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“‘The brand is so toxic’: Dems fear extinction in rural US”

IE, what your saner, Real American sorts would call “a good start.

The party’s brand is so toxic in the small towns 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh that some liberals have removed bumper stickers and yard signs and refuse to acknowledge publicly their party affiliation. These Democrats are used to being outnumbered by the local Republican majority, but as their numbers continue to dwindle, those who remain are feeling increasingly isolated and unwelcome in their own communities.

Obviously, this is a wee mite hyperbolic, since if it was literally so this next guy would be pissing down his leg from fear at the mere suggestion of being quoted in an interview. Which only means that, even in its state of near-Nirvana, the good folks in northwest Pennsy still have work to do.

“The hatred for Democrats is just unbelievable,” said Tim Holohan, an accountant based in rural McKean County who recently encouraged his daughter to get rid of a pro-Joe Biden bumper sticker. “I feel like we’re on the run.”

*shiver* Okay, I gotta confess: I think I just came, just a little. But you guys know why this is happening, right? Take a wild guess. Just one.

The climate across rural Pennsylvania is symptomatic of a larger political problem threatening the Democratic Party heading into the November elections. Beyond losing votes in virtually every election since 2008, Democrats have been effectively ostracized from the overwhelmingly white parts of rural America, leaving party leaders with few options to reverse a cultural trend that is redefining the political landscape.

Yup, you got it: Racism, of course and as always.

With disadvantages like this, you can be sure that the fraud in the next major election there is gonna be absolutely epic.


17 thoughts on ““‘The brand is so toxic’: Dems fear extinction in rural US”

  1. Yep. This is why the democrats want another 2+ million illegals per year and to abolish the electoral college. Bring in pro-commie (gibs! gibs! gimme da gibs!) voters and pack them into the urban hellholes, harvest their votes, and turn states blue.

  2. When I read this article yesterday I thought, there’s no need for Dems to fear a turn-around of the electorate. They can always count on Dominion to save the day.

    1. Dominion is just a safety check, the main strategy is and has always been to replace the White electorate.

  3. One more time:

    It does not matter who votes, nor how they vote. It only matters who COUNTS the votes. And the shithole hives have that FULLY under control.

  4. It is very rare to see a sign for a Democrat anywhere around where we live, last election there were a couple of Biden signs because Orange Man Bad but that was it. In 2016 one guy had signs for every Democrat except Hillary.

  5. I wish mightily that our side actually was what we are accused of being. We would be unstoppable.

  6. When the War gets hot they had better get the hell out of Dodge.

    Today will look like a pleasant walk in the park. Because it is.

  7. Gang, don’t gloat and cheer. Think instead. The article from the AP is typical MSM bullcrap. AP is parroting the standard liberal line of “Horrors, look at how the right victimizes and oppresses the left.” Give it a break AP.

    The AP article is full of whining about the oppresion of the left in rural areas. Some example quotes straight from the article:
    “The hatred for Democrats is just unbelievable”; 
    “Democrats have been effectively ostracized from the overwhelmingly white parts of rural America”

    (Of coruse, gotta toss in that these rural areras are WHITE);

    “One woman brings her political signs inside at night so they aren’t vandalized or stolen”

    Oh the oppression of the poor rural Dems! BALONY! The facts are easily obtained for those who care to search even a bit.

    Rural areas vote GOP for sure, but the margins are slim. Typcially its 60-40 plus/minus 5% or so. Urban areas on the other hand vote Dem of course as we all now, but the margins are not 60-40, not at all baby! Its nothing for urban areas to lean Dem 75, 80 or even 85%. San Fran went 85% Biden and yes I know they are extreme left, but I challenge any one to find me a rural area anywhere in the nation which has ever went even remotely close to 85% GOP in any presidential election year.

    November 4, 2008 Consolidated Presidential General Election | Department of Elections (

    These kinds of Democratic “supermajorities” are nothing abnormal at all for urban areas. And as far as the woman whining that she has to bring in her poltical signs at night… sigh. Go to Youtube and do a search for videos of persons stealing Tump signs from yards and see how many videos you find. Now do the same search but make it for Clinton or Biden signs.

    No Democrats are not “ostracized” or “hated” in rural areas. The percentages of Demas and GOP in rural areas is in fact pretty close. In urban areas on the other hand GOP folks are very clear minority., and you don’t have to search too hard to find exampels of people in urban areas who have been assulated, literally assuatlted, for wearing a MAGA hat.

    When Dems go to rual aras though… well, its like that LA Times writer Virgina Heffernan who wrote an article fretting about how her Trump-supporting neighbor plowed her driveway for free just because he was good person.

    All I can say is screw you Steve Peoples and all of AP for publishing this divisive crap. Reps have a slim majority in rural areas and plow Dems driveways just to be nice. Dems have supermajority in Urban areas, assualt anyone wearing a MAGA hat, and steal Trump yard signs like its legal. Yet its the poor rural Dems are the victims.

    OK Steve Peoples and the AP, now write an article about the hatred for Reps in urban areas. I won’t hold may breath waiting for that article.

      1. I didn’t see Lester’s comment before the cleanup, but I appreciate you taking time to do it.

  8. First, glad you are back hope you enjoyed the poster!

    Second, what’s happening north of us is coming this way

  9. It’s a case of Leftism projection – they’d have no remorse over something bad happening to someone on the Right, so they’re sure that people on the Right will hurt them.

  10. The Donnybrook seems to be closed, so please forgive the question, but: Any further word on IB?

    Also, as to rural hatred of the Democrats, I live in a small Indiana city of about 22K. We have a mix of agriculture, manufacturing, and the usual abundance of “services” (mostly hospitals and universities) that afflict most Midwestern county seats. The laptop class here is moderately left of center, and the tractor aristocracy is moderately right of center. The unionized working class tends Democrat, but talks conservative. And at the moment I’m not seeing a lot of political yard signs of any sort. In fact, the most prevalent are a fair number of weatherbeaten “Proud Union Household” signs.

    Much of the old-line local elite, however, is very conservative. I’m not sure what it all adds up to, but the county did go for Trump 52-45, while the city of LaPorte was closer to a ten point bulge for Trump, probably because Michigan City, the other “big” city in the county, is only 59% white, while my town is 85%. (3.4% are black).

    1. I can’t get him to answer his phone or answer email. Not much of an answer. I fear the worst but am hoping maybe it’s something that is temporary.

      I just don’t know. I tried the number he gave me for his housemate and got nothing but voicemail and no return. I do think that there was an error in the phone number.

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