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Obama Was Right

Barack Obama, speaking in California:

You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Man, did he nail it. Even for those from Washington, DC, via Massepequa, New York via Little Rock via Chicago...


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Is there a point? Are you s... (Below threshold)
max:

Is there a point? Are you saying HRC is from rural PA? Seriously, I don't get it.

If he wants to see antipath... (Below threshold)
TGScott:

If he wants to see antipathy and/or downright hostility from those who don't share his views, he should travel further south. We don't much like him down here in TN either.




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