Obama's Not Dumb. He Just Doesn't Care

| May 19, 2008 | 1 Reply

It looks like Barack Obama’s going to lose yet another primary in the middle of America on Tuesday. Luckily for him, he has his excuse all picked out.

“What it says is that I’m not very well known in that part of the country,” Obama said. “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.”

And that would be one heck of a good excuse if he wasn’t from Illinois, which is even more “nearby” to Kentucky than Arkansas.

The more I hear Obama speak, the more I’m getting the very disturbing feeling that his gaffes aren’t gaffes at all. He really doesn’t give a damn about most of the country. His campaign for the past six months has purposefully smash-mouthed vast swaths of the electorate and he’s not even tried to seriously explain himself. He has campaigned almost exclusively among young voters, rich liberals, and blacks. If some reporter had told him that Illinois really is closer to Kentucky than Arkansas, he would have blown it off because it doesn’t matter to him. That’s not the real point of what he said.

What Barack Obama was really saying in his quote was that he never expected to do well in a state full of poor white trash. Like he’s done in nearly every state in this primary season, he’s found a new way to call an electorate that didn’t vote for him stupid or worse. I wonder how much longer the MSM is going to let him get away with it without calling him on it, even a little. You can be darned sure that if John McCain had run a similar campaign, they would have cooked him at the stake, found some way to resurrect his burned corpse, and roasted him again.

I’ll be darned if I can remember a campaign since Reconstruction that has been as blatantly racist as Obama’s and yeah, I’m including the Republicans’ supposed “southern strategy” in this question.

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