'Course, what do I know, I'm neither "liberal" not "redneck", though if you saw my house you probably would think if not actually say "White Trash". Kidding, kidding. Well, maybe not. But I've had grunt-work jobs most of my life and it sure does piss me off to see other working class folks voting for the fascist elite just because they're afraid of aligning themselves with those so-called "liberals", if ya know what I mean. Maybe it's unfair to characterize "rednecks", but far too many of them are voting for those who are as much against the working class as anyone else in the world, just because they get fooled ito thinking that they have to support some "anti-liberal" agenda. Which means, essentially, that they are characterizing themselves, and ultimately suffering for it.
not a smart way to elect a leadership. if you ask me.
I think you're taking what I said out of context a bit. My point is more that these people seem pretty liberal as a whole but seem to feel picking on and insulting working class white people is cool. Yeah, there are liberal white working class people (My mom comes to mind, and I'm not exactly a hardcore right-winger myself). I even made a point of mentioning that I dislike Bush in the first post. Yeah, I agree that a lot of rednecks vote for people who put a boot on their neck. However, the issue has been oversimplified (especially by those elitist "Urban Archipelago" assholes), and a lot of rednecks don't vote for Bush. Or, in the case of many social conservatives (union workers, in many cases), when they realized during Clinton that the democrats were still going to screw them economically, aligned with a party that they know screws them, but has similar values to some extent. I don't nessiscarily agree with this approach, but I do understand it to some extent.
But hey, let's hate on rednecks because some of them voted for Bush. Then let's hate on the Jews, cos after all, they helped get Bloomburg elected in NY. Oh, wait, nobody would do that; see, they recognize it as stereotyping. Plenty of Jews probably voted against him, and those that didn't weren't nessiscarily worse people than the ones on the other side.
Oh, and the Urban Archipelago thing I mentioned earlier; THAT is a specific, intolerant ideaology. It proposes the tired old idea that the hicks in flyover country are the cause of all evil, and if we were all bisexual, wine-bar frequenting, Focault-reading, liberal hipsters who work in record stores or as computer programmers, the world would be a better place. They, as far as I can tell, are far more intolerant than most of the rednecks in America.