Obama on Frank’s book: What’s the Matter with Kansas

I KNEW it!  He had to have had exposure to that thesis!   It explains to a tee what he was saying. And if enough people listen to the relevant section here,  the sense of what he said that people are pouncing on is totally off-base from what his deeper insights offer. TPM Reader GB sent me in the video of Continue Reading

For it, Before She Was Against It

It was only a matter of time before someone notices that Hillary thought the very same things that Obama is now getting battered over;  the “unfortunate (from a Clinton perspective) proclivity to vote on life-style rather than economic issues” What hypocrisy and political opportunism.  She disgusts me. I have been in meetings with the Clintons and their advisors where very Continue Reading

The Irony of the ‘Bitter’ Pill

The irony here is that the very folks who voted against their own best interests are now being encouraged to do so again by this very flack,  aimed at a candidate that is INFINITELY more likely to help them,  the “bitter” than the platitiude pushing phonies like Hillary,  and by a more sincere, yet still sickly platitude pushing McCain.  Neither Continue Reading

Obama’s ‘Bitter’ Pill

The key word here is bitter.  Bad choice,  but what he says is right on.  It is reminiscent of Thomas Frank’s book What’s The Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, which explored why heart of America conservatives vote against their own interests. (In essence,  by getting politically gamed by cynical politics that play upon their conservative Continue Reading

Obama hit for saying some voters ‘bitter’ – Barack Obama News- msnbc.com

Hillary: “Pennsylvanians don’t need a president who looks down on them,” she said. “They need a president who stands up for them.” Obama hit for saying some voters ‘bitter’ – Barack Obama News- msnbc.com Oh yeah, right,  Mrs. 109 million dollars Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for McCain, said Friday: “Only an elitist would say that people vote their values only Continue Reading