Monday, April 21, 2008

Update on the Obama "Bitter" Comment

You can read the previous post for context, but in the televised debate against Hillary Clinton for the Pennsylvania primary, Obama had another opportunity to clear up his "bitter" comment. This was his "clear up":

The point I was making (last week at a private San Francisco fundraiser) was that when people feel like Washington's not listening to them, when they're promised year after year, decade after decade, that their economic situation is going to change, and it doesn't, then politically they end up focusing on those things that are constant, like religion. They end up feeling 'This is a place where I can find some refuge. This is something that I can count on.'
Here are two key words to explain a few points: end up.
Politically people "end up" focusing on their religion if their economic situation doesn't change. Hmmmmmmm. Marxism again. And then, they "end up" feeling like religion is a place they can find some refuge.
A few points:
1. He doesn't get people. He says he understands them and it is obvious he doesn't. I feel sorry for his own religious situation if it is merely a refuge for him when he feels in economic trouble.
2. He has a wrong view of the world. A gigantic number of people, if not the majority, believe what they do because they are convinced it's right. A Marxist can't explain reality outside of economics. Sad.


Don Johnson said...

Hey, Kent, I have seen the Marxist angle now on a few political blogs, including Mickey Kaus at Salon.

Do they ready WIT?

Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Kent Brandenburg said...

I read it first here, but with millions of bloggers and talking heads, I'm guessing that someone else has already taken credit. Even though we're not in it for credit, I've now got DJ credit. I'm satisfied.