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  •  Jane, (12+ / 0-)

    I'm sorry if my diary was hurtful.

    And I should be clear that I don't blame Southerners for the ideology of anti-union stuff and all that. Those ideas were imported by Wall Street people and right wing think tanks in DC.

    But there is a sentiment among some up here in the Midwest about frustration of something being lost.

    •  Really, at some point... (8+ / 0-)

      you have to blame southerners.

      I lived in the South, too.  I met really nice people there.  I met a couple of liberal people, but most of them had ideologies that were just this side of Neanderthal.

      Really...you can blame ideas all  you want, but at some point, you have to blame the SOB's who hold them.

    •  I don't understand, then, (2+ / 0-)
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      Prognosticator, jlb1972

      the point of this diary, and I really don't understand the title of this diary.

      Because you are tying in Southerners.  I don't understand your logic.

      Listen, what's happening in WI is because of Democratic voter apathy,  maybe it's because the people listened to pundits who said to NOT vote, or maybe it's because the people listened to the pundits who said there is no difference between a Democrat and a Republican.  Maybe, like Southerners, it's because they've been brainwashed by talking heads who convinced them that the Republican Party is the better party, the one who will look after the people's best interest.

      Now, as a result of the votes counted, Walker, who, like so many Republicans, was willing to sell his soul and the livelihood of his constituents to the highest bidder for power, is now governor.  

      Do a diary about slavery, do a diary about how Southerners tend to vote against their best interests, or a diary about how many Southerners are in fear of the black man.  But, to call Union-busting a War of Southern Aggression is ridiculous and untruthful.

      If I still commented here enough to have TU status, I'd HR because of the title of this diary.

      •  As someone said here, this wonderful revolt (2+ / 0-)
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        Prognosticator, moondance

        in Wisconsin is by Reagan Democrats with Bush wages. I'm glad to see a realization that they will eventually come for all of us, even if you're not African-American or an Appalachian hillbilly or a DFH.

        Then let us learn our range: we are something but we are not everything - Pascal

        by jlb1972 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 04:45:14 PM PST

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