So now Obama’s an elitist.
Give me a break.
First, read the article that spawned the whole brouhaha and get some context. Obama is responding to the suggestion that “white working-class don’t wanna … vote for the black guy.” Rather than buying into that racist motive, he suggests that many people in small towns in industrial states have become cynical about government because administration after administration has promised change that has not come to pass. “[O]ur challenge,” he said, “is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives.” His subsequent comments about the reason for people’s bitterness and frustration simply show that he understands why people feel the way they do.
And for that, Hillary calls him an elitist. “[M]y opponent said that the people of Pennsylvania who face hard times are bitter,” Clinton said during a campaign event in Philadelphia. “Well that’s not my experience. As I travel around Pennsylvania. I meet people who are resilient, optimist positive who are rolling up their sleeves.”
Could she be any more patronizing? It’s hard to imagine.