Rednecks for Obama

About the Author

author photo

Ohg Rea Tone is all or nothing. He is educated and opinionated, more clever than smart, sarcastic and forthright. He writes intuitively - often disregarding rules of composition. Comment on his posts - he will likely respond with characteristic humor or genuine empathy. He is the real-deal.

See All Posts by This Author

Rednecks for Obama

We live in Missouri, rural Missouri.  Down the road a piece, just over the hill and down through the holler, rests the country store.  The folks like to sit around the pot belly stove and yack a bit.  They only fire up the stove in the winter, but it is a comfort just to have around.  We were there the other day and the good old boys was talking.

“I’m a gonna vote for that colored fella,” John Boy rambled.

“Why for you gonna do dat?” Hank said after a minute or two.

“Cause he gonna get me some health insurance.”  John Boy beamed his most proud smile.

“Why for you need health insurance?” Hank snickered.

“Cause Fannie Mae said she gonna shoot me if I keeps coming around this store,” John Boy looped his thumb around his suspenders.

“You won’t need no health insurance cause the colored fella is gonna take the gun away from Fannie Mae.”  Bobby John spit.

“Not this gun,” John Boy was scratching his hairy neck.

“How come not that gun?” Hank asked.

“It only shoots one bullet at a time.” John Boy beamed.

“Why would you need shoot more than one bullet, John Boy? Caint you hit nothin?” Bobby John looked surprised.

“Don’t know why you need more than one bullet?” Hank was wondering, ” But them city folks likes guns that shoot a lot of bullets.”

“She can’t shoot me no how,” John Boy said with calm assurance.

“How come?” Hank asked.

“Cause she ain’t got no bullets.”  John Boy was picking some mud out of his shoe.

“Where’d da bullets go?” Bobby John was gitting down right curious.

“We used em all.”  John Boy was as quick as ever.

“Git some more,” said Hank.

“Don’t got no money,” John Boy said matter of factly.

“How come you don’t got no money?” Bobby John seemed surprised.

“Cause I lost my job.  They moved da factry to China,”  John Boy hung his head.

“Maybe we should otta ask the Preacher.” Bobby John thought out loud.

“Already did,” John Boy answered.  “He said it ain’t no concern of his cause I aint been paying my tithe.”

“Hmmm,” Hand pondered, “I Better vote for da colored fella too.”

“Who the Preacher gonna vote for, John Boy?”  That was what Bobby John wanted to know.

“He gonna vote for the redneck.”  John Boy sighed.

“How come he gonna do dat?” Hand mused.

“Cause the redneck said if he is elected he is going to hell with that A-rab.  The Preacher said that is where you go for lying.”

“Why don you all come over for supper, I is cooking on my new grill?”

Hey Rednecks of America – send a link to this post to all you redneck buddies.

Note from Editor:  What color is Obama?  He is the Color of Water.

See also: Rednecks for Palin, Wasilla, AA

There Are 59 Responses So Far. »

  1. thank y’all!

    I was raised in Ohio and my hubby in the hills of Virginny. We currently reside in California and are voting for Obama.
    Our great and awesome country was hijacked in 2000 by some very unscrupulous, greedy rich men who only had their own interests and those of their rich friends (read: big OIL and Wallstreet Barons) at heart.

    Let’s take this country back for the hard-working middle class!

    Obama/Bidan 08!!

  2. I am as far left as you can get. There are many things I do not like about Obama but I will vote for him. The posts here are too funny. I guess in a way none of us are dumb since we all know what is best for the country even if on a personal note he is not 100% to our liking. I still wish he wasn’t so to the center.

  3. To TrueGritGal, not all states require individuals to register by party. In Texas we don’t. We can vote in either party primary we like. Our voter records, however, do record which party ballot we select. When political parties want to contact their supposed supporters, they just assume that if you vote in the Republican primary that you are a Republican and/or a Republican leaning independent and they buy that list of names.

