Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:38 AM
Renaissance Man (589 posts)
Update from Red State America
In short, they're not taking it very well.
So, Renaissance Man left for work on Wednesday morning in his right wing shit hole of a state with a very high infant mortality rate, draconian cuts to higher and public education, and an electorate so gobsmackingly stupid that even public school teachers and state workers consistently vote against their own interests.
Of course, though he was smiling and happy that our country didn't re-elect Gordon Gekko 2.0, Red State America wasn't so happy. I walked into a Starbucks and attempted to work some of the Southern gentility, but to no avail. Not one response to the word, "Hello!"
Today, I have a friend from college also living in Red State America (in another right wing shit hole) post on FaceBook that she almost was run off the road by a winger with anti-Obama bumper stickers on his vehicle (though she has no politically-related bumper stickers on her vehicle). This, of course, happening at the same time that Ole Miss is averting what would have possibly been the biggest riot on the campus since James Meredith began school there.
In short, these people are pissed. We would do well to stay organized, aware of our surroundings, and give our good thoughts to our liberal and Progressive brothers and sisters in red states.
2008 brought us the Tea Party. I'm not sure what off the rails shit 2012 has brought us. Stay vigilant, folks.
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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 AM
GoCubsGo (16,706 posts)
1. You don't live in South Carolina, by any chance, do you?
Your description of your state fits mine quite well. The kind of crap you've been describing is why I don't put bumper stickers on my car, or signs on my lawn. And, why I tend not to expose my political beliefs in public. We have some real crazies here, too.