Just got home from an amazing road trip of the South and I'm not going to lie, I was expecting to feel the same culture shock that I had when attending a country music festival in North Carolina.
I was waiting to be wowed and shocked by all sorts of political signs, I mean this is an election year and we were driving through the bedrock of American Conservatism. To my surprise the greatest shock I received was a little past the Delaware River on my way home from the airport. Yes, in Pennsylvania.
Around mile marker of the Pennsylvania turnpike was a huge billboard, quite massive and caused me to laugh and make the "come on" expression:
Obama supports Gay Marriage and Abortion....Vote RepublicanI mean I saw one anti-abortion billboard outside of Jackson, Mississippi, but they just had the vote on a personhood amendment that was narrowly defeated. Didn't see one say in the "Don't Say Gay" state of Tennessee. I was actually shocked to see as many Obama signs as I did, but that was in Memphis.
Nothing in Georgia and nothing in the great state of Alabama where after his inauguration Governor Bentley had to walk back and apologize for a comment on how those who haven't accepted Jesus as their savior are not his "brothers and sisters" (I guess I am his brother even though I think he's an ass).
Then back into Mississippi and into Louisiana where Gov. Jindal used the comparison on how mardi gras works for New Orleans but might not work for another state to respond to why Romney Care was good for Massachusetts, but ObamaCares is bad for the nation.
But I guess the Pennsylvania Republican Party would prefer to focus on the important issues that will improve the economy. You know how every Democrat wants to abort your pregnancy and if they can't abort your pregnancy they want your kids to become gay to destroy the sanctity of marriage.
I never thought that Pennsylvania would shock me more than Mississippi or Alabama. Thankfully the Pennsylvania GOP was there when I crossed back into this great commonwealth to remind
me about assumptions.