Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Its Deja Vu all over again for Southern Democrats

It happening again!

Remember back in 1994 when white Southern Democrats lost around 25 seats in the South.

In an election year when Democrats are bracing for significant losses nationwide, nowhere are they more vulnerable than in the South, where Republicans have made democrats such as Gene Taylor (D-MS), Jim Marshall, (D-GA), John Spratt (D-SC), Allen Boyd (D-FL), Glenn Nye (D-VA), & others their top targets in regaining control of the House of Representatives next tuesday.

If the Republicans pick up 10 Southern seats, it would not only put them in a position where they can better check the Obama agenda in Congress, but it would also help to reshape the national Republican Party in the mold of the Tea Party. Many of the republican challengers are where they are due to the rise of the controversial Tea Party Movement, If it weren't for the Tea Party movement, putting the GOP establishment in its place, many of these seats wouldn't be this close.

The Southern White Democrat were already a dying breed & its possible after this election that it may be 10-20 years before they ever make a comeback in the deep south.

Because let's face it, the party is on the verge of becoming even more liberal since the early 1970s.

There is no quick fix for the declining electoral prospects of Democrats. The party may have to undergo a large-scale reconstruction like the Republicans pulled off in the 1970s. New issues are on the horizon. Among others, these include: the nation's potentially ruinous entitlement obligations; the increasing concentration of income and wealth among a small segment of the population; inequality in educational opportunity; genuine reform of the political system; the corrosive effects of the global economy. etc.

I said that some democrats will be strong enough to rise above their party label & that I believe, but it won't be that many if these polls are telling the true story inolving southern democrats.

Southern moderate/conservative democrats won't become extinct, but they will be stranded on a deserted island for many years to come. If Bishop & Marshall both lose & Deal possibly win the governorship, what then happens to John Barrow? A party made up of African-Americans, Hispanics & White Liberals is not a recipe for success for democrats on the national level in the future.

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