Things you see at 4:00 am

Like many of my friends I work nights and thus I have the misfortune of being awake for a lot more hours than most people and get time to think and write accodingly. These are just reflections on the curent state of everything I have an opinion about.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Proud to be bitter

I am proud to be bitter; as defined by Senator Obama. In fact I think I am so bitter I will cling to the entire bill of rights.


Blogger Eduardo S. Ciccione said...

I am not quite sure what you mean by this. I suppose you are trying to slam Obama for the bitter comment, but it does not seem that you have read and interpreted the entire quote from which the bitter comment has been derived. Suffice to say, it has edited down significantly and run ad-nauseam by the McCain and Clinton camps (more so the Clinton camp) to insinuate an attack on gun advocates and the religious majority in Pennsylvania.
In actually, the speech from where the bitter comment is actually pretty spot on. Obama argues that too many people in small towns across the Midwest have been forgotten as a result of the decline of Midwestern industrialism, the destruction of Keynesian economic theory, as well as the Clinton and Bush economies and that their voices are no longer heard. They have become bitter with politics, and cling to guns and religion as the only areas in which they can actively participate within the public discourse.
Yet again this whole controversy is just another attempt at “gotcha-politics,” the rapidly edited political climate, and a last ditch effort by the Clinton campaign.
I do not understand what this has to do with the Bill of Rights, or how you are bitter as defined by Obama.

11:51 AM  

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