Peggy Noonan said recently that she thought Obama might be a snob. Well, read how he talks about people from small towns, according to the Politico and then you tell me:
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.
Notice how he just throws in guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiment. All things he doesn’t seem very fond of.
This is a quote you will be seeing a lot of in months to come. And I think it is quite informative as to how he thinks of Americans in general.