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TLM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 09:28 PM
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Obama is a genius... the bitter comment is brilliant.
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Edited on Fri Apr-11-08 09:37 PM by TLM

You'd think Hill/McCain would have figured out by now that Obama doesn't play the old politics game they way they play it.

Just like he was ready with a response to Wright when he was attacked with it... he's ready with a response to the bitter comment.

He tossed out a nice hunk of red meat for Hill and John to pounce on, and try to spin and cry gotcha... but he was ready.

He fired off a response, and rather than try to back off what he said, he flipped it right back on hillary and mcsame.

It wasn't until I read his response that I realized... damn, the news cycle for the next week is going to be about this. Every news show and talking head is going to be on this subject... the subject of working class anger, cynicism, and resentment towards government. And guess what: that's a subject that will crush Hillary and mcsame in middle America. Nafta, wal*mart, bankruptcy bill... all over the news for the next week as hillary is on the news telling these folks "you're not angry with government like he says" and folks all across the mid-west saying "hell yes I'm angry with government."

Obama said working folks are bitter towards government... bitter means resentful and cynical. Find me one rural working class american that isn't resentful or cynical towards government. One.

Apr 15th is 4 days away, so trust me, you won't find one.

Working class folks know they are pissed, and they know why they are pissed. They do not feel insulted by someone paying attention enough to see and understand why they are bitter towards government. They will doubtless be insulted however by hill and john condescending to them and trying to convince them they're being insulted by the guy who dared to say that they are bitter towards government.

Obama is amazing... now the discussion for the next week, the debate, etc... is all about why these rural folks are angry at government. And most of the reasons they are angry, were supported by Hillary. Nafta, wal*mrt, etc. The attack on Obama is not only weak, but he can spin it into all of Hillary biggest negatives in these remaining states. And Obama comes out as the one who not only hears rural america's anger and understands their frustration, but as the only one with the guts to say it and not try to pretend everything is great.


Senator Obamas comments in response to the Clinton and McCain campaigns attacks -

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA At a town hall meeting in Indiana, U.S. Senator Barack Obama made the following comments in response to the Clinton and McCain campaigns attacks:

When I go around and I talk to people there is frustration and there is anger and there is bitterness. And whats worse is when people are expressing their anger then politicians try to say what are you angry about? This just happened I want to make a point here today.

I was in San Francisco talking to a group at a fundraiser and somebody asked howre you going to get votes in Pennsylvania? Whats going on there? We hear thats its hard for some working class people to get behind youre campaign. I said, Well look, theyre frustrated and for good reason. Because for the last 25 years theyve seen jobs shipped overseas. Theyve seen their economies collapse. They have lost their jobs. They have lost their pensions. They have lost their healthcare.

And for 25, 30 years Democrats and Republicans have come before them and said were going to make your community better. Were going to make it right and nothing ever happens. And of course theyre bitter. Of course theyre frustrated. You would be too. In fact many of you are. Because the same thing has happened here in Indiana. The same thing happened across the border in Decatur.

The same thing has happened all across the country. Nobody is looking out for you. Nobody is thinking about you. And so people end up- they dont vote on economic issues because they dont expect anybodys going to help them. So people end up, you know, voting on issues like guns, and are they going to have the right to bear arms.

They vote on issues like gay marriage. And they take refuge in their faith and their community and their families and things they can count on. But they dont believe they can count on Washington. So I made this statement-- so, heres what rich. Senator Clinton says No, I dont think that people are bitter in Pennsylvania. You know, I think Baracks being condescending. John McCain says, Oh, how could he say that? How could he say people are bitter? You know, hes obviously out of touch with people.

Out of touch? Out of touch? I mean, John McCainit took him three tries to finally figure out that the home foreclosure crisis was a problem and to come up with a plan for it, and hes saying Im out of touch? Senator Clinton voted for a credit card-sponsored bankruptcy bill that made it harder for people to get out of debt after taking money from the financial services companies, and she says Im out of touch?

No, Im in touch. I know exactly whats going on. I know whats going on in Pennsylvania. I know whats going on in Indiana. I know whats going on in Illinois. People are fed-up. Theyre angry and theyre frustrated and theyre bitter. And they want to see a change in Washington and thats why Im running for President of the United States of America. /
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