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    MichaelNY

    Some of the parts you speak of used-to-could be considered deep south, but the problem is that they've either changed culturally (Wilmington, Fayetteville, Elizabethtown) into northeastern retirement outposts (begging the question of whether or not South Carolina is still entirely deep south) or were never really deep south (Lumberton and that area) because of the heavily Native American cultural influence.

    23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

    by wwmiv on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:32:28 AM PST

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    •  Rural white areas of these states ARE Deep South (1+ / 0-)
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      Rural white Virginia and rural white NC most definitely are Deep South culturally.  They are just shrinking percentages of the states' populations, and of steadily diminishing influence in the states' politics.  But they are as Southern as anyplace, which is true of everywhere in the white rural South.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 09:22:24 PM PST

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      •  Hold on a second (1+ / 0-)
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        wwmiv

        Would you then be claiming that West Virginia is Deep South? Because that would be really ahistorical.

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 09:37:44 PM PST

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        •  I'm borderline but think maybe yes (0+ / 0-)

          I was thinking of the Old Confederacy when I typed that, and wasn't thinking of WV, but I'm not sure it's really that different.

          44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:26:10 PM PST

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          •  It sure is (2+ / 0-)
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            Just because the whites there are now conservative can't make it part of the Deep South, given that they actually seceded from Virginia to support the Union. I don't think we should redefine "Deep South" to mean "conservative whites from Southern and boarder states who vote Republican."

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:33:11 PM PST

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