2008 Re: Ooops X 2
posted by April 11 at 14:22 PMon
Obviously, the main faux pas Obama made here (despite the fact that he’s totally right) is that he comes off as condescending to working-class voters.
But there’s another misstep. In Obama’s list of misguided blue-collar notions—clinging to religion, guns— he includes “anti-trade sentiment.”
But didn’t Obama just spend a whole lot of time in Ohio (despite what his campaign aides did or didn’t tell the Canadian government) saying that he’s against NAFTA? (He also voted against CAFTA.)
So, how does he explain his own false consciousness?