Holy hell, Digby has an absolutely awesome post about the trouble we face in gathering the “heartland” vote. It is extremely illuminating in describing the “national mood” felt by the southern states prior to secession from the North. I’ll Long-Story-Short it for you by saying that shortly before the South broke away from the Republic, they held majority power for a long time in the federal government yet complained of the way they were treated by the northern elites. They resented northern values being foisted upon their way of life. Sound familiar?
–Proud that whazzing is a value that the “liberal elite” hold dear.