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Old 11-28-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Austin
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This woman has said repeatedly that she wants to overturn the electoral college. That won't ever happen as the rules to do that make that impossible.

This woman has made explicit anti-Christian tweets and thinly veiled ant-white tweets several times. She is a hate-filled person who epitomizes the reasons why trump won.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Ahh the wet dream of the Left. They would discredit the middle of the country and have the Left and Right coasts decide the elections.

When California gives amnesty to its millions of illegal aliens we will never see another Republican in the WH. They won't even need the votes from NYC.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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You want moar Trump?

Cause that's how you get moar Trump...
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I love it when the big city liberals start in with this. Do they really not realize that rural and urban MUST coexist? From farmers to truckers to oil and gas lines and water supply, people like Joy would be in huge trouble without the rural. Same thing goes in the opposite direction. WTF is the matter with people? (Don't answer. Completely rhetorical. Too many people are stupid - whether rural or urban.)
I do agree that both must co-exist. However, the current culture in rural America, especially in the South, is reaching a boiling point. People who don't realize why Trump is so popular haven't spent much time in rural America. Big city people who don't understand how people could support Trump ought to spend some time in places like Arkansas or Oklahoma or Mississippi and get a feel for the culture. People down here are living in a very different reality than city residents are living in. The reality down here is shaped heavily by fundamentalist religion, Fox News, and Alex Jones.

I think SOMETHING needs to be done to bridge the gap between urban and rural Americans as the two are becoming increasingly polarized.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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As somebody who lives in rural America (in the South), I can say this is not far from the truth. Most people here want a right-wing Baptist theocracy where homosexuality is illegal and young earth creationism is taught in public school science classes. They only support things like free speech and free press when it benefits them and they want to restrict opposing viewpoints from getting the same treatment. Their ideal society is something that isn't far off from "A Handmaid's Tale." The only "rights" they support are gun rights.

This is the Internet so I have to say that of course, I know that not EVERYONE who lives in rural America think like this. However, this worldview is quite common.
Funny, I live in a rural area in the south, and I have never, ever met anyone like this. Most just like to have the country lifestyle. Wrap around porches, peace and quiet, horseback riding, having big dogs and acres of land that is all yours. So I just think you are full of crap.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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Hillary lost because Philly, Detroit and Wisconsin rejected her.
Hilary lost the rural areas in those cities, she won philly or Delaware county by a landslide. She lost the rest of PA however.

To have the same five states determine a presidential election every 4 years is insane. This two party system is the death of our democracy. Time changes things, our constitution is old and outdated, don’t know why our congressional leaders have such a hard on for it as well as some Americans

Then tie in religion, you have the perfect recipe of stupid
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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When California gives amnesty to its millions of illegal aliens we will never see another Republican in the WH. They won't even need the votes from NYC.
Thank god we have the electoral college. Hillary's popular vote margin came from all the illegals who voted.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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This woman has said repeatedly that she wants to overturn the electoral college. That won't ever happen as the rules to do that make that impossible.

This woman has made explicit anti-Christian tweets and thinly veiled ant-white tweets several times. She is a hate-filled person who epitomizes the reasons why trump won.
The electoral college is actually close to being rendered moot. 10 states and DC have already agreed to implement the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that will be triggered when enough states have agreed to participate to guarantee that the winner of the popular vote will always become President. As of now, the participating states control 165 electoral votes. Once they have control of 270 electoral votes, there will be no need to go through the formal and impossible process of eliminating the electoral college via constitutional amendment.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks that rural Americans are “the core threat to our democracy” and pointed to a series of tweets by liberal author Jared Yates Sexton that claimed Trump supporters “do not believe in the Constitution or any founding principles unless they're advantageous” as proof of her far-left theory.

She tweeted: "This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority -- the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about -- have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority."

Anti-Trump MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks rural Americans are 'core threat' to democracy | Fox News

"Rural Americans" = white people who do not adhere to the progressive ideology.


The rural part of the country usually contains very extreme and stupid groups whose ideology would destroy the country, US is not alone in that. Just look at communism, it was solidified at the rural areas.

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Old 11-28-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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The rural part of the country usually contains very extreme and stupid groups whose ideology would destroy the country, US is not alone in that. Just look at communism, it was solidified at the rural areas.

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There is a natural tendency for rural residents to live in bubbles. We all do it to an extent, but it's much easier to do in a rural area. People's entire social lives revolve around their church and when everybody with a similar ideological perspective lives in a sheltered bubble, it breeds extremism. People in this situation also have a much more difficult time understanding different points of view.

There is some of this in urban areas but being around different cultures and points of view helps combat extremism.
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