The Party of the Confederacy
The Party of Lincoln has become the Party of the Confederacy. The Republicans have been working hard to become a regional party, and we should do everything we can to reinforce this trend. The entire Republican leadership is from the South. Their policies are “states rights” and anti-“big-city”. They are shifting the government’s spending to the South. They talk about “the heartland” and they mean southern former-Confederate states. I can go on but I’ll pause here so you can envision more examples.
There is a political opportunity here for Northern Democrats. Republican candidates should be asked why they are running for office in the North under the banner of the Party of the Confederacy. They should be asked if they’re trying to bring the South to Vermont or Wisconsin or New York.