Skip to comments.Why rednecks may rule the world (don't read if you've got a heart condition)
Posted on 09/09/2008 4:30:59 PM PDT by Lorianne
During this US election cycle we are hearing a lot from the pundits and candidates about "heartland voters," and "white working class voters."
What they are talking about are rednecks. But in their political correctness, media types cannot bring themselves to utter the word "redneck." So I'll say it for them: redneck-redneck-redneck-redneck.
The fact is that we American rednecks embrace the term in a sort of proud defiance. To us, the term redneck indicates a culture we were born in and enjoy. So I find it very interesting that politically correct people have taken it upon themselves to protect us from what has come to be one of our own warm and light hearted terms for one another.
On the other hand, I can quite imagine their concern, given what's at stake in the upcoming election. We represent at least a third of all voters and no US president has ever been elected without our support.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
any redneck who votes for a democrat is no longer a redneck; he instantly turns into a human with no heart or brain.
That’s kind of a swiss army knife article for Brit leftists. You have the:
1. Americans as ignorant boobs cliche covered.
2. Excuse for why Obama will lose covered.
3. Brit fascination that the uncouth commoners actually determine who gets the power covered.
As it becomes clear that Obama is tanking, expect more articles like this one, especially from within rather than just from without.
They want to ridicule us
you misunderstand the article.
God bless the rednecks, for it is they who feed cattle on cold snowy days when the rest of us will not leave the house, so that we might have food on the table.
It is they who saw the lumber and build the houses that we might have a warm place to sleep.
It is they who join the military and die that we may live.
In short, it is they who make the world go around.
They are the ones that make the ideas that we concoct in our air conditions offices work, sometimes modifying the original idea so it will work.
Thank God for the rednecks.
i’d rather ride with a redneck than be ridden by some red, socialist, self-appointed pseudo-intellectual scu&bag who believes that everyone around him/her is a stupid a&&.
There are rednecks in Zaire, Germany, France, Britain, anywhere. And yes, ours are better than theirs, ‘cause the others are so stuck up.
Yup I'm a redneck ! :)
Hyper patriotism. A fighting defence of native land, home and heart, even when it is not actually threatened: ie, Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Haiti and dozens more with righteous operations titles such as Enduring Freedom, Restore Hope, and Just Cause.
And that has every thinking person here in the US, except perhaps John McCain and Sarah Palin, worried.
"Thinking people" here know that the Framers drafted our Constitution to conform to G-d's Law; and we also know the something about the abreviations i.e and e.g.. We know what they mean and when to use one and not the other.
Good luck with you BBC gig.
I thought it was rather humorous, but I question his redneck credentials. What self-respecting redneck would spell defense with a c, unless he’s talking about someone sitting on de fence? :-)
We're to busy hunting , drinking beer, and shooting our high powered rifles at pictures of osama bin laden.
I will not TEXT anything like obama bin bidin.
Corporal Clinger was from Toledo. See if he is bitter.
My take was he was quite proud and tired of being insulted about being a ‘redneck’.
Here’s a rather revealing interview with the author.
A remarkably bitter and angry man.
“It’s pretty bad .... you’ve got to read it to believe it.”
Shoot, I thought it was a puff piece.
Sounds like that ol boy has us down pretty good.
(and ain’t a damn bit of it that I am ashamed of)
A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams, Jr.
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