But wait, Obama said what?
At a fundraiser in San Francisco last week, Obama attempted to describe the plight of blue collar workers in bible belt states to "latte-sipping" Californians. He said that "jobs have been gone now for 25 years". He said that as a conseqence they've gotten bitter and turned to "guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentimant". (ABC News)
And, in the midst of a "dirt-less" week, Hillary jumped on this right away, claiming that everyone she encountered in Pennsylvania was "resilient", "optimistic", and "positive". In essence, she twisted Obama's words from one's that were meant to inspire to words that critique blue-collar workers. And the funny thing is, Obama is right. Blue collar workers have seen a dramatic decrease in available jobs in the last 25 years and the government has been hesitant to offer any assistance to laid-off factory workers losing their jobs to 3rd world countries because it's in the interest of big business. And there has been a corresponding increase in "the recruitment of hate groups such as KKK" (The Rail-Splitter).
Hillary's accusation of Obama's elitism is coupled with her announcement this week that the Democratic candidates in the past election (i.e. Gore and Kerry) were out of touch with their constituents. The Democrats lost in 2004 because they couldn't relate to voters? I find that hard to believe, considering the white-collared, Texan who did win.
Basically, Hillary claims to relate more to blue collar workers and the common man than Gore, Kerry, AND Obama. In the words of The Rail-Splitter, "Give me a fucking break". This, coming from the woman with +100,000,000 in taxable income (The Rail-Splitter). The same woman refusing to show tax records and ready to invest millions of her own money in a faltering campaign.
So congratulations Hillary. Way to stir up the pot and get people talking. Let's see how far this ludicrous accusation gets, how far the media blows up a simple speech to condemnation of working class families. If anything it's entertaining, right?