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Blue Mississippi?

Posted in Opinion by yliza on May 14, 2008

h/t Too Sense:

The Democratic Party gained a congressional seat in a Mississippi special election last night. Democrat Travis Childers defeated Republican Greg Davis. The GOP foolishly tried to tie this election to Obama and Reverend Wright, in spite of the fact that this tactic failed in Louisiana. People in Mississippi decided to vote on issues instead, good for them. This is the third straight loss for the Republicans this year, and they’re worried about their prospects in November.

This bodes well for any Democratic presidential candidate, thus negating certain arguments (ahem) made by Obama’s primary challenger. People are hurting, and although I’m sure some will vote based on race, most people will vote their pocketbooks. $4/gal gas, rising food prices, endless war, home forclosure, and rampant unemployment/underemployment have been enough to wake people up to the destructiveness of current Republican policies.

West Virginia may have gone overwhelmingly for Hillary, but when the choice is between 4 more years of Bush-esque corporatism and a chance to return to sane economic policies, I suspect the outcome will be very different. After all, Obama won’t be running against Hillary in November.

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  1. Yobachi said, on May 15, 2008 at 9:27 am

    The Republicans are scared shitless.

  2. yliza said, on May 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    They are. They talk about “rebranding”, but that won’t be enough. They’ve been rubber-stamping disastrous policies for eight years, and people are sick of it.

    I’m hoping the republican party is dead for a generation. Maybe they’ll reorganize more as Eisenhower republicans.


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