we tried. we tried to find a candidate that could reach out to moderate republicans while staying true to our modern values. My republican dad said it best, "the democratic party is too liberal for middle america". well you know what your right. So, WHY do we give a fuck about some dumbass in rural Nevada, who doesn't even like us or want our help? jesus, we're like the cheerleader aching for every last person in the stand to yell with her, "Push em back Push em Back WAAYY Back"
after the dust settled we finally found our message. it's late, but thank god we found it. Please read this entire article. it's long, but what we have to say can't fit onto a bumper sticker.
THE URBAN ARCHIPELAGO
It's time to state something that we've felt for a long time but have been too polite to say out loud: Liberals, progressives, and Democrats do not live in a country that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. We live on a chain of islands. We are citizens of the Urban Archipelago, the United Cities of America. We live on islands of sanity, liberalism, and compassion--New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and on and on. And we live on islands in red states too--a fact obscured by that state-by-state map. Denver and Boulder are our islands in Colorado; Austin is our island in Texas; Las Vegas is our island in Nevada; Miami and Fort Lauderdale are our islands in Florida. Citizens of the Urban Archipelago reject heartland "values" like xenophobia, sexism, racism, and homophobia, as well as the more intolerant strains of Christianity that have taken root in this country. And we are the real Americans. They--rural, red-state voters, the denizens of the exurbs--are not real Americans. They are rubes, fools, and hate-mongers.
read more here: (read it!!) http://www.portlandmercury.com/current/feature.html