Friday, April 11, 2008

The Week That Was: He sure wasn't born in small town.

Last Sunday, before a thought to be private San Francisco audience, the Drama of Obama, with the clarity of speech for which he is known, gave unambiguously dismissed the religious, political and social views of “small town” America as nothing more than a misguided response to economic misfortune.

The actual words are almost chilling.

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.

While the tone of voice, and circumstances, however, even more clearly express the pity with which the Drama views the benighted simpletons who reside in small towns across the Midwest at least he didn’t say that we were slack jawed or possessed of an extra chromosome as have other liberal commentators.


vlad the impaler said...

Muslims don't like free thinkers with guns.

RF said...


Obama clearly entered the R/conservative pc territory here. We all know he's speaking the truth. As his campaign has said, it is McCain and Hillary who are out of touch when they dispute what Obama said. Once again, Obama is proving that he's willing to speak the truth, even when it is inconvenient or uncomfortable to some.

Anonymous said...

rf - we understand that liberal progressives believe this is the truth. that's what is so very sad. you really think this is the truth.

forgive them lord, they know not what they do.

Anonymous said...

progressives also believed that reagan was a low iq idiot. they thought that was the truth too. of course, that was an untruth - as is obama's belief in his truth.

forgive them lord, they know not what they do.

Anonymous said...

progressives also believe the truth is that bush lied about wmds. that is also an untruth. this is simply a lie that progressives keep telling, yet they claim it to be truth. it is an untruth. obama is speaking an untruth that he believes is a truth.

forgive them lord, they know not what they do.

Anonymous said...

rosie odonnell is a typical progressive. she believes the truth is that 9-11 was in inside job.

War the TRUTH!

Anonymous said...

obama's spiritual guide/mentor/coach/teacher/advisor, and fellow liberal progressive, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, thinks the truth is that the government of the United States created AIDS to genocidally exterminate black Americans. He thinks that is the truth. Obama allows his young daughters to listen to that truth and internalize that hatred for America that is the real truth of Rev. Wright. We know that is an untruth. Obama is allowing his children to believe lies as truth.

Truth? I think I'll not let Obama or progressive liberals define the truth for me.

The Real Sporer said...

Good debate this Saturday morning. This crappy weather brings out our intellectual best.

Anonymous said...

ted thinks a good debate is when the same anon blogger leaves variations of the same tripe.

WMDs? Where are they? Reagan wasn't a low IQ but He was anti working man. Remember that at least 2/3 rds of our federal deficit was caused by REagan-Bush- Bush. Yet teddy and his minions think that they were good for the economy?
I would not want to live in the small town where Teddy was born as it obviously had a negative influence on his morals.
Go to the small towns now teddy. people are mad, People are frustrated and because they are trusting bunch, some have swallowed the fear mongering and scapegoating that You little Eichmans have been screaming from the roof tops for years.
Go to Sioux County and ask them about their perceived problems. Go to Ottumwa where economic hope hasn't existed for 30 years.
Go to Michigan and see the truth of GOP policies. Go ask the boomers about their 401ks and loss of pension value. Go ask the soldiers who families are on food stamps, Go ask the Casey employees whose families qualify for Medicaid.
People are frustrated and they are going to make someone pay.
The GOP has blown smoke up peoples butts for years Lets hope that don't use Your scapegoats but put the blame where it belongs on the GOP

Mccain was never poor, grew up as an officers brat. Never lived with the common kids as he was used to the military caste system. When he felt poor he just dumped his wife and married a beer heiress. Out of touch plus too old!

Hillary? She was born to a rich republican in the Burbs of Chicago. She was a Goldwater girl! has lived her whole life as an opportunistic phony as she her only dealings with the regular guy was her husband Bill But that was many years ago.

Hillary and John are misreading the mood of the country! Consumer confidence, spending habits, future for their kids, country on wrong track, All these measures are showing the fear across urban/rural and the working economic classes

maybe people aren't ready for the truth. You can't blame them Everything from reaganomics to Contract on America to Compassionate conservative to Iraquis will greet us as liberators to WMDs have been planned lies.

Ghost of Gerald Ford

Art A Layman said...


Notwithstanding that you have a problem discerning truth, your appeal to God contains a truth. They clearly, know not what they do.. They elected Reagan (IQ aside, certainly not a rocket scientist) and Dumbya, each, twice.

Anonymous said...

Greetings my misguided heathens! After reading this Blog since 2006 it seems that the author and those that agree with his views appear to be destined to spend eternity in hell for their sins against humanity.

I am the Right Reverend Jimmy Dodson Haggert Hagee, pastor of the Church of the GOP Pharisees. I believe that I can make Theodore Alvin Simon Sporer actually become one with our lord and maybe show a modicum of humanity. I plan to help the heathen Sporer and his weak minded ilk by showing how their behavior is similar to the lost souls who rejected Christ’s lessons.

This week we will comment on Beaver (Theodore Cleaver) Sporer’s recent accusation that Obama doesn’t speak the truth about most Americans true feelings. We begin with Acts: Chapter 7.

Basically Chapter 7 deals with the stoning of Stephen after he was accused by the Pharisees (Republicans) of blasphemy which is basically to a GOPer as anything that they didn’t think of or anything that they can’t steal. Now, Stephen wasn’t cowed by the mob mentality and continued to speak the truth. The Pharisees (GOP) being basic cowards continued with their threats and bullying tactics.
Stephen stated” You stiff necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears; you are just like your fathers”. In other words though the GOP pretends to be righteous they are in fact unclean in most places and whose hearts and ears are covered in a foreskin material which prevents them from hearing or feeling the truth.

“Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute”? In this part he is basically forecasting the GOPs obsession with punishing anyone who advocates enlightenment. Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn could be considered Ted’s and the modern GOP’s fathers.
‘You have received the law (Constitution) that was put in effect by angels but have not obeyed it. How prophetic as we have all seen how Bush and the Pharisees have called the Constitution” Just another piece of paper while trying to hide behind its protection?

“When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. Stephen full of the Holy Spirit claimed that he could see heaven. At this they covered their ears and yelling at the top of their voices they “rushed” him. Notice how Acts predicted the loud mouth GOP radio and Fox news hacks, plus lesser hacks on the blogs (TED). Why they even name Rush Limbaugh! “They dragged him out of the city and stoned him” (Another reference to Rush and his drug problems.

Yes basically Acts is a bummer as it shows that the Pharisees (GOP) were liars and cowards and that they were still able to destroy the TRUTH! It is heartening to know that The Pharisees reign ended shortly there after when the Romans cast the tribes of Israel to the Winds soon after.

Sleep well!

Reverend Jimmy Dobson Haggert Hagee, Pastor, Church of the republican Pharisees1