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Crowdpac’s graph of donations to candidate by industry of employer

From Business Insider:

Crowdpac, a non-partisan firm dedicated to political data analysis, used federal campaign contribution records dating back to 1980 in order to estimate where various officials and donors fall on the political spectrum. They scored individual donors as being more liberal or conservative based on what kinds of candidates they gave to.

The company’s CEO and co-founder, Steve Hilton, told Business Insider this donation data “is the heart of the Crowdpac data model” because their “research shows that campaign contributions are the best predictor of how a candidate will behave in office.” …

As part of their analysis, Crowdpac is also able to break down where various professions fall on the political spectrum. They provided that data to Business Insider.

So, the four businesses that serve as the Engineers of Human Souls — entertainment, academia, Google-type tech, and the print media — are each significantly more liberal than any industries are conservative, even mining and agriculture (and the gypsum and sorghum industries aren’t exactly leaders of fashion).

Liberal Professions

Some of the professional groups have clear liberal leanings. People who work in the news media are almost exclusively donors to liberal candidates:

newspaper_print_mediaCrowdpac

Donors in the entertainment industry are similarly liberal:

entertainment_industryCrowdpac

Academics also tend to give to liberal candidates:

academics crowdpac donor politicsCrowdpac

The tech industry has a decidedly liberal bent as well:

online_computer_services crowdpac donor politicsCrowdpac

Here’s an ancient article I wrote on movie star donations to campaigns.

 
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  1. It’s long been obvious where the masters of America’s profit-driven propaganda industry stand on things. Perhaps the task is simply too important to be left to the market all too keen to cater to the public’s basest tastes for celebrity, scandal, emotional manipulation and pornography.

    But what could be the alternative?

  2. This more than anything confirms that the fanatics and maniacs are all on the left. These people would have made any communist bloc politburo proud. Such unity of thought, how boring and miserable their internal lives must be, ever vigilant and desperate to persecute others and affirm themselves. Where’s the creativity, the tension necessary to create great art, writing and technology? Isn’t that the whole point of being a “radical” and “progressive”–to be out there challenging conventions and smug acceptance of the small and parochial? How is that possible if everyone–EVERYONE–you know thinks exactly as you do and not just in passing but with the fervency of the most religious of fundamentalist thinkers ? It’s not just not “noticing” inconvenient truths, it’s being next to the religious leader and screaming in glee and satisfaction when he pronounces the world is flat. Sick, twisted twits.

    For these freaks, they would gladly go down with and sink the ship if the alternative they faced was to acknowledge that the world was round after all.

  3. Mining is the reddest, entertainment is the bluest.

    One of the big money sources that tried to oust red state pro-mining (coal) red Senator Mitch McConnell? Hollywood.

    Also note the somewhat red nature of tobacco. This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.

    • Replies: @Nathan Wartooth
    @countenance

    "This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes."

    I love how good the political consultants are on the left.

    They are also trying to take down mining, fraking, oil drilling, anything they perceive as "red".

    It's pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win. The conservatives could never hope to take down the media, hollywood or tech companies, so they are pretty much screwed in the future.

    The left is also working at destroying any hope of having a middle class life without a college degree. Making it so the people who aren't smart enough for college can only go on the dole, creating more democrats. If there were only college graduates and people on the dole, the Democrats would never lose another election.

    Once amnesty gets passed, who is going to give the Republicans money and for what?

    Replies: @wren

    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    @countenance

    I think the cause/effect may go the other way: it's on the right that smokers are likely to find the last shreds of tolerance.

    I'm sure the tobacco companies would be happy to align themselves with Big Entertainment like they used to, but now movies and TV shows are more likely to get slapped with viewer cautions for showing a cigarette than for showing a sex scene.

    , @Annek
    @countenance

    While embracing pot.

    , @gu
    @countenance

    Pot isn't anywhere as unhealthy as smoking is.

  4. The policy positions speak for themselves.

    1) Allow discharge of student loans in bankruptcy. Reverse the laws that exempted student loans from bankruptcy protection.

    2) Require unbundling of all cable channels and provide that broadcast channels are provided free on cable.

