Southern Reckoning

Mississippi Democrats head into the 2011 elections with the negro Johnny Dupree at the top of the ticket


It is time to return to one of our favorite subjects around here: the evolution of Southern politics, the return of the Solid South, the hardening of White racial attitudes, and the construction of the Juan Crow system.

The 2011 state legislative elections are rapidly approaching in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Jersey. 578 state legislative seats will be up for grabs. The first round of elections will take place in Louisiana on Saturday where the Democratic Party has quietly failed to field a single major candidate for statewide office.

The stakes are high: a shift of four seats in the Virginia Senate could result in Republican control of the state legislature; the Democratic-controlled Mississippi House will be up for grabs; a stronger Republican majority in the Louisiana House would make “controversial” legislation more feasible.

Why are these elections so important?

(1) In Virginia, the Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate blocked 10 out of 12 immigration bills that passed the Republican-controlled Virginia House.

(2) In Mississippi, the Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate was one of the first state legislative chambers to pass an Arizona-style immigration law that was killed by the Democratic-controlled Mississippi House.

(3) In Mississippi, a state initiative for a tough Voter ID law will be on the ballot.

(4) In Kentucky, the Republican challenger to Gov. Steve Beshear shuttled an Arizona-style immigration law through the Kentucky Senate within days (the first state legislative chamber in the nation to accomplish this in 2011), which Democrats later killed in the Kentucky House.

Unfortunately, it looks like Sen. David Williams is will be going down in a blowout loss to Gov. Beshear. Democrats also hung on to the Kentucky House in the 2010 elections. From 2007 to 2010, 35,000 illegal aliens moved to Kentucky from the other states.

In spite of this, the trend is clear: in 1986, the Republicans controlled 2 governorships in the South; in 2000, the Republicans controlled 7 governorships, 3 state houses, and 5 state senates; in 2011, the Republicans control 10 governorships, 10 state houses, and 10 state senates.

As things stand today, Republicans control the governorship and the state legislature in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Three of these states passed tough immigration packages in 2011, two punted on immigration reform until 2012, one passed an E-Verify bill, and powerful elites narrowly defeated populist conservatives in the other two.

The Democrats control the governorships of Kentucky, North Carolina, Arkansas, and West Virginia. They control the state house in Mississippi and Kentucky, the state senate in Virginia, and both chambers of the state legislature in West Virginia and Arkansas.

What does this mean?

It means that White Southerners have been splitting their votes between the two parties since the 1960s. The White vote has been divided since the heyday of the Civil Rights Movement. The base of the Republican Party in the South was the suburbs which resulted in more moderate policies on social issues.

As the more conservative Democrats in the Deep South began to switch parties in the 1990s and 2000s, the state Republican parties became much more conservative. Now that the White vote is consolidating in Dixie in the Republican Party, the conservative wing is becoming ascendant over the moderate wing.

In 2011, the Democratic governors of Missouri and North Carolina vetoed Voter ID bills. The Democratic-controlled Mississippi House and Kentucky House killed immigration reform in both states. The Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate killed immigration reform. The Democratic-controlled Arkansas House killed a bill that would have banned in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

In every single Southern state, the Democratic Party either blocked or attempted to block immigration reform. Democratic control of a Southern state legislature or governorship guaranteed the defeat of Voter ID or Arizona-style immigration laws. There is not a single redeemable thing that can be said about the Democratic Party on immigration.

The Republican Party is another story: even in states where immigration reform was tabled or defeated, defeat was never guaranteed and we have much better shot at passing reform now that the bolder states are trailblazing through the legal obstacles.

Mississippi, Louisiana, and Virginia could easily be the next states to pass strong E-Verify laws and Arizona-style immigration laws. If any of our readers live in the states, I strongly encourage you to show up at the polls and cast your vote against the Democratic Party.

DO NOT BE FOOLED: in Dixie, there is a huge difference at the state level between the two parties on immigration, and removing the Democrats from power will likely eliminate the biggest obstacle to passing tough new state immigration laws.

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  1. It’s depressing to face such news of my beloved Bluegrass State. I’ll bet dollars to donuts that there is but one reason Democrats are victors there: welfare. Sad but true.

  2. The ESPN program E:60 just had a piece on black NFL player Patrick Willis. The teenager Patrick and his three siblings were taken in by….guess who….. a Celtic Southern family. The Celtic mother was shown crying for Patrick. The last images were of Patrick in his new expensive home with a blonde woman standing on the side.

