An Open Letter To American And European Liberals From A Red State Republican

by John Hawkins | November 8, 2004 12:02 am

Since George W. Bush was reelected there has been a lot of very angry talk from the left about “Red State Americans”. Since then, those of us in the red states[1] have been called “greedy,” “sister marryin’,” “slow learners” & “fascists” who live in “Jesusland”.

Well, I’m a “Redstate Republican” from the South and I think it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to let the left, American and European, know how things appear from the other side of the looking glass. Sure, maybe this won’t faze any of the “Michael Moore is genius and conservatives are Nazis crowd,” but we can always hope, can’t we?

First of all, this may come as a shock to our condescending liberal European cousins who believe they live in the crown jewel of civilization and tend to think Americans are backwards barbarians, but many of us across the pond don’t see much worth emulating in Europe.


  1. those of us in the red states:
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