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  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Ted Cruz to canvass the South after next presidential debate

    12/11/2015 4:16:01 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ted Cruz plans to canvass the Super Tuesday nominating states in the week after the next Republican presidential debate. Following Tuesday's debate in Nevada, Cruz will begin a tour of seven states before the Christmas holiday and focus heavily on those belonging in the SEC primary. "SEC" is a reference to the collegiate Southeastern Conference's prominence in NCAA football. The Texas senator will visit Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma. "Our 'Take Off with Ted' barnstorming of the March 1st states will fortify our national organization and position us to win on Super Tuesday," said Rick Tyler, Cruz campaign...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Shouldve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this countrys better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best, Lerner wrote in 2014. He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets. The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Gillman: Ted Cruzs preparations in the South could pay off

    09/07/2015 7:48:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05 September 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    MANCHESTER, N.H. On average, the winner of the New Hampshire presidential primary is someone who shook the hands of at least 35 percent of the people who voted for him.Not everyone who shows up and kisses all the babies gets the most votes. But you cant win without a whole lot of face time. And time is quite a precious commodity to a candidate.So far, Sen. Ted Cruz has spent far more time outside the Granite State. His two-day visit last weekend was his first in three months, and it did not go unnoticed that hed already made four...
  • This Southern City Is Actually Ruder Than New York

    08/31/2015 10:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | David K. Li
    New Yorkers may be rude to tourists, but at least we arent the worst. Big Apple residents are only No. 2 in rudeness, taking a back seat to the citizens of Arlington, Texas, according to a puzzling nationwide study. Data analysts at AlchemyAPI, in a study commissioned by air company Stratos Jet Charters, looked at tweets containing the word tourist between June 2014 and July 20 of this year.
  • The war on nation pride

    06/26/2015 7:23:48 AM PDT · by impactplayer · 8 replies
    National Pride is essential to the building of a people - and so is regional pride, state pride, and even being proud of our city or school. It helps to bond us and unite us. But some - especially on the left - believe that this is destructive. They believe that this divides us and creates feelings of superiority. We see this every time they attack a school or sports mascot, the Boy Scouts, and when they say America is not a great nation, only one among many. Thus their attempts to destroy the roots and symbols of pride in...
  • Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary, Fetid, Nuclear Waste Site'

    12/08/2014 6:24:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically-unfriendly territory. In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms. "Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything thats good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire South" is as he describes it.
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Is Racism Worse in the South? Roberts's question frames the VRA case. Too bad there's no answer.

    03/06/2013 6:43:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2013 | Chuck Thompson
    In the wake of last weeks Supreme Court arguments over the Voting Rights Act, the geography of racism is once again a topic of debate. None other than Chief Justice John Roberts kicked things off when he asked the acts defendersthat would be the U.S. governmenta 20-word question that brilliantly framed the entire debate: Is it the governments submission that the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North? Roberts asked, pinning a very ragged tail on a very ugly donkey. Unlike most debates about this question, this one has real implications. The landmark act...
  • A Waltons 40th Anniversary tribute

    09/14/2012 12:03:36 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 13, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    You can't own a mountain any more than you can own an ocean or a piece of the sky. You hold it in trust. You live on it, you take life from it, and once you're dead, you rest in it.-- Grandpa Walton
  • Copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb

    11/13/2011 2:01:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 11 replies ^ | 11-13-11 | Staff
    Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot (90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of a Civil War artillery officer at the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, located in Springfield, Illinois. The sword was broken off at the handle, The State Journal-Register reported Friday. The theft was apparently the first since 1890, when the same sword was stolen from the statue, the newspaper said. At that time, the sword was made of bronze that largely came from melted-down...
  • A Soldiers Story of Christmas Past

    12/14/2010 6:02:52 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 1 replies
    Huntington News ^ | December 14, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Christmas is about love, forgiveness, old friends, family and the child who became Savior of the world.
  • Kathleen Parker: A Tip for The GOP: Look Away

    08/05/2009 12:02:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 3,191+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ...In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party... Alas, Voinovich was not entirely wrong...
  • The South Just Isnt What It Was

