Sunday, April 13, 2008

Obama Offers Psychoanalysis When Public Wants a Brew

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama tried to pull back the curtain and expose how the common citizen is manipulated by hot button issues to vote against their economic interest, but it backfired miserably. His comment, referring to people living in areas hit by job losses, went over like a lead balloon.

“[I]t’s not surprising, then, that 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.”

The American public does not want to be psychoanalyzed by its Chief Executive. It wants to hang out with him, drinking beer in a backyard barbecue. That's how we selected our last President, before seeing fit to "stay the course".

Obama might have won the casual dining contest before his remark. How many people invite their therapist over for steaks and a Shiner Bock?

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