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auressiel
Nov. 4th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'd forward this on to the many Republicans in my life, but I fear the response I would get would be, "Yeah, ain't it great?!"
exquisiteoath
Nov. 4th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
But Pa, I don't wanna leave Jesusland. All them thar Canadians gots an education, and they like the homoshexual marriage and they don't like the wars. Don't make us go tar The USC pa, don't make us leave them thar wars.
lethie
Nov. 4th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
Love it :)
smileydee
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
Northern Ohio should leave Jesusland and become part of USC. That part of the state is pretty much the only reason Ohio was close.
tjernobyl
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)







pomopologine
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
huh.
tjernobyl
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Click for discussion on the original post, but it's a pre-civil war map showing a (very) rough correspondance of free/slave to blue/red areas.
pomopologine
Nov. 4th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
pre-civil war.
kaolinfire
Nov. 4th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
republican and democrat really seems to have meant different things back then.
pomopologine
Nov. 4th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election%2C_2000

at the bottom of this page is a table of all US presidential elections. note that between 1996 and 2000 the democrats and republicans switched colors.
yessod
Nov. 4th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
Yep. The Republicans were anti-slavery, and as a result the Democrats won the south for a really, really long time. As a result, the Republicans increasingly represented the wealthy northeast. Meanwhile the Democrats increasingly represented the lower classes, then the unions as a result of oposition to the increasingly wealthy Republicans. Then in '65, the Democratic party pushed civil rights, and every one of the bigots in the south switched over to the other surviving party, the Republicans, after an abortive attempt at forming their own party, the "Dixiecrats." When the Democratic President (don't remember who, LBJ?) signed the Civil Rights act, he famously commented "I just lost the South to the Democratic Party for a generation."

And that's how we got where we are today! The Democratic party has steadily been losing the support of the rural lower classes ever since the civil rights movement, which is why they've been doing worse in nearly every election for 40 years. And NAFTA _really_ didn't help.
kaolinfire
Nov. 5th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

This last year I've really been noticing a proclivity in myself to wish I knew more history. Wondering how I learned none in the middle-school classes I took, and what could possibly have made a difference in that. Facts. Numbers. Bah.
tjernobyl
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
I've heard of people referring to themselves as 'paleoconservatives', to distinguish themselves from today's conservatives, which are pretty much opposite.
gamethyme
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oregon should be part of Jesusland - it did, after all, pass a constitutional amendment declaring marriage as being between one man and one woman.
kaolinfire
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)
Fuckers. :/
idali
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
ihavenosoupleft

kaolinfire
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
pretty.

I'd like to see the purple graph done at the (I presume county?) level like that.
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