It didn’t stop his rise, Save Jerseyans, particularly since most Democrat base voters agree with the sentiment, but Barack Obama’s “bitter clingers” line continues to life in infamy.
“They get bitter, they cling to 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,” the future president complained back in April 2008.
Over a decade later, one 2024 Democrat aspirant familiar to us all is reading from the same script. Speaking at a West Palm Beach event for Charlie Crest over the weekend, Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) said the quiet part out loud and declared that he finds “it odd about how many people who clutch the Bible in one hand and the Constitution in the other only ever end up proving that they’ve never actually read either one.”
That’s a bold pronouncement from a governor who admitted to not even considering the Bill of Rights when crafting Covid-19 restrictions!
It’s also a sign of where the Democrat Party is in 2022: a political coalition dominated by white limousine liberals who look down their noses at anyone who doesn’t want their lives controlled by them.
Maybe this sort of talk will help Murphy convince some zany activists and elitist donors that he’s presidential timber? Who knows; it’s dangerous to try to get inside the head of crazy people. I don’t think it’s going to help him win where he’d need to create inroads to win a general election. He’s no Barack Obama.