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  •  Looking at the win-by-county maps, I agree (11+ / 0-)

    The counties in the Deep South States (Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia) that Obama carried look like a smile, & should remind all that there really isn't any place in the US that the Democratic party couldn't potentially carry.

    In fact, the more I stare at the map of counties Obama carried in Mississippi, the more I wonder if that state, the archetype of everything the Teabagger wing of the Republican party stands for, couldn't be turned Blue.

    And even if a serious campaign in 2016 to carry Mississippi failed, I hope I'm not the only person who would feel some mischievous delight in watching the GOP fight to hold on to that state.

    •  The "smile" is the Black Belt (3+ / 0-)
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      A region of former prairie and 19th-20th century agriculture that reaches across those three states (as a physiographic region) and across much of the South (as a sociological region) and which is predominantly black:

      Part of the process of cracking the Deep South has to be aggressive organizing and voter registration in the Black Belt.

      We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

      by bmcphail on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 06:27:34 PM PST

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      •  I assumed that (1+ / 0-)
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        but glad to see my assumption confirmed. Yet is it enough to build on to turn one or more of these states Blue?

        •  I wouldn't think by itself but it's an important (1+ / 0-)
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          part of the solution

          We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

          by bmcphail on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:25:08 PM PST

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