Is the US too big a country for Obama?

Or perhaps he thinks the country is bigger than it is. After all, just the other day he said there were 57 states (we now know he was thinking of Heinz ketchup and their 57 different varieties).  But if you want evidence of what Obama thinks about the space in the United States between the coasts, he made his feelings plain talking about his upcoming rout in Kentucky by Hillary Clinton:

What it says is that I'm not very well known in that part of the country," Obama said. "Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle."

Yep, that's us. We're the "middle staters" - one great big amorphous mass of straw chewing, bible thumping, God loving, gun toting, xenophobic, bitter, inbred yahoos who must be taught by our betters the correct way to vote because we're all racists at heart and don't know any better.

Maybe its the size of the US that is giving Obama problems. If only we were just a little smaller, he might not misplace half the country so easily.

One of Ed Lasky's emailers:

Cling Alert! ... As emailer "S" notes: 1) "Last time I checked, Illinois was more 'nearby' Kentucky than Arkansas. Heck, they even touch." 2) "[I]sn't there something a tad condescending in his reference to "some of those states in the middle"? ...

It's not condescending if you're a liberal and you mean well. Mr. "S" should know that by now.

Good lord - the man is incredible. He probably thinks the "Heartland" of America is a suburb outside of New York.

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