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Snoballistic Obama

April 15, 2008

Hissy fits, denouncements & lies by and from the Obama Camp and an elitist KOS sycophant.

Once Obama’s major diss of small town Americans literally blew up in his face,
Obama’s website was quick to swim in the river of denial

Zombie begs to differ…

Michelle Obama, “hoodwinking and bamboozling” America…

Obama Visits Billionaires Row – ZombieTime

According to this article (and many others), Obama’s campaign is claiming he raises his money from small donors:

“When you’re given the gift of advocacy, you don’t sell it to the highest bidder,” Mrs. Obama said. Mrs. Obama stressed how her husband has relied on “regular folks” instead of big donors. Instead of thousand-dollar donations, the Obama campaign has raised millions on small checks of $20 to $50. Mrs. Obama sees this participatory attitude as a new trend.

Wait just a minute there. If you do the math, on just this one day in the Bay Area, Obama went to four events, three of which had $2,300 minimum donations per ticket, and the other $1,000 minimum per ticket. Each of the events, from the various descriptions, held as many as 400 people (the Getty mansion has a ballroom that reportedly seats at least 300). 400 x $2,300 = $920,000 per event, times three events = $2.76 million, plus the other event, which undoubtedly puts him over $3 million in contributions for this one day alone. And who knows how many other similar days he schedules in other parts of the country.

Michelle Obama (and other Obama campaign spokespeople) aren’t telling the truth. It seems that a signficant portion of Obama’s monthly campaign contributions are coming from “large donors”‘ — i.e. rich people, not just the “$20 to $50” donations they’re constantly bragging about.

A little white lie? Or a big fat whopper? You be the judge. Heh.
Zombie also has the…

44-second long, short and small mp3 clip of just the crucial portion of his talk, which you can listen to by clicking on the audio player below:

Scroll down to very bottom of linked page to find it. You will also find Zombie’s photo essay of “Obama Visiting Billionaires Row”.

Obama bills himself as a man of the people, who will beat down big business. … Given his populist stance, Obama’s recent trip to the Bay Area, during which he hobnobbed only with the richest and most famous, is amusing, since it either presents a man with no discernible principles or it presents a bunch of rich people who are allowing themselves to be led like lambs to the slaughter.

The 46-year-old Democratic senator started the day in Atherton [really rich people], made his way to Marin [really rich people] and then was due in at the Getty [plutocrats] mansion in San Francisco for another event.

Actually, the political pandering from Obama, on the one hand, and the stupid fawning from the rich, on the other hand, wasn’t what I found so irritating about the IJ article. Politics in America is, after all, mostly about power, and Obama looks as if he will have the power and these people think that they can buy access. End of story

Image courtesy of Michelle Malkin

Let’s revisit Obama’s snoballistic gaffe shall we? He continues to suffer from foot in the mouth disease. Must be getting pretty damn crusty by now. Crikey!

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.

Osnobama insists on shoving the ‘bitter pill’ down America’s throats.

“I didn’t say it [as] well as I could have,” Obama confessed today during a town hall in Muncie, Ind., in response to the controversy he described as a “political flare-up because I said something that everyone knows is true.”

He then launched into a broad explanation of what he was trying to express: “There are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my home town in Illinois, who are bitter. They are angry… So I said, well ya know, when you’re bitter, you turn to what you can count on. So people, ya know they vote about guns or they take comfort from their faith, and their family, and their community, and they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country, or they get frustrated about how things are changing. That’s a natural response.”

Foot sandwich: Open mouth insert the other foot, for a bitter taste sensation.

Ed Morrissey breaks it down.
Dems desperately focus on the “bitter” – Ed Morrissey Hot Air

* “[T]hey cling to guns…” Cling to guns? Americans have “clung” to guns since the founding of the Republic. It’s such a core value to this nation that its founders placed it second on the Bill of Rights, right after freedom of speech and religion. Speaking of which …

* “or [they cling to] religion …” People don’t become religious because the economy hits a few bumps in the road. Obama may have chosen his religion based on politics, but most people follow a religion out of a deeper sense of spirituality. I can’t think of a more condescending and contemptuous analysis of religious dedication than this statement.

* “or [they cling to] antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment…” Small-town voters are bigots and xenophobes; there’s no other way to read the first part of this statement. The second part, about them being “anti-immigrant”, is a non-sequitur. They may be anti-illegal immigrant, but that’s a far different issue. Obama offers no proof that small-town voters are xenophobes, but the Frisco audience didn’t demand any, either. It’s part of their own bigotry that makes them see middle America in those terms.

* “or [they cling to] anti-trade sentiment …” And this is just jaw-droppingly hypocritical. This comes from the same candidate who opposes the Colombian free-trade agreement and wants to throw NAFTA out the window. Who’s clinging to anti-trade sentiment? Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Big Labor.

It would be difficult to be any more condescending or insulting in so many ways to so many voters in a single sentence. It reveals a deeply elitist and shockingly callow candidate. It’s the “Let them eat cake” of 2008.

