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  • Do you really think Stacey Abrams (GA) and Andrew Gillum (FL) can win governorships this fall?

    08/29/2018 2:33:31 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | August 29, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Let's face it. Black politics post-Obama has black leftists in uproar. They don't consider black conservatives like Clarence Thomas, Jim Brown, Candace Owens, Colin Noir, Boyd Rutherford, Jeanean Hampton etc. as real black people because they are not liberals. Black conservatives don't matter to them. That's why John James (MI) is not in the news. He's not "a true brotha". Barack Obama is no longer relevant nationally and black leftists need momentum. LeBron and Kaepernick can't save the Left. Do you really think Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum can win in the fall?
  • Southern Democrats Urge a Return to Party Basics (more Taxes)

    11/29/2014 6:12:52 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 28,2014 | By Bill Barrow
    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. "It's time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand," Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles. "We don't need a New Coke formula," Cole said. "The problem is we've been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola." Cole and other...
  • Southern Democrats urge return to Party basics

    11/29/2014 6:55:02 AM PST · by Din Maker · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2014
    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. "It's time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand," Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles. "We don't need a New Coke formula," Cole said. "The problem is we've been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola." Cole and other...
  • Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule

    04/16/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 16, 2014 |
    Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual “marriage” would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality. “That’s never happened in the past, and it will never happen in the future,” they assure us. But they have no standard of morality. They don’t even claim to have one. They don’t need a standard to tell them what’s permissible and what’s not. They just know that some things like homosexuality should be acceptable and other things like bestiality should not be permissible. -snip- Here’s Alabama Democratic...
  • Port Allen Democrat switches party, hands supermajority to Republicans in Louisiana State Senate

    07/16/2013 7:18:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 7/16/13 | Lauren McGaughy
    State Sen. Rick Ward III of Port Allen has formally announced he is switching political parties, the third state lawmaker to defect to the Republican Party in as many months. With his move, the GOP now holds a supermajority in the state senate. "Overall, I feel like the Democratic Party has left where I'm at," Ward said Tuesday. "I'm conservative. My voting record shows that." Ward added that "based on the feedback" he's had in his two years in the state senate that his district would be better represented by a Republican. "Based on the direction that both the national...
  • Louisiana House Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin switches to GOP

    07/11/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The chairman of the powerful House budget-writing committee has become a Republican, a move that continues to widen the gap between the two parties in the Louisiana Legislature.
  • Two Black Democrats Become Republicans in Louisiana

    06/17/2013 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Star Parker
    Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana. At a conference held in Baton Rouge at the end of May, called @Large and aimed to attract black conservatives, black Democrat Elbert Guillary, a member of the state legislature, announced that he was switching party and becoming a Republican. Less than two weeks later, just up the road in Central City, Louisiana, black Democrat city councilman Ralph Washington – who attended this same @Large conference, made the same announcement – he’s becoming a Republican. It’s really not such a mystery. The mystery...
  • Figures. Alabama Democratic Party Can’t Pay Its Bills – Faces Eviction

    05/13/2013 4:31:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    It figures. This is what happens when you run out of other people’s money. The Democratic Party in Alabama faces eviction for not paying its bills. The water company wants their money, too. Blog.Al reported: Acting state Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley lowered her head and slowly shook it side to side when summing up the financial condition of her once powerful party. “We’re broke, broke, broke,” Worley told the party’s Executive Board in a special called meeting Frida. How broke is broke? Worley didn’t sugar coat the answer. “This is my 18th day as chair and thirty minutes after...
  • Alabama Democratic Party Submits Different Obama Birth Certificate In Ballot Challenge Appeal

    In a unusual rare move, the Alabama Democratic Party has submitted a amicus brief in the McInnish Goode v Chapman Appeal case. The reason being is most likely because the Alabama Supreme Court has Chief Justice Roy Moore presiding over it. He supported Lt. Col. Terry Lakin during his court martial. Another worry for them is another justice named Tom Parker. He once opined in a prior McInnish case: "McInnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of...
  • Southern Exposure: Dixie goes all Republican

    08/11/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The August 20, 2012 Issue | Fred Barnes
    In 2010, the Alabama legislature went Republican for the first time in 136 years. In 2011, Republicans won the Mississippi statehouse and Louisiana’s legislature—for both, a first since Reconstruction. That leaves Arkansas as the Holdout State. But Arkansas is wobbling. If its legislature falls to Republicans this year—the odds are 50-50 or better—all 11 states of the old Confederacy will be in GOP hands. And the political current that is transforming the South from a Democratic bastion into the bedrock of Republican strength nationally will be nearly complete. In Arkansas, the ever-so-slow Republican trend accelerated in 2010. Republicans not only...
  • A rare word from Zell Miller: ‘I had a late life conversion’

    07/22/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7-22-12 | Jim Galloway
    Buford, Ga. – There was no mistaking the man who walked through the glass doors of the hotel complex on the shores of Lake Lanier. The trademark shock of white hair remains neatly groomed. The hawk-like nose still juts out over a tight jaw. The eyes are clear and bright. But the stride is gone. Zell Miller walks gingerly now, always with a cane. The former governor and U.S. senator describes himself as an 80-year-old man with 100-year-old legs. “I very, very seldom go anywhere,” Miller said in an interview. Miller’s appearance on Friday was a rare return to a...
  • Tough times for Alabama Democrats

