Treat the South Like Any Damn Place

As I’ve tried to make clear in the days since Mary Landrieu’s defeat set off another spasm of hysteria about the Democratic Party and “the South,” this is one veteran cracker political animal who just about equally dislikes the ideas that Democrats should pander more to southern sensibilities and that Democrats should pursue country music boycotts and a ban on fried food. So I’ve settled on a novel approach for the Donkey Party: why not treat the South just like any other damn place? You can read more about that over at TPMCafe.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.