I don’t think anyone is too concerned about the discussion of the downtrodden being bitter. I heard Obama talk about this in the debate yesterday – he was hung on the “bitter” aspect.
The really offensive thing is the suggestion that poor people “cling” to guns and religion and xenophobia because they are bitter and let down by the government. That’s the offensive part. That’s the part he is missing.
Maybe in his church bitterness works to draw people in. Sermons about how the government craps on you would certainly appeal to the bitter masses. However, I just don’t think a generalization that poor people are religious because the world has crapped on them is in touch with reality and that’s where Obama’s problem lies.
Wake up people! This man is a WEENER! I’ll say it again – WEENER.