Tuesday, October 21, 2008

An "anti-American" part of America, in our midst...

Apparently, my precinct in Scottsdale, Grace, is one of the parts of the country that Sarah Palin, John McCain, and their surrogates (Michele Bachmann, that's you!) consider to be an anti-American part of the country.

In 2000, Al Gore won a plurality of votes over George W. Bush, 473 - 425.

In 2004, John Kerry beat Bush, 575 - 573.

In 2006, Democrat Harry Mitchell beat Republican JD Hayworth for the CD5 seat in Congress, 364 - 296.

In 2008, registered Democrats now outnumber registered Republicans 489 - 470.

There are working people, families, retirees, students, black people, white people, Asians, Hispanics (mostly, but not totally, of Mexican descent), Democrats, Republicans, Independents, non-voters, well-off people, financially struggling folks, Obama supporters (lots of them! :)) ), McCain supporters, taxpayers, charity supporters, baseball fans, football fans, soccer moms, baby boomers, Gen X'ers, Gen Y'ers, ASU alums, Big 10 fans (lots of Ohio State fans), religious folks, non-religious folks...

In other words, all sorts of folks live here, but because we haven't blindly supported the extremist ideology that the McCain/Palin campaign espouses, they call us an "anti-America" part of America.

Wonder what they'll call us if I tell them to kiss my Democratic tuchus?

1 comment:

Elizabeth Rogers said...

1:11 AM? That is quite late...are you going to have enough energy for the Fair?

And I wonder if I am a Gen Y...