NO SIR, THE SOUTH AIN’T GONNA RISE AGAIN!

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SOUTH - RISE AGAIN - NO!

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Dragging their feet on (1) setting up insurance exchanges in their respective states even though such required funding is 95% guaranteed and supplied by the federal government and (2) snuffing out voter participation with artificial constraints designed only to stifle voting and (3) lastly rendering a women’s right to an abortion as nothing more than a mere abstract exercise will all, in combination, propel the 21st century GOP into utter oblivion in the face of the overwhelming changing demographics that are heavily weighted in favor of Democratic Party affiliation.

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The impetus for the Tea-Party phenomenon is for the most part fueled by the still-lingering embers of the Southern Confederacy and the bible-strewn small towns littering this section of our nation that still insist on casting out those demons of the modern nation-state that dares to empower individuals with the full trappings of individual rights and choices.

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The South had its share of snake-oil charlatans in the 19th Century and it continues today with the Tea Party Express.  The Koch Brothers are the new southern-based snake oil salesmen par excellence, single-handedly fueling the Tea Bagger Movement but they are fighting a losing battle with history, demographics and the human capacity to transform our species into higher levels of existence.

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The folks beating the drum for a return to the “Dukes of Hazard” will shortly run into the biggest dose of whoop-ass this country has ever seen, starting now and lasting through 2014.  Starting with formerly mild-mannered Senate Leader Harry Reid and on down to GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky in November 2014 [Alison Lundergan Grimes] along with the current Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia (Terry McAuliffe), the Democrats are according themselves as the kicking donkeys that is the very trademark of the party.

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Harry Reid is faced with an intransigent GOP over judicial appointees to the D.C. Circuit Court (2nd highest court in the land only below the Supreme Court) by McConnell & Co who threaten to filibuster any nominees submitted by President Obama.  The decimation of the filibuster procedure with regards to judicial nominees will have to be undertaken by Reid to allow for the appointment of President Obama’s 3 nominees to fill the three (3) long-standing vacancies currently on this court.  Meanwhile, down in Kentucky, Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Alison Grimes has out-raised Mitch McConnell since July, 2013 by taking in $2.5 million in contributions, her campaign announced recently.  Also, In the Virginia governor’s race tomorrow (Tuesday), Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is comfortably leading the GOP gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  Repubs beware, you’re in for a real skull-thumping, ass-kicking starting now and lasting all the way through 2014!

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Democratic candidates in general will start to peel back the heretofore GOP dominance in the Dixie Belt and/or its overall effect within the halls of Congress and thus take the last bite out of the gasping-for-breath Republican Party and their fucked-up “Southern-Strategy” (a base appeal to poor Southern Whites) first unleashed in the 1968 presidential campaign of Richard Milhous Nixon.  For all practical purposes the GOP and the South are interchangeable.  When you talk about the GOP base, you are essentially referring to the Land of Dixie!

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The gloves are off.  It will be a pincer movement, with Republican businessmen on the right going after Tea-Party office holders and Democratic candidates doing likewise from the other side of the political spectrum.  This blog writer is not predicting Democrats will once more gain control of the House of Representatives in 2014 but they will have made huge inroads in the Southern wing of this country for not only this election cycle but for election cycles to come.

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No, the South ain’t gonna rise again but it just may finally be fully-reintegrated into the Union and not continue to stand outside Appomatox in open defiance.

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RevereGuy

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