The GOP and the Conservative convention this week complained bitterly about ‘socialism’ in the US. Both the GOP and DNC lie about this ‘socialism’ which is one of the strangest, goofiest forms of ‘socialism’ in the world. We do know for certain that Wall Street enjoys a most envious form of state financial protections that the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators correctly call ‘Welfare for the Well-heeled.’
I grew up in the south and this emphatically included Texas, my childhood memories of that place has some rather fond memories of being disgusted with the open racism of Jim Crow Texas. One thing is certain: the places where the GOP is the strongest is the same place that hates social services the most…and are, coincidentally, the same places more people are receiving government benefits! So, why do they hate this system that benefits them the most?
The dire poverty of the ‘right to work’—like a slave—states is noxious and spreading as the entire US government system is bent on dropping working wages to poverty levels in all areas so as to compete with all the foreigners who export their goods to our nation while locking us out of their own economic systems. As if, when we are very poor, collectively, why, trade will balance since we won’t buy much of anything from anyone…or each other!
Now I have assembled a series of maps that show the bizarre world of the anti-socialist ideologues and explain why they have this strange belief system: Where Americans Most Depend on Government Benefits – Interactive Map – NYTimes.com
So, there is a direct correlation here between the Mississippi valley states, the Southwestern states and Palin’s proud Alaska. They have a much greater proportion of wealth from federal financial deals and support programs for families. Now to look at three minority populations that particularly irritate the right wing anti-socialists: from the US CensusScope: Census Data, Charts, Maps, and Rankings
The GOP hates ‘Obamacare’ which copied Romney Care: Affordable Health Care for America Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
States Obama carried in 2008:
The representatives in various election districts voted for Obamacare even the supposedly right wing state of Arizona. Only mainly Phoenix and the areas next to Vegas voted against it! This is due to the Indian/Hispanic demands. Ditto, the border of Texas along Mexico voted for Obamacare. But looking at the above election map for the last election, both Texas and Arizona, overall, voted for McCain, not Obama.
Generally speaking, the heavier the concentration of minority blacks, the more anti-socialist the white GOP voters. Racism lies at the core of ‘conservative values’ because the imagining of oneself as inherently superior is increasingly valuable the poorer one grows. This dynamic is very strange and sad but it happens: if one has little left of dignity or value, imagining one’s skin color is of great value is a balm, the feeling of superiority while wearing rags is what shocked me when I was a child and moved from very liberal Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to the heart of Texas in 1956.
Here is a really funny map showing which states overall gain in Federal dollars overall: Give Up Blog
All the proud GOP states that sneer at the ‘socialist’ coastal states are mainly…freeloaders! Naturally, they always conveniently overlook this small detail. The blue states vote DNC and get more than they give but all the rest which are white are people pulling the socialist wagon. Texas is the main except to the freeloader states and this is probably due to oil revenue tax money. Little Rhode Island pays over 10% in taxes than they receive in payments back. And they have no oil wells.
The GOP Congress that is now the Do Nothing But Whine Congress (except when AIPAC rolls in and then both parties stand on their hind legs and beg to get a bribe) is profoundly unpopular. Congressional Performance – Rasmussen Reports™ reports that 70% of the people think all of Congress stinks. And it does stink! Attempts at voting for someone new leads to it stinking worse and worse.
This is mainly due to campaign financing going haywire and being a nonstop bribery machine that has pried the levers of power from the voters and transferred them to lobbyists of every kind. Since this naked bribery is for people with money, voters lobbying for things that help voters is nearly suffocated to death at this point. If Congress thinks that divide and conquer will work in the teeth of economic distress, they will eventually discover the downside of all this: social riots, turmoil and uprisings.
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