    3) Reverse any favorable tax laws for these businesses.

    4) Make internet liable for any losses incurred due to security issues.

  5. That’s amazing. The chart of “Professions by Crowdpac Score” shows that the four most productive and important of the “professions” are the most conservative. Leftism is a war on the productive. It’s parasitism.

  6. But I imagine the tech industry is very neo liberal ,which is just like neoconservatism minus the social issues

  7. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/get-ready-world-ukraine-being-torn-shreds-11611?page=show

    “Interestingly, the Ukraine crisis has managed to align the ‘conservatives’ at National Review with a longtime bête noir of the American right, George Soros.”

    Gee, I wonder why.

  8. @countenance
    Mining is the reddest, entertainment is the bluest.

    One of the big money sources that tried to oust red state pro-mining (coal) red Senator Mitch McConnell? Hollywood.

    Also note the somewhat red nature of tobacco. This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.

    Replies: @Nathan Wartooth, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Annek, @gu

    “This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.”

    I love how good the political consultants are on the left.

    They are also trying to take down mining, fraking, oil drilling, anything they perceive as “red”.

    It’s pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win. The conservatives could never hope to take down the media, hollywood or tech companies, so they are pretty much screwed in the future.

    The left is also working at destroying any hope of having a middle class life without a college degree. Making it so the people who aren’t smart enough for college can only go on the dole, creating more democrats. If there were only college graduates and people on the dole, the Democrats would never lose another election.

    Once amnesty gets passed, who is going to give the Republicans money and for what?

    • Replies: @wren
    @Nathan Wartooth

    I love how good the political consultants are on the left.

    They are also trying to take down mining, fraking, oil drilling, anything they perceive as “red”.

    It’s pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win. The conservatives could never hope to take down the media, hollywood or tech companies, so they are pretty much screwed in the future.


    This clears up quite a bit. Don't forget GMO's and agribusiness. Now all those documentaries about industrial farming make more sense.

  9. I recently read that Silicon Valley is swinging to the Republicans because Harry Reid blocks patent reform.

    I have no idea if it is true.

    http://m.slashdot.org/story/209333

  10. @countenance
    Mining is the reddest, entertainment is the bluest.

    One of the big money sources that tried to oust red state pro-mining (coal) red Senator Mitch McConnell? Hollywood.

    Also note the somewhat red nature of tobacco. This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.

    Replies: @Nathan Wartooth, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Annek, @gu

    I think the cause/effect may go the other way: it’s on the right that smokers are likely to find the last shreds of tolerance.

    I’m sure the tobacco companies would be happy to align themselves with Big Entertainment like they used to, but now movies and TV shows are more likely to get slapped with viewer cautions for showing a cigarette than for showing a sex scene.

  11. @Nathan Wartooth
    @countenance

    "This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes."

    I love how good the political consultants are on the left.

    They are also trying to take down mining, fraking, oil drilling, anything they perceive as "red".

    It's pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win. The conservatives could never hope to take down the media, hollywood or tech companies, so they are pretty much screwed in the future.

    The left is also working at destroying any hope of having a middle class life without a college degree. Making it so the people who aren't smart enough for college can only go on the dole, creating more democrats. If there were only college graduates and people on the dole, the Democrats would never lose another election.

    Once amnesty gets passed, who is going to give the Republicans money and for what?

    Replies: @wren

    I love how good the political consultants are on the left.

    They are also trying to take down mining, fraking, oil drilling, anything they perceive as “red”.

    It’s pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win. The conservatives could never hope to take down the media, hollywood or tech companies, so they are pretty much screwed in the future.

    This clears up quite a bit. Don’t forget GMO’s and agribusiness. Now all those documentaries about industrial farming make more sense.

  12. It’s pretty genius. If you stop the money flowing to your opponents, you win.

    Yeah, it takes a real genius to come up with the idea of using one’s domination of a system to stay in power. Nobody ever came up with that until the Newtons of the Left came along.

    The left don’t have any secret sauce or special genius. They have the rich people.

