I want to talk a little bit more about what I call, in our blissfully post-PC era, Red State Stupid.
Red State Stupid is also really Red State Mean. It’s shoot-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face mean.
And I don’t think that we can separate the two
My friend J. says that you can identify, with 100% accuracy, Democrats vs. Republicans with one simple test. Democrats, he says, don’t care if some “undeserving” folks cash in on, for example, a free lunch program, as long as not one child goes out to recess hungry. While Republicans, according to J., don’t really care how many children starve as long as not one, single “undeserving” child gets a free meal.
I think J. is right. It’s pretty clear where I come down.
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