Thursday, August 4, 2011

Degrading Southerners and Talking Robert E Lee Will Not Win You 2012

Oh Goodness MCJ has picked up just one piece of new theme based in lunacy the last few days at NEW TONE

The Tea Party movement takes its name from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, when American patriots dumped British tea into Boston Harbor to protest British imperial power. But while New England was the center of resistance to the British empire, there are few New Englanders to be found in today’s Tea Party movement. It should be called the Fort Sumter movement, after the Southern attack on the federal garrison in Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12-13, 1861, that began the Civil War. Today’s Tea Party movement is merely the latest of a series of attacks on American democracy by the white Southern minority, which for more than two centuries has not hesitated to paralyze, sabotage or, in the case of the Civil War, destroy American democracy in order to get their way.

Oh goodness. Breaking news it is not 1860. The Old South is gone and has been for some time. This tirade ignores all sort of facts such as:

Massive European Migration to the USA including to lesser degrees areas of the South that helped changed attitudes.

The continued migration of non southerners to the South from the North and Midwest and now indeed the West that has been happening ever since we discovered that wonder invention called air conditioning ( Think the beginning of the late 50's)

The fact that for a good bit of the 20th Century these were loyal FDR like Democrats that very much were in the amen corner on his economic ideas. Heck a lot of these people that might be complaining about the Debt ( that dreaded Scot -Irish) were pulling the lever for Bill Clinton in some numbers.

Last but not least despite the dire predictions of well just two years ago it appears that the GOP is not destined to be just a SOUTHERN PARTY. The Tea Party , whatever you think of it, might not be a major huge force in all areas but it is enough to to often make a difference in many races.

Places change people change. Just look at once solid CONSERVATIVE New Hampshire. Heck just look at the electoral Map of 1976!! Though a argument could be made that the South held us hostage to Jimmy Carter that year . :)

Southerners have sacrificed a good bit of their own blood fighting for the grand ole USA. People should keep that in mind.


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