part of this statement. The second part, about them being “anti-immigrant”, is a non-sequitur. They may be anti-illegal immigrant, but that’s a far different issue. Obama offers no proof that small-town voters are xenophobes, but the Frisco audience didn’t demand any, either. It’s part of their own bigotry that makes them see middle America in those terms.
  • or [they cling to] anti-trade sentiment …” And this is just jaw-droppingly hypocritical. This comes from the same candidate who opposes the Colombian free-trade agreement and wants to throw NAFTA out the window. Who’s clinging to anti-trade sentiment? Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Big Labor.

It would be difficult to be any more condescending or insulting in so many ways to so many voters in a single sentence. It reveals a deeply elitist and shockingly callow candidate. It’s the “Let them eat cake” of 2008.

Watch the media and the Democrats over the next few days. They want to drink deeply the bitter dregs and try to divert attention from the truly objectionable portions of Obama’s statement. Get your e-mails ready to remind them of the rest of Obama’s broadside against middle America.


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They want to drink deeply the bitter dregs and try to divert attention from the truly objectionable portions of Obama’s statement.

They cling to the idea that Obama is the one for whom they have been waiting.

Spirit of 1776 on April 12, 2008 at 11:12 AM

A tap-dancing empty suit is a fun thing to watch.

(Claude Rains is laughing somewhere.)

profitsbeard on April 12, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Let them eat cake” of 2008.

Yeah, that’s about right. The spawn of Karl Marx and Marie Antoinette. LOL.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:14 AM

It’s not just that they’re focusing on the “bitterness”, Ed; it’s that such a move is all they really could do, and really the only way they understand the statement. Typical of modern liberals in the Marxist tradition, they really do believe that all the things Obama described are merely symptoms of our bitterness over the economy. It’s pure leftist cant that anyone not voting liberal suffers “false consciousness” because of their anxiety and bitterness over income inequality.

Lehosh on April 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

I get a bit of throw up everytime this guys face is on
and site . . Still getting really, really sick of the snob.

Texyank on April 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

I’m in the conservative-T of PA, and the remarks were annoying, but not the least bit surprising.

So, I’m already annoyed, and now these liberal pundits are compounding the problem by telling me my reation is contrived bullshit:

“I think this whole line of attack by Clinton and McCain is [BS] and contrived.”

The attacks are not contrived, they’re right on the money. I hope these idiot liberals just keep digging.

forest on April 12, 2008 at 11:16 AM

All animals are equal: But some are more equal than others.

deadbackpacker on April 12, 2008 at 11:16 AM

It would be difficult to be any more condescending or insulting in so many ways to so many voters in a single sentence.

Maybe difficult, but Juan has done it and in a much shorter sentence too.

You can’t do it, my friends.
- John McCain (His implicit pronouncement that Americans are too lazy, inept and/or stupid to be able to pick lettuce, even for $50 an hour)

MB4 on April 12, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Any, Any,Any,Any, I write it a hundred times. : )

I get a bit of throw up everytime this guys face is on
any site . . Still getting really, really sick of the snob.

Texyank on April 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Even the so-called conservative Fox News is pressing the bitterness angle. It’s so frustrating, because that never registered in my mind as an objection, for all the reasons you stated. I wanted to kick in the TV screen.

Nosferightu on April 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM

While Obama was in California, he should have stopped by to support and endorse JAMIEL’S LAW! Obama should support JAMIEL’S LAW in every Sanctuary City in America. After L.A., he should take JAMIEL’S LAW to Chicago, IL, that’s where he’s from, right?

DfDeportation on April 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM

This is bizarre. Obama exists in some parallel universe . . . even worse; when he looks in the mirror he sees no image. Meanwhile, all the rest of the dizzy Democrats are in absolute denial.

rplat on April 12, 2008 at 11:20 AM

It would be difficult to be any more condescending or insulting in so many ways to so many voters in a single sentence.

How about this: “I’m better than you hicks.”

forest on April 12, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Maybe Barack should be thinking about the antipathy towards an elitist Ivy-League-educated snob, who swoops into Pennsylvania for a couple days to tell Pennsylvanians how to fix everything by voting for him, an elitist, but at the same time is condescending and dismissive toward what those Pennsylvanians value most. If that’s where he sees some antipathy, he’s right.

