Skip to comments.Democrats 'out of business in the South'
Posted on 12/20/2004 4:24:39 AM PST by EllesuEdited on 12/20/2004 4:43:12 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
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 percent of all the counties across the region -- and more than 90 percent of counties where whites are a majority of the population, a Los Angeles Times analysis of the election shows.
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They have NO one except maybe Joe Lieberman. Other than that and barring any unforseen circumstances and the way this Christmas (or lack thereof) went this year they will NEVER win the south!
So much for the long-discredited idea that the South lost the Civil War!
Voice of Nelson from the Simpsons:
Basically, they're DONE.
Uh, yeah. That must explain the Jefferson Davis presidency after he declared the war over and took office... I really like that memorial of him in Washington not far from the Washington one...
Let's not get crazy, folks.
Back then, I cannot recall a single office holder from here who was a Republican- you simply could not win office with an R before your name.
The great irony in that was that conservative, Southern Democrats were probably farther to the right than most current, "moderate" Republicans. Strong supporters of the military, free speech, gun rights. Big on "family values." Think of Zell Miller, and you will have some idea of what they were like.
Don't feel too bad, J.W. Look at the corrupt Dem./socialist inner cities of the nation, like Philly, NYC, Detroit, etc., etc., etc.
Put some ice on it down there ........ if it hurts so bad.
Why has this suddenly become the new national dish? BLECH! I hate green beans!
It's not just the south...the Dems have just as little chance in most of the west as well.
LOL! Who knows what attracts someone to canned green beans, canned soup, and canned onion rings. I fear canned lettuce cannot be far off in our future.
Heck, the Dems couldn't even win most of the counties in NYS. The only truly blue state in the nation was MA. The Dems have had it for the foreseeable future.
Or they can use "re-framing" to put up another liberal dressed in conservative clothing.
Telling lies comes easier than finding a conservative Dems could nominate.
As scarce as decency in The Queen of Darkness.
That's why Hillary will be there nominee in 2008.
It never ceases to amaze me how many Republicans have this "love" fest going with Lieberman. How soon we forget!! As Algore's running mate, Lieberman was quick to push ALL of his previously held principles aside and was vocal in restating his beliefs. Ultra libeatl beliefs. Have we forgotten???
"The generation-long political retreat of Democrats across the South is disintegrating into a rout."
This is news?
They dance around Vietnam and the leftist radical takeover of the Democrat Party which drove the South into the Republican party. The CRA passed in 1964 and the Democrats swept the congressional elections. They always cite the the Civil Rights Act, but the fact is more Republicans supported it than Democrats. Civil Rights is not what drove the South to the Republicans. It was in 1972 that the South switched, and it was the Democrats anti-military stance on the Vietnam War that caused the switch.
Kerry didn't win some of those midwestern states by very much.
John Edwards certainly didn't help.
The Toons are taking their party down with them. Fine by me.
Their as useless as Chicken Shit on a pump handle is one of my favorites and the Dems are certainly that.
The face of the Democrat Party is so ugly it could spook a stick-horse.
Michael Moore is an anchor both literally and figuratively.
actually the democrats lost 82% of the counties nationwide so the trend the LA times is attributing to the south is valid nationwide as well...
Remember when Kerry picked him and all the MSM was so sure he would help the Dems in the south. Idiots.
Like goose grease on a door knob, as my dad would say.
His parents, southern Democrats, would roll over in their grave at what their party turned into and Dad was sort of a homeless voter. Didn't like Bush, didn't like Kerry ... so he voted for Laura Bush ;-)
Wait a minute, this doesn't make sense. The Donks won 22 seats in 1964, but that was the year the "white backlash" against the Civil Rights Act helped the Republicans. If the "white backlash" was helping the Republicans, how did the Donks win 22 seats?
Of course, it could be because it was the Southern Democrats who stood firm against the Civil Rights Act in 1964, as they had throughout the 1950s and early 60s. Perhaps the "white backlash" was rewarding the Democrats, who had stood foursquare against desegregation for the previous 100 years.
But you tell a reporter these days that the Democrats were the segregationists back then, they'll look at you like you have two heads.
In Spite of the NEA and other thought police, the South still raises Patriotic Sons and Daughters willing to defend their country - a small but distinctive difference.
The only thing Republicans have to take into account is 70 million baby boomers retiring in the next 8-10 years and a lot of them will move south.
There are only two Democrat families in our neighborhood of mostly retirees and one of those families is from New Jersey.
But you can not stop Puerto Rican immigration. They are American citizens. And these are people of great fecundity who vote rat. Central Florida is quickly becoming one large barrio containing enclaves of English speakers. And then there's the other immigration problem we can not stop...the NYers.
Yup. If they nominate any other candidate, they will lose on the issues, big time. The mass of people just don't support the top-down, big government Democrat approach to everything, anymore.
And, yes, GWB is no prize in this department, but you gotta admit, the Donks are worse. Much worse.
But with Hillary! they can run an absolutely content-free campaign. It will be personality driven from the git go. All discussion of policy will be reduced to hand-waving and pointing to a Senate record that is manufactured for the specific purpose of innoculating Hillary! from the obvious fact that she is a raving lunatic Liberal.
Hillary! 2008 will make the recent campaign look like a love-fest by comparison. It will be Moonbats on Parade from start to finish. The Republican nominee, whoever he (or she!) is will be demonized beyond belief, and the LibMedia will carry water for Hillary! at every stage.
It will be the Main Event. I think, in the end, the Republicans will win, but it will be a wild ride!
Odd, it's really a catchy tune in this context. ;)
Even though I've recently moved out of FL, I think my tagline still applies (at least to the second immigration problem). :-)
Wow, good point. I never even considered that as a possibility.
As a native Floridian I understand the fear. But, The FDR/New Deal/Jewish/socialist/New Yorker transplants in South Florida are dying off. The new immigrants, who settle for instance in The Villages, are Republican. The vibrant Cuban demographic in S. Fl., is solidly Republican. We just elected the first Cuban-American (Mel Martinez) to the U.S. Senate. Fl. will become more Conservative.
Now the danger is that Republican politicians become self-serving and compromise conservative values.
Yes sir! At least here on FR.
Lie berman is northeastern slime, and inasmuch as the "new" Dimocrat Party has thrown themselves overboard, in their successful attempt at obscurity, that jackass looks good to many.
When you think about it, for Dims, it is reasonable.
Sharpton, Kucinich, Mostley Braun, Graham, Dean, Kerry, Gebhardt, Edwards???
I look at that line up and my right index finger twitches. ;)
The key thing to remember about Hillary is she is not Bill in terms of a politician.
I just hope it matters. She got elected to the Senate in New York without having to say a word...
She'll probably carry New York in 2008...but that isn't enough to get her to 270 EV.
Of course, Bredeson is way too conservative to ever get through the Democratic primary.
DEMS DEMISING IN THE SOUTH - ping.
It's a joke. You know, funny because there's a bit of truth in it. Lighten up.
"They are closed up tighter than Dick's hatband. Whoever Dick is."
"Hat band" = foreskin.
You can guess who Dick is. :)
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