    01/25/2009 8:05:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 42 replies · 1,554+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 01/25/09 | Diane Roberts
    Shortly after Barack Obama won the presidency, the gleefully snarky Web site trumpeted "North Finally Wins Civil War." Speaking on behalf of what Sarah Palin and other conservatives famously dismissed as the "un-American" parts of America, Gawker rejoiced that the South is no longer the big dog of national political discourse, citing the New York Times and other respectable news outlets, which claimed Obama's new Midwestern wave drove old Dixie down. Certainly Washington is minus the likes of Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bob Graham and Elizabeth Dole. President Obama's Cabinet will have the fewest Southerners since the Kennedy administration....
  • Jindal's Victory is Personal to Me (Louisiana)

    10/21/2007 12:15:35 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 86 replies · 164+ views
    redstate ^ | 10/21/07 | Erick
    Bobby Jindal won tonight. I may live in Georgia now, but I'm Louisianian through and through. This is historic. No one has ever won a gubernatorial primary outright in Louisiana until tonight. I cannot really express what this means to me. It's like how the exiled English felt when Mary I died and Elizabeth was crowned. It was safe to go home again. If you don't live in Louisiana, you have no clue what it is like. You may think you do, but you don't. You make think your state sucks, but it doesn't really compared to Louisiana. Louisiana sucks...
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them dark chapters in our history. McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. They were federal policies, Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness. McCain agreed...
  • Thats What I Fear About the South

    10/13/2007 4:48:31 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 119 replies · 147+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 12 Oct. 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Anybody remember Thats What I Like about the South? How about Phil Harris, who had a hit with that ditty in 1947? Lets not always see the same hands. The point is I like the South. Born and raised here. Have relatives all over. But some folks actually fear the South. That got me thinking. Last week staffers from the House Homeland Security Committee came to the Bank of America NASCAR race in Concord, North Carolina. It was a fact-finding trip about public health-preparedness at mass gatherings. Organizers of the trip advised the staffers to get vaccinated before they went...
  • The remarkable death of Dixie America

    09/21/2007 3:26:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies · 194+ views
    The Times Online ^ | Sep 21, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    Few parts of the world are as loved and loathed with the intensity that is felt for the American South. Thanks to a long line of contributions to the popular culture from Gone with the Wind to Borat, via Deliverance, Dixie, the great muggy swath of the southeastern United States, from Washington DC to Texas, has a firm grip on the imagination of Americans and foreigners alike. To its detractors it is a terrifying and contemptible land full of racist rednecks, Bible-toting hypocrites and downtrodden blacks. To those of a more romantic disposition, and certainly to most of its inhabitants,...
  • [Tennessee] Local politicians and pundits react to Thompson's planned presidential bid

    08/31/2007 2:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 979+ views
    WATE-TV Chanel 6 (Knoxville, TN) ^ | August 30, 2007 | Adam Longo
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- TV viewers have seen a lot of Fred Thompson lately, as the star of "Law and Order" or as an undeclared presidential candidate. But the mystery of if he'll run unraveled late Thursday afternoon when his political director officially announce his campaign for president on September 6. Those who know Thompson well say he ups the ante in what is already a high stakes presidential poker match. "It would be great for Tennessee to get him in the White House," said Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-2nd District). Rep. Duncan helped push the Fred Thompson for President movement several...
  • Obama supported by [Virginia Governor] Wilder (who says BHO could shatter GOP 'lock' on South)

    08/28/2007 6:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 681+ views
    The Politico ^ | August 28, 2007 | Mike Allen and John F. Harris
    L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, who made history as the nation's first elected black governor, is preparing to campaign aggressively for Barack Obama, and predicted in an interview that the charismatic young candidate could shatter the Republican Party's virtual lock on the South. "He's not race-less," Wilder said of Obama, "but the skin color is of no moment. I don't think he would be an easy target for the Republicans." The unstinting embrace by Wilder, now the mayor of Richmond, could be important in Virginia and other southern states, where his reputation still looms large and the African-American vote could...