SMALL TOWN, USA --- Barack Obama further explained his comments to a highbrow San Francisco audience today, after getting heat for saying that small town people cling to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiment when they get bitter over job losses.
"My rivals are making this a ridiculous spectacle," said Obama. "I am not an elitist. I am merely a Communist. All I meant is that lesser educated people in small towns are clinging to these things when instead they should be clinging to the government. I will be that candidate who brings about a hope and change which will let them turn to the government to confront bitterness. It's not just small town people either. Big city bitter people who turn to Starbucks and yoga and therapy and shopping should also turn to government instead. Government is the answer to all of our problems. Government will make everything better, not bitter. I can fix this mess, if you're smart enough to just give me the power to do it."