This guy sounds like one of that old, dying breed of Southern Democrats that you can still find here and there. They’re for the Democrats because of FDR and LBJ and the New Deal and the Great Society, because they see the Rats as the party of the “little man” and the Republicans as the party of “the rich.” It’s a populist thing; they go for the Rats on economic issues, even though these Southerners are very socially conservative. Well, what they’re seeing is just like he said—the Democrats have become unhinged, they’re taken over by liberal urban elites and radicals. They don’t give a flying damn about small-town Tennessee or Pennsylvania or Colorado anymore, it’s all about New York and Los Angeles and Chicago and San Cramcrisco.
posted on 10/03/2008 4:38:16 AM PDT
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I agree with you- and Toby Keith. One of my favorite songs by Alabama Song of the South has a line: "Daddy was a veteran, a southern democrat- they oughta get a rich man to vote like that".
There may have been a time when that was the case but now the Democrat party is almost wholly urban (in voting) and internationale in outlook. The Dems are dismissive and condescending to the south and flyover country.
posted on 10/03/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT
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