Wednesday, August 20, 2008


"Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country,"
-Barack Obama

It's probably true, it's a beautiful country. It's the people of this country he looks down upon.

“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 they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not.

“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.”

And anyway, he's wrong. I question his love of country. I question his wife's "for the first time in my adult life" love of country. And I question his associations.