My oh my!

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From the London Daily Mirror:

"As for the ones who put him in, across the Bible Belt and the South, us outsiders can only feel pity...the self-righteous, gun-totin', military lovin', sister marryin', abortion-hatin', gay-loathin', foreigner-despisin', non-passport ownin' red-necks, who believe God gave America the biggest d*** in the world so it could urinate on the rest of us and make their land "free and strong".

Well, I guess he's talkin' about me. But I do have a passport and I haven't married my sister. So much for reasoned discourse.

Plus, this guy needs to look at the COUNTY by COUNTY map of Bush/Kerry wins. It is very instructive. In all but a few of the "bluest of blue" states, there are large swaths of red--in the non-urban areas. Kerry was close largely (not solely, but largely) because of big city votes--New York, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia (where the mayor bragged he had $750,000 of "street money" to use to get out the vote), Chicago, Boston, Detroit.

This is something that points to a division that I don't see closing any time soon.

The women's gap--the advantage the Democrat party had long had, wasn't nearly as big an issue in this election as it had been in the past. I personally think that is EXCELLENT, because I am more than a little sick and tired of it being assumed by the media (including the women's magazines, thank you very much) that women are some monolithic block of folks who are all pro abortion, pro gay marriage, anti gun, pro governmental spending for each and every thing.

Please understand. The Summas know that NO political party is perfect. No president is perfect. This ain't our home--we're aliens and pilgrims. But we're tired of being labeled as things we're not by some wild-eyed guy with buckets of ink and grudge.


I don't see how they can even begin to equate some of these issues. self-righteous - they strike me as particularly self-righteous themselves.
Gun-toting? Damn right. The Brits of 200 plus years ago are a big part of why we have a 2nd amendment to our constitution. Military loving. Yup - that's me.
Sister marryin' - that's incest. Last I heard, the Bible belt was still holding out against that particular sexual sin. And in my case, it would also be a same sex issue! abortion hatin'? Hey, I thought that even the soi-disant choice types chant the 'legal, safe, and rare' mantra. Gay loathin'? It isn't the people I loath - it is their unhealthy sexual practices. I loath all kinds of unhealthy practices, not just sexual ones. Foreigner despisin'? Not likely - some of the best Americans and most Christian folks I have known have been the immigrant families for whom I care. I've had my onw personal passport since I was 10 - but one of the great things about the USA is that I can travel 3000 miles within its boundaries and never need a passport. And I am not a red-neck - my hair is too long and it covers my neck so it doesn't burn.
I will try to exercise charity and restrain from coining an equally ludicrous descriptive epithet for that writer. However, the phrase effeinate pantywaist does come to mind right at first. Must behave - Jesus, Mary and Joseph, help me to pray for the conversion of all souls, mine and his included.

heard another version of this that mentions country-music-loving.. I thought, "..and your point is?" :)

I hope you wrote him to tell him that he sounds like a bigot.

Amen, sister! Where did you find that county-by-county map? I'd really like to see it. In my state, which went to Kerry, Bush won 70 out of our 83 counties.



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