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4/16/2003 03:35:00 PM | sam

More Stevenson

Closet conservative John Stevenson misses the point on "South Park Republicanism":

So he poses a question: "If Republicans are so different from mainstream America, then who voted for them? The nation has more Republican congressmen and state governors than any other political party, plus control of the White House."

The reality is that republicans ARE mainstream America. Look at the 2000 presidential electoral map: (Bush states in red)



Since our country's wealth, intellectual capital & media is on the coasts, us elitist liberal types look down on middle america and their GOP representatives.

"The media generally misrepresents Republicans as religious rich white males. This is patently false. Half of the voting public is Republican."

Unlike some of the ones eminating from O'Reilly's mouth, this stereotype is pretty well deserved. Republicans are largely religious, white males. The fact that they are half the voting public is irrelevant... there are a LOT of religious white males in the US.

The "rich" tag is a little decieving - I'd say that the truly rich are probably politically split, due to the concentration of wealth in liberal LA (entertainment, ie streisand), SF (tech ie john doerr) & NYC (finance, ie Jon Corzine). A better description is upper middle class, since republicans are overrepresented in the uppper income tax brackets.



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