Democrat Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy in a runoff election in Louisiana. As of 2015 there will be no white Democratic elected officials in the Deep South at the federal or state level. I lived and worked in Alabama for six years of my life. Show More Summary
The campaign for the last Senate seat in the Deep South was fought tooth and nail between Louisiana lawmakers Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Bill Cassidy; it’s to be expected. However, one of the most shameful moments in the runoff occurred when a pro-Landrieu union worker verbally abused a Black female Conservative Cassidy supporter. Show More Summary
Ed Kilgore says it's time for the Dems to stop agonizing and get over being shut out in the Deep South. Who cares.
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To precisely nobody's surprise, Mary Landrieu lost her special Senate election, which means the end of the last Democratic senator from the Deep South. The great political realignment which began after the end of Reconstruction has now...Show More Summary
My friend, Mountaineer Mike Tomasky -- Have fun at the Liberty Bowl, dude! --has raised him some ruckus by opining that the Democratic party basically should tell the Deep South to sod off for about the next 10 election cycles. He maintains that it's...
Explicitly invoking Tom Schaller’s prescient book, Michael Tomasky says it’s time for the Democrats to pretty much kiss off Dixie: With Landrieu’s departure, the Democrats will have no more senators from the Deep South, and I say good. Forget about it. Forget about the whole fetid place. Write it off. Let the GOP have it […]
Two years ago, I had the chance to consult with a small but growing non-profit in the Deep South. One of my challenges was to rapidly grow this organization’s year-end fundraising. This non-profit, which had one full-time fundraiser on staff, had been sending out year-end appeal letters, by snail mail, for the past 8 years, […]
Sen. Mary Landrieu, the Democratic Party's last remaining senator from the Deep South, was trounced 57 percent to 43 percent Saturday in the Louisiana Senate runoff election. Republican Bill Cassidy's resounding victory is the ninth Senate seat picked up by the GOP in this year's elections, three more than the party needed to take control of the chamber.
Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast: With [Mary] Landrieu's departure, the Democrats will have no more senators from the Deep South, and I say good. Forget about it. Forget about the whole fetid place. Write it off. Let the GOP have it and run it and turn it into Free-Market Jesus Paradise. Show More Summary
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There’s a piece that ran in the Daily Beast today by Michael Tomasky that called on Democrats to forget about winning in the Deep South, a geographical region Tomasky claims has “euthanized” ideas like “trans-racial community,” that irked me. Show More Summary
With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it.
Supporters of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) held up signs for their candidate amidst political lawn signs endorsing one of her original opponents, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Cassidy defeated Landrieu in a runoff election on Dec. Show More Summary
Republicans capped a banner election year Saturday by ousting Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, completing a rout of once-invincible Democrats from the Deep South.
Louisiana voters trooped to the polls on a sodden Saturday with history on their ballots. At stake: whether to reelect the last Democratic U.S. senator left in the Deep South and, in a classic echo of the state’s picaresque political past, if a criminally tainted ex-governor deserves...
Per the Christian Science Monitor, "If Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana loses her runoff election on Saturday, there will be no more white Democrats from the Deep South in the Senate. Racial polarization of the two main parties has never been more stark". Show More Summary
PZ Myers wants to retire the ubiquitous term: It vexes me. The official definition says the Bible Belt is the deep South, but that makes no sense. Dwight Moody, of the influential Moody Bible College, was from Massachusetts. William Riley, the pastor who invented fundamentalism, was from … Minneapolis. Saddleback Church is in Orange County. […]
That’s right, Liberals, in this case, Colbert King, are still race-baiting and trying to gin up racial tension regarding Ferguson Deep South justice in Ferguson King goes on to tell
While Ferguson, Missouri erupts in race riots, gays are having unprecedented marriage victories in the deep south.