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Scott Stantis

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  1. avarner

    avarner said, about 1 year ago

    Krispy Kreme vs. Killary. Whatta race.

    Which Democrat will you vote for?

  2. cdward

    cdward said, about 1 year ago

    Taking back the GOP to the party of my parents. Here’s hoping.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @avarner

    Because anyone not as far right as the spectrum allows is automatically a Democrat? The Republican “big tent” can’t allow any moderates?

  4. rroop

    rroop said, about 1 year ago

    Cool like a dead body?

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    The Tea Party darling lost the governor’s race here in Virginia. People are wising up. It is not the message that is being rejected; it’s the application.

    We can agree a patient needs surgery. A statesman will use a scalpel and will skillfully remove a planned amount of diseased tissue. A tea party candidate will run in with a machete and a blindfold.

    Again, a disconnect between the message and the method. Not unlike almost every politician.

    The Republican party can go two ways from here: the TP wing can recognize that it has to moderate in order to accomplish anything, and the party will once again hold together reasonably, but allowing for at least some ideological impurity. OR the TP will insist on tossing out anyone that is not just like them in every respect. The latter approach will either split the Republican party into two, or will winnow out moderate Republicans, and its ideological and adamantine need for purity of ideals will doom the party to insignificance. I hope for the former, but there are a lot of people who are more interested in acting like spoiled babies than finding common ground and building from that.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @cdward

    Taking back the GOP to the party of my parents.
    -——-
    And the Democrats were mostly members of the KKK.Like Robert Bryd.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t think we’ll get the 2012 spectacle of 27 or so podium discussions with Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry and Cain again. Pity. But one GOP primary TV event with Chris Christie vs. some real stupid TEA-party guy could make up for all of that…

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    “What works in New Jersey and Massachusetts doesn’t work in Flyover Country where real Americans live.”

    So you’re saying that just because some people NJ or MA don’t agree with you, they’re not “real” Americans?

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    The Buckley Rule: Support the most Right leaning viable candidate that can win. In NJ, it’s a Christie.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    Chris Christie, the new er…face of the Republican party.

  11. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 1 year ago

    @1opinion

    They were called Dixiecrats.. you know the party of George Wallace

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Gresch

    Correct. It’s also correct that said Dixiecrats joined the Republican Party after the Democrats passed the civil rights legislation back in the 1960s.

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    I did a study on this contention, and it doesn’t hold water.

    The information is readily available on Wikipedia. They list all the Congressmen, by State, and the years they served. It’s easy. Try it yourself.

    I’ll start.

    “A” is for Alabama, 2 Senators (duh):

    J. Lister Hill, Democrat, served from 1938 to 1969. Replaced by James Allan, Democrat (and his wife on his death), served 1969 – 1978, replaced by Donald Stewart, Democrat, served from 1978 to 1981, replaced with Republican Jeremiah Denton in 1981, 17 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. What’s the matter with these Alabamans? Don’t they know there’s a Southern Strategy? He only served one term until he was replaced by Richard Shelby, Democrat, in 1987, who served one term as a Democrat before switching parties to Republican. He’s still in office.

    Democrat #2: John Sparkman, 1946 to 1979, replaced by Howell Heflin, Democrat, who served from 1979 to 1997, replaced by Jeff Session, Republican, 1997 to present, 33 years after the Civil Rights Act. This Southern Strategy thing is working as well as Obamacare.

    House of Representatives:

    In 1964 Alabama had 8 Senators, all Democrats. Here’s the exception to the rule: In 1966 Republicans won 5 seats, Democrats only 3. But just 2 years later, in 1968, Democrats had reversed that, they held 5 seats, Republicans 3. This holds for 1970, and ‘72. In ’74 Alabama lost a House seat, still Democrats held 4 seats to the Republicans 3. This holds for 76, 78, 80, and 82. In ’84 Democrats picked up a seat, holding 6 to the Republicans 2. But even this hardly confirms LBJ’s famous quote “We will lose the South for a generation.”

    You’re lucky. “A” has two States in the South:

    “A” is for Arkansas:

    2 Senators (again, duh): John McClellan, Democrat, 1943 to 1977, replaced by Kaneaster Hodges, Jr, Democrat, 1977 to 1979 (he was appointed), replaced by David Pryor, Democrat, served 1979 to 1997, replaced by Tim Hutchinson, Republican, in 1997, 33 years after the Civil Rights Act. He served only one term, until being replaced with a Democrat in 2003. I’m not seeing much Southern Strategy here.

    Democrat #2: J. William Fulbright, served from 1945 to 1974, replaced by Dale Bumpers, Democrat, served from ‘74 to ’99, replaced by Blanche Lincoln, Democrat, served from ’99 to 2011, replaced by John Boozeman, Republican, 2011 to present, 47 years after the Civil Rights Act.

    House of Representatives:

    In 1964 Arkansas had 4 seats, all Democrat. No change after the Civil Rights Act of 1964: In 1966 Democrats remained in control of all 4 seats. in 1968, Republicans made major inroads, and they picked up a seat: 3 D to 1 R. No change in 70, 72, 74, 76 or 78. In 1980 Republicans picked up another seat, and it was 2 each, which it remained until 1986 when Democrats won one of the seats back. Again, I’m not seeing “we’ll lose the South for a generation” here.

    Your turn.

  14. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    You mean the same Republican party that was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights registration?

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