People who live in rural areas are “white supremacists” and “extremists,” according to Ray Buckley, New Hampshire’s Democratic Party chairman. Apparently, he doesn’t believe disaffected rural residents should be encouraged to vote. Buckley made this decidedly unpatriotic statement after Look Ahead America claimed it might set its sights next on New Hampshire to try and educate voters:
The organizing and activating of these extremists, these white supremacists, really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire.
Look Ahead America
Look Ahead America is a non-profit and non-partisan organization created by more than 30 of President Donald Trump’s former campaign staffers. The group claims to have been motivated by the president’s inaugural speech, in which he said, “Through loyalty to our country, we will rediscover loyalty to each other.”
Look Ahead America’s website describes the organization’s mission as:
Our primary objective is to register, educate, and enfranchise these disaffected citizens and ensure that their voices are not just heard but heeded and that the American Dream becomes their dream again.
It also explains why the group travels to rural areas in search of these particular citizens:
There are millions of rural and blue-collar patriotic Americans who are disaffected and disenfranchised from the nation’s corridors of power. Their fears ignored, their priorities dismissed, their values ridiculed, they’ve become cynical and pessimistic about a government that so often does not hear their voices.
With comments such as Buckley’s, can anyone blame people for believing the government doesn’t give a hoot about their opinions?
The executive director of Look Ahead America, Matt Braynard, said they’d identified approximately 15,000 people who are “inactive voters” and considered “disaffected, patriotic Americans,” as well as about 100,000 unregistered adults in New Hampshire. Do Buckley, and perhaps other Democrats, fear these votes because the majority might be republican? To say that rural Americans, at least in New Hampshire, are “white supremacist” is a bit much, even if they all vote Republican.
The Left Fears the Rural Vote
This is yet another attempt by the left to suppress the right. While there very well may be extremists living in rural, country areas, it certainly doesn’t mean everyone living on a farm is a Neo-Nazi. Why is the left so concerned about educating potential voters? They have every right to go out and get in touch with their constituents as well. In fact, why aren’t they? Perhaps it’s because that would require work on their part. Maybe they know that the vast majority of farmers, ranchers and those living in rural areas tend to be more conservative.
Let’s face it, 100,000 votes is a lot, especially for just one state. Trump nearly won that state during the elections, which stressed the Dems who typically claim New Hampshire as their own. By educating and encouraging the potential voters of rural areas, and perhaps getting them to become involved, Look Ahead America just may be changing the tide in several key voting locales.
And that scares the pants off the left.
Ray Buckley calling all Americans living in rural areas white supremacists didn’t do the left any favors. It is our constitutional right to vote in this country, regardless of race, religion, sexual preference, or cultural and political beliefs. Yes, even extremist groups such as Antifa (anti-Fascists) and the Ku Klux Klan have the right to vote – and so do the ordinary, everyday folk of rural America.