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.
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There is no way this man should be President. He is so out of touch with the people of this country it is scary.
I am an optimistic person. Sure I get a little upset now and then when I see people like this trying to destroy my country. That has nothing to do with the fact that I treasure my right to keep and bear arms, or how I choose to worship. These are rights that have been given to me by the Bill of Rights. I believe that the United States should be a sovereign nation. Not because of bitterness but because it is imperative to its survival. For a man running for President to say this is unbelievable.
What is just as bad is this statement from Kirsten Powers:
An intriguing quote from KP:
“It comes off very badly,” Democratic strategist Kirsten Powers said of the small-town America remarks. “They are things that I think in a liberal world sound totally normal, and outside of that world I don’t know that he appreciates how it sounds. And it just sounds very elitist, and it sounds like he’s looking down on people.”
My beliefs have finally been confirmed. The Democrats live in their own little world. And it is a screwed up place. I know I don't want to go there. Now we know what CHANGES Obama wants to make.
Of course, he is trying to sweep it under the rug:
There are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my home town in Illinois, who are bitter. They are angry… So I said, well ya know, when you’re bitter, you turn to what you can count on. So people, ya know they vote about guns or they take comfort from their faith, and their family, and their community, and they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country, or they get frustrated about how things are changing. That’s a natural response.
He will need a damn big rug!