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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Southerners Don't Care That They've Been Lied To

From Zogby Polling:

In a sign of the continuing partisan division of the nation, more than two-in-five (42%) voters say that, if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment. While half (50%) of respondents do not hold this view, supporters of impeachment outweigh opponents in some parts of the country.

Among those living in the Western states, a 52% majority favors Congress using the impeachment mechanism while just 41% are opposed; in Eastern states, 49% are in favor and 45% opposed. In the South, meanwhile, impeachment is opposed by three-in-five voters (60%) and supported by just one-in-three (34%); in the Central/Great Lakes region, 52% are opposed and 38% in favor.

Impeachment is overwhelmingly rejected in the Red States—just 36% say they agree Congress should use it if the President is found to have lied on Iraq, while 55% reject this view; in the “Blue States” that voted for Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry in 2004, meanwhile, a plurality of 48% favors such proceedings while 45% are opposed.

Southerners ("good whites") often complain about being made the butt of jokes and of receiving disproportionate amounts of unfavorable attention. Typically in this regard one will hear them say things of the form "there's racism everywhere". And literally taken, this is true. But the conclusion the "good whites" want, viz. that there's nothing special about the south, simply doesn't follow.

The Zogby information gives one good reason for continuing to hold a special place in our hearts for the south, and for southerners. In a nutshell: they don't care if their President lied to them in order to start a war that has killed 2000 Americans - many of them southern!

It's just hard to get anywhere with a group of people that feel this way - they threaten the very foundation that America is built on. By virtue of feeling this way, they are explicitly abdicating their constitutional role as a check against a variety of governmental abuses.

Rendered down, the only thing southerners care about is faggots getting married, wetbacks migrating over the border, and niggers stealing their women. Anyone who has the "right" mindset on those issues is all good with southerners. That's why, of course, southerners were all in a tizzy about Clinton's lies about sex. It was neither the lies nor the sex for southerners - they'll accept both. Rather, Clinton's sexlies were simply an opportunity to git someone who wasn't part of the club.

Now, of course, we have a White House that solicits the services of a gay male prostitute, and there's nary a peep from southerners. Now, of course, we have a President who deliberately lied to our country in order to start a war - again, nary a peep from southerners. Southerners care about neither lies nor sex per se - only about their bigoted issues. That's all.

That's why I have no respect for those on my side who jabber on and on about how "we need to reach out to the south", and "we need to try to understand the south". Fuck those fucking wussy wimps. The south is perfectly well understood, and has been for years - by anyone willing to call a spade a spade. The south has no interest in the truth. The south has no interest in justice. The south cares only about childishly holding onto its bigoted heritage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck 'em, fuck'em all. The south is so wrapped up in itself that they don't care what other people think. The next northern preident that is elected should strip ole dixie of evey federal government dollar down to the last dime.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Punditician said...

lol - why they insist so strongly on holding on to what they know in their hearts is wrong is beyond me.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous shbinga said...

Hey! I live in the south - Georgia to be precise, and .....

Oh, never mind. You are right. This place is just filled with ignorant, racist, pigheaded rednecks.

(help! get me outta here!)

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Punditician said...


I feel your pain. Vicksburg, MS on my side.

2:59 PM  

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