Thom Hartmann was watching the returns on Tuesday when he heard a TV commentator observe:
"Well, yeah, those folks out in Oregon, those mostly white folks out in Oregon, they did vote for Barack Obama, but, you know, they're the exception in this country because they're just so weird. They are so liberal out there in Oregon. You can't use them as any kind of barometer or metric for anything about what could happen in the real election."
It enraged him enough to track down Kari Chisholm, with whom he regularly talks on Tuesday mornings on KPOJ, and post some of the excerpts on the Huffington Post. Here's one exchange:
[Kari Chisholm]: I think that's right. You know, Barack Obama's win here, which was about 58 to 41, and was a state-wide win, you know, there were some, certainly some counties in the East of the state where he split with Hillary but, you know, he didn't just win in the Portland metro area. Barack Obama won out on the coast in Lincoln County where there are more cows than people. He won He won in Jackson County and Josephine County and Curry County on the South West corner of the state. Barack Obama's win...
[Thom Hartmann]: These are very rural, relatively low income areas.
[Kari Chisholm]: Yeah.
[Thom Hartmann]: This is not the yuppie outposts that people think of, incorrectly, think of rural Oregon as being.
Read the rest and discuss it there.