Here at The Booze Cabinet, we’ve long lamented the tendency for small-town America to vote against its best interests (by voting “Republican”), and then clinging to guns and religion as way to explain away their frustrations (because they get screwed by their misguided votes). Jobless? Yep. Bitter? For sure. Who feeds them? O’Reilly and Limbaugh and the rest. Who needs them? The next GOP candidate!
This hurts, just like the truth. Neither the gun nor the religion will save your soul, get you a job, or fix your bank account. Once we get past that we’ll be able to fix the real problems. It’s bold and unnatural to hear a politician speak this way, but also pretty goddamn refreshing. Cheers to Barack Obama, once again. Truth to power!