Fatheaded Analysis of the Day
Jane Smiley checks in at the HuffPo with an oxygen-starved piece
So now, Barack Obama tells the truth about conditions as we know them--that the countryside and the small towns are dying in many places in our country, and that the corporatocracy doesn't care enough to do a thing about it. He points out that immigrant-baiting, gay-baiting, gun-baiting, and religious pandering have helped to destroy those towns and that countryside, that those being destroyed have been cynically enlisted by their very own destroyers to provide the votes that help accomplish the destruction.
Just plain hilarious. Obama's formulation was that people turn to immigrant-bashing and gay-baiting because economic times are hard for them; Smiley turns it around. It's immigrant bashing and gay baiting that have caused the economic hard times.