Barack Obama's efforts to woo white voters in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary have been hurt by his comments on small town bitterness and his association with an outspoken pastor, some residents of Muncy Valley say.Now, much of Blogtopia has handed me hell over the past few weeks for pointing out what should be painfully obvious to anyone who's given even a moment's reflection to the election process.
Local people called the Illinois senator arrogant, unpatriotic and un-Christian after his remarks that residents of small towns in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are bitter because of job losses, and so have turned to traditions like guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiment.
"He is saying people are weak, dumb and naive, and they are seeking religion as a way of getting through," said Darwin Whitmoyer, 54, a white truck driver, at the gas station in this town of about 100 people 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Philadelphia. "He didn't help himself."
Obama is very seriously in danger of losing the general election, should Democrats be assholic enough to select him as the nominee.
There's this huge echo chamber going on, starting with the Great Orange Satan, Daily Kos, through Atrios, and trickling on down to other, B- and C-list blogs. This echo chamber has banged a drum slowly until all you can hear is the drum beat for Obama.
And yet, Hillary keeps hanging in there and Obama has had three distinct shots to put her away and has failed miserably each time: New Hampshire, Texas, and now, Pennsylvania. He's even had to warp the elective process, denying the voters of Florida and Michigan their due process by opposing any revotes.
But he still can't put her away. If the election was held in Blogtopia, tho, Hillary would have folded up her tents after Iowa.
Which tells you what, precisely?
It should tell you there is a significantly more conservative America out there that votes than the morons who believe Obama is the Second Coming of either John Edwards or John Kennedy, depending on whom you talk to.
But hey, I've only been saying this since Obama started in talking about Hillary's periods...