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  •  I've made the point many times... (10+ / 0-)

    ...that many of my Northern Michigan neighbors vote against their own self interest because they simply don't understand enough about their government. They are essentially libertarian--forced to fend for themselves in an area where the economy has been down for decades, and where the most visible signs of government are the DNR (who regulates the deer they hunt) and the tax collectors (who don't realize what being "property poor" means.) Of course, there's social security and medicare, but we know they don't understand how that's government!

    In many cases I've sat with neighbors and said: "I want the government to stay on the other side of my front door; that's why I vote Democratic" and they have listened. Most of the TPs would as well. (Not one is as dumb as "Joe the Plumber" and his would-be girlfriend.)

    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

    by MrMichaelMT on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 06:41:26 AM PDT

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