Slapped for Telling the Grim Truth

It’s pissed me off for years that the following remarks by Pres. Obama are lumped in a pile with truly hateful insults from pols:

“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.”

Of course you get into trouble talking generalizations, but the raw fact is nobody could ever claim it was false — just that it hurt some crabapples’ feelings. I was glad that, far as I noticed, that was all Obama ever apologized for. So once again, the essential first step toward solving a social problem — stating it bluntly — became forbidden.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s