I think the superiority that inhabites Obamamania's disgustingly elitist world-view comes through in this unavoidable condescension. Just listen to the phrasing, the sound-bites, the certainty of it all: They DO know what is good for us. Trust them, they do.
It says something about the quality of Presidential candidates our country can field when the most thoughtful person left in the race comes up with a clunker like this.
"... 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 toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
I may very well be bitter, but that's just me. I don't "cling to guns and religion" because I'm bitter. I cling to Christianity and the Right to Bear Arms, first of all, because my God sent His Son to die for me, and I am both obligated and grateful to Him for saving my undeserving soul -- and because they are both part of MY HERITAGE, and I am commanded through my belief to obey GOD; and given my observation of you and what you stand for, I will probably need my guns for survival.
Mike Huckabee on Obama:
"We should recognize his many strengths. His poise, his intelligence, his ability to inspire. He's like the car you always wanted as a kid. You had your dream car and it had every bell and whistle option your heart could imagine. Then, one day you sit down and decide you want that car, except, when you do the numbers, you realize you can't afford it. You've waited and dreamed about it your whole life, but the reality hits you; you can't afford it."
Caucus vs. Popular Vote Results:
There are a lot of lib voters who love to talk a good game when it comes to anti race-bias, but when they get in the booth it's a different matter. I don't think you have to guess at any "Bradley Effect" -- all you have to do is look at the Caucus results in all (not just northern) states vs. the popular vote. If there is data on white caucus votes, I'd bet it backs that up....
On the exit polls, people lie. All the time.
I'll bet the difference in the exit polls and results mirrors the data of white Dem' caucus voters vs. white Dem' popular vote, only at a slightly smaller ratio.
On the Obama's Somali outfit pics:
Fortunately for Obamamania, the outfit completely covered up the "Go Hamas" t-shirt.
He can walk on H2O, then turn that H2O into a passable American Pale Ale (with the help of a good brewmeister, some malt and Cascade and Centennial hops), then waste that Ale by pouring it on the swooning crowd, bring world peace, brotherhood, end jaywalking and world hunger.
Personally, I'm waiting for the end-world-hunger thing, and I'm HOPING he uses the loaves and fishes trick.
Make mine a Neeew-Oileeens-style blackened Orange Roughy, please -- accompanied by said American Pale Ale; and if you would, one of those homemade flat-breads they used to have at Shaw's in Lancaster.
"Good people can vote for evil because the political process spreads the cost of evil to everyone. This serves to both obscure specific evils within the grand scope and façade of government, and also to allow for the devotion of resources to evil in huge disproportion to what people really want to give it. As long as people recognize the authority of government to fund itself on their behalf, the regime will continue." -- Jacob Halbrooks
"Revivalism from the beginning has only thrived insofar as a single individual is the focus of the devotion of the faithful, and that individual is chosen based on his ability to stir up excitement in his followers. Objective truth and deep sustained intellectual reflection are substituted with shallow rhetoric and easily attained emotional fervor. So, in fact, Obama actually has more in common with Charles Finney than with any former president, in that his views on policy are largely irrelevant to his supporters. In the modern context, Joel Osteen comes to mind. People don't care what he says, so long as he makes them feel good. But what we're witnessing is a sort of resurrection of the Caesar cult. People believe that the government is to be their savior, and they think Obama would make a good messiah." -- Kerry Lewis
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." -- H.L. Mencken
"I hate to be so cynical, but I'm afraid we're about to get a belly full of what we've got coming to us. How a person gets through this life without faith in Christ and fellowship of Christian friends is beyond me." -- Rublev's Dog