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  •  On Randi Rhodes (none)
    the other day, a young man from the south was trying to pin the record deficits on Clinton saying that it takes 8-10 years for an economic plan to even start showing it's fruits... thank God he had a southern accent and could think of nothing more to say than that "every entry level economics student should know that" - I could laugh instead of wanting to rip his hair out one strand at a time!

    You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do... Anne Lamott

    by crkrjx on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:27:05 PM PST

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    •  Southern Accent? (4.00)

      Yes, I'm ashamed that most of my fellow Southerners vote for Republicans.

      However, had I said, "Thank God that [the person talking shit on the radio] had a [Black] [Jewish] [New York] [Spanish] [South Indian] accent," let me say I think I'd be pilloried by all you Politically Correct types.

      A Southern accent is nor proof positive of a mental defect.  I don't have one -- my Dad married a Yankee girl, so I learned to talk in New Jersey -- but my Daddy does, and he dislikes Bush as much as any Kossack!

      "I did not like fascists when I fought them as a diplomat . . . and I don't like them now in my own country." (Joe Wilson)

      by proudtinfoilhat on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:45:43 PM PST

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      •  thank you, proud tinfoilhat (none)
        One of the way liberals lost the now red states is with the Southern bashing.  There are plenty of educated Southern liberals and there are plenty of wise but not formally educated Southerners who would be open to liberal points of view if they were exposed to them.
        •  Hear, hear (none)
          I've often wondered how much it hurt Kerry to publicly declare that his strategy for election did not require winning a single Southern state. I wonder how many Southern liberals simply stayed away from the polls, knowing their choice was between a Republican who didn't care about liberals, and a Democrat who didn't care about Southerners.

          I wonder this because I would ordinarily sooner lose a limb than miss even a minor local election, and I really had to work hard to motivate myself to go to the polls this time. The fuck-the-South rhetoric around here isn't exactly encouraging, either.

      •  Sorry if I offended.... (none)
        I grew up in the south and still have family there... the accent comment had nothing to do with mental capacity...

        You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do... Anne Lamott

        by crkrjx on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 04:56:38 PM PST

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