Decades of working-class neglect - now that's insulting


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SOME THOUGHTS on the latest diversion of Campaign '08, a campaign apparently hell-bent on keeping the nation mired in its own stupidity.

As a native-born, small-town Pennsylvanian, a son of native-born, small-town Pennsylvania parents - one from the coal region, one from Lancaster County - let me assure you that the so-called offensive, condescending things Barack Obama said about the people I come from are basically right on target.



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What's offensive to me is suggesting that small-town, working-class, gun-toting and/or religious Pennsylvanians are somehow injured by a politician's words.

"Are you kidding me?

They're injured all right, but the injury is long-term and from lots more than "just words."

They've been injured from decades of neglect by political cultures in Washington and Harrisburg driven by special interests.

They're injured by a system of isolated, insulated political leadership that protects itself and the status quo above all else."

One of the few articles you've posted I have to agree with.

It is insulting that politicians think what they say really matters more than what the public is doing or saying.
That first line above is so telling and the author is right on the mark in calling out this current crop of self absorbed and elitist candidates who cow tow to the myriad of lobbiests and special interest groups right in front of our noses, as if we were not here...

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