RBMN on April 12, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Ironically, any MSM willingness to hop on the ‘bitter” train
means they agree with him,…that his observations about middle America are correct, and that he was simply explaining the reason those attitudes exist. In their spin, they out themselves as believing he is correct in his categorization and his amazing intellect has defined the underlying cause. Cult mentality.

a capella on April 12, 2008 at 11:28 AM

What adds another element of interest to this is that the meeting was at the home of billionaire Gordon Getty. I live here and his comments are not different than the attitudes that one sees over and over. Here is an great photo summary of the meeting by a blogger/photographer called zombie:

http://www.zombietime.com/obama_visits_billionaires_row/

mrveritas on April 12, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Obama may have chosen his religion based on politics, but most people follow a religion out of a deeper sense of spirituality

yup

windansea on April 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Don’t slight non-urban midwesterners. Barry hates them too.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM

She set the tone here. Since McCain isn’t yet the official opponent (“Not in the fray”, as you guys have put it.) he doesn’t have that authority yet.

Typhonsentra on April 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Ed, great breakdown of the insult; wish I had phrased it as well. However, I would add that the only thing I’m bitter about is politicians that don’t have a clue of what real life is about.

michaelo on April 12, 2008 at 11:32 AM

The remarks will have gone down very will with his audience and with Europe.

Obama seems to be seriously out of his depth though. The President of the United States is not elected by San Francisco and Chicago.

I think he knows the numbers game but this kind of two-step where he behaves incredibly cynically and then tries to dodge spears when the inevitable backlash comes isn’t going to stand up all the way to November.

Kerry crucified himself doing this schtick.

Not ready for Prime Time comes to mind.

Ares on April 12, 2008 at 11:32 AM

I guess I can cancel my tickets to the ballet since Senator Obama et al will spend forever dancing around questions.

TooTall on April 12, 2008 at 11:33 AM

If the liberals want to “defend” their campaign by saying it’s based on bitterness – let them.

logis on April 12, 2008 at 11:36 AM

I’d be bitter if I hadn’t had a job for 25 years. And bored too.

Akzed on April 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Kerry crucified himself doing this schtick.

Not ready for Prime Time comes to mind.

Ares on April 12, 2008 at 11:32 AM

If the Dems would stop nominating elitists, they would win easily. Bill Clinton is a good example.

They should have run Rudy or Huckabee or Mitt as conservative Democrats and they would have won.

But they get McCain, who some would argue is a conservative democrat, so I guess it doesn’t turn out too badly for them after all.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

I’m bitter because he (O. Hussein) said Pennsylvania is in the Midwest.

redrock on April 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Michelle Obama said “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual; uninvolved, uninformed.” These two empty suits actually think that they have something of cosmic importance to deliver to the lumpen masses.

I don’t know who BHO’s constituency is, but I’ve managed to navigate the shoals of life without some creepy politician showing me the way. I would bet that most Americans get through their day without a second thought about those hacks and bozos in Washington and the statehouses except to marvel at their incompetence and hypocrisy. But people like Obama and his wife actually believe that they’ve discovered The Truth, and that we “little people” who cling to our guns and primitive religions should be thrilled that they’re willing to reveal it to us for the price of a vote.

Two featherweights who have never accomplished anything of substance in their miserable lives, but they think they have the answers for the rest of us. Pathetic.

Cicero43 on April 12, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Waiting for a wind-surfing photo of Barack Hussein O’Jesus to surface.

Akzed on April 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM

I’m bitter because he (O. Hussein) said Pennsylvania is in the Midwest.

redrock on April 12, 2008 at 11:37 AM

That doesn’t bother me too much, but people saying Pittsburgh is an “east coast city” gets my goat pretty good.

Well, anyway, I’m still waiting to simmer down about this whole thing, but it’s just not happening. I’m wondering if any democrat pundis will at least call the comments “polarizing” or something, but I think they’re going to stick with the curveball on this one.

forest on April 12, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Nosferightu on April 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM
I too was disgusted by Fox this morning. First of all, the moron that was speaking “lived” in these communities. That’s like “living” in Detroit. You can “live” downtown or in the subs or West Bloomfield (all millionaires) The reason these people in West Virginia, as he was speaking about or Penn., distrust the government and are bitter about the government is that the government comes in and only makes things worse. All they want to be is left alone!

flytier on April 12, 2008 at 11:42 AM

he was similarly condescending in his big, heartfelt, well-prepared “race speech” when he explained white anger over welfare and affirmative action as a displacement of the bitterness that comes when whites

are anxious about their futures, and feel their dreams slipping away; in an era of stagnant wages and global competition …

Obama’s new restatement confirms the Marxist Deskwork interpretation of the race speech, removing any honest doubt as to his actual attitude.

bnelson44 on April 12, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Waiting for a wind-surfing photo of Barack Hussein O’Jesus to surface.

