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April 12, 2008
Bob Barr: Obama Doesn't Understand Freedom
Former Representative Bob Barr, who is reportedly giving a run for the presidency as a Libertaran serious consideration, said that Obama's remarks about God and guns shows him to be "simplistic and very arrogant:
The Founding Fathers "might have been bitter about being under the thumb of the British," former Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday, after reading a transcript of Sen. Barack Obama's statement suggesting that economic bitterness causes small-town voters to "cling to guns or religion." The remarkable fact is that the left doesn't understand what all the commotion is about. They are saying that the right is simply making a big deal about nothing.
Obama's analysis is "way off base, it's awfully simplistic and very arrogant," said Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association. "I don't think he understands people....
Calling Obama's remarks "absolute nonsense," Barr said: "People in American don't support the Second Amendment because they're bitter. It's because they love freedom and they understand freedom -- apparently a lot better than Senator Obama does."
Apparently, Obama isn't the only Democrat out of touch with the rest of America.