The Southern Liberal Resurgence That is Scaring the GOP

  • metta

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    Jun 23, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    The Southern Liberal Resurgence That is Scaring the GOP


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  • Destinharbor

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    Jun 23, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    HRC is setting up a push in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by opening offices and funding 20 (!) full time positions. They state that 30% of their membership comes from the South and they think with a little activism, attention, and education, they can break the "solid south." Republicans have created the mindset that to be fiscally conservative, you must be Republican. But the larger cities in the South are definitely more socially liberal. Sometimes electorally.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 24, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
    OMG!! Did she just say Dawn Collins in Louisiana?!?!?! I know her!!
  • tj85016

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    Jun 24, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidHRC is setting up a push in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by opening offices and funding 20 (!) full time positions. They state that 30% of their membership comes from the South and they think with a little activism, attention, and education, they can break the "solid south." Republicans have created the mindset that to be fiscally conservative, you must be Republican. But the larger cities in the South are definitely more socially liberal. Sometimes electorally.


    that's awesome

    But I always find it amusing that all the "fiscally conservative" states have all the military bases, which is nothing more than federal welfare.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 24, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidHRC is setting up a push in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by opening offices and funding 20 (!) full time positions. They state that 30% of their membership comes from the South and they think with a little activism, attention, and education, they can break the "solid south." Republicans have created the mindset that to be fiscally conservative, you must be Republican. But the larger cities in the South are definitely more socially liberal. Sometimes electorally.
    Just because a city is large and has a large metro region is no set guarantee that it is more liberal and progressive. The situation in much of the South is still quite dicey. However, this is good news that the right wing lunatics might be losing the political and cultural wars in large parts of the South. Not only Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are showing positive signs of change, also include South Carolina and Kentucky. Both Georgia and Florida are also wide open and anything can happen in those two states as well. North Carolina could also swing back in future elections. However, the scenario is much less rosy in Tennessee where right wingers seem to be gaining control throughout the state including the larger cities and their suburbs.
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    Jun 25, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Destinharbor saidHRC is setting up a push in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by opening offices and funding 20 (!) full time positions. They state that 30% of their membership comes from the South and they think with a little activism, attention, and education, they can break the "solid south." Republicans have created the mindset that to be fiscally conservative, you must be Republican. But the larger cities in the South are definitely more socially liberal. Sometimes electorally.
    Just because a city is large and has a large metro region is no set guarantee that it is more liberal and progressive. The situation in much of the South is still quite dicey. However, this is good news that the right wing lunatics might be losing the political and cultural wars in large parts of the South. Not only Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are showing positive signs of change, also include South Carolina and Kentucky. Both Georgia and Florida are also wide open and anything can happen in those two states as well. North Carolina could also swing back in future elections. However, the scenario is much less rosy in Tennessee where right wingers seem to be gaining control throughout the state including the larger cities and their suburbs.

    Don't forget Texas. With the rise in the Mexican population, and the right messaging, the GOP might even be in trouble there, even if the GOP promised to lock all gays up in Christian de-gaying camps.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 28, 2014 1:29 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    roadbikeRob said
    Destinharbor saidHRC is setting up a push in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by opening offices and funding 20 (!) full time positions. They state that 30% of their membership comes from the South and they think with a little activism, attention, and education, they can break the "solid south." Republicans have created the mindset that to be fiscally conservative, you must be Republican. But the larger cities in the South are definitely more socially liberal. Sometimes electorally.
    Just because a city is large and has a large metro region is no set guarantee that it is more liberal and progressive. The situation in much of the South is still quite dicey. However, this is good news that the right wing lunatics might be losing the political and cultural wars in large parts of the South. Not only Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are showing positive signs of change, also include South Carolina and Kentucky. Both Georgia and Florida are also wide open and anything can happen in those two states as well. North Carolina could also swing back in future elections. However, the scenario is much less rosy in Tennessee where right wingers seem to be gaining control throughout the state including the larger cities and their suburbs.

    Don't forget Texas. With the rise in the Mexican population, and the right messaging, the GOP might even be in trouble there, even if the GOP promised to lock all gays up in Christian de-gaying camps.
    Don't worry, Texas will never change because it appears to attract the most conservative and religious elements of immigrant groups. Most Hispanics in Texas are much more religious and conservative than Hispanics in the rest of the US. San Antonio, Fort Worth and to a somewhat lesser extent Dallas will always be strong conservative urban bastions. Harris County which contains Houston and most of its suburbs could pose to be an increasingly worrisome scenario for Texas powerful conservative establishment because of its tremendous diversity. When I lived in Texas, I used to always hear native Texans complain that Houston and its suburbs are no longer true Texas because of all the what they considered "alien immigrant groups" taking over most of Harris County.