Akzed on April 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM

It won’t be with a board. He walks on water, pushed along by the wind in his wings.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Cicero43 on April 12, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Great comment. But I’ve never met a liberal who had considered the notion that people want the government in their lives as little as possible.

Obama cannot win the general election because he cannot conceive of any voter who doesn’t want much except to be left alone. He will never connect with those kinds of Americans. He can never be anything but a representative of his type– government dependent collectivists. He doesn’t even know that freedom from government is the greatest gift this country offers, and what makes it unique in the world. He lives in socialist America, as do many others.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM

You’re absolutely right Ed. They will only engage with the very small part they think sticks in peoples heads or that they think is the weakest in order to divert.

ninjapirate on April 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM

It won’t be with a board. He walks on water, pushed along by the wind in his wings.

JiangxiDad on April 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Those aren’t wings. Those are his ears. (badumbump)

//Oh Lord, I’m sorry. Forgive me, and please help all the little pigmies… (channeling Larry The Cable Guy)

techno_barbarian on April 12, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Exactly right. The “bitter” thing is a red herring that the MSM is spinning to get their man off the hook. Here is what he said, in plain english:

“White people in small towns are racists and anti-immigrant that have an irrational adherence to Christianity and guns.”

This proves one thing for sure, and that is the the MSM are in all out full throttle to get this guy elected and this will be the dirtiest campaign that ever existed. The MSM and the Dems will be trashing every aspect of McCain’s personal story.

georgealbert on April 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM

I’d really like to know what some of the unions who endorsed Obama feel about that “or [they cling to] anti-trade sentiment …” remark.

Yeah, he was technically talking about the rural yahoos, but he made this statement to a private group of well-off liberals, so the assumption is Obama thinks these people are pro-free trade, and that’s what they want to hear.

But then this comes off more as a slam on the urban blue-collar times in the old-line unions (auto, steel production) in the Northeast and Midwest who’ve seen their jobs disappear since the 1970s. And the statement falls in line with what Obama’s aide told Canadian officials prior to the Ohio primary, that they shouldn’t pay attention to Barak’s anti-NAFTA talk, because he really doesn’t mean it.

If that’s the case, then Big Labor are the ones being suckered by Obama here, which I suppose is good, because it would be nice to think Barak’s not as tied to Smoot-Hawley as he is to Wright-Ayers. But if I were Hillary I’d start making an issue of that remark, and if I were the unions, I’d want a little clarification from the Obama campaign.

jon1979 on April 12, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Two featherweights who have never accomplished anything of substance in their miserable lives, but they think they have the answers for the rest of us. Pathetic.

Cicero43 on April 12, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Hitting the proverbial nail on th head. Saves me some typing.

Hog Wild on April 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, he was technically talking about the rural yahoos, but he made this statement to a private group of well-off liberals, so the assumption is Obama thinks these people are pro-free trade, and that’s what they want to hear.

This is where Team Clinton should attack.

ninjapirate on April 12, 2008 at 12:10 PM

In their attempts to spin away from Barack Obama’s stunningly stupid remarks

What the WHilldebeast has been living for.

It’s a verbal gutter ball–reinforcing the visual one.

Precious.

‘Bitter’ was a more-than-appropriate description of blue collar families, especially middle-aged men who were living the American dream and content on their union wages in manufacturing who then faced a hopeless future.

The Swift Meat packing plant raids comes to mind where cheap labor illegal immigrants took some of the few remaining blue collar middle class jobs and lowered the pay to poverty class wages.

The old steel mill towns livelihoods aren’t helped by more cheap labor either, exactly what is it a liberal Pres. is going to fix about that?

Speakup on April 12, 2008 at 12:10 PM

He’s quickly becoming as unappealing as his bombastic wife.

D2Boston on April 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Wow. This needs an update. Fox just played Barry’s attempt to fix this problem at a campaign event in Muncie, Indiana. He calls it a “typical political flareup” and in my opinion he makes a massive strategic blunder by digging himself deeper in a hole.

Among other things, he just reasserted his belief that people get mad at illegal immigrants for coming into this country because…they’re bitter.

And to think that I thought people ‘got mad’ because they break the law, take jobs, overwhelm our schools, get free social services and emergency room care, raise our taxes, and so forth.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 12:28 PM

And to think that I thought people ‘got mad’ because they break the law, take jobs, overwhelm our schools, get free social services and emergency room care, raise our taxes, and so forth.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Nope, sorry. If you disagree with Obama it can only be because you’re bitter. Obama’s way is the only way.

