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2008-04-13 Home Front: Politix
Obama seeks to explain 'guns or religion' remark
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Posted by Fred 2008-04-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [713 views ]  Top

#1 Good commentary, Fred. My uprbringing was similar in a many ways to yours. I think if I suggested to my mother that we were going to church because we didn't have as much money as some of the neighbors I would have had her handprint on my face for about 20 minutes.

Here's what Ed Morrisey had to say at his blog:

"This distills the Obama viewpoint about middle America to its essence. He assumes that gun ownership, religious faith, and a desire to enforce border security grows out of a mental defect or simple petulance. He cannot understand any of it as deeply held values or beliefs because they are all so foreign to him. His cure is a huge, whopping dose of government intervention to replace all of it. That’s the hubris, the condescension, and the elitism rolled up into a precise point."
Posted by no mo uro 2008-04-13 08:27||   2008-04-13 08:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Bo has the stench of the International all over him, hes a bought and paid for mouthpiece of subversion.....
Posted by Thraviper Panda2099 2008-04-13 08:32||   2008-04-13 08:32|| Front Page Top

#3 Newt Gingrich weighs in:

"If you go to the most expensive private school in Hawaii and then move on to Columbia University and Harvard Law School, you may not understand normal Americans. Their beliefs are so alien to your leftwing viewpoint that you have to seek some psychological explanation for what seem to be weird ideas.

They can't really believe in the right to bear arms.

They can't really believe in traditional marriage.

They can't really believe in their faith in God.

They can't really want to enforce the law on immigration.

Therefore, they must be "bitter" and "frustrated."

This is the closest Senator Obama has come to openly sharing his wife's view that "America is a mean country". Not since Governor Dukakis have we seen anyone so out of touch with normal Americans. It makes perfect sense that it was in a fundraiser in San Francisco that he would have shared the views he has so carefully kept hidden for the entire campaign."

Posted by no mo uro 2008-04-13 08:34||   2008-04-13 08:34|| Front Page Top

#4 And from Mike at Cold Fury:

This is the unguarded speech, the speech that says what you are really thinking. And here is the thought: “You are all xenophobic, violent, religious nuts, but it really isn’t your fault because you are too stupid to see what the problem is. Let me make you wards of the state and all will be better.” A better piece of condescension I have not read in many a day. And a wonderful insight into this candidate…..Here’s how it really is, Mr. Black Racist Jesus: some, if not most, blacks will vote for you, simply because you’re black. Statists will vote for you because you’re a hard-Left statist. And the liberal elite will vote for you because you make them feel soooo superior to the rubes you, and they, so obviously despise. The lot of them are deluded; they’ve been suckered by yet another race-baiting machine politician who knows how to press their hot-buttons in his mercenary bid for power."
Posted by no mo uro 2008-04-13 09:01||   2008-04-13 09:01|| Front Page Top

#5 It is good that BHO made the speech. Let's get his real beliefs out in the open. Same with Hillary. Let's have it out and get this liberal, elitist attitude toward the people that make the country work purged, like a gigantic enema on the body politic.

Sorry for the graphic analogy, but that is how I see it.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2008-04-13 14:58||   2008-04-13 14:58|| Front Page Top

#6 They've been full of shit for decades, AP, so purge away.

As long as the result of the "purging" doesn't flow out of the elite bastions into my back yard.... ;-p
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2008-04-13 15:06||]">[]  2008-04-13 15:06|| Front Page Top

#7 Fred, Pennsylvania IS land of milk and honey. Kind of like a temple mount if you know what I say.

America is of people from everywhere on this planet. IT IS the United nations. We have family from every country here and even have shape shifting aliens and religious figures from way long ago. The Dead truly are live.
We adopt anyone here in this Island of misfit toys and I love it so.

Too bad the abominable snowmen from the idiot past decided that starship troopers were useless to the world.

Guns and religion, Obama does not know.
This nation, he is foreign from,
and his cause is unGodly. Our quest is survival.

I am sure God would not mind Religion or a Gun.
But he HATES Socialists, Communists, and political dreamweavers with no sense.
Posted by newc">newc  2008-04-13 16:31||   2008-04-13 16:31|| Front Page Top

#8 Obama's campaign is charred toast. Let's hope that the Dems don't realize it until after he's nominated. I want to see this arrogant jerk and his party take a massive, recordbreaking beatdown in a year where they should win because it's going to require that to get the Dems to become a sane party again.
Posted by Thaimble Scourge of the Pixies4707 2008-04-13 18:44||   2008-04-13 18:44|| Front Page Top

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