I was awaken by this
It seems the Nixon Southern strategy is now complete and it happened post-shellacking:
In Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South.
Yet scores of them retired or went down in defeat earlier this month. And at least ten more across three states have changed parties since the election, with rumors swirling through state capitols of more to come before legislative sessions commence in January. Facing the prospect of losing their seats through reapportionment – if not in the next election – others will surely choose flight over fight.
With a few isolated exceptions, it now seems that the party’s rural Southern tradition is finally a thing of the past – even at the statehouse level, where familiar faces were able for years to make the case that they were a different kind of Democrat.
Now, if only the Os could make the case that all this – local as it may be – is a product of racism….
I remember only two years ago, there was reason to say that Rs ceased to exist as a national party.
Enter The One…and his slash and burn electoral politics plus the following betrayals. The dead party comes back to whip yesterday’s winners into extinction.