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Morning in Indy: Obama disappoints with his crack about small town America

It's early Sunday morning in Indy and I'm reading Obama's comment about how small town America is reacting to changes in the economy and to the reaction to it of our political system.

Quite frankly, I'm disappointed by what he said.  I think the substance of his comments may reveal more about his real attitudes and may show how out-of-touch he is with real America.

Talking about how common, garden variety Americans are reacting to our challenged economy and all the fallout from it, he said:

"It's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to their 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," Obama said.

As a person who comes from small town America and who is deeply affected by our political climate, I take offense.  Even though, I've historically been a Republican, I wanted to believe that Obama was a leader who could identify with the average person.

Hillary Clinton is right.  His comment is elitist.  It appears to show his apparent lack of regard and lack of understanding of real people who make up the fabric of our society.

I wonder how many voters in my daughter's working class neighborhood on the northside of Indy know how he really feels about them.

Do they really want him to be president when he feels that way?

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