Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama's bitter speech puts whole foods, cheesesteak in perspective.

Politics: Obama's bitter speech is that truthful stream of consciousness that shows how out of touch he is outside of the liberal circles that he has been in years. I dare say he may be an out of touch buppie.

If he had stopped at bitter, he would have been gold. But then he puts cling to guns, religion and opposition to illegal immigration as the results of being bitter. So if they weren't bitter, they would give up their guns, stop being so religious and not be against illegal immigrants.

He is making them out to be Linus from Peanuts with a security blanket and he is going to be big sister Lucy to wean them off of it.

That is how its coming off to the rest of the public and makes him just another cultural elitist. It also puts into play the remarks he made about Whole Foods in Iowa.

One line that landed a little flat, though, was when Mr. Obama sympathetically noted that farmers have not seen an increase in prices for their crops, despite a rise in prices at the supermarket.

“Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” the senator said. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.”

The state of Iowa, for all of its vast food production, does not have a Whole Foods, a leading natural and organic foods market. The closest? Omaha, Minneapolis or Kansas City.

Mr. Obama, perhaps sensing a lack of reaction from the crowd, moved along to the next topic.

and any good political operative can put this tidbit from his trip to Philly in an elitist light.

What, no whiz?
Sen. Barack Obama sampled $100 ham, but didn't chow down on a cheesesteak during a visit to the Italian Market yesterday.

During a half-hour tour of the market, Obama sampled wares at Claudio Specialty Food and DiBruno Brothers - where he noshed on a Spanish ham that retails for $99.99 a pound.

Staff at DiBruno's told him the ham only recently became available because it was previously barred by the FDA.

"All I know is it tastes good," Obama said. As good as whiz with onions?

Instapundit, Hot Air, Ace, Mickey Kaus and Tom Maguire.

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