Originally Posted by MPower
The whole comments attacks religious people, in my opinion, painting us to be irrational people. And that simply isn't true.
I don't really want to go down this path here, but I have to ask just what you think is rational about religion and faith?
The problem with the quote isn't that he said "bitter", it's that he said "cling". While I believe it is the right word to use, it does have a strong negative connotation. His point was that this class of people have been so thoroughly abused and neglected by the government, that they will hold fast and strong to anything they have that hasn't yet betrayed them. These things are their faith (religion), their family (immigration issues), their rights (gun laws).
I'd love to believe that Obama did this purposefully to get the issue out on the table with Clinton and McCain. This is the sort of thing that we need to be talking about. And even if we have to piss a few people off in the process, the country will be better off for it.