Why are most rednecks republicans?

Why are most rednecks republicans?

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really wondering

Ft Mitchell, KY

#1 Jul 14, 2011
Could someone explain this to me? Republicans are all about supporting the wealthy, and democrats want to help the poor. Being that most rednecks are poor, than why do they vote republican? This doesn't make sense to me. I honestly don't know a lot about politics, and am not highly educated myself, so would love someone to explain this to me in simple terms.
I hear so many rednecks complaining about the healthcare bill, and about higher taxes. But the tax raises are usually against the wealthy anyway, so why do they care? Also, the healthcare bill would be helping them, so why be against it?
Is it because some of the poor rednecks are just confused, and too uneducated to know what's actually good for them?
I am not putting anyone down for being uneducated, because I don't have a lot of education myself. I will say though, I'm not fond of rednecks, after being around too many of them most of my life.
For instance, why are they all blaming Obama for this thing about social security checks maybe not going out on the 3rd. From what I have read, it is because the republicans won't agree to anything, they don't want to raise taxes for the rich people. Why not raise taxes against the rich? They can afford it. I just don't understand, and am confused myself.
Redneck

Louisville, KY

#2 Jul 15, 2011
Well most rednecks are not poor, you might be thinking about white trash. There is a difference. They work hard and earn there money. Most Rednecks take pride in hard work and earning a living. Might not be rich but get by just fine. The gun issue is a big one. Democrats want to take away guns. Than there is the Democrats handing out money to the so called poor that are to lazy to work. They just need to get a job. If they want to help people that they need to help those that help themselves.

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franktownian

Frankfort, KY

#3 Jul 20, 2011
Most people that are considered Rednecks have a lot of pride in themselves and in their country. They may or may not understand politics, but they believe in working hard and making a living for themselves. Politically, if any one takes a moment to think about what is actually going on, as opposed to what appears to be going on, it may be more simple than you think. You said that it makes since that the poor would be on the side of the democrats since they are the ones helping them out. You're absolutely right! The majority of the population is not the rich, they are the poor. So how do you win elections? You try to convince the majority of the population that they need you. That's why historically, the majority of minority votes and women's votes are for the democratic party. It seems as though they are doing everything in their power to help these people, when in reality they are oppressing them. By continuing to focus aid programs to minorities and women, they are propagating the lie that those groups are inferior to a white male. By continuing to push aid in their direction they are enforcing the idea that they cannot take care of themselves, so the government should do it. Which of course leads to more government control, regulation, debt and inevitably, higher taxes for everyone. Now in the converse, republicans are often billed as looking out for the rich. Which in some way is true, but perhaps, misunderstood. We live in a capitalist society. Which means that "We the People" own the wealth and businesses of our nation. Most of those rich people, are in fact owners of businesses and corporations. So in straight talk, the more rich they are, the better it is for our country and our economy. When these business owners have money coming in, they invest more money into their companies, which in turn, creates job, whether it be directly in that company, or in other companies that are suppliers or distributors for that company. However, when their taxes are raised even higher, they are pay the highest tax rates anyways, they have less and less confidence to invest more momey into their company. Just as you wouldn't spend more money on your home, only to break even or possibly even lose money, these business owners are not going to invest more money into their companys if they do not forecast a financial gain.
As to the debt ceiling, both sides are holding it up. Both sides realize that this is something that has to be done, so both sides are using it as leverage to push other agendas. Democrats what to raise taxes on the rich, and republicans want to cut spending from the budget.
bad info

Erlanger, KY

#5 Jul 24, 2011
Rednecks are more often lower income.. But there are two types of poor... The working poor and the non-working poor. The non-working poor just take all they can get.(piglets on the sow tits of America,) The Elitist that run the Democratic party buy their votes with beads and trinkets.
Rednecks are usually working class poor. They know how hard it is to make a dollar and they hate to see the taxes they pay go to the non workers. They also know if their little boat repair shop starts to make money, they will get slammed by the democrats with their unfriendly to business policies. And then.. The crazy eviromentals that substitute being green as their religion will come in and try to shut them down as well.
And oh ya.... GUNS!!!
Manuel

Huesca, Spain

#6 Feb 21, 2012
I'm not even from the States but looking at the economics and the history i think most rednecks don't care much about politics , they only want to live their lives quietly not worryng about wars, more taxes or more gov, they want to be free and have their families and their guns in their own side. If you look at the Civil War time in the Appalachian Mountains most people were white but didn't fight in any side cause they didn't care either slaves or republicans, they wanted to be free.
whitehair

