Democrats and the South

Kyle-Anne Shiver
The article "Democrats and Apologies" brought back memories of my own childhood in the South. When my generation of Southerners watched, as children, the drama of the Civil Rights Movement unfold before our eyes, heard with our own ears the racial hatred spewing from the mouths of our Democrat parents and grandparents, we changed parties.  And it was truly difficult to understand how they all -- the older folks -- considered our desertion nothing short of apostasy.

When we young people deserted the Democrat ranks, we were treated pretty much the same way that the new Democrats treat everyone who dares to disagree with them -- nastily.  

Here are the reasons we were given to support the Democrats:

1.  The Republicans freed the slaves, humiliated and burned the South, then forced integration down our throats.

2.  The Democrats that we elected again and again and again -- for seniority-building purposes -- continued to make certain that enough federal money came our way (pork and earmarks) so that we could rebuild after the War (as though it happened yesterday!).

3.  Without the Democrats, then "they" (blacks) would take over because they are in the majority in many towns.

So, when we younger Southerners rejected that whole load and went Republican, it was truly a big deal.  And the Democrats still haven't gotten over it.  Hence the expression:  f**** the South!
The article "Democrats and Apologies" brought back memories of my own childhood in the South. When my generation of Southerners watched, as children, the drama of the Civil Rights Movement unfold before our eyes, heard with our own ears the racial hatred spewing from the mouths of our Democrat parents and grandparents, we changed parties.  And it was truly difficult to understand how they all -- the older folks -- considered our desertion nothing short of apostasy.

When we young people deserted the Democrat ranks, we were treated pretty much the same way that the new Democrats treat everyone who dares to disagree with them -- nastily.  

Here are the reasons we were given to support the Democrats:

1.  The Republicans freed the slaves, humiliated and burned the South, then forced integration down our throats.

2.  The Democrats that we elected again and again and again -- for seniority-building purposes -- continued to make certain that enough federal money came our way (pork and earmarks) so that we could rebuild after the War (as though it happened yesterday!).

3.  Without the Democrats, then "they" (blacks) would take over because they are in the majority in many towns.

So, when we younger Southerners rejected that whole load and went Republican, it was truly a big deal.  And the Democrats still haven't gotten over it.  Hence the expression:  f**** the South!