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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:11 PM

30. Its the southern strategy

and has been the Republican playbook since the 1968 general election. Those Dixiecrats who controlled the south turned republican after the civil rights act was passed and we are still dealing with the results today.

There have been cracks thanks to demo shifts and one off events like Carter in 1976 (Southern Dem Gov) but the voting trends in these states have been remarkably consistent since reconstruction ended.

Virginia is the most obvious example of the recent shift in the northern part of the state. Florida and increasingly North Carolina are other examples.

Its a combo of race/religion/guns/gays/tradition.

The typical "bubba" vote of the South is still there and powerful. I know some of you who live in these states fight the good fight and please continue to do so but for now you are outnumbered, especially in the deep south.

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