    I guess the Southern Jesus wants Celtic American men to be ethnically cuckolded. I’ll pass on that “religion”.

  3. Kroll, what is culture anyway? How tight does it need to be? At this point I’d say a lack of culture in the south is better than the active culture everywhere else. That is, full of self delusions, auto-tuned faggots and consumerism.

    On the surface, a poor southern redneck that spends his small paycheck on a giant lift kit and mud tires for his old truck is hardly different than the blacks and chrome rims on their $800 nigmobiles…..but at least the redneck won’t shoot me in the back for $20.

  4. Phil,

    Where have you gotten the idea that the fashionable trend of upper middle class Whites adopting negro babies comes from Christianity?

    It came from the secular culture like every other rotten idea (miscegenation, gay marriage, abortion and contraception) that is eventually recycled into the churches. It comes from Hollywood movies like The Blind Side.

  5. It seems contradictory, but I agree with the following:

    “DO NOT BE FOOLED: in Dixie, there is a huge difference at the state level between the two parties on immigration, and removing the Democrats from power will likely eliminate the biggest obstacle to passing tough new state immigration laws.”


    “The elites have completely abandoned the culture, which means the wanna-be elites, the aspiring to respectable classes, hate the culture. The elite southern business class are just as globalist as the New York crowd.

    The remnants of the old plantation elites, and their heirs – let’s just say they are not inspiring confidence right now if they expect to lead anything.

    Ted Turner was the best Georgia could do.”

    Not all state reps wish to go to the national level, and actually have some affinity for their constituents whom they often live among. I would even go as far as saying that some actually have an allegiance to the state that is above their allegiance to the federal system. It wasn’t always that way, but it seems to be shaping up that way.

    The elites are usually New South money grubbers, and are of the same type who pitted slave labor against free labor prior to The War and pushed the progressive movement in the South after Reconstruction. Anything to stay on top, I guess.

    On the national level, I don’t think I’ve ever been represented by a congressman who was even born in my state. Bob Barr and Newt Gingrich were born outside the South and Jack Kingston was born in Texas.

    Our national elites have moved on from representing their constituents to trying to rule the world. In that sense, the U.S. is hopefully too big to succeed. If average citizens wish to have any control over their lives, they should concentrate on local issues. Unfortunately, my local representative is more concerned with gathering onions and pine straw than with confronting the issue of immigration that is a drain on his district.

    Still, I have far more confidence in my state reps than I have in my national reps. In fact, I don’t consider my national reps to be my representatives at all. Those people are more concerned with Chinese, Mexican and Israeli citizens than they are with the people they are supposed to represent. On the county and city level, I’m pretty happy.

    BTW, Ted Turner was born in Pennsylvania and educated in the northeast. I wouldn’t consider him to be a Southerner. What’s southern about him?

  6. Georgia passed a strong immigration package. There was a huge fight over it within the Republican caucus, but the Big Ag and Chamber of Commerce types were ultimately defeated on the issue.

    In Mississippi, Kentucky, and Virginia, the immigration package passed the Republican chamber only to be killed by the Democratic chamber. In North Carolina and Missouri, Voter ID was vetoed by Democratic governors.

    In Oklahoma and Tennessee, immigration reform was “tabled,” which means that it was kicked down the road to the 2012 session. In Louisiana, an E-Verify law squeaked through the Republican legislature, which flipped to Republican control only because of defections in the Louisiana House.

    In Arkansas and West Virginia, we never had a chance to pass immigration reform because of Democratic control of the state legislatures. In Florida, it was narrowly defeated at the last minute.

    In Texas, a handful of business elites defeated the populist conservatives, but that is not something that is likely to last forever.

  7. HW at 5:35 AM: Are you saying that every rotten social idea comes from Hollywood movies, that is, the Jews?

  8. No matter how much faith I have in my state reps, the real issue is what will happen when the federal government decides that the states are acting beyond their rights. No matter how wrong the feds are, you know that it will happen, and flimsy excuses, poor reasoning and outright lies will be presented as a just pretext for whatever the feds view as necessary to get what they want. What then? The DOJ is already acting to legalize illegals by giving then the right of employment. Anything the states do, the feds will undo with their own legislation.

  9. Discard,

    My views on the Jewish Question have been articulated here many times before. I consider Jewish influence to be a major problem, but it is only one force that is driving our decline.

    Hollywood, of course, really is controlled by the Jews.

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