2017: Whither Democrats?


#6053

#6054

Think about the average state that voted Republican in the 2016 election.

Mississippi is something like 15% more Republican than that.

Nothing to be done for it.


#6055

In fairness, i thought that Alabama was going to elect Moore, but I’m more certain that they are going to elect the crazy racist lady.

Being racist in Mississippi isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.


#6056

There was plenty of evidence in Alabama that Roy Moore was detested even by typical Republican voters. He was a flawed candidate who was very disliked statewide even before he ran for senate.

Cyndi Hyde-Smith hasn’t had enough time to build up that kind of disapproval equity, even given her recent statements.


#6057

Nate Silver seemed to think there was something like a ten percent chance given that there have been some special elections where the dems did win R+15 areas, but he didn’t build a model or anything.


#6058

I think part of it is that Moore being a pedophile actually outraged both parties.

In Mississippi, racism just doesn’t have that same kind of universal response.


#6059

Doesn’t make sense. They were so outraged that they almost voted him in as a Senator?


#6060

You have to keep in mind that the alternative was a Democrat, which is about sixes with a pedophile in their worldview. And no, I’m not really joking, either.


#6061

And Moore’s “issues” were not exactly a secret prior to his election. It was close despite the scandal making national news.


#6062

Nevertheless, she persisted.


#6063

It’s pretty sad that this racist hack is going to win today. But hey, they’re not going to maintain that bottom 5 ranking in education, health care, economy, and infrastructure without her help!


#6064

It’s sad that a racist hack like her will be (already is) a US Senator. Not that there isn’t precedent or anything, but I keep hoping that someday being a racist hack will disqualify people from public office. Sigh.


#6065

They probably look at graphs like that and say it’s “them” whose racist. Reverse racism! Or something like that.


#6066

They’re not racist, they’re racially conservative.


#6067

I swear I’ve been chortling on and off about that term for days now. I think it’s probably one of my favorite turns of phrase, in terms of its absurdity.


#6068

Not absurd. Cromulently conservative.


#6069

That sound you hear is absolutely nobody caring.


#6070

Please clap.


#6071

Well, damn…now who’s going to finish 5th in Iowa?


#6072

Puts to bed the silly argument that “I am a Republican but not a racist” nonsense that “moderate” Republicans have been clinging to.

No, if you vote Republican post 2016 you are a racist. End of.