    06/04/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 6/3/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    The Democratic Party’s troubles in the Deep South are by now well known, but to get a good flavor of how dismal the landscape looks in Alabama at the moment, consider this passage from a Birmingham News story today about the early outlook for the 2014 governor’s race. Ask veteran Democratic politicians who they think might run for governor in 2014 and you get mostly empty stares or belly laughs, like the one Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham gave when he was asked the question. "What Democrat is going to run for governor?" Rogers asked. "Well, maybe me and I think...
  • Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)

    05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012
    Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards. "This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to...
  • Alabama Democrats Use Bill Maher for Fundraising

    03/08/2012 12:10:52 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/8/12 | Jim Geraghty
    The Democratic party continues its bold stand against hateful rhetoric, such as the C-word, this time in Alabama: An Evening with Bill Maher March 17, 2012 Chairman’s Reception at 7pm Performance at 8pm Come join Alabama Democrats at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall in Huntsville for an Evening with Bill Maher. 700 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801. Tickets are $100 and include admission to the pre-event Chairman’s reception and prime seating at the performance. Paid for by the Alabama Democratic Party. P.O. Box 950. Montgomery, AL 36101. (334) 262-2221. (800) 995-3386. Now, if every Republican officeholder is expected...
  • Only Democrat on Ala. Supreme Court to resign

    06/29/2011 9:48:33 AM PDT · by camerongood210 · 16 replies
    WSFA.com ^ | Jun 29, 2011 9:20 AM CDT | Desmond Wingard
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb announced in a news conference Wednesday morning that she will resign her position in August. She is the only Democrat on the Alabama Supreme Court. "After tremendous amount of time and prayer and God's guidance to what is in the best interest of the Alabama Court System," Cobb said, " I have decided to step down." She cited the partisan way judges are selected and funding problems in her announcement. [Read Justice Cobb's official statement (.pdf)] With Cobb's departure, there will be only one statewide level Democrat holding...
  • State senator, Norby Chabert, jumps from Democratic Party to Republicans (Louisiana)

    03/21/2011 8:06:46 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A Houma area state senator Monday became the Louisiana Legislature's newest party switcher to the Republicans. Sen. Norby Chabert, a first-term senator from Little Caillou, announced that he has moved from the Democratic Party to the GOP. The member of a longtime Democratic political family, Chabert holds the Senate seat once held by his father Leonard and brother Marty. He's the fourth Democrat in the Senate to switch parties in the last five months, as the fall elections near and the state continues a trend to the right. Chabert said the national Democratic Party and President...
  • Lawmaker from central Louisiana becomes latest Democratic defection to the GOP (Rep. Billy Chandler)

    03/12/2011 10:32:37 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A state lawmaker from central Louisiana has become the latest member of the Louisiana House to leave the Democratic Party for the GOP. Rep. Billy Chandler, of Dry Prong, announced his party switch Friday, adding another Republican to the House, which recently became a majority GOP chamber. Chandler says he's joined the Republican Party because the philosophy more closely matches his views and those of his constituents. He was elected in 2006 to the district representing parts of Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, and Winn parishes. The House has 53 Republicans, 46 Democrats, four independents and two vacancies....
  • Yet Another Party Switch: State Rep. Bubba Chaney Newest Louisiana Republican

    02/09/2011 6:28:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies
    The latest refugee is State Rep. Bubba Chaney of Rayville, who made his switch official today. With Chaney’s move, there are now 53 Republicans, 47 Democrats and four independents in the House, with one seat open (the one formerly held by Democrat-turned Republican Fred Mills, who just won a special election for the Senate) and set for a special election next month. Chaney, who is serving his first term in the Louisiana Legislature, changed his party affiliation at the Richland Parish Courthouse late Monday afternoon. “I just didn’t feel that my philosophy as a traditional conservative Blue Dog Democrat has...
  • 2 Mississippi House Democrats announce switch to Republican Party

    01/20/2011 6:28:31 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies
    The Republic ^ | 1/20/11 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. — Two Mississippi lawmakers switched from Democrat to Republican on Thursday but said the new party affiliation won't change the way they vote because they've already been siding with the GOP on many issues. Reps. Margaret Rogers of New Albany and Russ Nowell of Louisville announced their switch Thursday during a news conference at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. With the changes, there are now 53 Republicans and 68 Democrats in the state House of Representatives, with one vacant seat.
  • 3 elected Mississippi Democrats switch to GOP (State Senator, State Representative, etc.)

    12/28/2010 7:21:53 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 4+ views
    CTPost.com ^ | 12/28/10 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three elected Mississippi Democrats announced Tuesday they are switching to the Republican Party, a move Republicans described as a victory for the GOP and a rebuke of Democratic Party ideology. State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, state Rep. Bobby Shows and Simpson County Superintendent of Education Joe Welch announced the changes in their party affiliation during a news conference Tuesday at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. The party switches don't shift the balance of power in either house of the state Legislature, but GOP officials said it's part of continuing trend in Mississippi and beyond. At least...