November 1, 2008

Serious Question - what's up with the people in the red states?

23 comments:

IB said...

they don't like black people. Next question.

blue in the red said...

Guns, abortion, and racism.

You have the bible belt and their 1 issue. You have a broad swath of the US where guns are as common as people. Then you sprinkle in a liberal dose of racism and hatred (pun intended) and there you go.

Anonymous said...

This group of Americans are descendants of Scotch-Irish immigrants who arrived in the US in the late 1700's and early 1800's. They consider themselves the "Real Americans" because they were here early, fought in the wars, were a substantial majority of the population, and formed the basis of many of the country's early values. They have very specific, tenacious characteristics which make them clannish, xenophobic and self-righteous. Obama called them 'bitter', but it's more than that. They are simply rigid in their beliefs that "others" are suspicious, not to be trusted, and dangerous to their way of life. Their God, their culture, their ideals are considered by them to be the best way, the only way. They post "no trespassing' signs on their trash-littered yards. The guns they revere are not just for hunting deer - those weapons are kept to protect their lifestyle. They are white, Protestant, mostly lower or low-middle working class. This self-protective way of thinking is ingrained, which explains why election after election, those red states will stay red, as long as they perceive the Democratic candidate to be in conflict with their values.

gwk said...

Their not socialists like you and your hero who is still not able to close it after all this time and I see you giving him some states that are up for grabs but why wait for the election just give it to him this weekend and save everyone the trouble of actually voting.

bali Girl said...

Their hatred towards what ever their issue is totally trumps and overrides their own self interest.

Minorities, other religions, "Arabs" (usually inclusive of anyone from North Africa and east all the way to India with an olive or darker complexion) - all totally seen as a threat that's out to 'get' them.

I asked someone I know (and care for a lot) who's a big McCain supporter. Answer: 'I don't care, I'll pay more for healthcare or whatever it is to keep those terrorists away'. I told him whatever, but if it were me, I'd be more concerned with my kid's college fund right now. He just stood there and stammered for a second, couldn't answer.

Sad. So blinded by fear and hate they'd compromise ANYTHING.

Anonymous said...

inbreeding

yoski said...

Too little education, too much bible thumping, inbreeding & flat earth philosophy.
The funny thing is that the poor white trash consistantly votes against their own interest. I suppose that why they'll always stay poor white trash. Goes to show that you don't have to fool all the people all the time, just have to fool the majority most of the time. Mission accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Can you say ignorant, they are racist or they actually believe the man is a Socialist, Terrorist, Arab or Osama bin Laden! It’s just really sad that the McShame McCain campaign ran around spewing these lies and even sadder that they would actually believe it!

too much rope said...

Well, Keith, basically the red states love Jesus more than you or I do.
However, I also wanted to reply to Yoski's comment that the "funny thing is that the poor white trash consistantly votes against their own interest." You are absolutely right. I thought I was gonna be sick yesterday when McCain was in Steubenville, OH,(across the river from where I grew up), warning folks about Obama "redistributing their wealth." The problem is that PEOPLE IN STEUBENVILLE HAVE NO WEALTH. Jobs suck, mostly because the steel industry that provided solid work for the middle class is gone. The younger generation has mostly moved away to find some prospects. Basically, you can get a great house there for $100k, but good luck making enough at Wal-Mart to afford it. But hey, they can all unite against the scapegoated welfare mother, something to really be proud of...

steely damn said...

It's very simple Keith, people in the Red states work for a living while 50%+ of the people in the Blue states vote for a living.

The U.S. economy is set to shrink 20% over the next few years. Who do you think will feel the economic effects more, a pony-tailed professor at UC Berkeley, or a farmer in Nebraska? Yes, Keith, "real" Americans will eat and survive, while your blue-state elltes suffer riots and starvation.

The government they elected to nanny them will abandon them. Need proof? Just look at the aftermath of Katrina. Lawless, godless, amoral people in the large cities will turn on each other like wild dogs looking for the last scrap of offal. Mr. ponytail professor and his "progressive" thoughts will matter little when the angry crowds show up to get "theirs".

LOL

Anonymous said...

head in ass disease.

Racist white trash with fried dough sugar on their cheeks and bulging Bush-Cheney 04 fanny packs.

63% of the USA needs an immmediate and complete enema. Ascending, descending and transverse...

A New Realty Show concept:

Americas BIGGEST Loser = Americas LONGEST enema, starring George W. Bushco as perfect asshole...

keith said...

I don't remember jesus being in favor of tax cuts for the rich, or reckless wars, or hatred against minorities. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this jesus figure a champion of the poor, of the diseased, of the outcasts and of the downtrodden?

Republicans hijacking the message of jesus is one of the biggest con jobs in human history. It was brilliant, I'll give them that. But then people woke up, and realized they got conned.

Except in the red states. They still haven't figured it out.

WTF1920 said...

Man, I'm sick of all you yuppies saying racist this, racist that. It's not about that.

See, people down south bust their asses go get what they have! They might not have much, but they worked hard for it.

Yes it's about the 2nd amendment and abortion, too. But it's more than that-It's also about not having to give money to people WHO DON'T EARN IT! They believe a man should work for a living.

