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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:16 PM
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14. Scarborough
This morning "Regular Joe" Scarborough kept saying he thought the speech was historic, exceptional, blah blah... BUT also thought "OMG, he just threw his grandmother under the bus to score a political point." Then he put HIS thought into the minds of Youngstown Ohioans.

Scarborough wants us to think HE's intelligent enough to get it but the REAL Regular Joe's are a bunch of knuckledraggers. Today I'm seeing this faux grandmother outrage all over DU from Clinton supporters, as if this one horrific remark negates the whole speech. Just like 3 remarks from decades of Wright's sermons & service negate the worth of the man.

Was Joe being insightful about how Regular Joe's think, or simply providing an EXCUSE for them (and himself) to indulge their prejudices?

Any of the backfire issues are issues only to those who wouldn't support Obama no way no how, who are looking for any "reason" to slam him.

Any time I hear a politician/pundit say "America thinks/feels/wants/etc" I assume that's what HE/SHE thinks/feels/wants, but is too cowardly to say so.

These are just random thoughts.
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