Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Bigmouth Strikes Again:" Sen. Barry O'Blarney

For your consideration, another quote from the fictional Sen. Barry O'Blarney:




"You go into some of these urban areas in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of big cities across the nation, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," Sen. O'Blarney said.



"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns and gangs and antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-white sentiment, or anti-police sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," he said.




Would you vote for the fictional Sen. O'Blarney? How does his quote compare to the real Sen. Obama's quote:




"You go into some of 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," Obama, an Illinois senator, said.



"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," he said.




I'm not going to vote for the real Sen. Obama, because he is a "big time" liberal, and I disagree with his policy positions. This post is an example of him using "identity politics," and turning it around, to show how offensive similar phrasing can sound, when seen from a different point of view.

3 comments:

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BobG said...

Nicely done, Chris. You make your point well.