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‘We Need to Quit Acting So Freaking Defeated’: Dems Plot Blue Creep in Deep South

“Several states have turned from red to purple,” DNC chair tells members. “Can you name one state that is turning from blue to purple? You can’t.”

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Bill Straub

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March 2, 2014 - 12:33 am
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Clendenin said it is his sense that the Democratic Party is more popular than Republicans to “a growing diverse population.”

“If you look at the political landscape, a majority agrees with us,” he said. “You look at people who call themselves independents, they prefer us.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said “it’s just unbelievable the appeal we have in the South.” While Democrats have the public’s back, she said, “the other side gives them the back of their hand.”

“We are forever attempting to expand the map and the way we’re going to do it is right through Georgia, Texas and Arizona, from red to purple to blue,” she said. “We have an opportunity to turn them blue. It’s not pie in the sky.”

Wasserman Schultz pointed to the DNC’s track record.

“A few years ago if we had said we were going to turn Virginia or Colorado blue we would have been laughed off the television screen,” she said.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights pioneer, agreed that Democrats “have an opportunity in the heart of the Deep South.”

“We can take it back,” he said. “The people are ready. We need to get out there and lead. So be hopeful. Be optimistic. Never give up. Even in Texas, I tell you, the people are ready. When Texas goes blue they can kiss it goodbye on the other side. It’s going to happen.”

Despite the brave rhetoric, it appear Democrats are painting a picture that either appears too rosy or, at least, premature.

Three Deep South Democrats up for re-election this year, Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Sen Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and, especially, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, appear to be treading water at best and could sink like rocks when November rolls around. It’s very possible that after the election the only Democrats left in the upper chamber from the old Confederacy will be Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida.

Cobb-Hunter acknowledged troubled waters could still lie ahead, noting “we can do it if we stop feeling sorry for ourselves.”

“We need to quit acting so freaking defeated,” she said.

Regardless, Wasserman Schultz insists that the worm is about to turn.

“Several states have turned from red to purple,” she said. “Can you name one state that is turning from blue to purple? You can’t.”

Democrats also are looking hopefully at gains in the Midwest, another area that has proved to be fertile ground for Republicans in the recent past. Doug Brooks, a Democratic committeeman from Missouri, called it “the area where most change can take place.”

“People have much more of a positive feeling that’s genuine than I have sensed in a long time,” Brooks said.

Democrats are within four votes of capturing the state legislature in Iowa “and they’re going to do it,” Brooks said. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, one of the nation’s most conservative leaders, is losing ground in the polls.

Elleithee predicts continued Democratic gains, noting that “inclusion, empowerment, these are our values as Democrats.”

“And I can’t want to rub their (Republicans) face in it,” he said.

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Washington freelancer Bill Straub is former White House correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service.

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I think a large part of the South moving slightly to the left isn't due to people changing their minds, but due to people migrating in from their economically devastated states on the coasts or in the rust belt to our low regulation, low tax, few unions prosperity. I have a friend from New Jersey who moved to Texas. He hates NJ politics and public policy but every election he votes Democrat, for the same policies that ruined NJ for him. Myself and others have tried to explain this illogic to him, but his mind is set, logic be d*mned.

We also remember in the South which party in violation of their own laws and Constitution burned and starved and killed our ancestors without mercy. Don't think a hundred plus years have made it a dead issue. Our strong conservative views and Reagan's charm helped us be able to vote for that party, but only so much as it holds onto conservatism and Reagan's optimism.

We also have plenty of people who only know being poor. As far back as anyone in their family can remember they've been poor farmers and laborers with barely enough education to get by. There is plenty of opportunity around them, and many of them are really smart and capable. If one of them tries to get ahead, they are likely to hear, "Don't put on airs." "Don't get uppity." "Don't get a big head." by their friends and family. I heard people say such things about my father and his college education. While most of them are too proud to take handouts or charity, there are a few who don't mind free government money or voting to get more of it.
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Quote: The polls show President Obama is more popular in Kentucky than Mitch McConnell,” said Mo Elleithee, the DNC’s communication director. “You know what else is popular in Kentucky? Obamacare.” DNC officials attribute the perceived gains to the rising influence of the Democratic Party’s “constituency groups” – African-Americans, single women and, most particularly, Latinos, a segment of the population that continues to grow in the South.

