All the silly, backwards, stupid Red Staters

The New York Times wanders the streets of Manhattan–a city that went for Kerry by an almost 5-to-1 margin–and asks its citizens, “Uh, Hello? What happened?”
By and large, Manhattanites echo the statements I hear from my fellow San Franciscans: “I’m saddened by what I feel is the obtuseness and shortsightedness of a good part of the country – the heartland. This kind of redneck, shoot-from-the-hip mentality and a very concrete interpretation of religion is prevalent in Bush country – in the heartland.”
Whether they’re (we’re) being unintentionally or intentionally offensive to the 51%, the opinions pretty much sum up why the sunbelt has shifted from predominantly Democratic to Republican. For the most part, they see the Dems as slick, condescending elitists who only think of themselves, rather than simplistic, narrow-focused “do as I say, not as I do” Christian moralists like them.
I really need a drink.

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