Sunday, April 13

bitter, defined

what she said: "Bitter" double standards: what's the matter with Pennsylvania?

My take? Most Americans (especially small-town and Limbaugh Followers) will listen to the 15-second clip, then claim offense. If they'd listened to the 15 seconds preceding the clip in question, they might (just might) agree. Instead, they're likely to listen to Their Savior (Ann Coulter) and believe what She tells them to believe (with generous use of the word "liberal" tossed in, as if that was an insult).

Time for me to re-read the book "What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America" (2005) and/or Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War (2007).

The Republican Christianists continue to vote against their best economic self-interest, because of the wedge issues. You don't have to go much farther/further than (some) of the comments to Frenchie's OpEdNews posting, to understand that they will do exactly that at the polls.

It reminds me of the retort I heard from my Mifipi cousins, regarding forced school busing: "We'll show them! We'll keep are kids hoam so they won't get edjikated alongside the Nigras". And they did. And now those Hoam Skoolt White Chillen are voters.
"You go into some of 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."
-Barack Obama

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