Monday, October 18, 2010

Obama's Ruling Class Condescension Toward the People of America

Further to the last post in which I criticized someone named Alan Brinkley for distorting and misunderstanding the Tea Party movement in a condescending manner, here is Brinkley's role model at work. The condescension comes from the top down. You can see how Brinkley's talking points reflect accurately those of the man conservative blogger Erick Erickson calls "The Condescender-in-Chief."

Two years into the Obama presidency, and this kind of thing really shouldn’t be a surprise.

Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.”

The President believes that we are not “thinking clearly,” and that our attitudes and behavior stem from “fear and frustration”. It is one thing for Obama to think that, but it is yet another for the President of the United States to say it out loud - about his own nation’s citizens.

But this is no surprise, is it? This is the same man who accused those who disagreed with him of being hyper-religious, violent xenophobes:

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.

Yes, we remember that one well, don’t we?

A quick Google search reveals the extent of Obama’s condescension problem. Article after article document his snooty, patronizing attitudes about those around him.

Read the rest here.

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