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Gothmog

(147,586 posts)
9. The GOP Southern Strategy was a GOP concept
Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:18 PM
Jul 2017

The desegregation of state parties was due more to the concept that the GOP was successful with its Southern Strategy. The Texas Democratic Party used to be dominant but was composed of two segments-the liberal/civil rights wing and the Dixiecrats who left the party to become the GOP. The TDP adopted some liberal concepts such as getting the Equal Rights Amendment ratified in Texas. However, the Nixon GOP Southern Strategy lead to the split of the party.

Right now, we need to win and that means accepting some blue dogs who can get elected in Red states.

We never would have desegregated the party zipplewrath Jul 2017 #1
Prove it Cary Jul 2017 #4
We knew the risk we were taking zipplewrath Jul 2017 #33
The GOP Southern Strategy was a GOP concept Gothmog Jul 2017 #9
What does one have to do with the other? George II Jul 2017 #13
We occasionally have to risk losing zipplewrath Jul 2017 #32
If the second leads to winning elections at the cost of standing for something, JCanete Jul 2017 #2
boring Cary Jul 2017 #3
what a fucking embarrassing response. Why pose a question if you don't want to engage in it? JCanete Jul 2017 #5
It was direct, to the point, and succinct Cary Jul 2017 #8
what I got out of it was that you didn't have an intelligent counterargument, so settled on petty. JCanete Jul 2017 #10
I see. My error. Cary Jul 2017 #12
boring and incredibly self-defeating and unrealistic. R B Garr Jul 2017 #6
And presumptuous Cary Jul 2017 #7
good job...put up a straw man you have no evidence for in anything I've said, and then have a circle JCanete Jul 2017 #11
This was an actual quote from an actual post.... R B Garr Jul 2017 #15
since you're quoting me, what does that quote mean to you that you object to? nt JCanete Jul 2017 #23
Purity and or Perfection sheshe2 Jul 2017 #19
Thanks She! Cary Jul 2017 #21
We will persist! sheshe2 Jul 2017 #25
Yes we will. brer cat Jul 2017 #29
:) sheshe2 Jul 2017 #31
+1 leftstreet Jul 2017 #20
In spite of some discord and discontent here, it appears we want to win elections. Cary Jul 2017 #14
Duh. Absent that, now and then, gilbert sullivan Jul 2017 #17
Are you suggesting the two choices are irrevocably gilbert sullivan Jul 2017 #16
I find Chuck Schumer today to be demoralizing Cary Jul 2017 #18
He's a politician, not a counselor leftstreet Jul 2017 #27
You're an anonymous poster on an internet board Cary Jul 2017 #28
LOL 'unfettered and undisciplined' n/t leftstreet Jul 2017 #22
Cry Cary Jul 2017 #24
Win first, evolve second. Eliot Rosewater Jul 2017 #26
*This* nt brer cat Jul 2017 #30
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