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July 22, 2014


What does it say that most of the 10 poorest states are Republican? YOU TELL ME!


imageThe ten poorest states in America are Republican. Mississippi is the poorest… followed by Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and North Carolina.

The best response to this little known fact on Cafferty was the following.

James in San Diego:
It’s a preview of what the entire country will look like if the Republicans get back in control of Congress and the White House.

It borders on incompetence and malpractice that Democrats, Progressives, and Moderates do not hammer this message in the entire country and specifically in those states. Democrats, Progressives, and Moderates must get spines and learn that you can tell the truth and fight without going to the depths of depravity of the Right.


What does it say that most of the 10 poorest states are Republican?

FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

As the Republican race for the White House heats up, here’s something the GOP can’t be too comfortable with:

Most of the 10 poorest states in the country are Republican.

Mississippi is the poorest… followed by Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and North Carolina.

And the list doesn’t even include Texas, where Rick Perry is governor and one in five people lives in poverty.

In a piece on CNN.com, Roland Martin writes Republicans expect to win all 10 of these states in 2012, although President Obama won North Carolina by a slim margin in 2008 and West Virginia is usually considered a Democratic state.

Martin points out that despite the red-leanings in these states, you don’t hear so much from Republicans about poverty.

In fact the word "poor" has barely come up at the GOP debates thus far. The only exceptions were:

– Rick Santorum discussing welfare reform

– Ron Paul suggesting the U.S. get rid of the minimum wage

– and Mitt Romney using the phrase "energy-poor."

Overall, Republicans believe their economic agenda is the best way to get people back to work – and many in the GOP are quick to blame President Obama for the rise in the poverty rate.

What does it say that most of the 10 poorest states are Republican? – Cafferty File – CNN.com Blogs

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About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Featured Writer, Vice President of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google

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  1. Lots of good points, but I think you’re all talking about symptoms, not about the cause. The cause is good-old-fashioned racism, dating back to the days of slavery. Start with the map of the slave states in 1859 at http://biblebelts.blogspot.com/ . Compare that with the map of racial segregation in 1950 at http://blogs.swa-jkt.com/swa/10764/2012/08/30/map-of-segregated-america/ . And finally, look at the map of the electoral votes in 2012 at http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012-presidential-election-electoral-vote-map/ . Now do you see it?

  2. Jonathan Matisse says:

    Full name is attached; sorry!

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