Skip to comments.(Vanity) Media racist narrative: Landrieu last white democrat from South...uh, Bill Nelson (FL)
Posted on 12/07/2014 4:44:43 AM PST by cotton1706
This meme is in story after story. Since when is Florida not the "deep south"?? Was it not also part of the old Confederacy?? It certainly isn't a border state up near Virginia and Kentucky!
Florida is more like NY south.
Tim Kaine and Mark Warner from Virginia.
It my be that now, but certainly not then, and the media are attempting to subliminally remind the people of the racist history of the south, but for some reason, Florida doesn’t apply...strange.
Most dictionaries define the Deep South as usually comprised of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Florida and Texas share geography and many characteristics with those Deep South states, but migration flows have altered their characteristics (e.g. Florida panhandle is Deep South, but South Florida is not).
While it is true Florida was part of the Confederacy and was once part of the Old South, they have evolved. The last vestiges of their evil ways were wiped out many years ago, beginning with the arrival of the first Snow Birds. Then came the Retirees from the north and the Cubans from the south. Florida is now “Progressive, Multicultural & Cosmopolitan” ,all the things the elites dream of and can in no way be associated with those Knuckle-draggers” from the rest of the “Old South”. At least that is how the news media seems to see it.
Virginia is well on it’s way to becoming like Florida.
Florida hasn’t been Deep South for many decades. It can be lumped with beltway VA and most recently North Carolina as contaminated by migrant liberals.
Yep, half of the people voting in South Florida are from New York. I still remember traveling there, being in the airport, and thinking, geeze, these are REALLY RUDE people. Then I started hearing their New York accents and it came to me.
North Florida is still the South, but it’s difficult to consider Florida as a Southern State, due to all these interlopers.
If we could take away voting privileges from all of the morons who moved down here from the northeast, Florida would be solid red.
“Florida is more like NY South”
SOUTH Florida is more like NY South. I escaped So FL about 10 years ago for north central FL and have not looked back. Have seen some recent blog posts about separating FL @ Interstate 4...
North Florida & the Panhandle are still part of the South.
Miami? Well, back in 1986 they were saying “Would the last American leaving Miami please bring the flag?”
Heck, Okeefenokee & the Seminoles who live there are more Southern than snowbird land.
What about Warner and Kaine from Virginia. Is Virginia no longer a southern state?
Since Northern transplants and their decendents became the majority of the population? Only North Florida is 'Southern' in character now. So to refer to Florida politically as part of the "Deep South" does not make sense.
The original Northern transplants to Florida were the first people in the state to vote Republican.
Yep, before all those eeeeeeeeevil yankee transplants arrived, Florida was part of the "solid south" controlled completely by DemonRats and loyally supported the FDR-Truman socialist big government programs. Before Walt Disney showed up, Orlando was just some unknown sleepy gas stop in the middle of nowhere. The first GOP governor since reconstruction was elected in 1966, the first GOP senator since reconstruction was elected in 1968. The influx of northerners who DIDN'T blindly worship the RAT party because "my daddy and his daddy and his daddy and his daddy were Dems" is the reason why Florida became the swing state it is today.
SO ironically, the earlier post that FL would be "solid red" if it weren't for northerners altering the FL electorate is correct. It would still be in the hands of communist RATS (see Maryland for an example).
If anything, the northern states have become more liberal than they were in the 50s because of the influx of SOUTHERN transplants like Jesse Jackson who "tell us how to do things". I would gladly take our transplants back in exchange for theirs.
Curiously, Florida voted Republican for President in 1928 (by a whopping 57-40%). I think it may have been an anti-Catholic backlash, however.
Georgia and Alabama came quite close to voting GOP as well (43% and 48%). MA and RI actually did narrowly vote Democrat for President (and voted almost identical to Alabama (!), both going 49% for Hoover), although the GOP elected Governors in both and beat an incumbent Dem Senator in RI (with a French-Canadian Catholic Republican named Felix Hebert).
Absent the mishandling of the economy by Hoover leading to the Depression, it’s a good chance the South (excluding SC, MS & LA and probably AR) would’ve voted more in line with the GOP nationally (and moved downballot) by the 1930s or 1940 as memories of the Civil War diminished and those pro-business states wanted to “move on.” Had Blacks been permitted to vote in those states, every Southern state (except SC, although hard to calculate since turnout was so low amongst White voters) would’ve voted GOP in 1928 (and the legislatures and Congress would’ve sent more Blacks than they do now).
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