Today's must-read by Lynn Parramore, once (and still) of Raleigh, urges her fellow progressives to get past the redneck stereotype in their heads about the southern white male. If they do, they'll realize:
What liberals and progressives don’t seem to understand is that you don’t counter a myth with a pile of facts and statistics. You have to counter it with a more powerful story.
Because I married southern, she's talking about some people I love — a.k.a., the Republican base.
The piece is so good I just tweeted it!
This is just excellent! "What if Liberals and Progressives Could Learn to Talk to White Southern Men?" | Alternet alternet.org/election-2012/…— Bob Geary (@rjgeary) November 5, 2012