White Rural Rage?


There’s a new book out called White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy. I haven’t read it but it did give me an idea for a fun drinking game. Every time you hear the phrase “threat to democracy” or a variant thereof between now and the presidential election, you take a drink. The downside is you’ll be dead long before November and you’ll never find out who gets elected.

The authors of the book were interviewed on MSNBC this past week. One of the authors, Tom Schaller, said this:

“First of all, [white rural voters] are the most racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-gay demographic in the country. Second, they’re the most conspiracist group: QAnon support and subscribers, election denialism, Covid denialism and scientific skepticism, Obama birtherism. Third: anti-democratic sentiments. They don’t believe in an independent press, free speech, they’re most likely to say the president should be able to act unilaterally. . . . they’re also the most strongly white nationalist and white Christian nationalist. And fourth: they’re most likely to excuse or justify violence as an acceptable alternative to peaceful public discourse.”

This fellow is a professor of something-or-other but he sounds like every other partisan hack who doesn’t care about anything but electing Democrats. The way they talk to and about rural voters is amazing, and then they need to read a book to figure out why rural voters are enraged?

Republicans should be paying this guy but no, he’s doing it for free! Play clips from this interview in every swing state from now to November.

I’ll let you work through the lies, omissions and logical fallacies of Schaller’s statement yourself — it’s not hard — but I’ll give you a head start on the “most racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant” point.

Because another thing happened this past week: there was a Democratic primary in Michigan, which Joe Biden won easily because he has no opponent.

But he did lose in three cities to “Uncommitted.” In one of those cities, Dearborn, “Uncommitted” won 57-40. These three cities are home to a large Arab-American and Muslim community, who have been clear that they have a problem voting for a candidate who is selling F-16 fighter jets to be used to murder their family members.

Now as soon as a Muslim or Arab-American even contemplates the possibility of not doing what they’re told and voting for the Democratic candidate, the masks come off and you see the real face of the Maddow watchers and Pelosi lovers.

Twitter reactions included: “I’ll be waving goodbye when they are all shipped out, back to their mother country. Good riddance.” Or “When Trump gets re-elected, let’s all enjoy watching these people get shuttled into death camps.”

I may not have the quotes exactly from memory but I assure you I’ve captured the kind of racial condescension and hatred that Democrats love to pretend that they don’t have for minority groups.

If you’re a member of a minority group that they think they own, the minute you step out of line, you will never see hatred and bigotry unleashed on you of the kind that American liberals unleash.

That’s my rebuttal to white rural voters being the most racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant demographic in the country. As I said, you can work through the rest of the claims on your own. It’s easy, fish in a barrel.

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