Thursday, April 17, 2008

Well said

Kathleen Parker is an Orlando-based Op-Ed columnist who also writes for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.l She just wrote an excellent piece on why Barack Obama's comment about those rubes who inhabit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has ticked off so many people: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-parker17aprilsbapr17,0,1487035.story.

She makes an excellent point. Obama denies being an elitist. Fine, he's entitled to do just that, but the fact of the matter is that he made his comments in SAN FRANCISCO, the heart of the liberal elitist beast, and despite his unquestionable eloquence, actions speak much louder than words. His actions are indicative of his being the prototypical elitist.

2 comments:

serket said...

It is amusing how his defenders are only focusing on the word "bitter" instead of the point of his speech. I liked what this guy said and I was thinking the same thing about the Constitution:

"Those poor rubes and yokels out there in 'flyover country' ... Since they can't sort through the ambiguities of world economics and the complexities of the 21st century, they are clinging to their First and Second Amendment rights ... too simple-minded to think through the issues of culpability, so they resort to racism, xenophobia, isolationism, and protectionism," and "a simplistic Sunday school religion as a security blanket."

Coulter wrote a good article on this topic: Obama woos gun-toting God nuts

Ogden said...

Does Obama believe that improving the economic situation in the muslim world will get islamists to give up their "guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them"? My guess is he does, and the real problem is that perspective, not whether he is contemptuous of middle american values.