These Political children posing as adults stupefy me as they continue their ignorant games while the US and the world are going to hell in a hand basket. To explain Obama's latest gaffe, currently playing all over the airwaves. Speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, the hippie heart of the great 60s Satan, Obama made some casual remarks about the good citizens of Pennsylvania and the Mid-west, suggesting that "they haven't had jobs for twenty five years, they're bitter, they cling on to their guns, their religion...". Mr. Change was speaking loosely, because it was a closed event. Yet of course there are no closed events these days. He was right! It was not a gaffe but by his opponents was made into one to be used in their favor and twisting the truth against him!
As usual, they were not casual remarks little pieces were picked from the whole! They were correct and measured as the words of a politically naive would be. Obama is damn right and it is worse than that. However Hillary jumped right on it and twisted it to use in her favor and against Barack to deflect from her own lies and inequities. Her and McCain have a lot of B's calling Obama elitist when McCain is worth incomprehensible hundreds of millions and Billary just finally announced her hidden tax returns stating in the last 7 years they have earned $109 million much of it in the middle east more then questionably. I hate the friggen games. I just wish too god instead of buying into the childish same old Political games Obama would reiterate the facts on MSM and force those other idiots to confront the horror really facing us and the world.
Anyway the truth is starting to overwhelm the childish Political games! Barack Obama lashed out Sunday at Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, mocking her sudden vocal support for gun rights, and saying he better understands the concerns of working class people.
The Illinois senator has spent three days on the defensive after comments he made at a San Francisco fundraiser suggesting working class people are bitter about their economic circumstances and “cling to guns and religion” as a result. Clinton has pounded him for the remarks, calling him “elitist and divisive.” “Now I am the first to admit that some of the words I chose I chose badly, because as my wife reminds me, I’m not perfect. She reminds me of this frequently, and events often remind me as well,” Obama said, reiterating his regret for his choice of words. “So I’m not a perfect man and the words I chose, I chose badly. They were subject to misinterpretation, they were subject to be twisted, and I regret that. I regret that deeply. But. But. But. When people suggest that somehow I was demeaning religion. When I know that I’m a man of deep faith, somebody who in my own life has held on to faith, held onto my confidence in God during times of trial and tribulation, then it sounds like there’s some politics being played.
“When people suggest I was somehow being elitist and demeaning hunters when I have repeatedly talked about the tradition that people pass on from generation to generation, hunters and sportsmen, and how I have consistently spoken about my respect for the Second Amendment. When people try to suggest that I was demeaning those traditions, then it sounds like there’s some politics being played. And what really burns me up is when people suggest that me saying that folks are mad, they are angry, they are bitter after 25, 30 years of seeing jobs shipped out, pensions not fulfilled, health care lost. The notion that people are surprised, and are suggesting that I’m out of touch because I spoke honestly about people’s frustrations, that tells me there’s some politics going on,” he said.
