>My friend Adam Felber, who gets paid to be brilliant, penned this, his “concession speech”. Please do read the whole thing as it is a funny and humbling piece, but here is an excerpt that says so much better what I was trying to say when I typed this: “They benefit from our tax dollars which are a helluva lot more substantial than the measly corn-growing-income they contribute.”
…We in blue states produce the vast majority of the wealth in this country and pay the most taxes, and you in the red states receive the majority of the money from those taxes while complaining about ’em. We in the blue states are the only ones who’ve been attacked by foreign terrorists, yet you in the red states are gung ho to fight a war in our name. We in the blue states produce the entertainment that you consume so greedily each day, while you in the red states show open disdain for us and our values. Blue state civilians are the actual victims and targets of the war on terror, while red state civilians are the ones standing behind us and yelling “Oh, yeah!? Bring it on!”
Oh, yeah, and Ex-NFLer Held in Siegfried & Roy Drive-By Wha?