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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:33 PM
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Ignorance in the heartland (Northwest Missouri).
Here's a letter to the editor from my hometown newspaper in Northwest Missouri (pop: 70,000+). Although I haven't lived there for 20 years, it seems little has changed (sigh).

It's a revealing letter (on many levels) but I'm not asking anyone at DU to refute it; that would be all too easy. It's just so unbelievably over the top that I had to share!

A quick side note: I'm currently reading, "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America", by Thomas Frank - so I'm a bit sensitive to this clamoring for the moral high ground. If you live in rural America, would you mind saying a bit about the current political climate in your area? I think your perspective might be very informative (and motivating) for those of us in urban areas. Thanks! :hi:
Your letters, July 18, 2004

A Bush backer
I am amazed that even after the pounding that our president takes on a daily basis from liberal newspapers (and there are many), the talking heads on most of the major television networks and the liberal former hippies in Congress, I am amazed that he is still running even with John Kerry. Could it be that all that hatred is backfiring? Ive wondered, had the war in Iraq not come along, then what would people find to hate about the man?

Most liberals despise a being who professes Biblical morality and can actually walk the talk. Bush practices what he preaches. He stands up for the unborn and he stands against gay marriage. By his actions, he tells liberals that there is a better way to live, and liberal elites hate to be told that their actions are wrong.

I decided to send a letter because I have called Its your call numerous times in support of Mr. Bush and I came to the conclusion that calls supporting Bush seldom get printed.

Ch*** Ea****

Fairfax, Mo.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:48 PM
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1. Wow, thanks for sharing. Too close
to me for comfort but here in NE Kansas, not far from St. Joe we are seeing anti Bush* LTTEs running about two to every pro Bush*. I have not really been counting but have noticed so many, many more. This is unusual for us here so perhaps the movement has yet to reach a little farther to the east.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:49 PM
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2. I live in rural Ohio
And though there are a suprising number of Kerry people, the fact is that most people don't give a shit about politics, until someone brings up gay marriage. Then people either say how stupid making a law against it is, or say "Them there fags shouldn't git hitched." That and the standard Repuke=Low taxes mantra is all that most people see in politics.

:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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