Fort Thomas, KY

#7 Feb 21, 2012
really wondering wrote:
Could someone explain this to me? Republicans are all about supporting the wealthy, and democrats want to help the poor. Being that most rednecks are poor, than why do they vote republican? This doesn't make sense to me. I honestly don't know a lot about politics, and am not highly educated myself, so would love someone to explain this to me in simple terms.
I hear so many rednecks complaining about the healthcare bill, and about higher taxes. But the tax raises are usually against the wealthy anyway, so why do they care? Also, the healthcare bill would be helping them, so why be against it?
Is it because some of the poor rednecks are just confused, and too uneducated to know what's actually good for them?
I am not putting anyone down for being uneducated, because I don't have a lot of education myself. I will say though, I'm not fond of rednecks, after being around too many of them most of my life.
For instance, why are they all blaming Obama for this thing about social security checks maybe not going out on the 3rd. From what I have read, it is because the republicans won't agree to anything, they don't want to raise taxes for the rich people. Why not raise taxes against the rich? They can afford it. I just don't understand, and am confused myself.
Living here,it is evident you have been brain washed or have never looked at the papers or listened to the radio and TV.Now we all know the Courier is totally Democratic.WE all know Louisville has been run by Democrats for over 20 years.So,soumds like you have bought into the scene,and not looked outside of the one side.Rednecks are by and large,hard working,wanting the freedom to live as they wish and on what they work for,earn,and do not care for handouts nor gov`t.I am a redneck!
RedneckJesus

Jeffersonville, IN

#8 Feb 22, 2012
Most rednecks are christians and so are republicans. That's about all they need to know.
punk

Naples, FL

#10 Jun 16, 2012
I just think those peole aint even know what they want
lala

Henderson, KY

#11 Jun 19, 2012
Why do rednecks have to be poor?? I myself know plenty of rednecks & some of those "rednecks" are quiet wealthy.. I'm by no means poor, but I'm not a rich snobby person either. Most rednecks have a dont give a crap attitude && would prob boot stomp your ass if u would say it to our faces.. Just because we choose to live a more laid back, carefree life don't mean we're poor nor trashy.. We just know how to
Have one hell of a time :) u should try it some time!!
Toilet Paper

Fort Thomas, KY

#15 Jul 3, 2012
really wondering wrote:
Could someone explain this to me? Republicans are all about supporting the wealthy, and democrats want to help the poor. Being that most rednecks are poor, than why do they vote republican? This doesn't make sense to me. I honestly don't know a lot about politics, and am not highly educated myself, so would love someone to explain this to me in simple terms.
I hear so many rednecks complaining about the healthcare bill, and about higher taxes. But the tax raises are usually against the wealthy anyway, so why do they care? Also, the healthcare bill would be helping them, so why be against it?
Is it because some of the poor rednecks are just confused, and too uneducated to know what's actually good for them?
I am not putting anyone down for being uneducated, because I don't have a lot of education myself. I will say though, I'm not fond of rednecks, after being around too many of them most of my life.
For instance, why are they all blaming Obama for this thing about social security checks maybe not going out on the 3rd. From what I have read, it is because the republicans won't agree to anything, they don't want to raise taxes for the rich people. Why not raise taxes against the rich? They can afford it. I just don't understand, and am confused myself.
Why are all prisoners Democrates?
Looking

New Albany, IN

#16 Jul 8, 2012
Republicans = working for Americans

DemocRATS = working for illegal immigrants
Exterminator

Louisville, KY

#17 Jul 8, 2012
Looking wrote:
Republicans = working for Americans
DemocRATS = working for illegal immigrants
this post so true, why are we voting for a prez that is supporting these lazy no good for nothing Mexicant's VOTE-Arrest-Deport, 3 steps that need taken!
Chigmont

Clackamas, OR

#18 Jul 23, 2012
Obama has already deported tons of Mexicans. The most, out of any President.

Think about this, though: if all the Mexicans left the USA, who would bring the produce to the grocery stores? Who would pick the vegetables and mow the yard? Who will bring us the marijuana we so love?
Snake

New York, NY

#19 Jul 31, 2012
I was always trying to figure the original poster's point out, as well, until someone told me the thinking behind it:

Middle class and working poor people support - indeed, completely swallow - the line of "support the wealthy job creators" because every American dreams, one day, of THEMSELVES becoming rich.

You see, the middle class supports wealthy causes because they see themselves as one day being wealthy. Work hard, pay your dues, listen to the successful and one day you, too, will be as sucessful as us!

