8 Stages Alert! Pulling Out A McCain Quote To Compare To Obama’s “Bitter”

by William Teach | April 13, 2008 8:39 am

Yeah, yeah, I usually start Sunday off with a Patriotic Pinup post, but this one is too juicy to hold off on. After 36 holes of golf Saturday, and all the beer afterwards, if I do not write it, my head may explode.

On the “8 Stages of Liberal/Progressive Discussion When They Know They Are Busted,” a #2 is “Find some sort of moral equivalence or a story from 30 years ago saying a Conservative did something sort of similar.”

Well, starting out at the HuffPo[1], moving to Oliver Willis[2], and then to Talk Left[3], with more lefties certainly chiming in shortly, we seem them attempting to say that John McCain said the same thing as Snob-ama[4]

It’s the influx of illegals into places where they’ve never seen a Hispanic influence before,” McCain told me. “You probably see more emotion in Iowa than you do in Arizona on this issue. I was in a town in Iowa, and twenty years ago there were no Hispanics in the town. Then a meatpacking facility was opened up. Now twenty per cent of their population is Hispanic. There were senior citizens there who were—’concerned’ is not the word. They see this as an assault on their culture, what they view as an impact on what have been their traditions in Iowa, in the small towns in Iowa. So you get questions like ‘Why do I have to punch 1 for English?’ ‘Why can’t they speak English?’ It’s become larger than just the fact that we need to enforce our borders.”

I know it has been repeated ad nausea, but, let’s see that Obama quote again

You go into 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 it’s not surprising then 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.

So, Maverick is discussing Americans being concerned about an influx of people who do not speak English and make no attempt to be a part of our culture, and the Lefties are looking at one phrase in order to draw some sort of moral equivalence, while ignoring (shocka!) every other smear that Obama made towards small town middle Americans. As Tom Maguire [5]wrote “Hmm, McCain forgot to trash the origin or depth of anyone’s religious convictions or suggest that immigration turned them into gun nuts, so I don’t quite see the equivalence.”

Impressively, Kyle E. Moore at Comments From Left Field [6]does not join the current #2 meme, and says that McCain is correct in what he said and that there is no equivalence to what Obama said, though, Moore actually likes what Obama said (shocka!) and thinks it was dead on. And there is the problem. So many on the Left think Obama was right, following along with the “small town hicks are gun nuts, religious zealots, immigrant haters, and just total rubes.”

‘Memba this? (via an earlier post by Beth C[7]. at McCain Blogs)

Obama is the perfect candidate for the far, far, far left Progressives. An elitist snob, with all the connotations that that implies. Combine that with Obama being a federal level political neophyte who has really done zip in his few years, other then vote present, and we have the makings of another “Republicans stole the election!” come November.

Meanwhile the Goracle and Jimmy “meet with Hamas” Carter are apparently being poised to tell Hillary that it is over[8]. Bring on the snob with the separatist and racially devise pastor of 20 years!

PS: anyone think this meme is going to end up in the NY Times Monday?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove [9]and McCain Blogs[10].

  1. HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/mccain-said-it-before-he_b_96314.html
  2. Oliver Willis: http://www.oliverwillis.com/index.php/2008/04/11/media-for-mccain-full-context-of-obamas-comments-on-rural-life/
  3. Talk Left: http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/4/12/17241/1320
  4. same thing as Snob-ama: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/12/17/071217fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all
  5. Tom Maguire : http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2008/04/we-dont-need-no.html?cid=110496624#comment-110496624
  6. Comments From Left Field : http://commentsfromleftfield.com/2008/04/late-saturday-night-musings
  7. Beth C: http://mccainblogs.com/2008/04/12/what-barack-obamas-bitter-voters-sentiment-really-means/
  8. poised to tell Hillary that it is over: http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/It39s-Obama-stupid-Carter-and.3976738.jp
  9. Pirate’s Cove : http://www.thepiratescove.us/2008/04/13/8-stages-alert-pulling-out-a-mccain-quote-to-compare-to-obamas-bitter/
  10. McCain Blogs: http://mccainblogs.com/2008/04/13/8-stages-alert-pulling-out-a-mccain-quote-to-compare-to-obamas-bitter/

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