  13. I do find it weird that some conservatives defend the right for tobacco cancer sticks to be legal, but do not do the same for marijuana even though it does does not cause anybody to get cancer.

    I think conservative opposition to legalization of marijuana is mostly due to conservatives believing that everybody who smokes marijuana acts like Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli meaning they act high and spaced out all day everyday.

    I have to admit Hollywood films do a horrible job of painting marijuana smokers in a positive light. They always portray marijuana smokers as bums.

    • Replies: @IBC
    @Jefferson

    "I have to admit Hollywood films do a horrible job of painting marijuana smokers in a positive light. They always portray marijuana smokers as bums."

    I would guess that smoking marijuana or having dabbled with it is is more or less the social norm for people in Hollywood these days. People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows. I don't even think they portray stoners in a particularly negative light. It's certainly a far cry from Reefer Madness. At worst, stoners are portrayed as being immature and ineffectual. Not as good for nothing, real losers, or scary people on the street. If anything, Hollywood depicts marijuana use as a phase that people go through or as something for aging hippies. This might annoy cannabis activists, but I don't think it really gets in the way of new legislation.

  14. No corporation likes or wishes to allow smoking, because smoking employees drive up businesses’ insurance premiums. Rabid anti-smokers’ campaigns and witch hunts were funded massively by the insurance industry. I would also bet that rabid anti-smoker’s campaign that succeeded in forcing horrible-tasting so-called “Fire Safe Cigarettes” on smokers was almost entirely secretly funded by the insurance industry, purely to make ciggies taste so awful that a lot of smokers would just quit and so that potential smokers would be so appalled by the “Fire Safe” poisonous taste that they’d never stick with smoking.

    As I recollect, when most Americans smoked we were a far more mutually tolerant, forgiving, and unified people, and our elect and media were mostly on our Americans’ side. Today there’s a blizzard of special interest groups and an entire Professional Grievance Industry, urged on with 1-percenter money and given beaucoup oxygen by Enemedia-Pravda, hell-bent on sticking their noses in everyone else’s beeswax.

    Now, looking back up at that top graph Mr. Sailer posted, you know why I call our infotainaganda industry Enemedia-Pravda. Orwell had his name for it*, I have mine.

    *The Ministry of Truth

  15. Hmm… I don’t see “Government Employee” listed! I suspect they’d be similar to Academia etc, perhaps even further left.

    • Replies: @ua2
    @Simon in London

    Don't be obtuse - that is highly dependent on agency. Exit polls of .mil or .ic email holders would not match your silly assertions.

  16. Agriculture and construction want cheap foreign labour while entertainment creates the emotional defence for that immigration. A marriage made in hell.

    All the while agriculture & construction types can accuse the entertainment types of being ‘liberals’ whilst they, in turn, are accused of being ‘conservatives’. All helps to throw low-information voters off the scent.

  17. “Hmm… I don’t see “Government Employee” listed! I suspect they’d be similar to Academia etc, perhaps even further left.”

    The military are government employees, but the majority of them vote Republican. I am not surprised that a profession where you get paid to walk around with a machine gun would attract a lot of people on the right side of the political spectrum.

  18. The way to attack Hollywood is by scaling back copyright, if not abolishing it altogether.

    • Replies: @Orthodox
    @Tlotsi

    This will also drive a wedge between left-wing Hollywood and left-wing Internet companies, and win over younger voters. GOP too stupid to try.

    , @Anonymous
    @Tlotsi


    The way to attack Hollywood is by scaling back copyright, if not abolishing it altogether.
     
    I've found this puzzling. Currently Republicans are as rabidly pro copyright as Democrats if not more so. There are plenty of sensible policy proposals that would disallow Disney to have the rights to Micky Mouse forever and they would hurt and industry that overwhelming supports your opponents. Are Republicans are so reflectively pro corporation they can't even support these?
  19. The graphs show that politics is a game played by fanatics.

    In most of the graphs the “centrist” (ideological) position contains the smallest number of donors, while the most extreme left/right “tail” positions contain the highest number.

    Amusingly, the “Lobbyists” (who, among these professions, are probably the most clear-eyed about politics) are the only group where the most ideologically extreme cohorts, both left and right, contain the smallest number of donors.

