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  •  Will the dog whistle work on my neighbors? (2+ / 0-)
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    kainah, docangel

    I told my wife about this discussion. Having grown up in areas with larger jewish populations, she immediately made the connection between "New York Liberal" and "Jew". So of, course, we had to check with our relatives, many of whom have lived their entire lives in Wyoming.

    We checked with my parents first, both life-long Republicans from one of Wyoming's strongest Republican Counties.  The first thing the words "New York Liberal" brought to both their minds was Hillary Clinton.  "New York Liberal" also made Mom think of someone giving money to beggars on the street.  Neither of my parents made any connection between NYLs and Jews. So the dog whistle doesn't work with them, which is not surprising, since it didn't work with me either. Both of them, btw, will be voting for Trauner, (even now that they know he is jewish) because they are absolutely sick of Barbara Cubin.

    I'll have to report back after my wife tries the dog whistle on her family.

    If that dog whistle works anywhere, it is more likely to be in Laramie and Cheyenne, where larger portions of the population have moved in from somewhere else. I'll bet that Trauner gets his heaviest support from those two cities, though.

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