Skip to comments.GOP Has Lock on South, and Democrats Can't Find Key
Posted on 12/15/2004 1:26:56 AM PST by RWR8189
WASHINGTON The generation-long political retreat of Democrats across the South is disintegrating into a rout.
President Bush dominated the South so completely in last month's presidential election that he carried nearly 85% of all the counties across the region and more than 90% of counties where whites are a majority of the population, according to a Times analysis of election results and census data.
The Times' analysis, which provides the most detailed picture yet of the vote in Southern communities, shows that Bush's victory was even more comprehensive than his sweep of the region's 13 states would suggest.
His overwhelming performance left Sen. John F. Kerry clinging to a few scattered islands of support in a region that until the 1960s provided the foundation of the Democratic coalition in presidential politics. Kerry won fewer Southern counties than any Democratic nominee since the Depression except Walter F. Mondale in 1984 and George S. McGovern in 1972, according to data assembled by The Times and Polidata, a firm that specializes in political statistics.
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I think what the Dems need to do is keep pounding the fact that the south is just a bunch of ignorant bigotted rednecks....
Next they'll tell us that the sun will come up in the morning, water is wet, and the mystery of who is buried in Grant's Tomb. Duh!
Try www. (f-word) thesouth.com; it's a strategy that's really endearing. I've pointed out this website to all of my friends and neighbors.
DNC-supporter LA Times demonstrates its own cluelessness: Bush is not Southern, he's a Texan. Big ol' difference there, son.
Its not peas and collared greens in the South anymore. That picture's a lang tyme out o'date. Yankees don't quite git it.
Texans son, are both Southern and Western.
If the onslaught of Criminal Invaders (recently referred to as Guest Workers) continues, that sense of "less damaging" will be short term memory. What say you, Jorge? Blackbird.
The key: Illegal Immigration.
You are so right! I was born a Texan, raised in So. Calif. and now live in Tenn. I have had it all.
I think HIllary has figured this out.......http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1289338/posts
Almost...? Nahhhh. They deserve whatever they get.
If they think a Democrat wipeout's underway now, wait'll the Republicans consolidate their support in the Black and Hispanic enclaves, where people are as disgusted with the Democrats' (nonexistent) "moral values", anti-Americanism, Marxism, and self-serving propaganda as the rest of the population is!
MESSAGE TO BROWNSTEIN: It's worse than you think!
Hummmm....Kerry won fewer Southern votes than anyone since Mondale and McGovern. Could it be because the South won't vote for NORTHERN LIBERALS??? And they actually pay Brownstein for these non-stories...amazing!
Describing a train wreck to an eye witness.
I love it how those "oh so brave" libbers sign their names to their literary efforts. One would think Michael Moore would at least put his name to his writing . . . since all he wants is attention.
The Midwest and Mid Atlantic States are also well on there way to being GOP locks as a long overdue re-alignments there are well underway. It will take a few more cycles, but provided the Dems keep running as the idea that American's want to live in a secular socialist democracy, and that Republicans keep running good candidates, Dems are going to be left with the left coast and a shrinking north east.
Yes; it's been working so well for them. Do I really need to add a sarcasm tag?
Yep; and some of us southerners encourage it so more yankees don't decide they want to live in the south.
With the comments about the South voting republican because of a backlash against LBJ and the civil rights laws?? .. I think this article attempted to do that
Ohio freeper? I am. Like the idea but would really love to have Blackwell as gov first.
As long as Democrats view the people in terms of "race" and "coalitions" and "minorities," they are doomed to nominate the ultralibs who cannot win the presidency.
I love the South!
The best part is, we ain't seen nothing yet. We win overwhelmingly in the South even though we get around 10% of the black vote. Once black conservative Republicans can break through in the region (Herman Cain came close in the GOP Senate primary in Georgia, and several House candidates came close as well), it will provide us with better spokesmen in order to convince black conservatives and moderates that the Democrat Party does not stand for their values. And once we get 30% of the black vote, it will make it mathematically impossible for the Democrats to win statewide in any state in the South, and would give us all but a handful of black-majority and black-plurality congressional districts (and we could even win in some black-majority and black-plurality districts).
Something some of you may find interesting.... I can't remember who all was into the polling data, etc during the campaign.
22 of the 26 Senators from the Southern State are now republican.
|Note: County election data is not reported for Alaska,
Source: the Associated Press, ESRI Inc. USATODAY analysis by Paul Overberg.
Try doing a whois search for that domain name. You can do a whois search from www.whois.net
KQQL has been banned since September or so...
The writer used the term "Southern" and that's what I take issue with. While "Southern" would be a label which a native of Virginia or Alabama would certainly be comfortable with, my experience of Texans is that even those in the southeast (around, say, Beaumont or Port Arthur) would not accept that designation. Frankly, most Texans seem to consider themselves simply as "Texans" and their culture seems far more Southwestern (with its strong Hispanic influences) than Southern.
Any real honest-to-goodness Lone Star Staters should feel free to jump on in here and set me straight.
A few switched but the majority stayed.
Al Gores dad is one, Fritz Hollings and Byrd are 2 others.
Also William Fulbright Clinton's mentor. All big Dems.
You are right.... If the so-called Republican candidate or party in '08 has no answer to illegal aliens, then the so-called Democrat candidate and party will win... big time. End of story.