Rednecks For Romney!

The glorious absence of sophistication.”

—Jeff Foxworthy, Romney supporter, defining “redneck”

epublicans are alienating nearly every demographic these days.

They have told black folks to get off food stamps and go to work, and they are trying like mad to keep them from voting.

They have told Hispanics to go home.

They have prodded women with vaginal probes and told them they are going to hell if they use contraceptives or seek abortions, even if raped and impregnated.

It appears the only groups that show the GOP any love these days are redneck country music has-beens and their fans. From CBS News:

Hank Williams Jr. just made it pretty clear which presidential candidate he’ll be voting for come November.

The country singer took a political swing at President Barack Obama while performing for a crowd of 8,500 at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand Friday night.

After finishing the song, “We Don’t Apologize For America,” the audience started chanting “USA, USA…” According to the Des Moines Register, Williams then told the crowd, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!”

According to the concert review, Williams’ comments brought on cheers and applause.

We hate him!” brings cheers and applause. At least somebody still understands and appreciates the character of the Republican Party.

6 Comments

  1. Treeske

     /  August 22, 2012

    One thing the GOP has not alienated: Dumbing Down of the country!

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  2. “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S.


    Do the people who write these news articles have any responsibility to correct factual errors? I mean, it may be factually correct that Williams said that, but doesn’t the writer have an obligation to correct a factual wrong?

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    • I often think the same thing, Helen, on less obvious things. Journalists tend to present a he-said, she-said narrative, frequently without reference to the actual facts. They don’t want to be labeled as biased by either side, particularly the conservatives. Thus the truth goes wanting.

      Duane

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  3. writer89

     /  August 22, 2012

    Helen, I certainly understand your concern, and when the major news organizations accept these kinds of lies from the commentators on their shows, they need to be criticized for it. As journalists, they should be challenged at every turn. But when it comes from a country singer, it stands for itself. For people who truly believe this crap, I think the best response is not a correction, but a stronger dose of anti-psychotic meds.

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  4. White middle class who are for Ryan/Romney 2 simple things:
    1. Re 716b$ – look where it’s coming from and where it’s going or both sides
    2. Re welfare going to the poor look and see how much of the us budget covers welfare than compare the # n % of blacks to whites that receive this welfare

    After that place what you represent in that group, whether it’s you your mom your white neighbor etc etc

    Than Vote on what is in your interest and not fear

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  5. jim

     /  October 2, 2012

    WTF did you just say???????? My God. Your grammer is so bad I can’t even tell if I agree with you or not.

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