Skip to comments.View From Southeast New Mexico: ‘He’s Really a Communist, Honey’ (Ref: "Dear Leader")
Posted on 10/13/2012 6:23:10 PM PDT by CedarDave
MAYHILL, MELROSE AND POINTS IN BETWEEN I headed east from Alamogordo with the loose plan of stopping in very small towns even rural spots between towns and asking southeastern New Mexico voters a simple question: Whats on your mind?
My hunch was that people outside the Albuquerque area or some of our smaller cities would have different concerns than urbanites. And I knew southeastern New Mexico was one of the states more conservative corners. ...
Tom Benedict , a retired rancher in Dexter, had socialism on his mind when I approached him to chat. He is worried that government programs are taking away Americans initiative and drive. Governments too big and too powerful and too many people are depending on it for a paycheck, he said. If we stay on the track were on now, it spells disaster. Socialism hasnt worked yet. Its degrading and irresponsible.
I sat on a front porch in Elida (population 204) with Roberta Crosby Burkstaller, the 91-year-old daughter of famous rodeo cowboy Bob Crosby, and got an earful when I asked her what was on her mind. Wed impeach Obama if I had my way. Im so sick of hearing speeches by President Obama that I could just cry, she went on. The young people dont know anything about history and that hes a Muslim.
I told her I believed the president was Christian.
He just does all that to show the Americans that he wants to be president, thats all, she said. He lies all the time. Dont listen to him. He acts so sweet on the TV to the young people, but hes really a communist, honey."
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And the biggest item that got the columnist's attention? The number who said Obama was really a Muslim. At least thats what I hear, Retired-rancher Rector said with a smile. But I only talk to rednecks.
That's what the German people called Hitler.....
And what the North Korean’s call Kim Jong-un. I added it for reference as it fit nicely following the author’s title quote; it was not in the original title.
Bet you believe in the Great Pumpkin, too, Leslie.
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Somehow, I don't think Miss Leslie got the answers she wanted...
The author is a big lib, known for her leftwing touchy-feely opinion pieces in the rag called the Albuqueque Journal. So she travels from the teeming metropolis of Albuquerque (chuckle) to the sparsely populated outskirts of the state to find opinions of rural people she can mock.
Simple words of wisdom.
You have it right. The columnists are standard lib-educated writers including one who has swallowed Al Gore's global warming bunk and inserts it as a ready reason in stories on drought and forest fires.
Thanks for the ping Dave.
I guess I only talk to rednecks too. I don’t know but he for sure thinks that muslims are A-OK and is helping them to restore the caliphate. Not good, he has to go.