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So… very… awkward.

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

Ye gods. Someone needs to stop Obama for his own sake. His response to “Bittergate” is actually worse than the original remarks:

As the audience listened nearly in silence, he added: “So I said, well you know, when you’re bitter, you turn to what you can count on. So people vote, they vote about guns or they take comfort from their faith and their family and their community and they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country or they get frustrated about how things are changing. That’s a natural response.”

So people “count on” xenophobia, racism and Jesus in times of trouble?


The initial speech was ill-advised, but at least it wasn’t CRINGE-inducing.

Now that he’s attempting to clarify his comments instead of offering a quick “oops” and apology, he’s lost any chance of saying he misspoke and moving on. It’s gonna be a loooong three days for the Obama campaign.


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