Before I get to Barack Obama’s snobbish, condescending, and arrogant comments about small-town Pennsylvania, I wanted to share a little more about my visit to Harrisburg last week.
As I mentioned, I was up in Pennsylvania to speak to Real Alternatives, an inspiring non-profit charity that provides alternatives to abortion for young women in crisis pregnancies. The group has its roots in historic, early support from the late, pro-life Democrat governor, Bob Casey.
“Our business is to fight the poison of hopelessness with love,” Gov. Casey told counselors and volunteers at the first PA Alternative to Abortion Services Program Banquet. Real Alternatives encompasses a statewide network of social service agencies, pregnancy support centers, maternity residences and adoption agencies that offer comprehensive, life-affirming alternatives to abortion to women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. They’ve served more than 135,000 women since 1996–receiving just a fraction of the money that the massively taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood abortion empire receives.
At the RA annual banquet last week, I met volunteers and counselors from all walks of life–black, white, Latino, Catholic, Republican, independent, young, and old. I noted that while Beltway blowhards bloviate about hope and change, they were true agents of hope and change. I was moved by the tireless spirit and enthusiasm of Real Alternatives’ president and CEO, Kevin Bagatta. I met his mom, his wife, new baby, his son, his office mates, former co-workers, counselors from across the Keystone State, other pro-life activists from Texas and Maryland who are on a similar mission. This army of compassion has succeeded against enormous odds. They are doing God’s work–and their success is being replicated across the country.
When I think of “small-town Pennsylvania,” I think of the people of faith and fortitude I met last week–with open hearts, big smiles, and
a boundless belief in the ability to help others, even on a shoestring budget and a steep political incline.
Which brings me to Obama. A HuffPo writer reports that during a fund-raiser with wealthy San Francisco liberals, Obama (now Snob-ama) said the following:
“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,” Obama said. “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.”
Now, we don’t need to guess anymore what he’s thinking when he’s on the campaign trail in rural and small-town Pennsylvania. Instead of hard-working, patriotic, faithful Americans, he sees “bitter,” “frustrated,” resentful scary people whom he’ll readily diss while sipping Chardonnay in Baghdad by the Bay.
A real man of the people, that Barack “37” Obama, ain’t he?
Zombie has exclusive photos of Obama’s visit to SF’s Billionaires’ Row. It’s where he feels most at home:
Typical Democrat elitists.
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