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NPR's Liberal Geography: Our Taxes pay for an outfit having trouble identifying north and south
American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2014 | Ethel Fenig

Posted on 03/07/2014 6:53:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

Explaining the failure, the taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) announced

“a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.”

Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online  helpfully named the "handful of southern Democrats", something NPR failed to do.  Here they are: 

Chris Coons (Del.)
Bob Casey (Pa.)
Mark Pryor (Ark.)
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
Joe Manchin (W.V.)
Joe Donnelly (Ind.) 
John Walsh (Mont.) 

And, of course, Harry Reid (Nev.), who did it for procedural grounds.

What's that you say?  Only two of the eight, or just 1/4, are southern Democrats; 3/4 are northern Democrats, some very far north. 

So why did NPR, which must have some limited knowledge of US geography, label the dissenting Democrats as southern?  Hmmm.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deboadegbile; geography; npr

1 posted on 03/07/2014 6:53:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they were implying “redneck” or something similar.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 6:55:34 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

If you oppose an O appointee, you have to be a Southern Racist Redneck. That is the talking point.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 6:57:11 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: SeekAndFind

In this case, they’re using “Southern” as a euphemism for “racist”.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 6:57:28 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind
My local NPR has screwed up its classical music thing, which is the main reason for NPR IMNVHO, it is now wall-to-wall Leftist "news."

They put the music on a station that has overlapping signals from 3 or 4 other FM outlets, and thus cannot be heard clearly, if at all. Incompetent engineering.

Millions for Marx. Nothing for Mozart?

5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:01:03 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

WV ain’t the South, suh.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:01:18 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: stayathomemom

libs using hate speech code words?


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

NPR once paid Mumia to do special broadcasts from his jail cell.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:03:18 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: AppyPappy
Every place is always south relative to some other place.

So, let's define what is OFFICIALLY considered "The South" in these United States.

This from Wikipedia:



The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is an area comprising the southeastern and south-central United States. The region is known for its culture and history, having developed its own customs, musical styles and varied cuisines that have helped distinguish it in some ways from the rest of the United States. The Southern ethnic heritage is diverse and includes strong European (mostly English, Scotch-Irish and Scottish), African, and some Native American components.[2] Several Southern states (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) were English Colonies that sent delegates to sign the Declaration of Independence and then fought against the English along with the Northern Colonists during the Revolutionary War. The basis for much Southern culture derives from the pride in these states being among the 13 original colonies (and much of the population of the South had fore-fathers who emigrated west from these colonies). Manners and customs reflect the early population of the South's relationship with England as well as that of Africa and to some extent the native populations.[3]

......

The question of how to define the subregions in the South has been the focus of research for nearly a century.[19][20]

As defined by the United States Census Bureau,[1] the Southern region of the United States includes sixteen states. As of 2010, an estimated 114,555,744 people, or thirty-seven percent of all U.S. residents, lived in the South, the nation's most populous region.[21] The Census Bureau defined three smaller units, or divisions:

The Council of State Governments, an organization for communication and coordination between state governments, includes in its South regional office the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.[22]

9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:09:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

With all due respect to you and gratitude for posting your source, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia are not southern states.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:14 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: SeekAndFind

NPR has been ‘sliding’ on the facts for decades.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:18:39 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: muir_redwoods

If you agree with this Wikipedia article then West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware were Fighting on the wrong side during the War of NORTHERN Aggression.

Why not add SOUTH Dakota to the list?

This definition was developed by someone who believes everything south of Philly is “The South”, excepting the Left Coast.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:24:07 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

I think where they’re coming from is that Delaware and Maryland were slave states on the south side of the Mason-Dixon line and West Virginia was part of Virginia until 1863.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:38:50 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

I always thought the Mason Dixon line was the official divider.

I haven’t spent much time in MD, but I find WV to be much more culturally southern than a significant part of VA that surrounds DC.

WV, KY and NE TN are difficult to distinguish.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:14 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lib logic: if the two southern Democrats had voted with the Democrats, then with Reid’s vote it would have been 50-50, and Biden would have broken the tie. Ergo, its the fault of the two southern Democrats, ignoring the six northern ones entirely.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:21 AM PST by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: NativeSon
Libs don't hate. That is so 19th century. They have progressed beyond that.
16 posted on 03/07/2014 8:09:45 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: BwanaNdege

These are the same folks who think people born in New Mexico are illegal aliens


17 posted on 03/07/2014 8:19:42 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberal bigotry is almost unassailable, since they are deeply convinced of their own “neutrality” with regard to all things. It’s usually not their fault. The very foundation of post-modern “liberalism” is a disregard for objective reality.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 8:20:11 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: stayathomemom

I need my ‘Winston Smith pocket thesaurus’ to understand the libs


19 posted on 03/07/2014 8:27:35 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Southern Democrats...”

NPR’s lip curling sneer.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 8:31:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Menehune56
SlaveNorth.com

State Mass. N.H. N.Y. Conn. R.I. Pa. N.J. Vt.
European settlement 1620 1623 1624 1633 1636 1638 1620 1666
First record of slavery 1629? 1645 1626 1639 1652 1639 1626? c.1760?
Official end of slavery 1783 1783 1799 1784 1784 1780 1804 1777
Actual end of slavery 1783 c.1845? 1827 1848 1842 c.1845? 1865 1777?
Percent black 1790 1.40% 0.60% 7.60% 2.30% 6.30% 2.40% 7.70% 0.30%
Percent black 1860 0.78% 0.15% 1.26% 1.87% 2.26% 1.95% 3.76% 0.22%

21 posted on 03/07/2014 4:28:24 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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