Help me to understand a mind that seems broken to me.

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  1. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    So I'm reading an article this week about the food stamp program, and I found that of the 260 counties in this country that accept the most assistance, about 210 of them voted for Mitt Romney in the last election. It went on to state that Owsley County in Kentucky, which voted about 80% for Mitt Romney and is as conservative as you get, that half the county is on food stamps.

    Why would people vote against their own interests? How do you accept this assistance with one hand, and use the other hand to ball it into a fist to curse the government?



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  2. freds

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    ask schmoopy.
     
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    ask Dawg.
     
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    there are lots of poor conservatives, Dave
     
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    tomtom?
     
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    gunslinger?
     
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    shiv will know.
     
  8. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    And that is fine, I hope that things get better for them.

    But why would they be against the things they need for their own survival?
     
  9. gridman

    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Bama is on
     
  10. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    These are opinions that I would like to hear.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    rural poor people are, in general, self reliant
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    looks like I won 74 in vcash
     
  13. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    On what?

    The Ariz St./Stanford game is on Fox.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    I guess they aren't so self reliant after all. :jj:
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    espn2
     
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    Guns, unions and religion. I live in Southern Ohio, in one of the counties you're talking about. You have guys working for minimum wage at plants that make stuff for Honda who tell you about the evils of organized labor and how the democrats are coming for their guns any day now. And, not only that, they think their secret agenda is to make us all into Godless Communists. The irony is that they are more than happy to accept food stamps and welfare benefits when they need them/qualify, of course, but they still pull the Republican lever. Personally I'm a Libertarian and hate both parties, but I do see the irony in it.
     
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    Ohio sucks
     
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    I blame FDR :chriza:
     
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    No shit, I had a chance to move to Texas years ago and turned it down, biggest mistake of my life.
     
  20. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    they like to think they are

    probably ashamed to take it, but they do anyway