Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dems the Victims of their Own Rooseveltian Successes?

New South WPA'ed into existence only to step into the arms of Republicans? So, some believe:
the real story of the GOP’s new southern eminence has to do with the emergence, at long last, of a New South, ushered (ironically) into being by Democratic programs of New Deal and wartime mobilization. As people in the South got richer, they got more Republican, for the same reasons that people get Republican anywhere else—they want to keep their taxes low and protect their own interests.
Talk about biting the hand that fed you.

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