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General Discussion / Re: Paul Krugman gives his stubby middle finger to flyover America
« Last post by Eupher on January 30, 2023, 09:19:45 PM »
Krugman has made a career out of being wrong.

And that has been met with recognition from the idiot Nobel Prize morons, who are nothing more than leftist, wokeist idjits.

So OK, dipstick Krugdude, show us again how you're WRONG.

https://news.yahoo.com/paul-krugman-always-wrong-never-173530058.html

(Kinda surprised that this is on Yahoo, since Yahoo is most definitely a leftist, wokeist publication.)
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The DUmpster / Re: Steve Kornacki take your polls as well as your failed red wave and
« Last post by ABC-2 on January 30, 2023, 07:25:53 PM »
Since I'm familiar with translating DUmmy-speak to English, this vodka soaked clown is saying:

TELL ME WHAT I WANNA HEAR DAMN IT!!!! :panic: :panic: :panic:

Hee! Hee!  :hi5:  Ralphie!

~ ABC
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If Kornacki's red wave failed, why is this DU poster so preoccupied with him?
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So the ostensible justifications for rural resentment don’t withstand scrutiny — but that doesn’t mean things are fine. A changing economy has increasingly favored metropolitan areas with large college-educated work forces over small towns. The rural working-age population has been declining, leaving seniors behind. Rural men in their prime working years are much more likely than their metropolitan counterparts to not be working. Rural woes are real.

I noticed that Mr. Krugman, professional wrong prediction maker, buried this part far down in the essay.

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There is, however, an unwritten rule in American politics that it’s OK for politicians to seek rural votes by insulting big cities and their residents, but it would be unforgivable for urban politicians to return the favor. “I have to go to New York City soon,” tweeted J.D. Vance during his senatorial campaign. “I have heard it’s disgusting and violent there.” Can you imagine, say, Chuck Schumer saying something similar about rural Ohio, even as a joke?

Ummm, "deplorables"? Maybe not directed at rural residents per se, but definitely directed at a segment of the populace that includes a lot of rural voters.
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The DUmpster / Re: I have decided to boycott all discussions about TFG
« Last post by ABC-2 on January 30, 2023, 06:54:15 PM »
Then again ...
 
Perhaps I must apologize to the poor amoebas !   :-)

~ ABC
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Behind a paywall therefore no link, but this column is dripping with arrogance of elite leftism.

Can Anything Be Done to Assuage Rural Rage?

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Rural resentment has become a central fact of American politics — in particular, a pillar of support for the rise of right-wing extremism. As the Republican Party has moved ever further into MAGAland, it has lost votes among educated suburban voters; but this has been offset by a drastic rightward shift in rural areas, which in some places has gone so far that the Democrats who remain face intimidation and are afraid to reveal their party affiliation.

But is this shift permanent? Can anything be done to assuage rural rage?

The answer will depend on two things: whether it’s possible to improve rural lives and restore rural communities, and whether the voters in these communities will give politicians credit for any improvements that do take place.

This week my colleague Thomas B. Edsall surveyed research on the rural Republican shift. I was struck by his summary of work by Katherine J. Cramer, who attributes rural resentment to perceptions that rural areas are ignored by policymakers, don’t get their fair share of resources and are disrespected by “city folks.”

As it happens, all three perceptions are largely wrong. I’m sure that my saying this will generate a tidal wave of hate mail, and lecturing rural Americans about policy reality isn’t going to move their votes. Nonetheless, it’s important to get our facts straight.

The truth is that ever since the New Deal rural America has received special treatment from policymakers. It’s not just farm subsidies, which ballooned under Donald Trump to the point where they accounted for around 40 percent of total farm income. Rural America also benefits from special programs that support housing, utilities and business in general.

Special treatment? Rural America built this country you arrogant jack hole. But he continues...

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In terms of resources, major federal programs disproportionately benefit rural areas, in part because such areas have a disproportionate number of seniors receiving Social Security and Medicare. But even means-tested programs — programs that Republicans often disparage as “welfare” — tilt rural. Notably, at this point rural Americans are more likely than urban Americans to be on Medicaid and receive food stamps.

And because rural America is poorer than urban America, it pays much less per person in federal taxes, so in practice major metropolitan areas hugely subsidize the countryside. These subsidies don’t just support incomes; they support economies: Government and the so-called health care and social assistance sector each employ more people in rural America than agriculture, and what do you think pays for those jobs?

