quote “Theo Winthrop This is embarrassing, but emblematic of how people in DC regard the south. Murfreesboro is not in Appalachia. It’s not even close. It’s in the very middle of Tennessee. You’re thinking of east TN. But you have video of a sensible young woman saying something that most people believe so it’s held up as a great novelty.
If you want the takeaway to be that universal healthcare is an idea whose time has come because it’s even penetrated the south, fine, but the reality is there’s no shortage of southerners who already believe that and have for a long time. The people residing in DC’s bubble are more content to trade in stereotypes, however.