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Friday: “THOSE PEOPLE” are *Voters*, Barack

It’s so much easier to ignore people when you don’t acknowledge what they really are.  Apparently, Obama has relegated us to the “Those People” category:

As to those avid Clinton supporters who still haven’t warmed up to him and may even resent him, Obama said, “We’re not talking to those people, we’re talking directly to the Clinton campaign people and staff.”

As in:

“Tsk, tsk, isn’t it sad what happened to those people in that Pakistani earthquake?”

or

“You’re not hanging out with those people.  They’re nothing but trouble.”

It puts a distance between the speaker and the target.  He’s not one of us.  He’s not one of “THOSE people”– over there– underneath the bus.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.  When you find yourself in a hole, it’s best to stop digging.  We’re not THOSE people,  We’re voters.  Does he consider all of the voters illegitimate or just Hillary’s?  I guess HIS voters are HIS people.  But we in the big states like NJ, NY, CA, MA, AZ, MI, FL, PA, OH and TX don’t really count.  He does not have to speak to us.  He only has to speak to Hillary’s campaign.  Doesn’t he know that Hillary’s campaign is a relatively small operation and THOSE PEOPLE represent 18,000,000 votes?  You’d think with the latest tracking polls shaping up the way they are that he’d be sucking up more to THOSE PEOPLE.  Apparently not.

This is the brilliant politician with the bestest judgement in the world?  Seriously?

Ooo, I see that the word of the day is ‘discord’. Well we musn’t have that.  It’s just embarrassing and gauche.  Much better for Obama’s campaign to deprive THOSE PEOPLE of their right to be heard by strictly enforcing notions of civility and decorum.

Real Democracy is so unpleasant and embarrassing.  We’ll have none of that.

Here’s a video from the original THOSE PEOPLE

OK, this is a parody too far.  Masslib found this post at Tennessee Guerilla Women about the new Obama Salute.

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