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'Rednecks for Obama' want to bridge yawning culture gap (shenanigans)
AFP via Yahoo ^ | Thu Oct 9, 9:50 AM ET | by Michael Mathes

Posted on 10/09/2008 11:10:17 AM PDT by weegee

Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural, beer-drinking, gun-loving, NASCAR race enthusiasts fed up with business as usual in Washington...

"We believe in him. He's the best person for the job," Viessman, a former state trooper from Rolla, said of Obama, who met the pair briefly on that July day in Union, Missouri...

Rednecks4obama.com claims more than 800,000 online visits. In Denver, Colorado, Viessman and Spencer drew crowds at the Democratic convention, and at Washington University last Thursday they were two of the most popular senior citizens on campus.

"I'm shocked, actually, but excited" that such a demographic would be organizing support for Obama, said student Naia Ferguson, 18, said after hamming it up for pictures behind the banner.

"When most people think 'redneck,' they think conservatives, anti-change, even anti-integration," she said. "But America's changing, breaking stereotypes."

A southern comedian, Jeff Foxworthy, defines the stereotype as a "glorious lack of sophistication".

Philistines or not, he said, most rural southerners are no longer proponents of the Old South's most abhorrent ideology -- racism -- and that workaday issues such as the economy are dominating this year's election.

To an important degree, however, race is still the elephant in the polling booth, experts say, and according to a recent Stanford University poll, Obama could lose six points on election day due to his color...

But Viessman, who says he owns a dozen guns, said Obama "ain't gonna take your guns away."

Viessman says he'd like to think his grassroots movement could sway enough people in small-town America to make a difference...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; dnctalkingpoints; goebbelswouldbeproud; namecalling; racism; rednecks; ruralvote; stereotypes

1 posted on 10/09/2008 11:10:19 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


2 posted on 10/09/2008 11:10:54 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee
Obama has Ralph Stanley on the air for him -- this ad is ridiculously patronizing. I doubt there are 10 "rednecks" in the country for Obama.
3 posted on 10/09/2008 11:13:16 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: weegee

OK, so where are the “Home Boys for McCain”?


4 posted on 10/09/2008 11:13:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: weegee
"Obama ain't gonna take your guns away."

Mr. Viessman is in for a rude awakening...

5 posted on 10/09/2008 11:13:52 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Alter Kaker

I wouldn’t think for a second of getting rid of my Stanley Bros. records, but Ralph needs some of his friends to wise him up a bit.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 11:17:13 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

They hail from Appalachia. They’re just used to the ‘happy pappy program’ in eastern Ky.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 11:25:35 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: weegee

Southern democrats for Obama welcome endorsement from Dr. Bunsen Honeydews assitant beaker..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8Q7Fsa_Vs


8 posted on 10/09/2008 11:30:51 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Russ

These 2 guys really speak for a whole segment of society? Hard to believe. I bet they are obama plants.

They really believe their guns are safe with 0bama as president? Ha. They are either stupid or ignorant of the facts. If the bad guys get into the White House I will enjoy saying we told you so to dolts like these. Too bad we’ll all be dragged down with them.


9 posted on 10/09/2008 11:45:45 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: weegee
Our Shenanigans are cheeky and fun. There's are sad and cruel. Not really shennanigans at all. EVIL SHENANIGANS! -Quote from SuperTroopers.
10 posted on 10/09/2008 11:49:04 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Russ

It’s okay, When Obama told his supporters to go out there and get in people’s face, he instructed them to lie for him. He said to tell the public he wasn’t going to take their guns away.


11 posted on 10/09/2008 11:56:47 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: griswold3

Are they the ones who make that Ky jelly?


12 posted on 10/09/2008 11:57:49 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: AU72
OK, so where are the “Home Boys for McCain”?

Here's one and he's legit! He's even a FReeper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A
13 posted on 10/09/2008 12:12:38 PM PDT by Texas2step (<><)
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To: weegee

Nope, not Onion... Nope not Scabbleface either...


14 posted on 10/09/2008 12:17:28 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: weegee
No self-disrespecting redneck would vote for Obambi. I am greatly offended by these heretics and they need to be drummed out of the corps.
15 posted on 10/09/2008 12:27:17 PM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: weegee

More HOPE and self-fulfilling prophecy by the MSM to CHANGE the redneck vote.

Not a real story, just psy-ops and subterfuge.


16 posted on 10/09/2008 12:28:40 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: weegee

If true, what rock did they dig these guys out from under?


17 posted on 10/09/2008 12:30:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

No doubt pulled from a roll of unemployed actors. They sound like elitist theater majors posing as rednecks and momentarily eschewing their Cosmos for White Lightning.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 12:37:23 PM PDT by Dionysius
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To: weegee

Yeah, this is believable.


19 posted on 10/09/2008 12:40:57 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Dionysius

ROTFLOL


20 posted on 10/09/2008 12:47:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Here's one:


21 posted on 10/09/2008 1:06:30 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee
There is that.

What quality people The One attracts.

22 posted on 10/09/2008 1:18:09 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: weegee

“...just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right...” Barack Obama, 2008 — Philadelphia primary debate

On the campaign trail, Senator Obama hides behind carefully chosen words and vague statements of support for sportsmen and gun rights to sidestep and camouflage the truth. But even he can’t hide from the truth forever… his voting record, political associations, and long standing positions make it clear that, if elected, Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history. The facts speak for themselves. This election day, vote to defend freedom…because if Obama wins, you lose.

http://www.gunbanobama.com/default.aspx?NavGuid=00bdd116-898f-4f21-8e99-a68a40642560&t=Hunters


23 posted on 10/09/2008 1:27:49 PM PDT by Portrait of a Lady
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To: weegee
If you're for Obama you might not be a redneck.
24 posted on 10/09/2008 1:30:38 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: weegee
If you're for Obama you might not be a redneck.
25 posted on 10/09/2008 1:30:49 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

“Thank you for a memorable afternoon, usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a redneck of your stature.”


26 posted on 10/09/2008 1:45:17 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Reds for Obama.


27 posted on 10/09/2008 1:56:19 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee
"I'm shocked, actually, but excited" that such a demographic would be organizing support for Obama, said student Naia Ferguson, 18, said after hamming it up for pictures behind the banner.

'N Obama's gonna fix the stock market crash, 'n he's gonna git us all free health care, 'n ice cream - all our favorite flavors, 'n kittens, 'n cute puppies, 'n ALL!

I was driving home tonight and the top of the hour news came on. They talked about the campaign trail, and how concerned everyone was over the stock market and the credit crunch - then they segued into how everyone is concerned about what the politicans are going to do about health care.

HELLO!!?!!!! We just cut a loan check for nearly a TRILLION freaking dollars, you IDIOTS!

MORONS, there ain't any money left. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Zero.

Which brings me back to Obama...

28 posted on 10/09/2008 3:54:07 PM PDT by an amused spectator (The VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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