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    yes to this analysis:

    stubborn small-l libertarian streak in the north country

    The GOP lost its grip on native Granite Staters because the party doesn't reflect their values anymore.

    This is another example of that.

    Blue Hampshire. Defeating Republicans since 2006.

    by Dean Barker on Wed May 06, 2009 at 03:46:41 PM PDT

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    •  Again, As A Masshole Boy Who Used To... (0+ / 0-)

      ...vacation in NH as a kid (and boy, do they love it when MA lawyers & their kids show up!), I am very familiar with the New Hampshire "personality."  When some people used to call it "the Alabama of the North," I used to say "you really don't get it.  They just want everyone to leave them the hell alone."  And the current GOP doesn't leave anyone alone anymore.

      In any event, there's still some of that stoney New Englander thing in MA, but not as readily apparent as in the 3 northern states.  My maternal grandmother, for example, could probably be a supporting character in Ethan Frome.

      In any event, objections to "Alabama of the North" aside, I will occasionally still refer to you northern barbarians as "Cow Hampshire" (forgiveness, please).

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