Monday, April 14, 2008

The truth

Robert you had a quote on your website that applies here that I know I'm paraphrasing so if you can give me the exact quote I'd appreciate it. The quote was something like if you make them angry your making them think. I guess that's what Barrack Obama is doing that and doing that quite well.

He made an excellent, accurate statement and as always instead of the discussion being about the statement the discussion is is Obama an elitist. That answer is obviously no and I feel he is more on the pulse of small town America then Clinton or more of the same McCain. His statement should be talked about not if he is an elitist but no one seems to be doing that. Yeah people are bitter. People blame everyone but who is responsible (and again both parties are accurately equally responsible). People are hurting. And that what was the statement.

Here is his statement

You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and 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 fell 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, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.


Robert E Wilson said...

First of all, the quote is "Remember: If you make people think they're thinking, they love you; if you actually make them think, they hate you." My brother wrote that, I don't know where he got it from.

Secondly, it is just plain reality that our modern world forces continual change. It's rough on those who prefer to stay put both in where they live and what they do. The days of working your way up a ladder for a corporation or a particular industry for 40 years are gone forever. These "small towns" probably are coal-mining or steel towns. Those who adapted left these towns long ago to prosper somewhere else doing something different. Those who stayed behind and whine that they can't mine coal or forge steel anymore and resort to religion deserve their plight. It is not up to the Federal Government to provide these people jobs. It's up to them.

What's Obama going to do? Give them all government jobs?

Erik said...

But I will ask again when this so called liberal media will finally discuss these things.

Robert E Wilson said...

You should read this article:

Obama: 'bitterly' out of touch