What about rural perceptions of being disrespected? Well, many people have negative views about people with different lifestyles; that’s human nature. There is, however, an unwritten rule in American politics that it’s OK for politicians to seek rural votes by insulting big cities and their residents, but it would be unforgivable for urban politicians to return the favor. “I have to go to New York City soon,” tweeted J.D. Vance during his senatorial campaign. “I have heard it’s disgusting and violent there.” Can you imagine, say, Chuck Schumer saying something similar about rural Ohio, even as a joke?

Perhaps Krugman you should Tweet more pictures of yourself riding the NYC subway playing your Sudoku games and entertain the likely possibility a street thug might toss you on the tracks you arrogant jackass.

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Rural resentment has become a central fact of American politics — in particular, a pillar of support for the rise of right-wing extremism. As the Republican Party has moved ever further into MAGAland, it has lost votes among educated suburban voters; but this has been offset by a drastic rightward shift in rural areas, which in some places has gone so far that the Democrats who remain face intimidation and are afraid to reveal their party affiliation.

But is this shift permanent? Can anything be done to assuage rural rage?

The answer will depend on two things: whether it’s possible to improve rural lives and restore rural communities, and whether the voters in these communities will give politicians credit for any improvements that do take place.

This week my colleague Thomas B. Edsall surveyed research on the rural Republican shift. I was struck by his summary of work by Katherine J. Cramer, who attributes rural resentment to perceptions that rural areas are ignored by policymakers, don’t get their fair share of resources and are disrespected by “city folks.”

As it happens, all three perceptions are largely wrong. I’m sure that my saying this will generate a tidal wave of hate mail, and lecturing rural Americans about policy reality isn’t going to move their votes. Nonetheless, it’s important to get our facts straight.

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The truth is that ever since the New Deal rural America has received special treatment from policymakers. It’s not just farm subsidies, which ballooned under Donald Trump to the point where they accounted for around 40 percent of total farm income. Rural America also benefits from special programs that support housing, utilities and business in general.

In terms of resources, major federal programs disproportionately benefit rural areas, in part because such areas have a disproportionate number of seniors receiving Social Security and Medicare. But even means-tested programs — programs that Republicans often disparage as “welfare” — tilt rural. Notably, at this point rural Americans are more likely than urban Americans to be on Medicaid and receive food stamps.

And because rural America is poorer than urban America, it pays much less per person in federal taxes, so in practice major metropolitan areas hugely subsidize the countryside. These subsidies don’t just support incomes; they support economies: Government and the so-called health care and social assistance sector each employ more people in rural America than agriculture, and what do you think pays for those jobs?

What about rural perceptions of being disrespected? Well, many people have negative views about people with different lifestyles; that’s human nature. There is, however, an unwritten rule in American politics that it’s OK for politicians to seek rural votes by insulting big cities and their residents, but it would be unforgivable for urban politicians to return the favor. “I have to go to New York City soon,” tweeted J.D. Vance during his senatorial campaign. “I have heard it’s disgusting and violent there.” Can you imagine, say, Chuck Schumer saying something similar about rural Ohio, even as a joke?

So the ostensible justifications for rural resentment don’t withstand scrutiny — but that doesn’t mean things are fine. A changing economy has increasingly favored metropolitan areas with large college-educated work forces over small towns. The rural working-age population has been declining, leaving seniors behind. Rural men in their prime working years are much more likely than their metropolitan counterparts to not be working. Rural woes are real.
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The DUmpster / Re: I have decided to boycott all discussions about TFG
« Last post by ABC-2 on January 30, 2023, 05:23:10 PM »
Give it time. Democrats could very well switch from “Bye-Don” to “Bi-done”.

Hmmm ...

How much, time needed is the problem, and are still able to do a lot of damage in the meantime!!!  :argh:
 

Biden, his admin, plus his foolish voters each have the mental acuity of a single-celled amoeba!!!

~ ABC
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:whatever:
Until the next time the "city fathers" need a band of jack-booted thugs to keep the lower class from getting "uppity". Then they'll reform the unit under a new name. It's not as if this whole game hasn't been played before...

That's what I was thinking. Symbolic move.
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The DUmpster / Re: I have decided to boycott all discussions about TFG
« Last post by RuralNc on January 30, 2023, 02:04:43 PM »
Give it time. Democrats could very well switch from “Bye-Don” to “Bi-done”.

Clever. Very clever.  :cheersmate:
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malaise (252,674 posts)


Steve Kornacki take your polls as well as your failed red wave and

go eff Yourself!

Since I'm familiar with translating DUmmy-speak to English, this vodka soaked clown is saying:

TELL ME WHAT I WANNA HEAR DAMN IT!!!! :panic: :panic: :panic:
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