In other words, if Democrats and liberals can wreck larger and large segments of Southern society, they've got a chance to grow. Let's see what that means in practice:

1. Feed anger, fear, and racist attitudes among African-Americans like they once did among whites.

2. Increase out-of-wedlock babies and divorce to grown the number of single moms living in poverty.

3. Pretend to care about Latinos and dupe them like the party did poor whites in the South for about a century.

Note that, according to the Democratic party officials themselves, to grow in the South, the party must wreck Southern society and the Southern economy. It has to be the party of misery, suffering and pain.
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If we can't drive them out, we'll breed them out. Right Longshanks?

It's the policies of co-dependency. The gift of entitlement crack that keeps on giving.

Government as Audry III. FEED ME!

Democrats are pushers to the poor, the lazy, the stupid and the corrupt. Gangsta Government. Where the PARTY never stops. Treason, tyranny and totalitarianism. The greatest place on earth, to practice for a life in hell.
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I always look forward to another daily pronouncement from the "Party from the Alternate Universe": sometimes maddening, sometimes amusing
33 weeks ago
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33 weeks ago
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Democrats & Republicans talk, talk, talk. But neither of them ever talk about the real problem: the totally out-of-control U.S. American government bureaucracy. No word from Democrats or Republicans about how the city, county, state & federal bureaucracy, interlocked & unionized, is the single biggest reason why government at all levels is so corrupt & inefficient. AFLCIO prezzy Richard Trumka quit working for the coal-miners and started organizing government bureaucrats. Did you know AFSCME is the largest membership under the AFLCIO umbrella? Did you know there are 24,000,000 U.S. citizens now employed as bureaucrats? Gov. Scott Walker curtailed the growth & power of Wisconsin bureaucracy. Why haven't Democrats & Republicans both joined him? Something is rotten dead and stinking in the leadership of both parties. Look at the numbers in the lower right-hand corner of this chart" http://www.usdebtclock.org/ Government bureaucracy is the BIGGEST employee group in the nation. And what do the bureaucrats produce? Nothing but tyranny & trouble for the rest of us.
33 weeks ago
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Ya Ya, it's hopeless, come out with your hands up, there's no point in even trying any longer, no matter what you do it will only get worse, and on and on and on. I call B S. There is no difference in this "news" article than any of the standard Progressive Psy Ops "news" organizations hammer us all with 24/7. PJ Media should be embarrassed to even give this defeatist surrender monkey crap a voice. I'll let you know when it's over. It ain't over.
33 weeks ago
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With the current Republican party allowing DimocRat voters to decide the nominee, nominating DimocRat-Lite, progressive Republicans, the GOP has no chance to win the Presidency back in 2016.

And even this year, with the GOPe declaring war on Conservatives and Tea Party supporters, this wacko-bird is through voting for people who hate me, sorry.
33 weeks ago
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So what do you plan to do about it? Other than run up the white flag and go hide in the bunker that is.
33 weeks ago
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First, we have to fight to get the Republican party to stop allowing registered DimocRats, or those that just changed their affiliation from (D) to vote in the Republican primary. Seriously, what dumb$h!t implemented that kind of rule for the GOP, a DimocRat?

Then, the Republicans need to stop nominating DimocRat-Lite Republicans for President. It didn't work in 2008 nor in 2012. The last time anyone even remotely close to being Conservative was nominated by the GOP was Reagan. It's time for another Conservative (R) to be nominated.

Or the GOP can continue losing to Socialists and Marxists.

33 weeks ago
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Actually, from my research, 2012 may have been lost due to voter fraud. That and possibly 2008.
33 weeks ago
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What the Republicans need to understand is the Democrats are more than willing to lie to get a vote. The only way to beat them is to watch their words closely and then call them when the lies come, and I didn't say if either, but when.
33 weeks ago
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Is it wishful thinking to push for a one-party state? If the Dems wish to waste money on the south then so be it. Thats money that could go to other more meaningful races (to them) they will lose in the long run.
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In case you haven't noticed, we are already a one-party state. You only have a tiny fraction of ALL those in the House and Senate that are actually fighting to slowdown the expansion of the Marxist Federal Government.

