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Old 06-05-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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Because the salt of the earth rural folk do all the heavy lifting.
People doing heavy lifting is not what moves America forward. Machines doing heavy lifting is moves America forward. If you don't have the motivation or the education to do something other than heavy lifting, you are going to lose. And an empty-headed president is not going to help your situation.

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Old 06-05-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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Because the salt of the earth rural folk do all the heavy lifting.
You mean the lifting of their pens to apply for disability? Or how about the lifting of their pill bottle to pop another opioiate?
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: PGI
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Why is only rural America the "real America"
It's a politician's creation, a catch phrase to help them get votes.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Sarah Palin for one, you betcha!
Sarah Palin can go shove her head in an oven. She does not speak for rural
America. We do NOT think we are the only "Real America," nor do most of us feel the need to impose "our" values on the rest of America. We just want the rest of America not to impose their own ideas of what's "best" for us on us. Period.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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You mean the lifting of their pens to apply for disability? Or how about the lifting of their pill bottle to pop another opioiate?
Yes because no one in urban areas gets disability or takes pain meds.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Sarah Palin for one, you betcha!
And you guys pay attention to Sarah Palin?

Anyone else?

Who is making these allegations? Surely you can come up with more than 1 person?
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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It was originally a response to the media ignoring and/or ridiculing a vast number of people in the US.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Because the salt of the earth rural folk do all the heavy lifting.
That is probably a part of it, as urban America is much more dependent on rural America than they realize. Whether it be food, energy, etc.

I also believe that "real America" is not just rural, but also those who live outside the urban hell holes of the inner cities.
I live in what is labeled as a city of many millions of people. Yet the majority of those outside the inner city live in the suburbs where culture/lifestyle is pretty different. It is more akin to old school values, not dog eat dog, get ahead at any expense.
Lets face it, people in NYC for example, are of a different mindset of those who live in Rochester for example.
Yet when you pack a bunch of people into a handful of urban areas, they might have a slight edge in numbers, hence why Hillary won the popular vote because of a handful of heavily populated urban centers.

This too is of course generalized, but if you work in the city, but live and raise your family outside if it, you have a much different perspective.


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Old 06-05-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Who has made these allegations?
I see it stated directly or implied all the time on C-D forums that the "real Americans" are people who live in red states and support Donald Trump.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Unless they are illegal immigrants, why are urban Americans any less "real Americans" than people who live in the boonies? It's a fact that urban residents for the most part hold to different ideologies than do people in rural areas. However, we are ALL Americans, whether you live in Brooklyn, NY or Gene Autry, Oklahoma. Why is it the rural areas think they get to decide for everyone what real "American values" are about? Urban dwellers are Americans as well. I would go even farther and say that Harvard is just as much an American university as Liberty University is. America is Silicon Valley just as much as it is wheat farms, assembly lines, and coal mines.
So? I don't really see where you are coming from or where you are going with this.
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