Friday, April 11, 2008

Obama on small town PA

How dare we hold dear our freedoms and rule of law!

This is so mind-numbingly stupid I'm not sure what BHO's point was:

You go into 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...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.
As Politico says, "That's a pretty broad list of things to explain with job loss."

Clinging to ... our FREEDOM. Our Second Amendment freedom. Our First Amendment freedom.

Our right to have the government enforce its own laws, enacted by our democratically elected representatives. What evidence do you have that the same people you just called hospitable and friendly are racists? Might our problems with illegal immigration have something to do with, oh, say, the millions of illegal low wage workers who have seriously impacted the labor market yet disproportionately drain local public-service resources?

Economic freedom. And on the trade thing, ... eh... weren't you banging that drum yourself, Senator Obama? Mister "I hate NAFTA more than you do".

So I ask, What is your point, sir?

Furthermore, what part of your socialist agenda "helps" beleaguered regions improve their lot, so we can do away with our love of freedom and law?

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