From the Heartland of Indiana: “It’s The Economy, Stupid”.
Martinsville MS, actually, I think.
The flags are actually a bit ambiguous. Since the Confederate flag is flown under the US flag, there’s a suggestion of defeat and surrender. Is the household mourning Confederate defeat, or proudly proclaiming Union victory?
But Seth, size matters, so while it appears to be a reb surrender monkey, it’s actually a subtle way to say, “We’re under you, but we’re bigger.”
Or it’s just a way to keep his house from being vandalized for the Obama sign.
Or, an interesting marriage lives here.
I think there IS a resigned/surrendered feel to this photo, but I don’t see that as a bad thing.
One thing that struck me in this campaign is Nate Silver’s stories about pollsters getting replies like “we’re voting for the nigger”.
There’s a lot of bitterness in those comments. You can tell those voters are not happy about putting a black man in the White House.
But there is also an implicit resignation in them and an acceptance of reality. A realization that some issues ARE more important than race.
Race and racism might still exist, but they must take a backseat to what’s really important. They can no longer be decisive issues.
I think the cognitive dissonance is only on the surface. This to me looks like a genuine attempt to reconcile people’s pride in their past and heritage with their understanding that the future needs to focus on different values.
It all comes down to ‘being one of us’ no matter the skin color or sex. If candidates can show connection and purpose, then they have a chance for votes with people who may intensely dislike them and would never have them over for dinner.
try not to hyperventilate, liberals…
this decypher is free:
Southern by the Grace of God.
F**k George “Elitist” Bush.
Here’s the full story on the house and its occupants.
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