RJ Eskow's nailing it even more than usual these days. Here's an entire post from his nightlight blog that I don't think he'll mind my quoting in full:
"EXCUSE ME, BUT DIDN'T MCCAIN AND PALIN JUST SAY THAT THE VICTIMS OF 9/11 WEREN'T 'REAL AMERICANS'?
Sarah Palin says that the 'real America' is in small towns. Yet the people who lost their lives at the World Trade Center lived in the cities and suburbs. I know. I worked three blocks away from the WTC and know people who died there.
Not real Americans? The friends and colleagues I've been forced to picture dying in pitch black, crowded stairwells in some Boschean vision of hell? Or breaking a window and jumping from the 101st floor rather than continue to feel their skin grow hotter and hotter?
Not real Americans?
They're saying that Northern Virginia isn't the real America, either. It's not even the real South, they say.
Nothern Virginia. You know - where the Pentagon is."