FloatingRock on April 12, 2008 at 12:32 PM

Among other things, he just reasserted his belief that people get mad at illegal immigrants for coming into this country because…they’re bitter.

And to think that I thought people ‘got mad’ because they break the law, take jobs, overwhelm our schools, get free social services and emergency room care, raise our taxes, and so forth.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Barry’s explanation is so much less complex and easier to understand. Getting into real life cause and effect is too long for a proper sound bite, and the audience gets restless.

a capella on April 12, 2008 at 12:36 PM

When a prima donna pol gets bitter, he clings to self-delusions of intellectual superiority.

whitetop on April 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM

An Affirmative Action poster boy snarkily condescending to the very people whose kids are purposely being ignored by the Ivy League schools and preferential handouts will have long-term repercussions..

TexasJew on April 12, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Exactly right, Mr. Morrissey – even at this late date it’s still bracing to observe how blatant the pro-Obama spin and minimization can be in the MSM. CNN’s reporting, including the news “crawl,” was exactly and precisely reductive to the merely “bitter” talking point.

Minimization is the basis of much of Obama’s response to controversy. The problem is that it works for everyone except the person whose concerns are being minimized. As the campaign wears on, Obama manages to minimize the concerns of virtually every constituency he at the same time has wanted to appeal to – becoming a prime example of what happens to the man who wants to be everything to everybody. Increasingly, all he has to fall back on is the 1) inattention, credulity, and wishful thinking of the mass of voters, and 2) calculations on the left that at least he’s better than “McBush.” The former is a wasting asset. The latter isn’t the basis of a winning coalition.

At this point, only the political-economic conjuncture, the left-leaning media, and the sheer unpredictability of all human events allow his candidacy to maintain credibility.

CK MacLeod on April 12, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Perhaps, just perhaps, cutting taxes, cutting most earmarks and otherwise generally improving the economic climate of the whole country might be partially the key to bringing jobs to folks in rural small towns. I do NOT hear the Dems suggesting that even as a trial balloon. FDR type solutions simply do not work in the long run.

jeanie on April 12, 2008 at 12:48 PM

(Claude Rains is laughing somewhere.)

profitsbeard on April 12, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Actually, Claude Rains lived for the last years of his life here in New Hampshire, which still has some of the most permissive “gun laws” in the US. Anyone can buy a rifle or shotgun here without a permit.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2008 at 12:56 PM

People don’t become religious because the economy hits a few bumps in the road. Obama may have has chosen his religion based on politics, but most people follow a religion out of a deeper sense of spirituality.

Super-duper great post, Ed.

SouthernGent on April 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM

More than his eleitism the quote exposes an out of touch doctrinaire Marxism, no? His statement didn’t differ significantly from a World Worker Party essay, and his describtion of rural people is designed to dehumanize them.

This would totally sway me from Obama if I was a rural voter.

Rob Taylor on April 12, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Even the so-called conservative Fox News is pressing the bitterness angle. It’s so frustrating, because that never registered in my mind as an objection, for all the reasons you stated. I wanted to kick in the TV screen.

Nosferightu on April 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM

You got that right! All of the T.V. media are buying this ‘bitterness’ schtick whole hog. They don’t even address the substantive issue of how offensive his comments were regarding guns, God, and a sovereign nation.

second digit on April 12, 2008 at 1:16 PM

They way barry describes us you would think the westboro baptist church is his model for typical white people.

peacenprosperity on April 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Since he wants to limit or ban the ownership of guns maybe he will also want to limit or ban the practice of religion.

JonRoss on April 12, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Even the so-called conservative Fox News is pressing the bitterness angle

One fox report yesterday went from stating what he had said to calling the clintons hipocrites for pointing it out. Anyone who thinks the people at fox somehow are different then those at cnn, abc or cbs might want to check the golf courses in virginia on a saturday or the restaurants in dc on a friday night and see who is hanging out with whom. They are all in it together in reporting on “us”.

peacenprosperity on April 12, 2008 at 1:21 PM

In their attempts to spin away from Barack Obama’s stunningly stupid remarks at a San Francisco (billionaires row) fundraiser last weekend, Democrats and the Obama campaign have focused on only the least objectionable portion of the comment as a means to frame the national discussion.

Entelechy on April 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Um … Obama ….”anti-trade sentiment” is widespread among your urban supporters, also.

corona on April 11, 2008 at 5:42 PM

What I said …

corona on April 12, 2008 at 2:08 PM

The New Mexico governor says he was dismayed by pressure from the Clinton camp, and impressed by Obama’s optimism. Besides, ‘you don’t transfer loyalty to a dynasty.’

