I read the new york times column in question. It was yet another in a long line of "if you live in a city, you aren't a real American" faux-thinkpiece.

Kinda like when they asked "where is the heartland" as if everywhere else were like the sphincterland or the assland or the toeland or something.


    Why don't you explain that jobs are drying up and communities are dying not because of abortion and same-sex marriage but because of Republican economic policies that have favored the wealthy, most of whom live in cities, including a certain president-elect they voted for who took advantage of those very policies in order to stay rich?

This sentiment got me booed off the stage at my local caucus in the 2008 campaign... and out of the republican party. The experience helped me realize that fiscal conservatism and other things I believe in politically have nothing to do with the republican party anymore... or maybe never really did.

posted by kleinbl00: 500 days ago