October 19, 2008

Poor Trash, Rich Trash and Obama

This is from the "yes ma'am, you ARE trash" department.

(and read this
note too)

And this is Obama in his natural surroundings, giving a performance that explains why Palin is so popular with small town Americans better than I can.

And this is a little anecdote that explains what happens when the s#!t hit the fan.

So a canvasser goes to a woman's door in Washington, Pennsylvania. Knocks. Woman answers. Knocker asks who she's planning to vote for. She isn't sure, has to ask her husband who she's voting for. Husband is off in another room watching some game. Canvasser hears him yell back, "We're votin' for the n***er!"

Woman turns back to canvasser, and says brightly and matter of factly: "We're voting for the n***er." ( FiveThirtyEight )

Except that it the kind of anecdote that carry the signature of a Democrat's wish-fulfillment fantasy. As in "you see, finally the trash understand who their real benefactors are! Too bad the stock market had to crash in order for them to finally get it." This is fantasy that depends on the denial of class, and on not understanding (not being able to afford the understanding) that the hatred of small-town U.S.A. towards the professional classes and their ethos is not for lack of rational capacity.


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