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April 11, 2008

Obama Tries Damage Control; Epic Fail

To be honest that vid isn't as good as Allah's deconstruction of it. Pay attention to Obama's attempt to limit the "gaffe" to calling people "bitter."

Dude, that's the least of it and you know it. You came thisclose to saying "Religion is the opiate of the masses." You strongly implied that people "cling to their religion" only due to economic desperation, and not out of faith at all.

Allah and I were emailing about this and I said, "Well, you know, they all think that. It's the What's the Matter With Kansas? theory that has such a grip on the liberal mindset. They can't comprehend why people aren't gung-ho for socialism, so they postulate that people are 'distracted' and 'divided' by sinister forces injecting 'phony issues' (like God) into politics to keep them from voting for socialism."

Which is, yes, itself pretty much just a re-wording of "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Will this hurt Obama? I doubt it, as far as the primaries go. Because, once again: Almost all liberals believe this. Obama was just stupid enough to say it before a primary. So he'll get all the liberal votes he was going to get anyway; quite frankly, his voters won't even understand what the fuss is all about. Why shouldn't Obama say it? It's true, isn't it? Downtrodden, uneducated, backwoods smoked-porcupine-pie type people (that would be you and me) of course cling to simple concepts their tiny brains can grasp -- guns, God, patriotism, the lot of it -- because we're just not capable of understanding the complexities of a functioning socialist economic system on the European model.

The only way this hurts him is if superdelegates now realize he cannot win in November, and begin flipping for Lance Corporal Hillary Clinton. But I doubt that will happen, and anyway, the Democratic party cannot afford to not nominate Barack Obama at this point.

I don't want to say that Obama is now unelectable but he's coming perilously close to that point.

Oh, And... The turning worm. Even McCain is seizing on this, and not tepidly, either.

And even Allah has called him a crypto-Marxist, which is accurate, except for the crypto part. Psuedocryptomarxist, maybe.

He ain't really hiding it all that much.

Oh and This Is Sweet: Zombietime, who likes to show up where idiots gather and photograph their mating rituals, actually was present and snapping pictures at the event where Obama delivered this speech.

Billionaire's Row, baby!

Update [Moron Dave in Texas]: Remember when he was just trying to be a good Christian?

Educate. It's all crazy.

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posted by Ace at 11:04 PM

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