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  •  In Defense Of Western North Carolina.. (0+ / 0-)

    Most of us who live here I can assure you are not racist or hate filled wingnuts. Which is why Obama is ahead in the polls here. Hendersonville is a Western North Carolina GOP stronghold. They're still whining about us throwing out dug in like a tick GOP Congressman Charles Taylor and electing Democrat Heath Shuler in his place in 2006. Believe me this sign hurts the GOP and McCain. Not Obama. It does NOTHING to help Republicans. It also hurts them the most right here in Western North Carolina. The GOP which is an endangered species here to begin with are the ones who will pay the price for this asshats stupidity. We're tired of clowns like this embarrassing us. So please those of you who are not blessed enough to live in one of the best and most beautiful areas of the country.. The Mountains of Western North Carolina. Don't think we're all like that here. Don't help idiots like the guy who made this sign by painting us all with the same brush. This sign CLEARLY has the name of this guys business on it. He may be located in Hendersonville but most of his business comes from Asheville NC. If you do not know about Asheville you should learn. Then come visit us and have a great time. Such a great time you'll probably end up being my neighbor. Lots of people discover Asheville while heading South to Florida to visit their retirement home and end up retiring here instead. We call them rebounders. It really is that great of a place. You fall in love with it the first time you see it. It has been described as The New Freak Capital of America by Rolling Stone magazine. In a good way. I've heard it called San Francisco South. San Francisco of the Blue Ridge. San Francisco for Lesbians. The Progressive Capital of the South. Our median temperature is a perfect 72 degrees. Summers that don't get too hot and winters that don't get too cold. And lots of shiny happy people.. You can be 100% sure that no matter how many emails and phone calls this guy gets from angry Democrats across the country it will be we Democrats here in Asheville that hurt the guy the most. His business is already hurting because of the housing crisis and he may have just gone ahead and finished it off. He is not only wrong politically he is an incredibly stupid businessman. He needs to come to those of us he has insulted the most for business and he will wish he had not done this very soon. We will punish him by taking our business elsewhere. Being this much of an idiot should and will end up being very expensive for this clown. Be sure of that. And don't you go hating on my home..

    "But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." Barack Obama

    by Sam James on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:25:03 AM PDT

    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

      I live in Hendersonville, and while I agree with much of what you say, I have to take issue with your "endangered species" comment.  Maybe it's because I live in the middle of it, but there is no shortage of people like this in Henderson county.  I've had to stop reading the local paper because of the hate and ignorance on the opinion page (even one local columnist).  I won't put an Obama sticker on my car or a sign in my yard because I don't want to invite the violence likely to follow.  In 2004, I canvassed in Buncombe county, because doing so around where I live could be dangerous (and would be pointless).

      There's still a lot of work to do in Henderson county.

      Government can't restrict free speech, but corporations can? WTF

      by kyoders on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 12:13:19 PM PDT

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      •  Hendersonville (0+ / 0-)

        The town of Hendersonville is actually kind of purple, it is the areas in Henderson County outside the town limits that are so red they quickly wipe out any votes a Democrat gets in town.

        Henderson County is ground zero in western NC fo wealthyr right wing retirees from the midwest and other places outside NC who move in, build their McMansions and bring their John Birch Society politics with them.  The country has long had a Republican edge to it (thanks in part to the Civil War) but it is these retirees who have taken it off the cliff in wing nuttery.

    •  A lot of the right wingers here aren't even local (1+ / 0-)
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      The South doesn't have a monopoly on racism.  The lastes one I talked to was a guy from Boston that relocated to WNC.  And don't even get me started on the ones from New Jersey.

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