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Who’s Being Patronizing?


Obama has stated that decades of working-class neglect has caused working class bitterness. According to Hillary and McCain, that makes Obama an elitist. Is it as ridiculous as a bunch of right wing Republicans saying that it was the black guy who had the racial issues, or Ferraro claim that Obama was in a racially privileged position?

How does McCain with his family’s elite military tradition and twenty plus years in government call Obama an elitist? How does a guy who believes that patriotism requires war or threats of war call Obama an elitist?

Hillary, in an obvious attempt to show that she was a better Christian than Obama due to his multi-cultural heritage, highlighted that her parents and grandparents had been Christians. How elitist can you get? It sounds to me that Hillary would see the world made up of first and second class citizens based on birth right. John Baer described Hillary’s depiction of Obama as such:

Just don’t tell me that he insulted a state or, given his background, that he’s an out-of-touch elitist.

And I especially don’t want to hear such arguments from a candidate who spent decades in the bubble of a governor’s mansion, the White House and the U.S. Senate, and under the blanket of $109 million income during the last eight years.

Eugene Robinson, in “Shot and a Chablis” describes best who’s really being patronizing: Continue reading


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