Democrats still confused as to why the South has given up on them.

I can tell you the Democrats’ problem with running candidates in the South (and everywhere else that isn’t the Pacific Coast and/or the Northeast) without trying hard, and it’s nothing that’s in this Politico article:

[Former Tennessee governor Phil] Bredesen said Democrats who are thinking about running for office need to adopt what he calls “the Walmart test.”

“When you think about what your platform is going to be, go to the nearest Walmart and stop someone in the aisle and tell them what you’re going to run on,” he said. “If that engages them and they’re interested, then you have a plan.”

…and then the aforementioned bicoastal ‘elites’ that actually run the Democratic party will scream, browbeat, fold, spindle, and mutilate the poor so-and-so because he dared go into a Wal-Mart because it’s a non-union shop that encourages non-bicoastal-Americans to think that they deserve to have stuff, too.  And that’s the problem. It’s not demographics, and it’s certainly not gerrymandering, and shoot, it’s not even Barack Obama. It’s that the people who run the Democratic party [expletive deleted] hate the South.

And Southerners have noticed.  It really does astound me that the national Democratic apparatus apparently thought that they could defecate on an entire section of the country for fifty years and still get that section to vote for them at the end of it.  What did they think Southerners are, hard Left progressives or something? Folks below the Mason-Dixon line have basic self-respect and dignity, is what I’m saying. Try to heap scorn on their heads, and they’ll vote with their feet.

My Republican colleagues: note that, by the way. We shouldn’t take that vote for granted. Look what happened to the Democrats, when they did…

(H/T: Hot Air Headlines)

Moe Lane (crosspost)


  • garfieldjl says:

    The Democrats also seem to have a hatred of midwesterners too.

  • Catseyes says:

    Well the Culture of Arrogance doesn’t play very well. Southerners just noticed it first but it looks like other regions are starting to notice it too. A flaw that big is kind of hard to hide.

  • JEM says:

    Moe, the Democrats figure everyone between Riverside and Pittsburgh – okay, excepting a few urbs in between – are toothless meth-cookers and Duck St.tasty wannabes.

  • jetty says:

    “that they could defecate on an entire section of the country for fifty years and still get that section to vote for them at the end of it.”
    Blacks still vote for them, regardless of how things suck even worse for blacks thanks to progressive policies. So why shouldn’t the Democratic leadership think the same about an entire section of the country?

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    they’re still widely supported, it’s just the their supporters were busy last election day. come Nov 2016 the dead and undocumented will rise up in vast numbers to support the chosen successor.

    • Bill Quick says:

      Most of those GOP controlled states will have put in Voter ID by then, which will help put an end to that.

  • Cybrludite says:

    Sorry if this double posts. Network issues. These are the same folks who have crapped all over the military for 50 years, and yet expects that they’ll be on their side if there’s a civil war.

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