Posted by Charity on April 21st, 2008

Mary Grabar, who is of Slovenian descent, reflects on Barack Obama’s “bitter” remarks from the perspective of Central and Eastern European immigrants.

It’s not pretty.

You sneer at those like us who put our faith in God and not in those like you who would presume to know what’s good for us and tell us what to do with our money and our children, and leave us with no ability to defend ourselves.

Well, Barack, coming from your Ivy League world, you would not know much about us. You would not have learned that because we come from people who, rather than letting their communist benefactors redistribute the food, burned the crops in their little fields before they were forcibly “collectivized.” In Slovenia, they fought Tito’s Partisans from the woods and held mass at night when the Communists banned church services. They remember what it’s like to be hungry, ill, and living in little more than huts, while Marshall Tito and his communist cronies lived in villas. Now you live in a Chicago mansion and sneer at those like us who simply want to keep and defend our little three-bedroom ranches. You don’t know what it’s like to have family members die for the right to attend mass.

I’m sure she just misunderstood his comments.

3 Responses to “How About Those “Bitter” Eastern European Immigrants”

  1. Amen sister!

    We’ve become so decadent that we don’t even know what oppression is anymore.

    Guys like Obama won’t die for anything, especially for praising and worshiping a higher power. That would be admitting that he’s not the center of the universe.

  2. Guys like Obama won’t die for anything

    And Bush? Bush would die for something?

    The woman misunderstood. Barack Obama does not sneer at those who put their faith in God. AndAnyone in government presumes to know what’s good for people, so that’s a wash.

  3. What do y’all think of the thing in Texas? I doubt the kids will be better off in the State’s custody.