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    I'll sum it by saying that nobody on either side does a very good job of doing a damn about understanding and addressing rural economic issues. That leaves the political field of play to cultural crap.

    None of this is to minimize urban poverty. But some of the rural poverty I grew up with is spectacular, and I don't think people an hour and a half away have any idea that it exists, or delve very hard into why.

    Regardless, I don't believe in making help for real life people -- help without pissing and preaching in the process -- contingent on their political views of voting habits.

    These are real folks. They need help. They've got my CA-urban-young-queer-librul support, regardless of the rest.

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