(Re: Markos at The Daily Kos used that term to refer to issues of economic class in this country for a certain Democratic presidential candidate, and I would tend to agree – based on last April’s fiasco over a certain speech in San Francisco, I would say that, as far as Caucasians are concerned, African Americans aren’t supposed to talk about how the former group is affected by the economy.)
Well, with that long preamble out of the way, please allow me to take note of this Think Progress post, which tells us that Turd Blossom had the following to say about my beloved commonwealth…
“But it’s a conservative part of the state, and then if you take the far southwestern corner over there near Pittsburgh and the suburbs, that’s coal country, and that’s the kind of people who really do cling to their guns and their faith, and took a lot of — you know that was part of the state where Obama might be expected to do well.”
And with that, pretend liberal Alan Colmes immediately sprang to life and asked permission from host Sean Inanity to slap Rove on the wrist with a wet noodle.
Well, given this little slipup by the supposed electoral genius who oversaw the loss of both houses of Congress to the Dems two years ago, let’s play a little game, shall we? I propose that we take a few of those quotes thrown at Barack Obama when he made those original remarks and apply them to “Bush’s Brain,” OK? It’s easy and fun.
Was (Rove) simply flattering his (audience) by casting aspersions on the idiocy of small-town life?
He’s disdainful of small-town America — one might say, of bourgeois America. He’s usually good at disguising this. But…the mask slipped.
And what are the grounds for his supercilious disdain? If he were a war hero, if he had a career of remarkable civic achievement or public service — then he could perhaps be excused an unattractive but in a sense understandable hauteur. But what has (Karl Rove) accomplished that entitles him to look down on his fellow Americans?
And John W. McBush campaign manager Steve Schmidt chimes in here..
“It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking,” Schmidt said.
Wow, Rove gets punk’d by his protege; and from here…
“I think (Rove knows) he (has) to talk to the middle class who he actually insulted — Levittown especially — since we’re the ones he had in mind when he said that stuff about clinging to guns and religion.”
And as J.D. Mullane of the Courier Times tells us here…
You may have heard what (Karl Rove) thinks of small town Pennsylvanians: They are “bitter” and “cling” to guns, religion and bigotry because they don’t have good jobs.
Oh boy – I think Rove has more work to do while he keeps busy defying a congressional subpoena.
Update 10/24/08: Lie after lie after lie…