Friday, April 29, 2016

World's Only Redneck Liberal

(post copyright 2016, Dawn Weber)

Sometimes it's hard to be liberal,
In a wee-tiny rural town,
There's really no doubt about it,
I'm the only tree-hugger around.

Election Day in 2008,
I hit the town polls at dawn,
To cast my vote for the black guy,
Though I dare not tell anyone.

"Too late," I thought as I entered,
A parking lot filled up with trucks,
"My vote was canceled 30-odd times,
Before I even woke up."

Somehow he won it despite this,
Next time he won it again,
And so it's been eight years of,
Ducking from the Republicans.

But I own a Volkswagen Beetle,
Which might as well be a float,
That says, "Shoot me, I'm a liberal!"
As I drive past the cows and the goats.

See me signing all the petitions,
And giving my cash to hobos,
Watch me sobbing my hippie-chick eyes out,
At dead polar bear videos.

This aside, I'm just as rural,
As any-a-one of them,
I like beer and pickups and, Lord help me,
I’m a closeted Luke Bryan fan.

But they don't know what to make of me,
They don't really know what to say,
I'm the world's only redneck liberal,
I think they wish I'd go away.

So I generally keep my big mouth shut,
I try very hard to keep peace,
No one will change their mind anyway,
No one -- but especially me.

Still, this worrisome prospect of Trump,
Really has me scratching my head,
He's a sexist, unqualified, bigot . . .
Oh wait. Never mind. I just got it.

I would not say that to them though,
I hate noise and shouting and drama,
It's sure been a rough eight years though,
And for that I say, Thanks, Obama.






23 comments:

  1. It's always tough being a minority in a small town. "Hang in there, baby!" As a hippie chick, I bet you still have one of those posters hanging somewhere in your house, don't you?

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    1. Hey, Dawn, you are not alone! I just saw this video on another blog. Meet Trae Crowder, Liberal Redneck:

      https://youtu.be/qjGv6exoKkw

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    2. Ha! I love it. Guess there are two of us!

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  2. I don't get how anyone can support Trump. He's so wretched.

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    1. Neither do I do. I am positively flummoxed.

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    2. Neither do I do. I am positively flummoxed.

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    3. Wretched and flummoxed. Perfect words for it!

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  3. I feel your pain. I live in a small, rural town, too, with folks who go to church on Sunday, but would blow out your tires with a shotgun on Monday if they saw a Hillary sticker on your car. God bless America. ;)

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  4. Never worry about being yourself with this Anti-Trump ex-Republican. Good people are good people. Bad people are bad people.
    And that is this afternoon's "Zen."

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  5. Never worry about being yourself with this Anti-Trump ex-Republican. Good people are good people. Bad people are bad people.
    And that is this afternoon's "Zen."

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    1. Namaste, Al! I have missed you.

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    2. I was so glad to see your blog pop back up. I love to hear from normal people.

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    3. I was so glad to see your blog pop back up. I love to hear from normal people.

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  6. Hey, I'm with you, live in a rural ultra red town, guns, god, pickups, more guns, cases of cheap beer, and I'm a liberal here? Trying to fix neglected cats galore, while their owners sit in church bleary eyed from last nights drunk, and as I'm helping them, laying out time, labor, money for them, they try to preach me saved or argue their party lines. I've thought of taking of the case of beer per night habit, to dull it all away. No pickup. No guns. No beer habit. I may not be a redneck at all, not even a liberal one, which I believe are technically bluenecks.

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    1. I sure am glad my peeps are checking in here :) I don't feel so alone anymore :)

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  7. In this small town and rural area you would find much kinship. The old guard is dying off as are their archaic ideas. You won't feel out of place here. The young are in political power now, too.

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    1. I''m packing my bags, Jono! Pick me up at the airport? ;)

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  8. Man, those eight years seemed to go fast, or is it just me? I dread what's coming, and I don't even live in your fair country.

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    1. I really don't know what is going to happen, Jenny-O. I'm bracing myself for the worst.

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  9. I grew up as a liberal in small-town Kentucky, so I know the feeling. We just gotta stick to our principles no matter what :)

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