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Wary of Obama's America
MSNBC ^ | January 16, 2009 | Anne Hull

Posted on 01/16/2009 10:03:32 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative

BRINKLEY, Ark. - Wayne Loewer's truck reveals a lot about his life. A 12-gauge shotgun for duck hunting rests on the floorboard. A blue thermal lunch bag containing elk meat is shoved under the seat, left in haste that morning by his teenage son rushing to catch the school bus.

Binoculars in the console help Loewer scan his 2,900 acres of rice, soybeans and corn.

The dashboard radio is set to classic rock, playing the same Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes from Loewer's high school days, when Brinkley was still a thriving small town with stores and a movie theater.

His muddy truck is 900 miles from the kiosks crowding Pennsylvania Avenue selling "Hope Won" T-shirts. But more than miles separate Loewer from the coming celebration in Washington over Barack Obama's inauguration as president.

The 52-year-old farmer is a conservative Democrat who bet on Republican John McCain and lost, a description that would apply to many in the white South. Now Loewer wonders about his place in Obama's America.

"I'm worried that he's not gonna understand the rural way of life," he says.

On this cold January day, Loewer makes his morning rounds -- the irrigation company, the seed distributor, a well supplier -- and everywhere he goes, the same anxieties are expressed.

"That comment he made about guns and religion, it's frightening, you have to admit," says the secretary at his accountant's office.

Loewer agrees. "I don't believe in going around with a gun strapped to your hip, Wild West-style," he says. "But you ought to be able to protect yourself."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: agitprop; america2point0; bang; banglist; bitterclinger; culturewar; fearlessleader; liberalbigot; mediabias; nowitbegins; obama; obamabots; obamanation; obamunism; pravdamedia; redstates; rural; ruralvote; stalinisttactics; starkravingsocialism

1 posted on 01/16/2009 10:03:32 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"White south..." Love it! Now we're all racists.
2 posted on 01/16/2009 10:06:34 AM PST by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

My grandma died the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. She voted for McCain by absentee, and that was the first time she ever voted GOP.


3 posted on 01/16/2009 10:06:47 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Million Minuteman March (Spring 2009))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Let me see if I get this straight: Opposition to Obama = Redneck living in the past, clinging to religion and guns.

Did I get that right?


4 posted on 01/16/2009 10:07:09 AM PST by Juan Medén
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To: St. Louis Conservative

As a product of rural Texas, I am on Wayne’s side for sure. Just wondering though, where he got that Elk meat? Must have made a hunting trip to Colorado. Ain’t no elk in Arkansas...


5 posted on 01/16/2009 10:08:01 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

He probably told the reporter venison, and the reporter didn’t know better.


6 posted on 01/16/2009 10:10:57 AM PST by faloi
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Wary?

How about “disgusted”.


7 posted on 01/16/2009 10:11:02 AM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: faloi

He probably told the reporter venison, and the reporter didn’t know better.
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I think you nailed it. Ugh. City folk.


8 posted on 01/16/2009 10:13:20 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: St. Louis Conservative
...description that would apply to many in the white South. Now Loewer wonders about his place in Obama's America.
"I'm worried that he's not gonna understand the rural way of life," he says.


Way to go, playing that Race Card, MSNBC. Did you actually listen to Wayne? His concerns are about how rural America fits into Odumbo's "master plan". You know rural America, right? It is that place where your food is grown and processed. You MSM city folks had better hope that rural America does not decide to revolt by halting food shipments to the cities.
9 posted on 01/16/2009 10:14:10 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Ugh. City folk.

You said it! In this case, this educated idiot spent more time spinning a tale than giving us a factual account of anything. This 3-page "story" should've been a 1-page discussion of southerners who voted for Obama, not a diarama of "hicks who don't get it."

These Obamabots make me sick!

10 posted on 01/16/2009 10:16:25 AM PST by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: snoringbear
Ain’t no elk in Arkansas...

Au contraire Arkansas Elk

11 posted on 01/16/2009 10:16:52 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Four days until America as we know it will irrevocably CHANGE for the worse.)
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To: rarestia

And proud of it!

I’m a Northerner, but at this point I hate the cold and am sick of it.


12 posted on 01/16/2009 10:20:28 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Juan Medén

Yep, basically that’s the template the corrupt MSM is using.


13 posted on 01/16/2009 10:21:04 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: St. Louis Conservative

GOD HELP US AND OUR COUNTRY


14 posted on 01/16/2009 10:22:06 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: St. Louis Conservative

We are such a hip nation.....we elected a resident BECAUSE of his skin color........


15 posted on 01/16/2009 10:25:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

WARY?

Anyone who cherishes his freedom should be scared CHITLESS!!


16 posted on 01/16/2009 10:25:59 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I mean president


17 posted on 01/16/2009 10:26:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: yldstrk

Just because he is pigmentally challenged does not make him black.

Sniper63


18 posted on 01/16/2009 10:47:08 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Loewner sounds like the kind of Democrat I could like. He’s the kind of Democrat Ronald Reagan won.

Hicks sounds like an idiot.


19 posted on 01/16/2009 10:55:18 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: snoringbear

Since the story showed up in the NY Slimes, the “Elk Meat” is probably from a white tailed deer. You hunt those things with a semi-automatic revolver you know.

And silly us, we’re worried about East Coast, Large City Hahhhvahhhd educated folks “not undertsanding” the rural life...


20 posted on 01/16/2009 10:59:13 AM PST by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"I'm worried that he's not gonna understand the rural way of life," he says.

Yah, like other politicians do..
Wayne the-typical-rural-guy could be the next "Joe the Plumber".. ;)

21 posted on 01/16/2009 10:59:42 AM PST by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I thought it was an interesting article, and had nothing to do with racism. All it really showed is how Loewer clung to his guns.


22 posted on 01/16/2009 11:08:32 AM PST by DE88
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To: rarestia
You know there's a lot of reasons to be opposed to Agent Zero,

Primarily because he's a Socialist Dumbazz

23 posted on 01/16/2009 12:49:46 PM PST by Girdyourloins (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. [Stonewall] Jackson)
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To: yldstrk
Well, he was a resident till he got selected.
24 posted on 01/16/2009 1:52:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: L,TOWM
That's an assault revolver, shooting armor-piercing cop-killer non-serialized rifled shot from a high capacity "clip", buddy.
25 posted on 01/16/2009 1:55:13 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: OB1kNOb

“Ain’t no elk in Arkansas...”
“Au contraire Arkansas Elk”

I stand corrected. And, thanks for the article, very informative and a good history lesson.


26 posted on 01/16/2009 7:13:05 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: L,TOWM

I used my semi-automatic revolver at the last gunrange get together. I had never shot it before and it gathered a lot of attention. I let a couple of people use it and they loved it. The girlfriend of our fearless leader loved the fact she was firing .357 magnums and there was no recoil or muzzle flip.

I found out later there was a video made for YouTube but they didn’t get a shot of it being used.

The shooting bays were wrapped in steel and between the healthy muzzle blast and the gunshot echoing off the steel was really impressive. I should have brought out the other box of ammo but I figured I needed it for next month.


27 posted on 01/16/2009 7:16:44 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (We)
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To: Juan Medén
"Let me see if I get this straight: Opposition to Obama = Redneck living in the past, clinging to religion and guns.

Did I get that right?"

Dang! Dun Ya fergat clingun to tha Stars n Bars n Leeeenard Skeeenard yer ate trak.Photobucket


28 posted on 01/17/2009 12:17:28 AM PST by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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