    The IT/microchip world is much larger than “Online Computer Services.” What about the rest of those Silicon boys & girls? Perhaps their distributions weren’t dramatic enough to be newsworthy.

    And CEO Hilton seems to argue in a circle: Donors’ ideologies are determined by the candidates to whom they donate (“They scored individual donors as being more liberal or conservative based on what kinds of candidates they gave to”), while candidates ideologies are predicted by whom they take donations from (“research shows that campaign contributions are the best predictor of how a candidate will behave in office.”).

  20. The more liberal professions should read the more “Jewish” professions.

  21. @Tlotsi
    The way to attack Hollywood is by scaling back copyright, if not abolishing it altogether.

    Replies: @Orthodox, @Anonymous

    This will also drive a wedge between left-wing Hollywood and left-wing Internet companies, and win over younger voters. GOP too stupid to try.

  22. Besides (I presume) religious organizations, in which sector does the graph flip left and right?

  23. I notice the center of gravity in that first graph is skewed well to the left. Academia, entertainment, the media and the computer business are much further to the left than mining and agriculture are to the right.

    Of course the agriculture business is one of the leading voices for open borders, so even their “right-wing” credentials are suspect.

  24. What’s conservative? Agriculture wants ever cheaper foreign labor to be imported. Coffin nail industry tobacco is conservative in what way besides watching their bottom line? They’d sell opium if it were legal.

  25. Jefferson: you’re wrong on two points about marijuana. First, a doctrinal conservative, such as Justice Scalia, argues that MJ legalization is up to the states and the feds should have nothing to say about it. But even if Scalia’s position isn’t shared by most on the right, why shouldn’t a distinction be made between MJ and cigs, when dopers are never going to vote with right anyway? It’s like with abortion – republican appointees passed on overturning Roe in the ’92 Casey decision. But were women grateful? On the second point, Hollywood has had no effect on my distaste for dopers. I hate people who are ostentatiously cool. If dopers and blacks could see their way clear to admitting that they are dropouts from the concept of effort in life and are in fact losers rather than cool, then I’ll put up with the stink.

  26. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Tlotsi
    The way to attack Hollywood is by scaling back copyright, if not abolishing it altogether.

    Replies: @Orthodox, @Anonymous

    The way to attack Hollywood is by scaling back copyright, if not abolishing it altogether.

    I’ve found this puzzling. Currently Republicans are as rabidly pro copyright as Democrats if not more so. There are plenty of sensible policy proposals that would disallow Disney to have the rights to Micky Mouse forever and they would hurt and industry that overwhelming supports your opponents. Are Republicans are so reflectively pro corporation they can’t even support these?

  27. Priss Factor [AKA "dna turtles"] says:

    Money for ‘hard conservatism’ is almost non-existent.

    There is lots of ‘hard liberal’ money but no ‘hard con’ movie. Most con money is about ‘free trade’ and ‘low taxes’.

    ‘Hard libs’ feel morally justified, not least because they control media and academia that decide matters on morality. Because ‘hard con’ is seen as ‘racist’, ‘homophobic’, and wicked, rich cons just focus on economic issues.

    Those who control the ideas and values control what kinds of ideas and values get funded.

  28. Priss Factor [AKA "dna turtles"] says:

    Actions speak louder than words.

    Despite what Libs say, if we were to judge them—at least elite Libs—by their actions, they are elitist pigs who are economically and socially ‘exclusive’ of whole swaths of peoples.

    Many ‘word libs’ are really ‘action cons’—if we define ‘con’ as someone who’s for the rich, the powerful, and the privileged.

  29. @Jefferson
    I do find it weird that some conservatives defend the right for tobacco cancer sticks to be legal, but do not do the same for marijuana even though it does does not cause anybody to get cancer.

    I think conservative opposition to legalization of marijuana is mostly due to conservatives believing that everybody who smokes marijuana acts like Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli meaning they act high and spaced out all day everyday.

    I have to admit Hollywood films do a horrible job of painting marijuana smokers in a positive light. They always portray marijuana smokers as bums.

