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The bigger question is why does WV consistently vote for the party that has the least interest in the issues that directly influence their lives? Do you even realize they're laughing at you?
Hey, Bigfoot: I think the answer is steeped in culture. When generation after generation has depended upon carpetbagging businessmen to come into the hollar and bring with it business, folks don't mind shopping at the company store in order to get food. Or if they mind they pretend not to, in case the carpetbaggers move elsewhere. Think it's not a part of modern culture here? Just look at the reaction to the Governor's amicus brief on behalf of DuPont.
Are you trying to tell me that your average WV is culturally 'bred' to be exploited?
"Bred"? No. "Conditioned"? Yes
'Conditioned' seems a pretty derogatory term.. That makes it sound like big business, or the republican party, hired Cesar Millan to whisper the state! Did you wath the McCain speech last night? The guy talked for 45 minutes and I swear to god he didnt say ANYTHING!
Nothing derogatory about "conditioned" at all. We all have lifestyles, habits and routines that are determined or created by outside forces. That's life. Things happen, routines form, expectations occur. And dude, do you think I'm a neocon or something? If so, you ain't reading my stuff right.
I know. Neocons don't usually love comic-book/movie adaptations quite as publicly as you do... Nevertheless, I'm just frustrated. I remember the subtle conditioning and fatalism when I lived in WV. Alot I created for myself, and alot was handed to me through socialization. I just wish there was a way to express to people that life has alot of alternatives, with change and hope being two of the best. Not just in politics but in our everyday lives. Unfortunately whenever I try to express this to anyone in the WV I get labeled as 'condescending'. Are we so set in our ways as individuals that we can't reach for more? Aren't we too young of a nation to stop dreaming? OK, I'm done venting..
Um... I think the official title that's being floated for Palin is VPILF.
Cesar Millan? No. I think it was Jennifer Love Hewitt mesmerizing the masses with her bodacious tatas whilst whispering the ghosts of business past.If McCain looked at Palin like a VPILF, Cindy would incinerate Palin with her piercing blue laser eyes. They are the weapon of the future.Obama people need to learn the lessons that Kerry and Gore people never learned: Never underestimate the power of the rumor mill in less urban states. Just like Kerry, Obama's answered the not Moslem, not unpatriotic, and not ready claims through mass media alone. The audience that already supports him tends to believe the media. The audience he's missing (that the Reps gobble up) tend to listen to their neighbors. Watch the first GWB campaign doc. He had "friends" in every district that they kept in contact with weekly to see what was being said on the ground. Hope is never an effective method for anything, but it's just plain deadly in politics when fighting against grassroots that have been built with that kind of image management.I'm still voting Obama anyway. I just wish I could pursuade more people to do so. All those conversations end in: Why are you campaigning for him when he said on TV he didn't need our votes.Seriously. Grrrr. I want a Dem candidate who actually helps those on the ground campaign for them. Is that too much to ask?
Hey Buzzardbilly!JLH mesmerizes me! And I love the VPILF acronym. I wonder if that ever applied to Lyndon Johnson when he was VP...
Only a very select few who would never be mesmerized by bodacious tatas in the first place ;)
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