This has the potential to be huge -- especially with the Pennsylvania primary coming up in nine days.
Barak Obama revealed his disdain for the common folk at a speech last week in San Francisco:
"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," Obama said. "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."
It's an astounding display of elitist bigotry, and he's gonna pay for it.
Mark Ambinder writes:
Republicans sense an opportunity in the developing storm over Barack Obama’s remarks.
His comments have been distributed to allies on Capitol Hill, to members of the Pennsylvania press corps, to talk radio hosts across the country, to Republican state parties and to the congressional campaign committees. The National Republican Congressional Committee is using the statement to whack Chris Carney, a vulnerable frosh member of congress from Pennsylvania.
Read it here.
Michelle Malkin calls him “Snob-ama” — that name is likely to stick. [here]
The McCain campaign piles on:
The McCain campaign, finding a gift in its lap, tees off on the eye-opening comments by Barack Obama from a fundraiser last week in San Francisco (of all places).
Asked to respond, McCain adviser Steve Schmidt called it a “remarkable statement and extremely revealing.”
“It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking,” Schmidt said. “It is hard to imagine someone running for president who is more out of touch with average Americans.”
Read it here.
From the Ace of Spades [here]
“Obama To Rural Pennsylvanians: Vote For Me, You Corncob-Smokin’, Banjo-Strokin’ Chicken-Chokin’ Cousin-Pokin’ Inbred Hillbilly Racist Morons.”
Instapundit is all over it. [here]
The New Republic says Snobama’s comments are “None-too-bright”. [here]
John Hinderaker writes:
It sounds like Obama is scaling back on his effort to appeal to religious voters. And what’s this about the yahoos’ “anti-trade sentiment”? Would that be like opposing the Colombia trade agreement? Hypocrisy is not unknown among politicians, but Obama seems determined to set a new standard.
Read it here.
From Just One Minute: [here]
HALP US BROK O’BOMBA– WE R STUCK HEAR N ALTOONA.
And Hillary! responds: [here]
Pennsylvanians don’t need a president who looks down on them. They need a president who stands up for them, who fights for them, who works hard for your futures, your jobs, and your families,” she said, implicitly casting Obama as an elitist.
This thing is not going away anytime soon. Snobama stands revealed as a narrow-minded bigot, and Hillary and McCain aren’t going to let anybody forget it.
Gotta go now — houn dogs needs feedin and there’s lots of chickens to choke, banjos to stroke, and my cousin’s comin over in a couple o’ hours. Lord knows what she wants.