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  •  I really wish someone would explain to me (2+ / 0-)
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    PorridgeGun, Rusty44

    how a bunch of snake-handlers, in the mind-forsaken depths of the Bible Belt, is supposed to be able to reason out the benefits of health-care insurance depending upon voting for someone their loudest braying Jackass-in-the-Pulpit says they ought not to.

    Anyone got the answer?

    •  Those aren't the votes we can go after (7+ / 0-)

      We don't need the 25% or whatever it is of hard-core creationists and snake-handlers and birthers (all pretty much the same group, as far as I can tell).

      What we do need is the nice not-very-educated but basically decent people -- the kind of folks who are like the lady in the landslide town in Washington who is in charge of making sure there's enough food at local funerals, so she is collecting donations and cooking up a storm for the dozens of funerals that are coming, just because it's the right thing to do. That's salt of the earth, and unless someone talks to them, they may vote the same way they've been voting for the past many decades. We need to give them a reason to vote for our side of the ticket in 2014 and 2016.

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