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  •  They are... (11+ / 0-)

    ..dwindling enough to soon no longer be a threat in a national presidential election.

    Due to their constant barrage of ignorant conspiracy theories & hate rhetoric, they are pushing every demographic into the Democratic column except white  Southern males.

    But on a state level, I agree.  Some states are inundated with these nuts.  And said states are going to suffer dramatically over the coming years due to it.

    "You just gotta keep on livin man! L-I-V-I-N!" - Wooderson

    by wyvern on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:43:23 AM PST

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    •  Mostly because (9+ / 0-)

      they can't work with others. They're so intolerant and paranoid that they can't take orders from anybody.

      They try the military, but because of the above reasons, they normally don't last long. Those that do, only do so because they change, at least a little.

      They might try college, but again, because of the above reasons, they usually flunk out.

      Companies aren't going to move somewhere without good employees - and increasingly, good employees can think on their feet, understand instructions, and are willing to learn.

      So no jobs, no skills, no willingness to change.

      It's a good part of why those areas tend to STAY poor.  

      •  That plus the dislike / mistrust of school (7+ / 0-)

        education, liberal facts, etc.

      •  You just described a (1+ / 0-)
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        healthy portion of my in-laws. Well, ex-in-laws. I mean the one in-law is no longer married to her ex, and that's him to a T. He's managed to teach a few of their kids how to live that life as well. Bluurrrrrgh.

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        by my pet rock on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 01:18:58 PM PST

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      •  Have you been to a college lately? (2+ / 0-)
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        I went back to college in 2008. These young far right conservatives do very well at college. They just completely ignore everything that disagrees with their own philosophy. It's alarming to see their professors just let them get away with it. Of course, there are far, far more conservative professors than most people actually realize.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:03:19 PM PST

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        •  Perhaps at Liberty University, but do any real (0+ / 0-)

          colleges just "let them get away with it'?

          And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

          by MrJersey on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 10:31:48 AM PST

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          •  At mine they do (0+ / 0-)

            Several professors that I have had seem to have given up. Not to mention the fact that just about every single extremely conservative student I have come across is a very hard worker and so professors probably are just relieved that they even do their work at all.

            Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

            by moviemeister76 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 05:28:03 PM PST

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