Speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser on Sunday, Barack Obama talked about the “small town resentment” he sees in Pennsylvania and throughout the Midwest.

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 gonna 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.

So the only reason people care about God, gun ownership, or securing the border, is because we have a weak economy right now? Are you sure about that?

I don’t claim any special powers or an ability to see into the future, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict that Barack Obama will be issuing an apology within 24 hours for saying something that stupid. I think it really shows just how out of touch he really is. He’s the same garden variety liberal the Democrats run every four years, but he just happens to give better speeches.

-Chris Jones
The Hot Joints

chris@thehotjoints.com

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