And frankly, I agree. (and I'm from a "blue state" so don't start with that "well-your-just-a-redneck" bullshit.)

Anonymous said...

It's no big secret that the educational levels in the red states are lower than in the blue states.

steely damn said...

Did Jesus ever suggest that Ceasar tend to the sick and helpless? No he didn't Keith. He counseled that we, as individuals, are our brother's keeper. You "progressives" have distorted that into a societal welfare mandate because after all, you are infinitely smarter and more capable.

The same people who tell me they will take my wealth to "help" the poor also advocate the clinical death of unwanted, late term fetuses. Sixty five years ago they marched millions into extermination camps. Do you think they won't do it again given the chance? Just reading a few of the hateful invectives here on AP from supposedly educated blue staters tells me nothing much has changed in this new millennium.

duarte said...

They know a 2 month and 29 day old fetus is as much a human being as a 3 month and 1 day old fetus. And they haven't killed nearly so many as the blue states

Anonymous said...

"WTF1920 said...
Man, I'm sick of all you yuppies saying racist this, racist that. It's not about that.
See, people down south bust their asses go get what they have!"

Why then are they so fat,stupid and racist?

The entire south should be fenced off and made into a Penal Colony.

Disgraceful. Confedetrate flags and NASCAR goons. Fuck YOU. It's the 21st Century now redneck apes. He's got a purty mouth don't fly no more, Billy Bob.

Anonymous said...

"See, people down south bust their asses to get what they have! They might not have much, but they worked hard for it. It's also about not having to give money to people WHO DON'T EARN IT! They believe a man should work for a living."

Oh puh-leeeze! That is just total bullshit. I live in West Virginia (a red-head-up-the-ass state) and over 70% of the 'hard-working' people here are on some kind of public assistance. They take pride in getting over on the government and getting that check every month without lifting a finger. But oh, no, they won't vote for someone they think might support welfare mothers or reduce taxes on poorer families. Don't even try to justify them - they are just pure f*ing racist, ignorant backwoods idiots!
And since you are 'from a blue state', don't even try to speak for these red state wackjobs.
You don't have a clue.

duarte said...

Nobody wants to touch the abortion issue? No, i thought not. That's because you've killed quite a few babies between you. And not because of incest, rape or genetic mutation, but because you were too horny.

And before you try the same old propaganda, people who adopt children are now statistically more likely to call themselves "conservative" than "liberal". So, much for the "Republicans don't care about babies after they're born" argument. My daughter was born nearly 3 months premature and she's now a perfectly normal healthy four year old. I wonder if she was a human being the day she was born? Before I cut the cord that is... In 20 years babies will be born 7 months premature. I wonder what the 21st Century will think of Roe v. Wade then?

I think you'll find that poor people from EITHER party qualify as uneducated, religious, ignorant, lazy idiots, if you choose to see them that way. You just hate the white ones because you're a racist, arrogant, liberal butt stain. Go french kiss Karl Marx as you cling to John Lennon's communist dream while all of the those same rednecks staff the military for you.

Stereotyping, left-wing hate-mongers.

Anonymous said...

Slavery

Anonymous said...

The red states hate America just like al qaeda but unlike al qaeda a large number of red states went to war against America and lost. after over one hundred years they are still bitter about that defeat. They are also resentful of the blue states because the hard working Americans of the blue states pay the taxes that the red staters get in their welfare checks.

Also idiots like steely damn are a fair representation of the red state population. The professor at Cal Berkeley has a six figure income and tenure at one of the top state run universities in the country a 20% downturn in the economy is going to have no effect on him. The Nebraska farmer on the other hand is going to have a tough time in this tight credit market. He is going to have to pay more when he borrows money to buy seed and fertilizer for this year's crop and will be lucky to break even after he has paid back the loan. If his crop fails he is screwed and if he has a bumper crop it is almost as bad because that will drive his prices down while his costs continue to rise. And out in Berkeley the professor will sip a California wine and lament the sad fate of the Nebraska farmers and go about his life as if nothing has changed.

Jesus said "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars..." Steely Damn look at the money in your pocket and ask yourself whose "wealth" it is and then ask yourself what would Jesus do?

Anonymous said...

"duarte said...
Nobody wants to touch the abortion issue? No, i thought not."

I DO. Sarah Palin and her knocked-up unwed teenage daughter can tour the country and explain Sarahs abstinense program of birth control. Since medical records have not been provided from the Alaska Governor, the public will never know who the mother of the latest Palin down-syndrome baby REALLY is... Wiil they?

The dipshit daughter-mother team can sell their photographs to Hustler and Sarah can get a lucrative talk show gig, call it Tundra Times with Sarah...

Disgraceful.

duarte said...

You would be calling Palin a hypocrite if she had aborted her Down Syndrome child.

You would be calling her a hypocrite if she had convinced her daughter to have an abortion just because she was running for office. Any good liberal candidate would have killed those babies. You'll never win on the abortion argument. As medicine progresses and as babies are born more and more premature...the liberal position will begin to look barbaric.

You are the two-faced one...admit it.