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Old 2nd November 2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Check out this guy...


Tattooed Redneck Jason Hill is known as Cupcake to his friends and would appear to be an unlikely Barack Obama supporter.
He spoke to the BBC's Matthew Price about his support for the Democrat, and why some of his friends will not vote for a black man.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7704636.stm
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Old 2nd November 2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Sorry, BBC, but that guy, Cupcake, isn't a true "redneck." He's a well-informed, engaged voter and that alone distinguishes him from 99.9% of the true rednecks out there. It's a shame that Cupcake is being stereotyped as a redneck just because of the way that he looks. If you listen to what he said, he did his homework on the candidates. He read up on both of them and made his decision based on facts. He reached the conclusion from his own research that Obama represents his interests. Simple as that.

What gets lost on a lot of people is the snow job that the Republican party has done on white working-class Americans in the past thirty years. The political party of the rich get richer did a masterful job of brainwashing white working-class Americans into believing that the Republican party truly had their interests at heart. Big joke. Many of these white working-class people were previously registered Democrats or their parents and grandparents voted Democrat before the Republican party pranked them into believing that they, the Republicans, were more inclined to look out for the economic/social/moral interests of "the little guy." But lordy, look at what three decades of Republican "leadership" has brought to working class folks in America: exported jobs, a declining standard of living, shut-down factories and dying small towns and communities in America's "heartland." An entire generation of people who are worse off, economically, than their parents. An entire generation of people cut off from reaching the economic middle class. So much for living the American Dream. Heckuva job, Republicans.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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But lordy, look at what three decades of Republican "leadership" has brought to working class folks in America: exported jobs, a declining standard of living, shut-down factories and dying small towns and communities in America's "heartland." An entire generation of people who are worse off, economically, than their parents. An entire generation of people cut off from reaching the economic middle class.
But they can't wipe the smiles off their faces while blindly firing their guns in the air cheering USA! USA! USA! while be made unemployed, while cheering "Vote McCain, Not Hussein" while they're kids are dying in wars, or while chasing down Mexican families at the border because they "tuk 'r jerbs".

Surely, with this super-heightened level of joy in their daily lives, quality of life has sky-rocketed for the white working class under the Republicans?
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Old 2nd November 2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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Those are the kind of people we need in the US. People who will actually learn about the policies and beliefs of a candidate before they go ignorantly wild supporting them.
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