Friday, May 09, 2008
Can't say it better than Tom Schaller:
Since Reconstruction, the Blue Dog element within the Democratic Party has gone from dominant majority, to significant minority to what it is today -- a declining coalition of conflicted complainers. Among the blessings of building a non-southern Democratic majority is that there is greater intraparty ideological cohesion, thus marginalizing Blue Dogs and their hand-wringing interference with emerging liberal project.
I think this is one of the beautiful things about Obama. His numbers in the AA community let us take those southern/midatlantic states without pandering to the right wing of the democratic party.
Right on j goodwin. Nothing has helped legitimize the Republican's southern strategy more than the Democratic envy of it.