The Democrats’ “Fake-Out America” adviser, Berkeley linguistics professor George Lakoff, must be beside himself. Lakoff has spent years training Democrats to “frame” their language so they would stop scaring Americans. But just last week, B. Hussein Obama was caught on tape speaking candidly to other liberals in San Francisco.
One minute Obama was bowling in Pennsylvania with ordinary people wearing “Beer Hunter” T-shirts, and the next thing you know, he was issuing a report on the psychological traits of these same Americans.
Obama informed the San Francisco plutocrats that working-class Americans are so bitter … they actually believe in God! And not just the 12-step, higher power, “as you conceive him or her to be” kind of God. The regular, old-fashioned, almighty sort of God!
As Obama put it: “(T)hey 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.”
The rich liberals must have nearly fainted at the revelation that the denizens of small towns in Pennsylvania have absolutely no concern for the rich’s ability to acquire servants from Mexico at a reasonable price.
He gave these remarks at one of the four fundraisers on April 6 at the homes of San Francisco’s high and mighty, such as Alex Mehran, an Iranian who went into daddy’s business and married an IBM heiress, and Gordon Getty, heir to the Getty Oil fortune.
It is not known whether any of Getty’s three illegitimate children attended the Obama fundraiser — which turned out to be more of a McCain fundraiser — but photos from the event indicate that there were a fair number of armed (and presumably bitter) policemen providing security for the billionaire’s soiree.
In 1967, Gordon sued his own father to get his hands on money from the family trust — and lost. So Gordon Getty knows from bitter. It’s a wonder he hasn’t turned to guns – or at least to immigrant-bashing. There are enough of them working on his home.
These are the sort of well-adjusted individuals to whom Obama is offering psychological profiles of average Americans, such as their bizarre theories about how jobs being sent to foreign countries and illegal-alien labor at home might have something to do with their own economic difficulties.
It’s going to take a lot of “framing” for Democrats to recast Obama’s explanation to cafe society that gun ownership and a belief in God are the byproducts of a psychological disorder brought on by economic hardship.
It is an article of faith with the Democrats that they must fool the public by simulating agreement with normal people. The winner of the Democratic primary is always the candidate who does the best impersonation of an American.
But then, after all their hard work at making believe they’re into NASCAR and God, some Democrat invariably slips and lets us know it’s all a big fake-out. They’re like a gay guy trying to act straight who accidentally refers to Brad Pitt as “yummy!”
The Democrats’ last phony American was John Kerry, who famously said that if “you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” Kerry claimed this was not an accurate reflection of his feelings about the troops, despite a four-decade record of contempt for them, including accusing American troops of being baby-killers during the Vietnam War.
Rather, he said, it was a “botched joke.” (In Kerry’s defense, he was the opening act for Randi Rhodes’ stand-up comedy show at the time.)
In case there was any confusion, other Democrats immediately clarified their position by going on television and saying — as Rep. Charlie Rangel did — that our troops are people who don’t have the option of having “a decent career.”
These Democrats can’t even pull off attending a NASCAR race without embarrassing themselves. In August 2004, Kerry exclaimed: “Who among us does not love NASCAR?” Then, about six months ago, Democratic congressional staffers to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sent out a memo urging aides going to NASCAR races to get inoculated before attending. (This entire paragraph is completely true.)
Obama had been so careful until now, “framing” his message as “change” — rather than tax hikes, partial birth abortion, driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, socialized medicine and abandoning mandatory minimum prison sentences for federal crimes. (Or any prison sentences, really.)
Remember, kids: His message is “change” – it’s not that his wife is proud to be an American for the first time in her life. He is for “change” – it’s not that a racist loon has been his spiritual mentor for two decades.
One can only hope that Obama got his shots before bowling in Altoona, Pa.
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