"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them," Obama said. "And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."(Source). Weasel Zippers seems to have identified the source of Obama's thoughts (yes, not surprisingly, they were not original). From a Human Events' article supportive of amnesty for illegal aliens, there is this:
Castro’s propaganda constantly hammered that such areas of the U.S. [the South] were infested by “gun and religion-clinging people with ingrained antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”In other words, our "brilliant" President who once said there were 57 states, has a remarkable memory of obscure Communist dogma.