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  •  I am sure that they are good, wholesome people, (5+ / 0-)

    but why oh why do they keep voting for politicians who want to deny aid and help people in other states but scream the loudest to get Federal help when they are in need.  

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

    by MrJersey on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:12:21 PM PDT

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    •  Because they are good, wholesome ignorant (2+ / 0-)
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      people.

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:24:13 PM PDT

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    •  If you really want an answer to that (8+ / 0-)

      I'll sum it by saying that nobody on either side does a very good job of doing a damn about understanding and addressing rural economic issues. That leaves the political field of play to cultural crap.

      None of this is to minimize urban poverty. But some of the rural poverty I grew up with is spectacular, and I don't think people an hour and a half away have any idea that it exists, or delve very hard into why.

      Regardless, I don't believe in making help for real life people -- help without pissing and preaching in the process -- contingent on their political views of voting habits.

      These are real folks. They need help. They've got my CA-urban-young-queer-librul support, regardless of the rest.

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