    Replies: @IBC

    “I have to admit Hollywood films do a horrible job of painting marijuana smokers in a positive light. They always portray marijuana smokers as bums.”

    I would guess that smoking marijuana or having dabbled with it is is more or less the social norm for people in Hollywood these days. People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows. I don’t even think they portray stoners in a particularly negative light. It’s certainly a far cry from Reefer Madness. At worst, stoners are portrayed as being immature and ineffectual. Not as good for nothing, real losers, or scary people on the street. If anything, Hollywood depicts marijuana use as a phase that people go through or as something for aging hippies. This might annoy cannabis activists, but I don’t think it really gets in the way of new legislation.

  30. @Simon in London
    Hmm... I don't see "Government Employee" listed! I suspect they'd be similar to Academia etc, perhaps even further left.

    Replies: @ua2

    Don’t be obtuse – that is highly dependent on agency. Exit polls of .mil or .ic email holders would not match your silly assertions.

  31. “I would guess that smoking marijuana or having dabbled with it is is more or less the social norm for people in Hollywood these days. People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows. I don’t even think they portray stoners in a particularly negative light. It’s certainly a far cry from Reefer Madness. At worst, stoners are portrayed as being immature and ineffectual. Not as good for nothing, real losers, or scary people on the street. If anything, Hollywood depicts marijuana use as a phase that people go through or as something for aging hippies. This might annoy cannabis activists, but I don’t think it really gets in the way of new legislation.”

    So you think Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli are socially normal well adjusted characters ? You think James Franco’s stoner character in “Pineapple Express” is a socially well adjusted person ?

    • Replies: @IBC
    @Jefferson

    "So you think Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli are socially normal well adjusted characters ? You think James Franco’s stoner character in “Pineapple Express” is a socially well adjusted person ?"

    "People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows."

    As for the actual stoners, I don't think they're depicted as really threatening or worthy of either pity or contempt. Compare the terms "pothead" with "crackhead" and "methhead." I think Hollywood makes a distinction between between those. Now that some marijuana supposedly has higher levels of THC in it that can make certain people act paranoid, maybe we'll see the stoner character change. I haven't seen Pineapple Express, but from the plot summary, it doesn't seem to contradict what I said.

  32. There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration. The Left can’t comprehend that; it is doing the bosses dirty work: the cop with the nightstick breaking heads on the picket line.

    • Replies: @IBC
    @Sean

    "There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration."

    Maybe I'm misremembering or didn't get this right, but I thought I had read that in the 1930s, Hollywood had some rules that barred or made it more difficult for foreign actors to play non-foreign characters. (Obviously there were still plenty of foreign actors there). I would assume this was thanks to the Screen Actor's Guild and the Depression. Does anyone else know if this is true or have some references?

    , @ben tillman
    @Sean


    There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration.
     
    Sorry, wrong. That's the same thing as saying that there never was or could have been any person who was not pro-immigration. That's a really stupid claim.
  33. That little blip at +7C is a consistent outlier. It has to be just one foundation. I wonder if it’s a legal-aid outfit that counts as conservative but also defends 1st amendment cases. Clint Bolick’s Institute for Justice or something like that?

  34. “But even if Scalia’s position isn’t shared by most on the right, why shouldn’t a distinction be made between MJ and cigs, when dopers are never going to vote with right anyway?”

    Wow, how much of an elderly shut-in does one have to be, to actually imagine that everyone who smokes marijuana is a Democrat? That’s positively hilarious. People who smoke marijuana aren’t “dopers,” by the way. That’s stupid. They’re people from all walks of life. I know lots of people who voted for Pat Buchanan, and are otherwise extremely right-wing/conservative, who also enjoy smoking marijuana on a regular basis. I was born in 1970, so its not like I’m some “doper” kid.

  35. You think James Franco’s stoner character in “Pineapple Express” is a socially well adjusted person ?

    Pineapple Express was not anti-pot propaganda. It was made for potheads. It’s a bit like movies for black people having kinda stereotypical black characters, for black people to recognize and laugh at. Possibly a bit like Obama’s use of cousin Pookie.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @rob

    Obama has a Cousin Pookie?

