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Do you remember back in the 2008 election when Barack Obama derisively said:

… and you go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, like a lot of small towns in the midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they’ve gone through the Clinton admininistration and the Bush administration and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment in order to explain their frustrations.

So let’s change just two words and see what happens:

… and you go into some of these small towns in Iraq, like a lot of small towns in the mideast, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they’ve gone through the Clinton admininistration and the Bush administration and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment in order to explain their frustrations.

I changed two words. But can you ever imagine that Obama would utter those same sentences with those two words changed?

I’m just sayin’.