Mike Papantonio interviews attorney Howard Nations about how the TEApublicans are losing their grip on the South. Changing demographics should instill fear in the GOP racists who’ve counted on bigoted white Southern voters for decades.
Here’s the GOP Southern Strategy as explained by Nixon Strategist Kevin Phillips,
“From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need any more than that…but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.”
But this isn’t going to work anymore.
Papantonio asks Nations what are the factors contributing to the end of the “Solid South” for the GOP.
Howard Nations says,
“Well the big factors in turning around the political landscape, are two: One is the Latino population increase, the under 30’s the other is the African re-migration….Those two factors are gonna take the remainder of this decade, and turn the South into the biggest battleground in this country.”
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