Sunday, April 13, 2008
The brouhaha over Obama's comments about small town America is politics at its most cynical, what we should expect from the right wing in the General Election, but what I hoped not to see in the primary. Clinton is using the code words "elitist" and "out of touch" to scare non-urban white America about Obama. Her comments aren't really meant to be about class at all (who really believes that Clinton is less upper class than Obama). It's race baiting. "Elitist" means that he's an uppity negro. "Out of touch" means that he's a scary, urban black man. We should all feel bitter about Clinton's tactics.