In a nutshell, this is why Republicans lose elections.
In spite of “America’s racial reckoning,” Confederate monuments and symbols remain more popular than Republicans. In fact, Republican voters have grown more supportive of Confederate monuments over the past five years. And yet, spineless Republican politicians in states like Mississippi and Tennessee grovel before blacks and refuse to represent the overwhelming majority of their own voters.
“The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is expected to be removed from the Tennessee Capitol this week, following decades of controversy over its placement.
Pending a successful Thursday morning vote by the State Building Commission, Gov. Bill Lee plans to have the bust of the Confederate general, early Ku Klux Klan leader and slave trader moved to the Tennessee State Museum by this weekend, according to multiple individuals with knowledge of the removal plan.
Lee announced last summer he supported relocating the bust from the Capitol, citing the pain Forrest’s legacy represents for African Americans. The statue was installed in 1978 and has drawn regular protests at the Capitol in recent years. …”
It is important to understand what the problem is here.
The problem is not Republican voters. It is not Independent voters. It is not even voters at large only 30% of whom nationwide support this shit. Democratic strategists know that this issue is toxic with Independent voters. The problem is Republican politicians who are purchased by donors.
These numbers are undoubtedly higher in Tennessee: