Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 Louisiana Democrats In Tons Of Hurt

The Independent has a pretty good and well quoted article up. See Dems In Distress. It is the cover story for this month. Tip of the Hat to the Dead Pelican for this

The state of Louisiana democrats this year , and for the foreseeable future, has been much discussed . However as the article rightly points out it is not all doom and gloom especially when one looks at the mayors.

I thought Cedric Glover of Shreveport and Kip Holden of Baton Rouge should have been highlighted a bit more. They are both black democrats that have shown success in getting not only "white" vote but conservative white vote at times. I think officeholders like that are critical for the Democrat party on the statewide level.

Elliot Stonecipher is of course quoted. I like Elliot but at times I wonder if his advice or insight is that great lately. However in this article he has some good points .

Congressman Cedric Richmond is rightly spotlighted. Also is spotlighted as to him that he may not get reelected in this new district.

What seems missing from this article is the fact that conservative democrats could be both conservative in the past and get the "black vote". I am not sure why it's assumed there are loads of tension there.

Further perhaps it's me but I get a feeling that the progressives (both white and black) are much more activated as to the grass roots. A sort of liberal tea party as it were that we might be missing. How this works out in the general elections we don't know. If they elect too liberal democrats well that will not work that well I suppose.

A good article though

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