|
|
|
The Telegram
From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Tea Party conservatism is mostly Southern and rural for one simple reason: Paranoia
email print
Comment
About this blog
Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
X
Liberal Views
Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
Recent Posts
Nov. 18, 2014 12:11 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2014 6:10 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2014 6:10 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Nov. 16, 2014 12:10 p.m.
By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 15, 2013 6:16 p.m.



bagley11

Kim Messick, a Southerner himself, EXPLAINS why the GOP is the party of Dixie:

In two earlier articles (here and here), I argued that the Republican Party’s extremism can be traced to its increased dependence on an electorate that is largely rural, Southern and white. These voters, who figure prominently in the Tea Party, often decline to interpret political conflict as a struggle among interest groups or a good-faith clash of opinion. Instead, they tend to identify the country as a whole with an idealized version of themselves, and to equate any dissent from their values with disloyalty by alien, ...

Read more

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National