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Well I live in Pennsylvania

April 12, 2008

So yeah, this Obama quote matters to me a bit.

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot of them — 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’ve gone 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. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, and 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.

Wow. I wonder if that’s what Obama would call ‘typical’ Pennsylvania people? I also wonder if Obama ‘clings’ to his religion as well… or does he consider himself more ‘enlightened’ than all those bitter, gun-totin’, Pennsylvania yokels?

And where did he give this speech? Billionaires row in San Francisco of course. Zombietime has the details (and plenty of photos of course):

Obama Visits Billionaires Row

I wonder why he didn’t give this speech in Pennsylvania?

Update: Higher quality audio file of this speech segment available at zomblog.

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One Comment
  1. Joshua Whitfield permalink

    and you disagree with this? I live in PA too and everything he says is true. If you ever took speech in college you have to identify with your audience, so that explains why he’d give that speech in San Francisco rather than PA cuz these rednecks would get offended as apparently you have. But he wasn’t bashing against any faction, he was just saying that people are unaccepting and not open minded to other ideas such as gun laws, different religions, different races.

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