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  • MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Attacks Rural Americans as... ‘the Core Threat to Our Democracy’

    11/27/2017 6:16:59 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 27, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Reid labeled rural Americans “the core threat to our Democracy” and called for the abolition of the electoral college to limit their ability to influence elections and government.
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • Sargento Foods expanding in Wisconsin

    10/24/2017 12:48:50 PM PDT · by UB355 · 18 replies
    witi 6 ^ | 10/24/2017 | AP
    HILBERT, Wis. — Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade. WLUK-TV reports that the company is adding 40,000 square feet (almost 3,720 square meters) and 150 jobs to its Hilbert location. The Hilbert location currently employs about 300 people
  • Rural Americans Hurt by New FCC Rule

    11/05/2017 8:13:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Steve Sherman
    Donald J. Trump spoke to rural voters in a way that launched him into the presidency. His soaring rhetoric and no-nonsense promises to stand up against corruption were exactly what his constituents voted for. Say it ain’t so, but now, his own Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is pushing a rule that will hurt the very voters who put him in the White House. The swamp has overtaken the FCC and President Trump’s Make America Great Again motto is in jeopardy. Will the Trump Administration stand up to the big mobile carriers or will it cave just like every Administration...
  • They’re Trump-strong in rural Iowa — and not changing their minds

    10/27/2017 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 27, 2017 | By ROBERT LEONARD
    I’m a political junkie. Every day I read The Washington Post and The New York Times, among other media giants, with great interest and appreciation. Here in conservative rural America, Trump is ascendant. I was loafing in a booth at the coffee shop Saturday morning, and my friend Mark said something like, “Hey Bob, if you want to understand why rural conservatives like Trump, watch the speech he gave at the Values Voters Summit.” Doing my best to understand how my conservative friends might read Trump’s speech, I read. I contrasted Trump’s messaging with how rural conservatives often view Democratic...
  • “I Make My Morning Coffee With the Tears of Liberals”

    10/14/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/14/17 | John Hinderacker
    So said our own Steve Hayward to a college Republican group in Minnesota last week. For your daily dose of schadenfreude, check out the New York Times’s lament over Iowa’s swing to the right: There is little to suggest a future for the [Democratic] party here in this once reliable Democratic stronghold, at least in races on the national level. President Trump easily carried this county in the 2016 election, and Iowa as a whole; the only counties Hillary Clinton won were in metropolitan areas or university towns.Iowa’s dramatic change has been both abrupt and a long time in coming....
  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision [fakenews]

    10/14/2017 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 9:47 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Meghan Hoyer
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them....
  • How Immigration Foiled Hillary

    10/06/2017 1:48:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | OCT. 5, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Democrats point to a thousand reasons that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election. Here is another. In political circles, it’s common knowledge that in four key states President Trump unexpectedly carried counties that Democratic presidential campaign strategists had failed to recognize as crucial terrain — sparsely populated areas of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In “What I Got Wrong About the Election,” for example, published right after Clinton lost, David Plouffe, who had managed the Obama campaign in 2008, wrote that Trump’s margins in rural and exurban counties were off the charts. For example, in Madison County, an exurban area...
  • Foxconn to build Wisconsin manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant

    10/05/2017 10:25:19 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 16 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | 10/04/2017 | By Jessie Opoien
    Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn plans to build an LCD panel manufacturing facility in the southeastern Wisconsin village of Mount Pleasant, local officials announced Wednesday. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a $3 billion incentive package for the company, on track to be the largest subsidy to a foreign company in U.S. history.
  • CNN Reporter: Country Music Fans Are Likely Trump Supporters [VIDEO]

    10/02/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 99 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/2/17 | Amber Athey
    CNN’s Jeff Zeleny inexplicably pointed out Monday after the Las Vegas shooting that many country music fans are likely Trump supporters
  • Poll shows Trump-endorsed Senate candidate losing badly

    09/26/2017 5:04:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    N. Y. Post ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    A pair of new polls on Monday showed Roy Moore beating incumbent Luther Strange by double digits in Tuesdays’s GOP senate runoff in Alabama — despite President Trump’s endorsement of the man he calls “Big Luther.” The first survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group during the two days after Trump’s raucous rally for Strange on Friday — showed the arch-conservative leading by 16 points, 56 to 40. The second, commissioned by Cygnal, an Alabama-based research firm, was also conducted after Trump’s visit to Huntsville, showed Moore leading 52 to 41.
  • hospital crisis killing rural communities

    09/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 43 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 9-22-2017 | HuffPost-Lauren Weber, GHN's Andy Miller
    GLENWOOD,GA ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital. After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. On Glenwood’s main street, building after building is now for sale, closing, falling apart or infested with weeds growing through the foundation’s cracks. Opportunity has been dying in Wheeler County for the last 20 years. Agriculture was once the...
  • Explanations from Politico’s Hate-Toonist Are Total BS