    When you read newspaper stories about “registered Democrats” or “registered Republicans,” therefore, the figures that are reported are only from the states where party registration is required.


    At times, Palin has been more economic populist than small-government conservative, partly because of Alaska’s unique government financing system.

    With no statewide income or sales tax, Alaska funds about 90 percent of the state budget from royalties and taxes on oil producers. Soaring oil prices and a higher windfall oil profits tax – an increase pushed through by Palin, now the Republican vice presidential nominee – have state coffers overflowing with petrodollars. The Alaska oil industry calculates that its annual payments to the state doubled in a single year to $10.2 billion.

    Until a few years ago, the state government struggled financially for years because of low oil prices. But that’s all changed. In the first two budget years under Palin, the state government has stashed almost $6 billion of surplus revenues in various reserve and savings accounts in anticipation of future drops in the price of oil. And the state has allocated another $4 billion over two years for a laundry list of new capital projects, mostly small grants initiated in budget requests by legislators for their districts.

    And Alaska residents are getting their cut. Starting this week, every Alaskan who has lived in the state more than a year will receive $1,200 from the state, a total of about $756 million in rebates to offset high energy costs in the 49th state. That’s on top of the perennial check each will receive from the state’s oil revenue-endowed Permanent Fund, this year a record $2,069 per resident. The large Palin family is eligible to receive more than $19,000 from the combined payments.

  5. So Jack from Mississippi,

    What do you think about Sarah and Todd Palin’s association with the Alaska Independence Party (AIP)? The AIP has expressed ‘hatred’ for the US and wants to seceed the union. Sarah Palin even supports Socialist programs in her state but tries to label Obama as a ‘socialist’. Palin also says she knows of ‘secret e-mail’ Obama has used to communicate with Ayers. Sarah Palin herself has tried to use e-mail to hide her unethical behavior as Governor. Why so much hypocricy? Why is Palin throwing rocks when she lives in a glass house?



    With oil prices soaring past $100 a barrel, Alaska’s treasury had plenty of money beyond what was needed to support government services. She persuaded the Legislature to pay each and every Alaskan an extra $1,200 from the windfall state revenues. At first, she wanted to issue the $1,200 as debit cards strictly for paying energy bills. But the mechanics of that approach were too complicated and so she switched to a straight cash payment as a “rebate” from Alaska’s oil wealth.

    That $1,200 comes on top of the $2,069 each Alaskan gets this year as a dividend from the state’s $35 billion oil savings account. Total payout for each Alaskan: $3,269.

    During Gov. Palin’s tenure, high oil prices have made her job relatively easier. Her deeply unpopular predecessor, fellow Republican Frank Murkowski, had to deal with much more austere times, which added to his unpopularity. When he became governor, oil was selling for less than $30 a barrel, not $100.

    While Alaska is swimming in oil money, a fiscal conservative does not need to slash government services. There’s so much oil money, a governor can limit government by trimming the worst spending excesses and handing some oil money back to the people.

    It’s good for a chief executive’s popularity, but it’s not great training for running a government that has to tax voters for essential services.

  7. Hi…I’m a green neck with white and orange stripes …Yea…greetings from IRELAND…

    This is the funniest comment thread, (apart from the usual, moans few), that I have seen…tears to my eyes with the laughing.

    Anyhoots… have done plenty of research and observation here and Ireland is behind Obama/Biden, for sure.
    Good luck to all of you who hoping for their win.

    Check this link out…most of the world can’t be wrong…

    And God help America if the other two win

    Slán, (Good bye in Irish) and good luck :>)

  8. All I know is that I am working at a large biotherapeutic corporation in Clayton NC and I support Barack Obama with all my energy. I encourage all my friends and colleagues to re-elect Obama in 2012!! I LOVE YOU OBAMA

  9. Funny stuff, I just wonder how the responders of 2008 think after eight years of reality.

Post a Response