  36. @rob
    You think James Franco’s stoner character in “Pineapple Express” is a socially well adjusted person ?

    Pineapple Express was not anti-pot propaganda. It was made for potheads. It's a bit like movies for black people having kinda stereotypical black characters, for black people to recognize and laugh at. Possibly a bit like Obama's use of cousin Pookie.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Obama has a Cousin Pookie?

  37. @Jefferson
    "I would guess that smoking marijuana or having dabbled with it is is more or less the social norm for people in Hollywood these days. People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows. I don’t even think they portray stoners in a particularly negative light. It’s certainly a far cry from Reefer Madness. At worst, stoners are portrayed as being immature and ineffectual. Not as good for nothing, real losers, or scary people on the street. If anything, Hollywood depicts marijuana use as a phase that people go through or as something for aging hippies. This might annoy cannabis activists, but I don’t think it really gets in the way of new legislation."

    So you think Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli are socially normal well adjusted characters ? You think James Franco's stoner character in "Pineapple Express" is a socially well adjusted person ?

    Replies: @IBC

    “So you think Cheech & Chong and Jeff Spicoli are socially normal well adjusted characters ? You think James Franco’s stoner character in “Pineapple Express” is a socially well adjusted person ?”

    People who smoke marijuana at a party or once in a while with a friend are depicted as being normal, social, well-adjusted people because that probably reflects the experiences and opinions of most of the people making movies and TV shows.”

    As for the actual stoners, I don’t think they’re depicted as really threatening or worthy of either pity or contempt. Compare the terms “pothead” with “crackhead” and “methhead.” I think Hollywood makes a distinction between between those. Now that some marijuana supposedly has higher levels of THC in it that can make certain people act paranoid, maybe we’ll see the stoner character change. I haven’t seen Pineapple Express, but from the plot summary, it doesn’t seem to contradict what I said.

  38. @Sean
    There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration. The Left can't comprehend that; it is doing the bosses dirty work: the cop with the nightstick breaking heads on the picket line.

    Replies: @IBC, @ben tillman

    “There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration.”

    Maybe I’m misremembering or didn’t get this right, but I thought I had read that in the 1930s, Hollywood had some rules that barred or made it more difficult for foreign actors to play non-foreign characters. (Obviously there were still plenty of foreign actors there). I would assume this was thanks to the Screen Actor’s Guild and the Depression. Does anyone else know if this is true or have some references?

  39. There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration. The Left can’t comprehend that; it is doing the bosses dirty work: the cop with the nightstick breaking heads on the picket line.

    Immigration is by definition a Leftist project, so any business that promotes it is part of the Left. I think what you may mean is that the Left’s useful idiots can’t comprehend that they’re useful idiots.

  40. @Sean
    There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration. The Left can't comprehend that; it is doing the bosses dirty work: the cop with the nightstick breaking heads on the picket line.

    Replies: @IBC, @ben tillman

    There never has been and there never could have been any business or industry that was not pro immigration.

    Sorry, wrong. That’s the same thing as saying that there never was or could have been any person who was not pro-immigration. That’s a really stupid claim.

  41. @countenance
    Mining is the reddest, entertainment is the bluest.

    One of the big money sources that tried to oust red state pro-mining (coal) red Senator Mitch McConnell? Hollywood.

    Also note the somewhat red nature of tobacco. This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.

    Replies: @Nathan Wartooth, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Annek, @gu

    While embracing pot.

  42. “Obama has a Cousin Pookie?”

    Don’t all Blacks in The United States have a Cousin Pookie ?

  43. @countenance
    Mining is the reddest, entertainment is the bluest.

    One of the big money sources that tried to oust red state pro-mining (coal) red Senator Mitch McConnell? Hollywood.

    Also note the somewhat red nature of tobacco. This is part of the reason why the left has declared a jihad against cigarettes.

    Replies: @Nathan Wartooth, @The Last Real Calvinist, @Annek, @gu

    Pot isn’t anywhere as unhealthy as smoking is.

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