    08/31/2017 10:33:24 AM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 31, 2017 | John Nolte
    Matt Wuerker, the leftwing editorial cartoonist for the leftwingPolitico, was met with almost universal condemnation Wednesday for a ‘toon that not only mocked the victims of Hurricane Harvey, but mocked the victims in most desperate need, those requiring rescue from rooftops. Utilizing that form of bigotry and hate that will always be acceptable among the Beautiful People, Wuerker managed to lump all Texans into a single GodTardingRacistSecessionist. Ugly, ugly stuff. [...] In summation… In the middle of a historic hurricane devastating God knows how many thousands and thousands of Texans, the cultural supremacists at Politico are stereotyping those very same Texans in the...
  • Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

    08/27/2017 7:31:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | August 27, 2017
    There are no cardboard boxes or bubble wrap or heavy duty packing tape in Tim Stokes' 1,600-square-foot Sacramento, Calif., home. But, according to the 36-year-old, he and his pregnant wife, their three kids and their two 100-pound mastiffs are on the verge of selling the house they bought just over a year ago. Though Stokes was born in Nevada, he has spent all but the first six months of his life in California. For most of that time, any move away from his hometown and family would have been unthinkable for him. But in the past six years, Stokes, who...
  • Pitch from hometowns to skilled workers: Come home

    08/24/2017 6:45:40 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 23, 2017 | Schuyler Velasco
    Recruiters in areas with a dearth of professionals, including Maine, are successfully targeting talent that has local roots, but left for school and careers. AUGUST 23, 2017 —Alana Greer was sure she’d never return to Miami. “I was very anti-moving home for a really long time,” says the civil rights attorney, who graduated from Harvard Law School and worked in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., before resettling near her childhood home in Coral Gables. “But I can’t imagine myself anywhere else right now.” Ms. Greer is co-founder of the Community Justice Project, a nonprofit law firm that works with grassroots...
  • Rating Change: Alabama Senate Race No Longer Solid GOP (MANIPULATION PIECE!!!)

    08/20/2017 8:05:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Nathan L Gonzales
    The Alabama Senate special election certainly isn’t a toss-up, but the possibility that former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore might become the Republican nominee creates the potential for a Democratic upset.
  • In Weary Wisconsin Town, a Billionaire-Fueled Revival

    08/07/2017 3:54:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New York Times Business ^ | 8-5-17 | Alexandra Stevenson
    Diane Hendricks and her late husband saw opportunity in Beloit, a decaying industrial town. Now, she dreams of turning it into a mecca for start-ups. When Diane Hendricks sees something she doesn’t like here, she buys it. A bankrupt country club. A half-empty mall. Abandoned buildings. The rusting foundry down by the river. Beloit used to be a town that made papermaking machines and diesel engines. Ms. Hendricks thinks it can be a place where start-ups create the next billion-dollar idea, and she is remaking the town to fit her vision. She can do so because she is the second-richest...
  • In West Virginia, Trump Hails Conservatism and a New G.O.P. Governor (Jim Justice)

    08/03/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN MARTIN
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Bragging about keeping his promises on immigration, the economy, the environment and crime, President Trump celebrated on Thursday with a raucous West Virginia crowd as the state’s Democratic governor announced that he will switch to the Republican Party. With Gov. Jim Justice by his side, Mr. Trump hailed stock market records and the growth of coal income in West Virginia. And he delivered a lengthy critique of the federal investigations of his campaign’s ties to Russia, calling the matter “a fake story that is demeaning to all of us.”
  • America’s worst states to live in 2017 [for liberals]

    07/17/2017 6:13:23 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Scott Cohn
    Far be it from us to throw shade on your home sweet home, but the data does not lie. The Quality of Life category in our annual America's Top States for Business study ranks all 50 states on overall livability based on metrics, including crime rate, attractions, air quality, health and health care and legal protections against discrimination... 10. KENTUCKY.. More than a quarter of adults are regular smokers in Kentucky, the highest rate in the country. The state also has the nation's highest rate of cancer deaths and one of the highest rates of cardiovascular deaths... 9. (tie) NEW...
  • Hah-Hah! Trump Approval at 50% or Higher in US Counties That Put Him in White House

    07/16/2017 7:21:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 16 July 2017 | Jim Hoft
    After six months of the most biased and dishonest liberal media attacks in US history President Donald Trump still stands at 50% or higher in the US counties that fueled his win in 2016. A recent Harvard study found the liberal media gave Trump the most negative coverage of any president. And this poll was published by the highly flawed and biased NBC News! President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in the American counties that fueled his 2016 victory stands at 50 percent, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of these “Trump counties.” Fifty percent of adults...