Thursday, March 20, 2008

How can you argue with these folks?

How can you argue with these folks?

This is how they feel.

I know that the liberal pundits have been raving for the last two days on Barack Obama's speech. The liberal media elitists are actually claiming this to be one of the greatest speeches of all time.

The problem is, Obama still missed the mark. How can this possible be called one of the greatest speeches of all time, if the people you needed to reach, turned away.

America is not happy with Barack Obama and his poll numbers are starting to bare that out.

The people that Obama needed to reach are in the bars, in the middle class neighborhoods and in the working class neighborhoods all around America.

He missed his mark.

This is how the folks in Pennsylvania are reacting:


More than a dozen interviews Wednesday found voters unmoved by Obama’s plea to move beyond racial divisions of the past. Despite baring himself with extraordinarily personal reflections on one of the most toxic issues of the day, a highly unusual move for a politician running for national office, the debate inside taverns and beauty shops here had barely moved beyond outrage aimed at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s refusal to “disown” his longtime pastor.

Glenn Peter, 54, a patron at Rauchut’s Tavern, said he heard finger pointing, not reconciliation. He took issue with Obama’s explanation that Wright’s observations of a racist America were reflecting the racial scars of his past.

“I don’t want to hear that you are blaming us for him saying this,” said Peter, who is white and worked at an auto parts factory until it was shuttered several years ago. Cutting ties with the church “would have been the best way to do it. That way, I could have been able to listen to him again.”

“He lied to Anderson Cooper,” said Rodica Mitrea, an aesthetician and immigrant from Romania, referring to an Obama interview Friday with the CNN anchor.

Peter said he’s never voted for a Republican for president, but if Obama is the nominee, he will support Sen. John McCain.
“I would have a hard time if it is Clinton and McCain,” Peter said.

“It was a great speech,” one man said. “But what concerns me is that on the website for his church, they say they are unabashedly Afro-centric. … The underlying message is they are perpetual victims and they enjoy the victim status and by proxy, me as a white person is their victimizer. And as long as we perpetuate these divisions, we will never heal.”

Mitrea, the aesthetician on her cigarette break outside Beautyworx Salon and Day Spa in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, said she watched the whole speech. And before the controversy over Wright’s sermons, Mitrea said she was 55 percent for Clinton, 45 percent for Obama.
“Now I am 100 percent for Clinton and zero percent for Obama,” Mitrea said.
These are the regular folks trying to make their voices heard above the elitist media and political pundits who immediately declared Obama as the new messiah with a new message.

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