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  •  It occured in waves (3+ / 0-)
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    Vote4Obamain2012, pine, Nulwee

    Southern Democrats worked closely with Reagan, but were still nominally Democrats.  This was a big piece as to why the GOP took Congress in 1994:  at last, the traditional, white dominated southern parties collapsed as we saw white coservatives leave the party.

    [I]t is totally not true that Mitt Romney strapped Paul Ryan to the top of a car and drove him to Canada. Stop spreading rumors! -- Gail Collins

    by mbayrob on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 02:08:59 AM PST

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    •  So we have to make sure there is no reverse (0+ / 0-)

      Dixiecrat metamorposis in the Dem party.

      Unless in 20 years the Rs become the left-leaning party while the Ds have switched to become the evil hard-hearted jerks like today's Rs.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 05:50:50 AM PST

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