Skip to comments.'Rednecks for Obama' want to bridge yawning culture gap (shenanigans)
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...
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Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
OK, so where are the “Home Boys for McCain”?
Mr. Viessman is in for a rude awakening...
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.
They hail from Appalachia. They’re just used to the ‘happy pappy program’ in eastern Ky.
Southern democrats for Obama welcome endorsement from Dr. Bunsen Honeydews assitant beaker..
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.
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.
Are they the ones who make that Ky jelly?
Nope, not Onion... Nope not Scabbleface either...
More HOPE and self-fulfilling prophecy by the MSM to CHANGE the redneck vote.
Not a real story, just psy-ops and subterfuge.
If true, what rock did they dig these guys out from under?
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.
Yeah, this is believable.