Unlike John Kerry, when the nasty bullies go after him, he doesn't cower away. HE RESPONDS!

Barack Obama just responded to Clinton and McCain accusation that he {Obama} is so elite he's out of touch with the Pennsylvania workers... I know a great big HUH?... Here is a bit of the transcript:  thinkingblue.blogspot.com

OBAMA: You know, thereís been a lot of talk in this campaign lately about whoís ďin touchĒ with the workers of Pennsylvania. Senator Clinton and Senator McCain are singing from the same hymn book, saying that I'm ďout of touchĒ Ė an ďelitistĒ Ė because I said a lot of folks are bitter about their economic circumstances.

Now it may be that I chose my words badly. It wasn't the first time and it won't be the last. But when I hear my opponents, both of whom have spent decades in Washington, saying I'm out of touch, it's time to cut through their rhetoric and look at the reality.

After all, you've heard this kind of rhetoric before. Around election time, the candidates canít do enough for you. They'll ďpromise you anything, give you a long list of proposals and even come around, with TV crews in tow, to throw back a shot and a beer.

But if those same candidates are taking millions of dollars in contributions from the PACs and lobbyists, ask yourself, who are they going to be toasting once the election is over?

Iím the only candidate who doesnít take money from corporate PACs and lobbyists, and Iím here to tell you that you can count on me to stand up for you after this election, just as Iíve been standing up for workers all my life. Thatís why Iím running for President of the United States.

Senator Clinton and Senator McCain question my respect for the workers of Pennsylvania. Well, let me tell you how I believe you demonstrate your respect. You do it by telling the truth and keeping your word, so folks can know that where you stand today is where you'll stand tomorrow.

The truth is, trade is here to stay. We live in a global economy. For Americaís future to be as bright as our past, we have to compete. We have to win.

Not every job that has left is coming back. And not every job lost is due to trade Ėautomation has made plants more efficient so they can make the same amount of steel with few workers. These are the realities.

I also don't oppose all trade deals. I voted for two of them because they have the worker and environmental agreements I believe in. Some of you disagreed with me on this but I did what I thought was right.

That's the truth. But let me tell you what else I believe in:

For America to win, American workers have to win, too. If CEO pay keeps rising, while the standard of living for their workers continues to decline, thatís not a win for America.

Thatís why I opposed NAFTA, itís why I opposed CAFTA, and itís why I said any trade agreement I would support had to contain real, enforceable standards for workers.

Thatís why I believe the Permanent Normalized Trade agreement with China didnít do enough to ensure fairness and compliance.

Now, you can have a debate about whether my position is right or wrong. But hereís what you canít do. You canít spend the better part of two decades campaigning for NAFTA and PNTR for China, and then come here to Pennsylvania, and tell the steelworkers youíve been with them all along. You can't say you are opposed to the Columbia Trade deal, while your key strategist is working for the Columbian government to get the deal passed.

Thatís not respect. Thatís just more of the same old Washington politics. And we canít afford more of the same.

We need real change, and thatís what Iím offering. Iím offering a new, more transparent and more inclusive path on trade so we can help promote an integrated global economy where the costs and benefits are distributed more equitably. And it starts with a principle Iíve always believed in Ė that trade should work for all Americans.

Thatís why we need to finally confront the issue of trade with China. As Iíve said before, America and the world can benefit from trade with China. But trade with China will only be good for you if China itself plays by the rules and acts as a positive force for balanced world growth.


Will Obama Pay for 'Bitter' Flap?

He's our Man. 
Who can make Change?
Obama can! 
HE'S OUR MAN !!!!  
YES WE CAN !!!   

Here are 3 good videos to watch:

Barack Obama, STAND BY ME (the USA)

Barack Obama For President 08

"YES WE CAN" Music Video

Here are 3 good videos to watch:

Barack Obama For President 08

Barack Obama, STAND BY ME (the USA)

"YES WE CAN" Music Video



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