Interviews with West Virginians leaving their polling places suggested Clinton’s victory could be as overwhelming as any she has gained to date, delivered by an overwhelmingly white electorate comprised of the kinds of voters who favored her in past primaries. Nearly a quarter were 60 or older, and a similar number had no education beyond high school. More than half were in families with incomes of $50,000 or less, and the former first lady was wining a whopping 69 percent of their votes.
Beautiful country if you like mountains,streams, hills and valleys.
The real problem with Obama with the so called ‘Blue Collar’ working class (that built this country btw) as I see it, is that he is perceived as an ‘Eliteist’..yes, we have heard that before..Clinton of course wants their votes, anybodys votes..She did go there to work for their vote and while she could possibly feel the same way..she does not make them ‘feel’ less than. While I am not from WV. I am a Mountain Mama so to speak although I prefer Mountain darlin’..I know these people…I know pretty much how they think..takes one to know one if you get my drift. Did I ever tell ya I am a Coal Miners Daughter? Even so, most of us trace our roots back to the American Revolution. So roots run deep on their side of the American front..Most of them have Military backgrounds and/or they have or had a family member in the military in nearly every war this country has fought. So they feel they have invested in this country with their blood sweat and tears not to mention hard tough work.
Pretty regularhard working loving families that take sacrifice for loved ones as normal.
Most did not have the privilege of a Harvard or Ivy League Education but they worked hard to see that their children had as good an education as they could possibly afford and they did not expect nor want handouts. Some of them are well qualified for government help..they just think differently..They actually believe if a man won’t work..well, he does not need to eat. So they will work for very little if need be to take care of their families..guess it’s a pride thing. Whatever it is…I admire and respect them.
clinging to our guns…whoo hoo!
Clinging to religion…no…clinging to faith? yes!
To many of these families Obama comes across as arrogant and just a little superior to them. Remember, he is on the record for seeing them as clinging to their religion and guns. Did he see WV worthy of campaigning there? Hardly. Not much of a fighter is he? Kentucky? Look for him to have the same attitude. No. He does not seem to respect or value the so called ‘working class’. Better to go on to Oregon,Obama. Remember this…as you dismiss these states..you are dismissing people with what I would now call ‘Politically Incorrect Traditional American Values’ and very long memories.
Race? it matters very little to most of them…heck they just want somebody to hear..to listen…to respect their values and as people who count..and quite frankly do something about preserving their heritage. Will they support him in November..probably but with a lot of reservation and anxiety about him as their President. After all, Obama and his staff did ‘diss them’.
“A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.” —Thomas Jefferson
Oh my, Obama..a little history lesson is required.
“In his victory speech after the North Carolina primary, Sen. Barack Obama…[defended] his stated intent to meet with America’s enemies without preconditions…: ‘I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did.’ That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit. I assume the Roosevelt to whom Sen. Obama referred is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Our enemies in World War II were Nazi Germany, headed by Adolf Hitler; fascist Italy, headed by Benito Mussolini, and militarist Japan, headed by Hideki Tojo. FDR talked directly with none of them before the outbreak of hostilities, and his policy once war began was unconditional surrender. FDR died before victory was achieved, and was succeeded by Harry Truman. Truman did not modify the policy of unconditional surrender. He ended that war not with negotiation, but with the atomic bomb. Harry Truman also was president when North Korea invaded South Korea in June, 1950. President Truman’s response was not to call up North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung for a chat. It was to send troops… Sen. Obama is on both sounder and softer ground with regard to John F. Kennedy. The new president held a summit meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev in Vienna in June, 1961. Elie Abel, who wrote a history of the Cuban missile crisis (The Missiles of October), said the crisis had its genesis in that summit… Mr. Abel wrote, ‘There is no evidence to support the belief that Khrushchev ever questioned America’s power. He questioned only the president’s readiness to use it.’… It’s worth noting that Kennedy then was vastly more experienced than Sen. Obama is now. A combat veteran of World War II, Jack Kennedy served 14 years in Congress before becoming president. Sen. Obama has no military and little work experience, and has been in Congress for less than four years… History is an elective few liberals choose to take these days… The lack of historical knowledge among journalists is merely appalling. But in a presidential candidate it’s dangerous. As Sir Winston Churchill said: ‘Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it’.” —Jack Kelly
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