Who knew the simple question “why has Palin’s experience been viewed so much less favorably than Obama’s experience” would elicit such a response? You can sure tell we are in the peak of the political season (or maybe it was just a slow Sunday evening).
First, for any who truly believe that ALL red-state residents are ignorant racist fascist knuckle-dragging
NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying gun-fondling religious fanatic rednecks; or that ALL blue-state residents are godless unpatriotic pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving left-wing Communist latte-drinking neurotic vegan weenie perverts, let me just say you are too far from the center and should stop drinking the Kool-aid. If your definitions are something akin to:
States where 'foreign cuisine' pretty much means Pizza Hut.
States that believe they are smarter than the red states, despite the fact it takes the average blue-state resident 15 minutes to order a single cup of coffee.
then you are too far gone to be reached. (Note: I forget the source of the above, but I lifted it from somewhere)
Second, since Patti chose to hit the “Reply All” button, let me see if I can try to bring some balance. I have left Patti’s comments in blue and added my own comments in red after each of her points. I have to warn you that my political awareness dawned under the Jimmy Carter era so my Presidential reference points are Carter (gas lines and a not so wonderful economic period punctuated by the Iran hostage ordeal), Regan (Peace through strength, trust but verify, & tear down this wall), Bush Sr. (Gulf War 1 & reneged on “read my lips” raising taxes & subsequently losing re-election due to economic concerns), Clinton (NAFTA, the battle of Mogadishu , WTC bombing I, & Terrorist bombs destroying the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Oh, and let’s not forget Monica Lewinsky) & finally George W. (9/11, Iraq, Katrina & the Community Reinvestment Act induced...