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Obama Criticized for 'Bitter' Blue-Collar Remarks

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At a private fundraiser in San Francisco, Sen. Barack Obama said Pennsylvania's small town voters are bitter about losing jobs and that to explain their frustrations, they "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them." Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain were quick to characterize the remarks as elitist.


Sherry Linkon, co-director of The Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio

Ruy Teixeira, visiting fellow at Brookings Institute and a senior fellow at the Center for New American Progress and the Century Foundation

Reihan Salam, associate editor at The Atlantic

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