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.