posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 10:49 PM
Ok, let me get some of these points straight.
Rural, uneducated, Christian people in red states vote in the people who are the problem? That's what I am getting from the OP. If I am wrong,
please correct me, because I don't want to misconstrue what you are saying, AllSeeingI. Republicans, bad; Democrats, good.
And, to BluegrassRevolutionary, I agree; should have left out the "per capita" part. My basic point was that there are more people in the blue
states, hence they will have more stupid people than the rural red states.
Let's just use me as an example. I am from a red state. I was raised in a rural area of a red state. I was educated in a private school, not
because my parents could necessarily afford it, but because it was the only school within 30 miles of where we lived. I started college my junior
year of highschool and graduated early with a double degree. My education did not make me more liberal.....seeing how closed minded the people I grew
up around/with made me more socially liberal, while I remained a fiscal conservative.
So, generalizations do not work all the time, and that is the problem I see with the premise of this thread; hence my first post in it.
If you want to figure out the problems with this country and our government, you can't just look at half of the problem. And, I say that because, at
the heart of it, half of this country is left-leaning and half is right-leaning. It isn't like if you get rid of the "cancer that is the Republican
Party" that America will suddenly become all wonderful and fuzzy and happy. Same goes for the Democrats.
It is yet another generalization that doesn't fit and doesn't work.
OP, you said there were fundamental differences with the Republicans that made you focus on them alone. Maybe if you expounded more on them and less
on the generalizations of rural, uneducated people that elect them, it would be easier to discuss for some of us and a lot less insulting as well.
Problems arise when you start to generalize and lump people into categories that just label them. It is insulting, because the problems aren't due
to a general group of people that are labeled Republicans; the problems are due to a select group of people in power that are labeled Republicans and
Democrats. Just check out their approval rating for confirmation.....
[edit on 10/13/2008 by skeptic1]