Next Civil War: New South vs Old South
Posted in the Rogersville Forum
#1 Nov 11, 2013
While the election in Virginia was close, Terry McAuliffe managed to eke out a victory over Ken Cuccinelli. The old joke in this race was that both parties nominated the only guy the other party could beat. Both were highly unpopular among voters. But the interesting thing is, according to pre-election polling, McAuliffe was destroying Cuccinelli among people who disliked both candidates. Why? Because McAuliffe ran pretty unabashedly as a social liberal, while Cuccinelli is an extreme social conservative who women hate because of his “traditional” views on contraception, abortion, and gay rights.
You can still win in the Old South being that kind of A-hole, but you’re never going to win in the New South – Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, with Georgia moving in that direction, too. What must be really scary for the Right is that, after Texas, these are the biggest Southern states.
Another recent poll shows that more Republicans (43%) think students should be able to wear a confederate flag to school than a gay pride flag (28%). This is the sort of thing that always looked bad in the North, but it’s also starting to look bad in the only places in the South anyone wants to move to. Isn’t the jig up for the GOP when the civil war isn’t between North and South, but Old South and New South?
This also ties in with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act managing to get a tiny minority of Republican votes. Really? In 2013?
Another interesting thing is this race: McAuliffe has an “F” rating from the NRA and touted his support for background checks and an assault weapons ban. The NRA threw money at him. I’m sure it won’t get much coverage because it disrupts the media’s “NRA is all-powerful” storyline, but it does show that the NRA can be beaten.
#2 Nov 11, 2013
2016 , hillary !!! if she runs , both parties can save their money and stay home ..
#3 Nov 11, 2013
Hillary's ass. That hussy is a sorry piece of human flesh. She left our soldiers in Bengazi with absolutely no help and good men died because of it. It would take total dumb ass to vote for that arrogant murdering bitch. Go ahead and jump on that Clinton bandwagon. Talk about a bunch of blind sheep. Nothing would surprise me though, you bunch of clowns re-elected the worst President in the history of the United States.
#4 Nov 11, 2013
I'm sure those left to die because of Bush's lack of responses during the Twin Tower's attack and in Iraq and Afghanistan appreciate you ignoring their sacrifices to make your political point.
The same old misogynist, racist prejudices of the old South make up the ultra conservative movement within the GOP. It's the best thing opposing parties could ask for. It's like offering the public a choice between cell phones, the telegraph or a stick of dynamite. It may sound good to go backward to a simpler time but it just won't work. More progressive states and countries will make you extinct because you fear and parrot everything FOX NEWS says you should fear.
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