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    Empty Vessel, Troubadour, cany, DaveV
    Are Southern whites more out of reach than before Obama, even for white Democrats, or is the racial factor masking an overall Blue-ward shift?
    My answer is YES.

    As for this suggestion:

    Maybe it's time to pursue a Reverse Southern Strategy: As Nixon and every Republican since has used race to divide the blue-collar coalition, perhaps we should use economics to divide the racist Southern bloc.
    My answer is a resounding NO!

    We have to stop chasing after the dream of racist whites sitting down with blacks and Latinos in a class-based movement.  

    It's has been sought after for so long and never achieved.

    Build the rainbow.  If southern white who are racist are attracted, fine, but don;t waste time going after them.  Instead, help increase minority turnout.

    I'm glad Barack Obama is our President.

    by TomP on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:39:55 PM PST

    •  A renewed focus on progressive economics (5+ / 0-)

      in the South would be beneficial to everyone in the region, and is something we should be doing anyway.  The fact that it could go some ways to reversing the changes made by Nixon's Southern Strategy would merely be a bonus.

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:52:53 PM PST

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