And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
The reason for the ban is obvious. The biggest gaffe -- bar none -- of the 2008 election was when, at a fundraiser, an attendee recorded the statement in which the President let slip his contempt for regular Americans:
Obviously, the President doesn't want any of that this time (and just imagine how much bitterer the "bitter clingers" must be after four years of Obamanomics). But the question lingers: What is he saying to his big-dollar donors in private that he's afraid we're going to hear?