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abumbyanyothername Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 05:42 PM
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62. Race.
And voting rights issues in the rural South (Miss and Ala).

The Republicans have carved out a place as the "smaller government" party, and they have done it largely on the backs of stirring up outrage against a string of Supreme Court decisions that were seen, not as protecting civil rights, but as being soft on crime.

So they wedded that small government/the government is evil mentality with their small government, let the corporations run amok mentality and created the party of theft and hate.
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  -rural vs. urban/metro timo  Aug-10-09 07:06 PM   #0 
  - Because Republicans have exploited them and Democrats conceded them.  Kansas Wyatt   Aug-10-09 07:11 PM   #1 
  - That is definitely true in Kansas  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 08:49 PM   #23 
  - Aristotle said that whomever does not live in society is either a beast or a god  Taverner   Aug-10-09 07:12 PM   #2 
  - What he says  sasquatch   Aug-10-09 07:13 PM   #4 
  - ????  timo   Aug-10-09 07:21 PM   #6 
  - You can still participate in society and live in a rural environment  Taverner   Aug-10-09 07:23 PM   #7 
     - rural = woods??? couldnt be the plains?  timo   Aug-10-09 07:27 PM   #8 
     - woods/plains/boonies  Taverner   Aug-10-09 07:59 PM   #15 
     - Most food is grown in rural areas, just in case you missed that  uppityperson   Aug-11-09 03:56 PM   #47 
        - Farmers aren't, and most people out there aren't  Taverner   Aug-11-09 04:11 PM   #49 
           - I don't know, it is pretty easy to hide, be anonymous in a large city also  uppityperson   Aug-11-09 04:31 PM   #52 
  - Wonderful quote.  asdjrocky   Aug-10-09 07:52 PM   #14 
  - Was it...enjoyable?  Taverner   Aug-10-09 07:59 PM   #16 
     - It was, well I guess you'd say kind of a communal thing.  asdjrocky   Aug-10-09 08:10 PM   #17 
  - Wow that was pretty offensive. nt  anonymous171   Aug-11-09 03:45 PM   #43 
     - You get offended easily. And for the wrong reasons.  Taverner   Aug-11-09 04:43 PM   #55 
  - could white flight be part of it?  d_r   Aug-10-09 07:12 PM   #3 
  - Yes, also when the Political Villagers talk about "rural", 9 of 10 they're referring to the south.  sasquatch   Aug-10-09 07:14 PM   #5 
  - No  omega minimo   Aug-10-09 07:29 PM   #9 
  - easier to grow weed (and produce moonshine)  zbdent   Aug-10-09 07:31 PM   #10 
  - ???  timo   Aug-10-09 07:44 PM   #11 
  - Numerous reasons but to name a few...  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 07:46 PM   #12 
  - better  timo   Aug-10-09 07:50 PM   #13 
  - I take it they don't realize it was liberals who first enacted farm subsidies  Hippo_Tron   Aug-11-09 05:38 PM   #61 
  - I worked in rural Iowa and Nevada during the campaign.  asdjrocky   Aug-10-09 08:33 PM   #18 
  - Matthew 25?  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 08:45 PM   #21 
     - Mostly 34 - 40 and I don't hear a lot of it.  asdjrocky   Aug-10-09 09:38 PM   #31 
     - You must be very selective in your "rural churches"  Carl Skan   Aug-11-09 07:10 AM   #34 
     - I'e served rural churches nearly all my career (23 years and counting).  Critters2   Aug-11-09 11:20 AM   #37 
     - And one more thing-  asdjrocky   Aug-10-09 10:09 PM   #32 
        - And THAT is at the root of the original question.  Carl Skan   Aug-11-09 07:09 AM   #33 
           - Oh for crying out loud.  asdjrocky   Aug-11-09 10:26 AM   #35 
              - I like how youve made sure not to mention the separation of church and state.  Carl Skan   Aug-11-09 04:36 PM   #53 
                 - To your main question-  asdjrocky   Aug-11-09 05:02 PM   #56 
                    - Agreed 100% on the subsidies.  Carl Skan   Aug-11-09 05:23 PM   #59 
                       - I find Joel Osteen very, very hard to trust.  asdjrocky   Aug-11-09 05:32 PM   #60 
  - Less money for good schools  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 08:34 PM   #19 
  - And the urban areas are highly educated?  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 08:41 PM   #20 
     - More tax revenue  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 08:49 PM   #22 
     - Using your logic, the inner cities are conservative hot beds.  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 08:54 PM   #25 
        - Actually there is a higher tax base in cities than in rural areas  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 09:06 PM   #27 
           - Yes, urban areas spend more but...  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 09:22 PM   #29 
              - I never said they were  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 09:26 PM   #30 
     - Suburbs are. A lot of people in cities attended wealthy suburban schools,  Critters2   Aug-11-09 11:22 AM   #38 
  - Just how accurate is that perception?  surrealAmerican   Aug-10-09 08:51 PM   #24 
  - It's the basis for those silly and misleading red vs blue county maps  Carl Skan   Aug-10-09 08:57 PM   #26 
  - Interesting about Wisconsin's Red Counties in 2008...  TheMightyFavog   Aug-11-09 11:14 AM   #36 
     - My dad lives in Sensenbrenner's district, 30 miles from Milwaukee.  Critters2   Aug-11-09 11:23 AM   #39 
  - It seems true here in my state  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-10-09 09:07 PM   #28 
  - I'll bet, if you did a real survey, you'd find the suburbs more red than rural areas.  Critters2   Aug-11-09 11:27 AM   #41 
     - There's pockets here  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-11-09 03:43 PM   #42 
  - Very accurate.  BlooInBloo   Aug-11-09 03:48 PM   #46 
  - Exit poll data does back this up, along with the red blue county maps  GodlyDemocrat   Aug-11-09 04:12 PM   #50 
  - Progressive populism was a rural movement, and it isn't completely dead yet.  Critters2   Aug-11-09 11:26 AM   #40 
  - It definitely needs a shot in the arm though. nt  anonymous171   Aug-11-09 03:46 PM   #44 
  - self-delete.  BlooInBloo   Aug-11-09 03:47 PM   #45 
  - It depends on your definitions of "conservative"  uppityperson   Aug-11-09 04:03 PM   #48 
  - Good question, I think the Democrats have mistakenly conceded rural America  GodlyDemocrat   Aug-11-09 04:14 PM   #51 
  - I live in rural VT- The Northeast Kingdom and it's liberal  cali   Aug-11-09 04:37 PM   #54 
  - That's a really good point.  asdjrocky   Aug-11-09 05:07 PM   #57 
  - I live in a rural area  Neecy   Aug-11-09 05:09 PM   #58 
  - Race.  abumbyanyothername   Aug-11-09 05:42 PM   #62 

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