All of the DimocRats and the "leadership" of the Republicans are both of the same mind, and are determined to expand the size and scope of the Government to no end. The only thing the before mentioned State-ist party fights over is who is going to be in power in order to administer it.

America needs a true 2nd political party.
33 weeks ago
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I just voted in the Texas Republican Primary and I can assure you that vigorous opposition to expansion of the size and scope of government is present in state and local races. Typically there will be an establishment candidate with the support of the chamber of commerce, realtors, police, etc. and one or two candidates with Tea Party type support. The establishment candidates don't have enough support to avoid a runoff. In the runoff, the more conservative Republican has a good chance of winning.

33 weeks ago
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"America needs a true 2nd political party."--Big Conservative

I look forward to seeing your Big effort behind the conservative candidate who can win for whom you have helped build a big campaign, big public support, and a big campaign warchest.

Talk is cheap, big boy. Show me the votes.
33 weeks ago
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You have no idea who I am or what I have done or am doing, so you can choke on it.

No conservative candidate has been nominated since Reagan. So when your party nominates one I'll be there voting for them.

Oh, yeah that's right, the DimocRat party has just as much say as Republicans do in your primaries these days. Guess we won't see a Conservative nominated any time soon with those kind of people making the decisions.
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Regardless, Wasserman Schultz insists that the worm is about to turn.

“Several states have turned from red to purple,” she said. “Can you name one state that is turning from blue to purple? You can’t.”

Well now, I can't name a state that's turning from blue to purple but I can name one that's turning RED from blue...West-BY-GOD Virginia.

By the way, RED = CONSERVATIVE

33 weeks ago
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Both Wisconsin and West Virginia are moving from Democrat strongholds to states where Republicans can win big. Republicans are also gaining strength in Michigan. Republican governors have shown success at balancing budgets by cutting spending instead of raising taxes. Hard to argue that it's impossible to cut spending when Republicans at the state level show that can be done. Just waiting for some of those successful state leaders to show Washington how to balance a budget.

33 weeks ago
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I can name several blue states that are going bankrupt. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, all solidly blue and the worst state economies in the Nation.

Tell me, how long do you think West Virginia will remain any shade of blue, when Obama and his EPA are killing the economy there by shutting down the coal industry? You think those now unemployed workers are going to thank him for it?

I doubt it.
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So, you got my drift, eh?

WV used to be owned by the dems. It was as pro-union as any place could be.

Now the pro-union stuff is pretty limited because the national bosses backed the guy who's shutting down coal. Oh, WV is THE LAND of the 'bitter folks who cling to their guns and religion." It is a place so steeped in the challenge of existence that babies still count for something, and neighbors (who might not know or like each other) help each other as a matter of habit and pride. Don't think the miners haven't noticed the pipeliners. Don't think for a moment that they have short memories or are stupid. There's plenty of energy in WV coal ALONE to power the entire U.S.for the next 300 years.

And don't think that the state that sends a greater proportional share of its people to serve don't understand whose interests they've actually BEEN serving the last five years, or that they don't know they're being screwed by this administration and congress. Oh, yeah, there's LOTS more.
33 weeks ago
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So true. SO true.
33 weeks ago
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Hey, you stupid progressives, Wisconsin got real red with its new Governor. F imam Obama hadn't disenfranchised half the nation by attacking the Tea Parties with IRS, we would be redder. If you lefties think 2014 is going your way, think again. Why don't you all go to Cuba and North Korea. They need your advice and you wouldn't have to worry about elections either.
33 weeks ago
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Unless / Until we get a REAL "opposition" party, that will actually USE the Constitutional tools available to them to FIGHT the increases in debt, and the expansion of the Marxist State, there will be little we as Americans can do to even slow it down. The elections are rigged and routinely stolen by the DimocRats.

The sackless, DimocRat-Lite GOP, too afraid to even speak the "I" word and even attempt to destroy members of their own party who dare to make a stand on anything, has given Obama and his Marxist Regime the green light to do whatever they want to do the next 3 years.

Until we get A political party that will actually stand up and fight AGAINST the DimocRats, instead of agreeing and going along with them, we are doomed as a nation.
33 weeks ago
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"“Several states have turned from red to purple,” she said. “Can you name one state that is turning from blue to purple? You can’t.”"

OK, that's a scary thought. With the exception of the fact that the blue states are shrinking.
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