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Obama's 2008 hidden video comments about "bitter" small-town Americans used for a 2012 PA ad

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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Wow I think Obama was referencing SW PA and I live there, and totally missed this!
What an insult! The way he bashed a small town in the US makes me wonder if this is how he feels about the US in general.

Anyways, this video is an ad aimed at Democratic Rep. Mark Critz. But I feel it could be particularly damaging to Obama. Has anyone here ever heard about this? I saw that it was posted here in 2008 and got very little attention.


The president made those hidden-camera comments, during a 2008 fundraiser in California, in reference to Pennsylvania voters. Obama said at the time that, as jobs disappear in the area, "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."


Republicans bring back Obama 'bitter' remarks in Pa. ad



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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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They are using it because Pennsylvania is still very close. 2 points in Obama's favor at this time. This weekend I was driving on the back roads outside S.W. Philly. TONS of Romney signs. Not a single Obama sign. I also saw a car driving down the road, ripping Romney signs out of the ground and tossing them in the trunk of the car.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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This was huge news in 2008...... But not in the MSM. Really sad that people don't kow about how he really feels about Americans.

I urge everyone to watch Obama 2016, it's an eye opener......explains why he hates America, Israel.....etc.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
They are using it because Pennsylvania is still very close. 2 points in Obama's favor at this time. This weekend I was driving on the back roads outside S.W. Philly. TONS of Romney signs. Not a single Obama sign. I also saw a car driving down the road, ripping Romney signs out of the ground and tossing them in the trunk of the car.




Well those sign thiefs better be careful. A little old lady was handcuffed and arrested for stealing election signs.
I found that quite humerous. Anyways, you could take down their license plate number and report them.

One year we called up our borough and reported something quite different. A candidate was throwing up signs in my lawn and without my permission! i wasn't even voting for the idiot. They picked my lawn since it would have been prime space.


Originally posted by timetothink
This was huge news in 2008...... But not in the MSM. Really sad that people don't kow about how he really feels about Americans.

I urge everyone to watch Obama 2016, it's an eye opener......explains why he hates America, Israel.....etc.


Yes it truly does make me wonder if he is looking out for someone besides Americans. I will definitely watch Obama 2016, thanx for the recommendation.


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posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Yep. He made the gaffe during the 2008 campaign. Interesting that the Romney campaign is recycling.

The crux of what he said rings true, when folks are economically stressed they operate in less rational terms. Not just true of PA, true for large swaths of rural America....

thus the aggressive right wing appeals to those very things...

Religion: He's a Muslim!!!
Guns: He is going to take away your guns!
Antipathy toward people different then them: Xenophobia...an uptick in intolerance...He's from Kenya (aka black)

Fear spurred by economic uncertaintity brings those things out of some people..

For those that are suggesting the media didn't cover this gaffe in 08...what media were you watching? McCain pounded this on a regualr basis.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo5
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Yep. He made the gaffe during the 2008 campaign. Interesting that the Romney campaign is recycling.



Er umm.... It wasn't the Romney campaign that is using this video. I guess this means you never even watched it? Or for all that matters read the post you were responding to?



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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Watched it again today because my 19year old wanted to see it.....her reply was, no surprises....so proud of her.




posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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Exactly... Same ol business to be expected of Obama....



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by elouina

Originally posted by Indigo5
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Yep. He made the gaffe during the 2008 campaign. Interesting that the Romney campaign is recycling.



Er umm.... It wasn't the Romney campaign that is using this video. I guess this means you never even watched it? Or for all that matters read the post you were responding to?


Oh...apologies...the video was released by the 501c YGNetworks, headed by Eric Cantor's ex-chief of staff and are simply a non-profit that is calling for the repeal of Obamacare, more drilling, less financial regualtion etc...and funded by Sheldon Adelson, Mitt Romney's largest contributor and psuedo-criminal billionaire casino owner.



Profile:

YG Action Fund — the super PAC of the conservative “Young Guns” movement — has spent nearly $3.5 million on independent expenditures boosting Republicans in congressional races this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are the group’s primary financial backers. The Adelsons donated $5 million — the group has attracted $5.6 million this cycle— to YG Action in April.

The group also received $250,000 in donations from billionaire New York hedge fund manager Bruce Kovner and his wife, Suzanne

www.publicintegrity.org...
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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by elouina
Wow I think Obama was referencing SW PA and I live there, and totally missed this!
What an insult! The way he bashed a small town in the US makes me wonder if this is how he feels about the US in general.

Anyways, this video is an ad aimed at Democratic Rep. Mark Critz. But I feel it could be particularly damaging to Obama. Has anyone here ever heard about this? I saw that it was posted here in 2008 and got very little attention.


The president made those hidden-camera comments, during a 2008 fundraiser in California, in reference to Pennsylvania voters. Obama said at the time that, as jobs disappear in the area, "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."


Republicans bring back Obama 'bitter' remarks in Pa. ad



edit on 22-10-2012 by elouina because: (no reason given)


I live in SW PA too, and Obama was absolutely correct. You have Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky in between. The middle third of the state is as hillbilly redneck as anyone--they DO cling to their guns and their Bibles.