So, support us...because, one day, this will be YOU. And YOU don't want to be 'discriminated' against by paying taxes beyond what you believe you should, do you? So a vote for us is a vote for YOURSELVES, the person you really WANT to be! Since WE qualify as fulfilling the "American Dream" - money - why should you 'punish' the "American Dream" by asking us to pay equal percentages of taxes under the law when, in essence, you'll just be punishing YOURSELF when you become us?!

By allowing us to keep more of OUR money, we can keep it working for YOU, the future YOU, that you may become one day by trusting in our leadership. We show you the way to be 'successful'- the acquisition of wealth beyond all other concerns - and our example shows you that making others 'pay their way' is the right choice, as it keeps profits where they belong...with the people who "make them".

Supply and Demand states that when supply is low and demand is high, prices rise. This is how the free market works and is shown to function. Now, when demand for WORK is high, but worker SUPPLY is low, do not raise your wages. You are offering a "fair" wage for the work and anyone NOT buying into that is truly a "lazy slacker" who is staying at home rather than take the job you are offering at the WAGE you are offering. Supply and Demand works for increased profits...but people's wages are instead controlled by "globalization" and profit pressures.

By keeping profits high, the free market states that more people will benefit from greater prosperity as the standard of living is raised. Wages, while being held down by "globalization", will eventually stabilize as globalization itself lowers everyone's costs, allowing more people access to more prosperity at all income levels. In terms of the 'wealthy', it is only FAIR that we benefit more as we take more risks, and "Work harder" than average, so a greater slice of resources to compensate our "harder work and greater risk" is only fair.

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I think I just about covered all the double-talk. Read it an weep - sheep, American style, served cut open at the chest.
anonymous

Allendale, MI

#21 Feb 21, 2013
teapublicans are the way they are because they are mostly christians,
I grew up in a christian household and my father was teapub.
I on the other hand feel like a natural democrat.
but what i have noticed the more religious propaganda that your fed the more of a teapublican you tend to become.
whitehair

Fort Thomas, KY

#22 Feb 22, 2013
Religious Propaganda?Just read the Bible,or,do you believe?There is a certain fact about believing,you have a chance for Heaven,but ,if you do not believe, the ones that do,believe you will go to another place not so good.The advantage of believing is far greater!Having heard all the excuses and reasons,believing seems the better way,to me.
lilbopeep

Henderson, KY

#23 Feb 22, 2013
Believing is one thing and it is a good thing to have faith and to believe. Funny thing is though, I see many people on this site who claim to be believers and yet they post racist, unchristian things in other threads on this very site. If you are going to be a believer, a true Christian and stand up for what is right and godly, make sure you aren't rewriting and distorting the word to suit your own needs and beliefs. Just an observation.
I think

Weimar, TX

#24 Apr 10, 2013
there was a time when rednecks were more democratic seems like that years ago anyway...but you gotta remember rednecks are some pretty racist ass people. Not extremely but just enough were they hate to see another color with power or more success, unless he plays sports.

See rednecks are not poor and they shouldn't be considered white trash although its difficult to distinguish at times. A lot of rednecks I know actually are quite wealthy, some from gas and oil royalties, or simply owning many of acres from inheritance on the backs of their parents, grandparents hard work. Most rednecks have something to work for, hard workers no doubt, but a stepping stone to get them there(however they will not admit this).

Rednecks seem poor cause they generally don't care about the way they look or dress most of their money goes back into the land, cattle, equipment etc.

They like things such as killing anything that moves on their land, driving a pro hauler or four wheeler, drinking beer, drinking beer around a fire, dipping, golf-(weird huh), fishing, driving big trucks, talking really loud, and acting like they know everything and of course about politics cause they heard it off of talk radio.

nope being a redneck has nothing to do with your wage class...some rednecks are sitting on millions of dollars of land, and have a truck that cost more than some houses

What pisses rednecks off is things like government handouts that are VA or senior related. Which I hate too but one thing they have to remember is some of them got were they are at by the help from others too. They will never admit this because they had to still work hard at it.

However the folks on welfare just simply aren't trying to get better. And that is why rednecks are mostly republican, that and there's a black guy as president.
I think

Weimar, TX

#25 Apr 10, 2013
what I meant is government handouts that are not VA or senior related.
Open eyes

Berlin, NH

#26 Apr 21, 2013
When I think Redneck I think white Christian, gun toting, Walmart buying, uneducated and easily lied to by the GOP.(the GOP believes this too and that is why they use scare tactics like telling you the Democrats want to take your guns, but guess what? Most Democrats I know are gun owners themselves!)
Do your homework dummies. Almost all of the so called "Welfare States" are Red States!!! It is a no brainer, but the Rich Republicans are leading you on.
Stop letting the GOP do your thinking and check the facts yourself.

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