Skip to comments.Two Suburbs, Two Views of Obama
Posted on 07/11/2010 7:50:25 AM PDT by C19fan
-- In this comfortable white-collar suburb southeast of Denver, the struggling economy is like a storm cloud on the horizon: menacing but still distant. A few miles away, in blue-collar Littleton, the downturn is more like a gale at the door. Yet both places share a volatile anxiety over the nation's direction that looms over the November election.
On July 4, 2008, I visited these two communities and found them starkly divided over the presidential race. White working-class voters in Littleton expressed doubts about Barack Obama's priorities, experience, and even loyalty, while Centennial's college-educated professionals were enthusiastic about his candidacy.
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Ron Brownstein, ‘Nuff said.
Wow - So the line “It would have been much worse without all of our massive spending and driving the country into unrecoverable debt” works with much of the American electorate. Fantatsic.
I wish all those that voted for him went through hardship for a little while. Then they might appreicate what true working Americans have to go through.
I wish all the welfare sponges were cut off so they could learn of the anxiety working people experience to keep them on their welfare.
No one is hiring now because of uncertainly of obama’s healtcare garbage and the continued spending. If I had to hire someone, it damn sure wouldn’t be someone that helped put the clown in office. I would do my best to make sure that I never hired a democrat.
Well, I did watch that series DVD, it was like watching the west unfold before my eyes, step by step, it gave an idea about how the west was settled. However, the last episode, was horrible and I didn’t even finish it.
It is quite perflexing to me to recall how the evening news during the GOP difficult years could not have a news program without showing a section about someone losing their home and living in a car or something along that line.
What do you expect? They don’t actually do anything or have to produce results. They live in magic land.
The left said the same thing about 3-term dictator FDR. I was taught those lies in public “school books” aka propaganda.
Did he ask the most important question?
Are you better off now than 2 years ago?
So....college educated people don’t do or produce anything? Really? Are you posting from somewhere other than planet Earth?
Yep - so was I!
I went to the local muni golf course yesterday. It is cheap so it is one small luxury during the O Depression. The old guys ride around the course making sure no one is sneaking on or fooling around. All old white guys of course, no minorities.
Well there is this one old guy who is a union Catholic type. The 50%+ part of Catholics who voted for the idiot. I have a few distant idiot relative who did the same thing not union but Cath.
Well the old guy proudly displayed his O sticker on his car. It has been there since the election. Well he must have removed it in the last month.
My guess is a few parts of Denver and a lot of Boulder and some of Durango are still hold outs for the islamo-marxist.
Yeah - FDR saved all of us. Oddly the 1929 investment pools manipulators were Democrats (Joe Kennedy) like the hedge funds today. 1929 and 2008 may have been a setup to grab power.
Some of “college” educated people who got degrees in BS subjects do not produce anything. Medical people produce things as do engineers, scientists (not phony govt stooge scientists or people chasing grants or global warming) and a few others. Lawyers do not produce anything.
Excuse me! I live here! Been in the area for 40 years and in Centennial since they created the city a few years ago. I'm college educated (and a couple months away from a masters degree). I was horrified by Obama’s platform and mortified by his presidency thus far. Most of the people I know around here lean the same way, though admittedly not as far as I do.
Centennial is a very long skinny city created primarily to prevent a tax-base grab by neighboring Greenwood Village. To West is where Littleton is and to the East is more Aurora.
btw: definitely NOT a ‘limousine liberal enclave’. You're thinking of Boulder.
"People don't realize how much worse it would have been if we hadn't done the stimulus," said Doug Christ, who owns rental properties and car washes.
I would love a reporter who knew how to ask a follow up question, which is a long lost art now.
What if Brownstein had asked Christ: "What specific programs in the stimulus package have significantly benefited your business or your town's economy?"
Stimulus has been debunked by so many economists now, it is a joke. Yes, we kept a few teachers on the payroll, and continued work on a few bridges, but how many jobs were created or saved from $787 billion? Last October, Obama said 640,000 jobs were "created or saved" by Stimulus. That comes out to over $1.2 million dollars per job. So three months later, the 640,000 number magically becomes 2 million! Now a "created or saved" job only cost the taxpayers $390,000. What a bargain!
I wouldn’t call Centennial a limousine liberal enclave. It’s a bit like the nicer suburbs immediately outside of Atlanta. It’s gentrified, a bit szi-szi.
Pretty middle of the road, really.
Obama took Arapahoe County 56 to 48%. It will swing back the other direction in 2010.
Yea, I agree. My daughter and family live in Highlands Ranch, there is not a barry sticker left in the neighborhood.
Hell, in Austin I still see plenty of Obama AND Kerry stickers.
Yep, they're STILL drinkin the Kool-Aid there.
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