Barack Obama, speaking the other day about people losing their jobs, said “it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy…” and came under fierce criticism for being out of touch.

Ironically, I recently ran across these ads on our local Craigslist:

“XBox 360 – New in box with controller and accessories. $319 or trade for 9mm, silver coins or ?”

This:

For this?

The same guy also posted this one: “Guitar Hero 3 – New in box. $70 or trade for .22.”

This:

For this?

Either this guy is just taking these shooter video games too seriously or he’s even more bearish on the local economy than I am.

Sources:
Under fire, Obama clarifies small-town remarks
John Whitesides
Reuters