Friday, November 28, 2014

The Southern Democrat May Rise Again (and pigs might fly)

When I was a young whippersnapper (snapping whips like you wouldn't believe) the South was solidly Democratic. I recall sitting in a diner in Tickbite back in 1972 and our local State House member was working the crowd (wish I could remember the guy's name) and he approached our waitress. She was our age and we knew her of course (her daddy owned the joint) and she indicated she would probably vote Republican (Nixon Now, More Than Ever!). Our Representative was absolutely horrified! You see said politician had grown up in the days of Sam Ervin, John Stennis, the Longs and Richard Russell...the days of the Solid South when Southern Democrats from LBJ in the Senate to Sam Rayburn were a force, sometimes THE force in Congress. The idea that Republicans could win damn near anything was just not possible in the minds of many. Well a wake-up call was imminent as that same year a Republican was elected governor, the first since Reconstruction (you Yankee pricks remember hearing about Reconstruction don't you? Friggin' assholes!) But check this out, if Mary Landrieu loses her runoff in Louisiana there will be not one Democrat controlled house chamber, governor or US Senator from the Carolinas to Texas. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Mr. Sam.

Now as expected after this last election Southern Democrats have been analyzing what happened and how to get competitive again. They think pocketbook issues (as they see them) like raising the minimum wage, are the road to redemption. Well maybe but stuff like that has about as much chance of success as handing out toys in Kabul hoping to change the hearts and minds of the Taliban. Good luck.

The facts are the Democratic Party cannot win without working class whites. In Arkansas a two term incumbent Senator won just 31% of the white vote (with the Clintons campaigning their asses off for him). In Louisiana Landrieu got 18 measly percent! No way in Hell anyone is going to win with those kinds of numbers I don't give a damn if every illegal and every minority in the state votes twice! So what's the problem? Why can't Democrats attract white voters?

It's simple really, white middle-class and working class voters perceive the Democratic Party as their enemy. We're the ones who "didn't build that". We're the racists who need to be punished. We're the ones who's kids are turned away from our universities in favor of a "dreamer" who is way way WAY less qualified. We're the ones who hate gays, "war on women" and cling to our guns and religion. We are the fall guy when Democrats make their pitch to any and every interest group under the sun. We're the bad guys not to be respected or listened to, and we should just shut up and continue to work our asses off to pay for everybody else's food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, drugs, booze and degenerate lifestyle.

So to the Southern Democrat...the very best of luck in your efforts. But the fact is you have worked very hard over many decades to change your image from B. Everett Jordan to Justin Bieber, and you can live with the damn results.

1 comment:

Mudge said...

Can I get an Amen, Brother!

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