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    In Darkest Pennsylvania
    Race; Posted on: 2008-04-17 00:13:18 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Where Obama's 'Bitter' Comments Go From Here

    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    It was said behind closed doors to the chablis-and-brie set of San Francisco, in response to a question as to why he was not doing better in that benighted and barbarous land they call Pennsylvania.

    Like Dr. Schweitzer, home from Africa to address the Royal Society on the customs of the upper Zambezi, Barack described Pennsylvanians in their native habitats of Atloona, Alquippa, Johnstown and McKeesport.

    “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and … 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.”

    This is the pitch-perfect Hollywood-Harvard stereotype of the white working class, the caricature of the urban ethnic — as seen from the San Francisco point of view.

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