Bad day at the rodeo
One of the most common refrains we hear in the post-2016 US is that Democrats lost because they are out of touch with the rest of the country, bundled up in their sanctuary welfare cities. While there is absolutely no evidence to back this claim up, it sticks to common discourse like shit to a blanket, and hides the fact that there are parts of America that claim we don’t want them while they actually go out of their ways to not interact with us.
Two weekends ago, a rodeo came to Athens and, since I am a foreigner, we decided to go as it is not something I have ever experienced. Off me and my husband trundled in flannel and boots and bolo ties, and as we sat watching be-hatted gentlemen wrestle with cows