He then turned the tables on Clinton — noting that she accepted campaign contributions from drug and insurance company lobbyists and mocking, among other things, her sudden fealty to the rights of gun owners. “She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment. She’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley,” Obama told an audience at a union hall here, invoking the famed female sharpshooter immortalized in the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” Obama continued, saying “Hillary Clinton is out there like she’s on the duck blind every Sunday. She’s packing a six-shooter. Come on, she knows better. That’s some politics being played by Hillary Clinton. … She knows better. Shame on her. Shame on her.” Obama: I'm not perfect; mocks Clinton's support for gun rightsObama:
I have to laugh! I heard Cheney challenge her to a shooting match. She then said she "misspoke" that would have been funny! Anyway Barack Obama furthered his recent criticisms of Hillary Clinton Monday by mocking the fact that she recently "threw back a shot and a beer" in front of the media. After first saying too many candidates are only giving voters "rhetoric," the Illinois senator said, "They'll promise you anything. They'll even give you a long list of proposals. They'll even come around with TV crews in tow and throw back a shot and a beer." The shot came Saturday at Bronko’s Restaurant in Crown Point, Indiana. With the national media in tow, Clinton made a stop there to drink a beer and speak with voters. After ordering her beer the bartender asked, “You want a shot with that Hillary?” After some deliberation, Clinton settled on a shot of Crown Royal, a Canadian whiskey. But Obama is not totally in the clear himself when it comes to photo-ops at bars. The White House hopeful nursed a beer in front of cameras with Pennsylvania senator Bob Casey at a sports bar during his Pennsylvania bus tour on March 28. He has since mentioned that moment of drinking in front of audiences on the trail in the Keystone State.Obama mocks Clinton 'throwing back a shot and a beer
I just wish Politicians would grow up and stop play in harmful to America Political games! People are finally seeing through them! Since the "gaffe" Ignoring the "bitter" flap, two Pennsylvania newspapers Sunday endorsed Barack Obama. The Allentown Morning Call noted Hillary Clinton's experience but said, "Leadership also depends on having a vision, plans to pursue that vision, and an ability to inspire others to follow." In Scranton, where Clinton has family roots, the Times-Tribune called Clinton "a political lightning rod" and said Obama "portends a new approach to governance that can help to dissipate the political miasma that has engulfed Washington at least since the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton."
Super delegate decides: One of Minnesota's last uncommitted Democratic super delegates is backing Obama. Nancy Larson, a Democratic National Committee member, says she has decided to support Obama because his campaign will bring new people into the political process, and he has the best chance of winning in November. Leno's laugher: "Experts are suggesting that if Hillary loses Pennsylvania, she could be finished. I don't want to say Hillary's days might be numbered, but her new Secret Service code name is ‘Katie Couric.'" - Jay Leno Pennsylvania papers back Barack
The final proof people are seeing through the childish games! CNN Senior Producer Sasha Johnson traveled to Coaldale, Pennsylvania, to talk to voters, including some members of her extended family, about how a typical small town like Coaldale might vote in 2008 and what issues are on their minds. Coaldale is a borough of 2,200, nestled in the anthracite-rich mountains in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania.
It's exactly the type of place Sen. Barack Obama referenced last week when he said some Pennsylvanians were "bitter" over their poor economic situation. Obama said he regretted the word choice but continued to argue that some voters feel desperate. After spending a day talking with Coaldale voters, it seems to me the anger Obama described in his now controversial comments might not have been too far off the mark. "It's time for the politicians to come down to our level," said Ruth Weiss during the lunch hour at Tommy's, Coaldale's only casual eatery among a row of shuttered shops and next to a 60-year-old movie theater that has survived.
"People can't afford food. I'm paying for oil for the restaurant out of my own Social Security check." Ruth and her husband, Tommy, describe their small pizza and sub restaurant on East Phillips Street as a "country store," a place where the regulars can gather to talk, share a meal or -- as is the case lately -- sip a cup of coffee. "This is my business, but people can't afford it," said Ruth. She detailed the myriad of problems she and others are facing -- rising gas prices, increased taxes, out of control food and prescription costs. It is no wonder, she said, people can't afford lunch or dinner at the restaurant they've owned for 25 years.
* Today, many of Coaldale's residents are elderly and on fixed incomes. Claire Remington, Coaldale's mayor since 2001 and lifelong resident, said her constituents are "tightlipped" about who will get their vote in the primary. On a drive through town, only a "Ron Paul for President" yard sign could be found. "I'm a die-hard Republican, but I have to say this year things are going to be a little different for me," said Remington, who is part of the town's tight-knit Russian Orthodox community. "The party is going to be upset with me, but I feel that we need a change. "At this point Remington plans to cast a write-in vote for Obama in the primary. She joins her husband, Otis, in supporting Obama. "This time around I'm dead set against voting for Hillary Clinton," said Otis, a longtime Democrat and retired Navy reservist. "As far as Barack goes, he's young, he's inexperienced, he's new, but I think given a chance he could be a good president." please read it. It is a good picture of how rural America really feels and not how Politicians portray them!Behind the Scenes: Small-town voters talk economic pain, politics