ART_DECO saidIn other parts of the US perhaps. But not in Tennessee. This lawmaker will continue to be reelected.Or in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, South Carolina and any other southern state whose GOP has fallen under the control of the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS
But the good news is that it does hurt the GOP "brand" nationally with Moderates. Not with their base, of course, this is what they support. The ones who believe in Creationism, think the Earth is 6000 years old, that global warming is a liberal hoax, and that the Sun revolves around the Earth (that gem of Right Wing science just came out this week).
The south may be an easy target but these screwballs get reelected everywhere including many liberal states. To think that it is just a southern problem is naive at best and prejudice at worst. It is called gerrymandering and it is how we get many wackos representing district from nearly all the states in congress.
The south has far more potential to go purple or blue than many midwestern states yet so many write it off when they hear from the nut cases like this. There have been regular protests in Raleigh over that state's recent hard right turn and more than 1000 people have been arrested. Organizers claim the last protest had 80,000 to 100,000 people marching on Raleigh. http://www.alternet.org/activism/80000-march-north-carolina-proudly-pushing-back-against-radical-right-agenda
This movement has inspired protests in SC and GA as well though it is on a smaller scale there. This is lost on all of you who see the south as nothing but bible thumpers. If the left would focus more energy on the fast growing southern states that elected Obama in 2008 ( VA, NC, FL) or 2012 (FL, VA) and work to try to end gerrymandering and harsh voter id laws then we could get some things done in this country. Democrats recently swept Va and NC tends to vote pretty close to VA. Getting rid of gerrymandering would probably help the moderate republicans make a comeback. I bet even Ga and Texas could go purple with enough effort. But if liberals continue to write off the south we won't get anywhere.