aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Monday, November 20, 2006
[T]he fact that the only two Democrats who almost lost House seats despite the blue wave--which means we had to waste resources on defense rather than spending it on offense--were in Georgia
As far as the money’s concerned, there wasn’t enough of it and it wasn’t wasted. Those seats had been gerrymandered to death and George Bush himself made multiple highly visible visits here.
Winning big could have been a proud Democratic exclamation point on the blue wave. As it was, we had nearly the only incumbent Democrat loss in the nation.
Yes, you can win without the South. But much of the reveling in that fact looks to me like stereotypical Southern bashing that’s unbecoming of any party I want to belong to.