Is that why Obama thinks we’re bitter? Because he’s so optimistic?

Entelechy on April 12, 2008 at 2:43 PM

This isn’t much different from what I understand is the M.O. of Wright’s church, and that is, put down others to make yourself feel good. Mr. and Mrs. Obama both. If they get into the White House, how long is that method going to last? Looking down on others is the crack cocaine of interpersonal relationships. “My group and I are better than you”. Feels good. Not much of a recipe for public policy.

Paul-Cincy on April 12, 2008 at 2:46 PM

So are all these hopeful-types just clinging to Obama because he says he will make it better?

Cling indeed.

Bishop on April 12, 2008 at 2:48 PM

When I hear Obama talk about bitterness, envy, alienation, and fear of the other, it blows my mind that he doesn’t get the irony in the fact that he is accurately describing his own church.

As I like to say, projection doesn’t just happen in that little room at the back of the Cineplex, does it?

drunyan8315 on April 12, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Obama has revealed himself completely. There is no recovering from honesty.

If he had said something that gave people an incorrect impression about himself, he could demonstrate how incorrect it was as a defense, and people might accept that it was just a verbal gaffe. But he said something that gave people an extremely accurate impression about himself, and revealing himself further will only make the problem worse.

gridlock2 on April 12, 2008 at 4:32 PM

OBAMA AND SPITZER IN ’08: Taking the bitter with the sweet.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on April 12, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Although I’m from the State of Cheney, we have a democrat Governor, who, for obvious political reasons, endorsed Obama, stating that he (Obama) “understands western state’s issues.” Can you believe that?

I contacted the Gov’s office and am waiting for a reply.

Squarestate on April 12, 2008 at 4:43 PM

And, of course, Obama understands bitterness, and the need to cling to familiar comforting things. Finding the price of arugula in Whole Foods Market shocking some time ago. Guess that was his defining moment. He’s so deep….

24K lady on April 12, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Operation Chaos at its best!

Ropera on April 12, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Watched a small bit of the speech. All the folks behind him were young “kids”. When the clapping began they did so but not very enthusiastically. It was like someone was off stage holding up an applause sign.

Tom

marinetbryant on April 12, 2008 at 5:40 PM

Please, please stop using the same old hack pictures of this guy. Fit the face to the words. Put the photo of him with the cigarette in his mouth! Please!

wepeople on April 12, 2008 at 11:34 PM

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 3:02 AM

Hey, Barack!

You are part of the Federal Government. Stay out of my Religion, My Right to Bear Arms and My Freedom to Pursue Happiness and we will get along just fine!

Oh yea…sorry…you can’t because that would empower me and you are about the State having the power, right Comrade?

sabbott on April 13, 2008 at 3:52 AM

Obama: We are Building a Religion (YouTube video)

snopercod on April 13, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Stop in the name of /love/ means never having to say you’re sorry.–BHO

The thing about truth being a two-edged sword that cuts both ways, whatever a man says applies MORE aptly to himself than to others. The words from a mouth apply to what that brain concocts, the inner self, before the words apply to the outer world. BHO is his own pirate of rules made to be broken, certainly NEVER to be trusted.

maverick muse on April 13, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Who does Obama refer to when claiming that bitterness leads to “clinging” to religion? Who is more bitter than Jeremiah Wright?

jgapinoy on April 13, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Why is it that the Lib/Prog/Socialist/Democrat/Hypocrite Party always seeks to hide the true nature of its Presidential Candidates. Both Barry Obamessiah and Herself! are died in the wool Socialists (something Billy Jeff wasn’t thus the midnight lamp tossing). To make matters worse, even though they never worked a day in their lives, both Democrat candidates make receive more annual salary (from the Federal Gov’t) than most Americans make in two years and, of course, there are all those ‘endorsement contracts’ that help make ends meet. Yet they seem to think believe they know what’s better for us.

SeniorD on April 13, 2008 at 11:17 AM

It is not just Dems. Drudge is totally in the bag for Obama and most of the regular anchors at Foxnews consistently takes the MSM line on Obama.

What we are seeing here is FEAR on the part of media outlets as being tagged as racist. Look at O’Reilly and his disgraceful showcasing the bigot Sharpton. He will constantly give Sharpton airtime but he won’t have on Michael Savage.

FEAR. FEAR.

georgealbert on April 13, 2008 at 12:50 PM