They made a big deal about it back in '08 and it didn't matter. Obama still took PA handily, although if you notice NONE of the middle part of the state voted for him.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo5

For those that are suggesting the media didn't cover this gaffe in 08...what media were you watching? McCain pounded this on a regualr basis.


McCain didn't pound anything. McCain fired someone on his campaign team because he actually called Obama by his given whole name.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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You are giving the entirely wrong impression here. Do you want to know what life is like "out in the country" of PA? Something many will never get to experience. MAYBERRY! All the charms of small towns where everyone knows and helps each other. Local small businesses line the streets. The schools have a good handle on their children and teach them respect and manors. Perhaps America needs to get back to its roots. Education is not throwing out a manufactured product. It is molding our children to be contributors to society. And embracing their individuality. Where is this individuality when America keeps closing their small schools and combining them into one large factory?

These small towns are also often our farming towns. Where the folks that grow our food meet. They are the hard laborers of our country and our backbone. Where would we be without them? They represent true America!

Every time I drive through one of these great towns, I yearn to be a part of them. And my dream, when I retire, is to move to the small town that my daughter recently became a part of. Quiet and peaceful, now that is the life!



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Still can't read? This ad was sponsored by the Young Guns Action Network for the election of Keith Rothfus.
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by elouina
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You are giving the entirely wrong impression here. Do you want to know what life is like "out in the country" of PA? Something many will never get to experience. MAYBERRY! All the charms of small towns where everyone knows and helps each other. Local small businesses line the streets. The schools have a good handle on their children and teach them respect and manors. Perhaps America needs to get back to its roots. Education is not throwing out a manufactured product. It is molding our children to be contributors to society. And embracing their individuality. Where is this individuality when America keeps closing their small schools and combining them into one large factory?

These small towns are also often our farming towns. Where the folks that grow our food meet. They are the hard laborers of our country and our backbone. Where would we be without them? They represent true America!

Every time I drive through one of these great towns, I yearn to be a part of them. And my dream, when I retire, is to move to the small town that my daughter recently became a part of. Quiet and peaceful, now that is the life!


Quaint and charming those towns may be, but their attitudes are 19th century. My family is from rural southwestern PA and West Virginia and most of them still live in that environment. I spent a lot of time working on my aunt's farm growing up, and we spent a lot of summers at another relative's farm, so I saw firsthand what it was like. Even now I only live a few minutes from "cow country". I just spent the last week hiding all of my relatives' blatantly racist and teabagger political posts on FB, and they're hardly the exception. The middle of the state is even worse. To put it mildly, they're nice on the outside, but their real attitudes are shocking. Spend any amount of time around them, and you'll be floored. They're racist, xenophobic, and they really do love their guns and their Bibles. They don't know anything about the rest of the world, and the worst part is, they don't want to know. The rest of the world does not exist for them. They don't like anyone not like them. And if you're not born there, you will never, ever, be a real part of the community, no matter how long you live there.
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 09:17 AM
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Really you mean like this

Obama supporters threatet to Riot and Assasinate


Election Day Chaos? Obama Supporters Claim They Will Kill Romney If He Wins Election





If Romney be the man in the white house . I bout kill his b*** a***— AtChoo (@BD_74G) October 15, 2012
Kick starter Campaign to assassinate Romney if he wins 2012. #fb— dick jones (@IanDickJokes)
October 14, 2012 Paul Ryan isn’t all bad, but I swear to god I’m assassinating Romney if he gets elected/—If Romney becomes pres ill assassinate him myself!—Ohana (@Lilsprings) October 13, 2012


Lets not play the one sided card here.........

This has been happening with crazy frequency and ammount among obama supporters......

Included in these tirades are very very racist remarks............

I remember people threw a fit when it happend to obama with the KKK in 2008.........

yet somehow the media is all but silent on this issue when its happening to an oponent of Obama...........

This isnt isolated either, search google you can find TONS of this happening right now...........

..........yet not a peep......



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by elouina
Wow I think Obama was referencing SW PA and I live there, and totally missed this!
What an insult! The way he bashed a small town in the US makes me wonder if this is how he feels about the US in general.

Anyways, this video is an ad aimed at Democratic Rep. Mark Critz. But I feel it could be particularly damaging to Obama. Has anyone here ever heard about this? I saw that it was posted here in 2008 and got very little attention.


The president made those hidden-camera comments, during a 2008 fundraiser in California, in reference to Pennsylvania voters. Obama said at the time that, as jobs disappear in the area, "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."


Republicans bring back Obama 'bitter' remarks in Pa. ad



edit on 22-10-2012 by elouina because: (no reason given)


But he's not being demeaning... what he's is saying is that he understands why they are reacting the way they are. And indeed the comment is taken completely out of context, so you can't judge Obama on it.

In short, you didn't miss anything. But those who oppose him wants you to think twice.... and well, they succeeded didn't they?





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