Well, it’s more complicated than that. KY is more DEMOCRAT than people think because it has a lot of ignorant antebellum rednecks who will vote for whoever has the D after their name, all the time, no matter what, which gives the actual Democrat politicians that they vote for free reign to be as liberal as they want. The politicians are socially way more liberal than the people who vote for them, but you’re talking about the white equivalent of the black vote: solid Democrat no matter what the issues are or what they actually believe.
I know genuine racist Kentuckians who think gay marriage is evil, who disowned their relative for becoming an atheists, who nevertheless adore Obama. Because he is a Democrat who gives out food stamps. These attitudes go back to FDR and beyond, all the way back to Lincoln.
And I was born and raised in KY, so no complaining about my use of the term “ignorant rednecks.” I calls ‘em like I sees ‘em.
its about foodstamps, ebt cards, and farm subsidies.
free stuff voters.