Monday, April 14, 2008

Obama Goes From Frying Pan to Fire

Any questions about Obama's true values and beliefs should now be history. He has made that clear in recent months and Obama's most recent comments among the West Coast elite should be the most alarming to average Americans everywhere.

While in California raising money, Obama stated "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 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."

Mr. Obama to the rescue! These poor pathetic masses who didn't go to Columbia or Harvard, who can't adequately articulate their concerns so they cling to their "religion" or "guns." They "need" an Obama to come to the rescue, in his view.

Obama's near paternal attitude towards these voters show a deep seated belief of superiority that we saw from John Kerry in 2004 and becomes a reoccurring theme of the most liberal of Democratic candidates.

This elitism is more pervasive in almost direct proportion to their liberalism. This is because liberals sincerely believe that many (if not most) simply can't take care of themselves. Middle Americans are "like sheep" in their eyes, needing protection against big business, or the risks of the free market, or any other danger (imaginary or real) they use to create fear among voters.
Middle Americans often flirt with extremely liberal candidates -- the McGoverns, the Kerrys, and the Obamas; but in the end they typically come to their senses. These type of candidates want to help the poor, by making all Americans poor, so the economically weakest don't "feel" quite as bad. Middle America has seen too many like them who pull up the economic ladder and achieve economic success and don't want to cut themselves from future opportunities by supporting candidates that will kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

The situation has gotten worse. Instead of merely owning his words and apologizing, he is making the situation worse by trying to discredit Clinton's and McCain's criticism. He has gone to the extreme of stating that Clinton is trying to make herself into an "Annie Oakley" type character. In other words, a woman taking tough positions on the issues facing middle America is reduced to one that most know today as more myth than reality, more comic book than history. This is the kind of offensive rhetoric that only further damages his hopes to becoming the next President.

Kevin Price is Host of the Houston Business Show (M-F at 11 AM on CNN 650) and Publisher of the Houston Business Review. Hear the show live and online at www.HoustonBusinessShow.com. Visit the archive of past shows here. "


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like a Clinton supporter.

8:16 AM  

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