Despte being a liberal Democrat, I've lived most of my life in dominately Red regions of our country. And being quite open about my liberalness, I get my ear bent by more than a few Repubicans. But not all the Red folks are out to set me straight about my socialist, commy ideas. Some come to me because they have no where else to turn. And recently, even some of my white Democratic friends have made the following confession. "I support Barack Obama and I'm going to vote for him, but I can't say so in front of my racist relatives, neigbors, co-workers, boss, etc." And that includes a lot of Repulicans.
My God, is this what we've come to? A society where good people are afraid to express their goodness. I am lucky because I'm 6'3", weigh 330 lbs and look like I just climbed off a Harley Davidson chopper so few if any are anxious to try and punk me. But I'm also a bleeding heart Democrat, so I also have the ability to put myself in anothers shoes. It can be a very difficult thing to have a racist father. Or have to work with racists or worse, work for' a racist. It can be a miserable thing to have to be exposed to vile racist comments and jokes. And then have to pretend you don't object because to do so would subject you to ridicule, insults, and even the possibility of losing your livelyhood.
Fortunately, no one knows what we do inside that voting booth. So, if you too find yourself a Democrat surrounded by rabid Republican racists. The very best payback you can give is to make sure Obama is elected to a second term.