12 reasons ‘bitter’ is bad for Obama

The Obama campaign contends that coverage of the San Francisco remarks is overheated and distorted. One aide said that “any logical analysis” would make it obvious that the brouhaha will not “change the pledged delegate count” the key to the Democratic presidential nomination.

In fact, this is a potential turning point for Obama’s campaign” an episode that could be even more damaging than the attention to remarks by his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, since this time the controversial words came out of his own mouth.

Here are a dozen reasons why:[…]

The elitist left denying the elitist blood that runs through their elitist veins…

Don Surber

The left cannot stand that people are calling elitist Obama’s elitist statement to an elite crowd in San Francisco:

More… Obama’s Bible-Thumpin Gun-Humpin Comments …Update: Daily Kos Responds – Gateway Pundit

Savor this: Daily Kos joins the meltdown:
Elitism?… What stinking Elitism?
This is vintage DKos:

Stick Your Elitism Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

I’d suggest ‘wmtriallawyer’ do the same, though it would prove to be a monumental task as his head is obviously taking up all the available real estate, I may as well not waste my time nor his.

Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Urban Ghetto Blacks Turn Bitter – American Digest

[…]How much of a category II Kinsley gaffe? Let’s imagine the same statement with just a slight shift in, ur, demographic focus:

[…]”So it’s not surprising that blacks in urban ghettos get bitter, they cling to guns, drug dealing, racist rap groups, gang-banging, frantic feel-good religions, or antipathy to people who aren’t black like them, or anti-semitic sentiments, or anti-Asian, anti-white sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Ace has this…

Obama To Rural Pennsylvanians: Vote For Me, You Corncob-Smokin’, Banjo-Strokin’ Chicken-Chokin’ Cousin-Pokin’ Inbred Hillbilly Racist Morons – Ace of Spades HQ

This isn’t Obama “misspeaking,” either. Remember, in that speech on race — the greatest speech since Abraham Lincoln — he first seemed to allow that white Americans had legitimate complaints about affirmative action and black crime rates, but then claimed those frustrations were actually misdirected anger about corporations.

This is pure leftist cant — it’s all “false consciousness” stuff, all what our Corporate Masters want us to think, playing us all against each other as they line their pockets with our sweat and tears.

Guns, border security, even religion itself aren’t really legitimate points of interest. Instead they’re all part of the “culture of fear” indoctrinated into us by the corporate emperors really running this country.

Hat tips the lovely Larwyn

A God Fearing, Gun toting, Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist, & American Loving Patriot in other words: A Real American

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  1. April 15, 2008 2:09 pm

    Hi V,

    On Barack’s amazing accumulation of campaign funds, don’t forget that what he doesn’t get around to spending on the race for President, he gets to roll over into his Senatorial campaign fund. At this point, it’s interesting to note that none of the candidates have enough confidence in their chances to relinquish their Senate seats, so, even though they are mostly neglecting their duties they’re still getting a nice paycheck from Uncle Sam every month. Back to Obama’s contribution collection, after the money moves to his Senate fund, if he doesn’t spend it on future campaigns because he becomes President or decides not to run again, he can transfer the cash to any charity he chooses, which will most likely be one he sets up with his wife as director, and the money will slowly but surely find its way into his pocket. On the other hand, we can hope that this flow of funds will buy off a lot of white guilt.

    the Grit

    the Grit’s last blog post..Barack, Hillary, guns and the Constitution

  2. April 15, 2008 8:45 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of surreptitious grifters like Obama in my time, but you would think folks would think twice about donating money to a guy they know so very little about.

    And, the more acquainted one becomes with him, the more unnerving it is…

    Obama scares the hell out of me…

  3. April 16, 2008 2:27 pm

    Asked about the flak he’s been taking, Obama said the charges make little sense to him.

    “I am amused about this notion of elitist, given that when you’re raised by a single mom, when you’re on food stamps for a while when you were growing up, you went to school on scholarship….” he said, also talking about his wife Michelle’s money troubles.

    Years Attended Punahou < --- elite prep school 1971 (5th grade) to 1979 (12th grade) Oh yeah he had it rough alright. Every kid should be as fortunate. As Obama says so himself. A Life’s Calling to Public Service (pdf.) by Barack Obama

    I believe that the carefree childhood I experienced in Hawaii, and the wonderful education I received at Punahoa, should not be left to the luck of the draw, but rather should be every child’s birthright

  4. April 17, 2008 6:16 am

    [Barack Obama] was born in 1961 but his mother could not get food stamps then because a) she was married and b) they were not available then.

    Then [Barack Senior] moved to a foreign country. I don’t think that we were sending food stamps to foreign nations.

    When she moved back in 1965, food stamps were not available in Hawaii in 1965.

    In 1967, she married the second time and moved to Jakarta. Nope, no food stamps then.

    By the time she moved back once again, he was living with his grandparents who had jobs and food stamps were not being handed out like Halloween candy in those years.


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