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TLM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-11-08 10:56 PM
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59. You're grasping at straws.... and cutting context to prop up a weak attack.

You have to rephrase what he said because even you obviously know he did not say what you are trying to spin his comments as saying.


He's clearly addressing the anger and fustration many Americans feel towards government.

"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," Obama said. "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. 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."

BTW, I'm still waiting for someone to show me any working class american that isn't resentful or cynical towards government.


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