I have been trying really hard to not blog about anymore of the Clinton/Obama brawl that the Clinton’s are wanting to continue all the way to the convention. However, this whole “elitist” crap that is being smeared against Obama by Clinton and McCain is retarded at best and morally reprehensible at worst. Outside of McCain being a Republican, I didn’t expect this from his campaign, as Sen. McCain really is a good man in my opinion, but a Republican candidate has to do what they do, so I don’t fault him that much. Senator Clinton on the other hand, really needs to stop it. This whole scorched Earth tactic is not only hurting her, but the party in general and it’s absolutely ridiculous.
I can’t possibly see why anyone would take a Clinton calling anyone let alone Obama an elitist seriously! Obama was dead on in his comeback and even then he’s pulling punches. The Clinton’s are wealthy, have been privileged and haven’t done any small town living for the last 3 decades. Obama on the other hand had a single mother, grandparents, have to work in fast food, claw his way up the ladder through scholarships, etc. and when he was done, went to help poor and working class people. Even now the majority of he and his wifes income came from their actual jobs that both had to work hard to get and is barely a fifth of what the Clinton’s are worth and how did they get their money?
To add insult to injury, the Clinton’s continually attack Obama for this he says, using the same tactics they accused others of using. For instance:
“You know, he [Bush] wants to divide us over race. I’m from the South. I understand this. This quota deal they’re gonna pull in the next election is the same old scam they’ve been pulling on us for decade after decade after decade. When their economic policies fail, when the country’s coming apart rather than coming together, what do they do? They find the most economically insecure white men and scare the living daylights out of them. They know if they can keep us looking at each other across a racial divide, if I can look at Bobby Rush and think, Bobby wants my job, my promotion, then neither of us can look at George Bush and say, ‘What happened to everybody’s job? What happened to everybody’s income? What … have … you … done … to … our … country?'”
It would be almost comical if it wasn’t so sad. So what is really happening? Clinton is using Republican tactics that they were the most vocal against, and it seems to be working. Small town whites in Pennsylvania just like in Ohio are buying their crap, hook, line, and sinker. The Clinton’s can in no way relate to these people outside of their skin color and yet they buy it anyway. Many of these people can barely get their kids through high school let alone pay for college and the only candidate between Obama and Clinton who knows what it’s like for working class whites to struggle to get their kids an education is Obama who’s white mother and grandparents went through this with him.
It’s just sickening. Anyone who reads or hears Obama’s comments and see it as elitist are the same people who are looking for a reason to not vote for him in the first place. Obama’s message was clear: When you can’t rely on anything else, you have God, family, and personal values that you cling on. Those of us who actually practice religion, attend services, and live our lives accordingly know that to be the truth. When man fails you, God is always there, and when this administration has increased our burdens and especially those of the middle class, working class, and poor, what do you expect people to cling to? When we are depressed, angry, and yes bitter, we turn to God, family, and our personal values and beliefs.
I’m convinced that before this thing is over, Clinton will successfully have become more Republican than the Republicans, move over Joe Liberman, Senator Clinton wants to take your spot!