"I know I'm right. All you have to do is look at all those ads the Republicans ran, not against the Alabama Democrat running against them, but against Obama. Hell! They mentioned him so often that I expected to see his name on the ballot Tuesday."I know Joe Reed is right too. All you have to do is read the comments following the articles written and posted by Charles Deen on al.com for verification and validation.
After (not to be confused with before) the midterm elections, Charles Deen asked the most hated black man in Alabama, I mean, Joe Reed, why whites (including white democrats) voted against their self interest, and against Obama. Joe Reed is quoted as saying this:
"Too many whites in Alabama are motivated to vote against Obama because he is black. Now they will tell you it's because he's liberal but he's really not liberal in my view. But he sure as hell is black," added Reed, 76.Gasp! What did he say that for? How dare Joe Reed tell the truth!
"White voters, especially the middle class and poor white voters should be the very ones demanding a lottery to help pay their kids college costs and expanding Medicaid to help pay health care costs. And what did they do in the governor's race? They voted against those things by voting for Gov. Bentley who will nothing to get a lottery and who has said he's opposed to expanding Medicaid."Reed is also quoted as saying the state democratic party shares the blame for Tuesday's debacle, and I agree. Instead of petty bickering and infighting, and distancing themselves from Joe Reed and his bunch, the Alabama Democratic Party should have circled the wagons and formed a unified front against the republican extremism and bigotry (yes I said it) that "won" on Tuesday.
I saw the writing on the wall when the Alabama Democratic Majority was formed.
The Alabama Democratic Majority was formed because the Alabama Democratic Party is seen as the party of black citizens (like that's a bad thing,) and it drove white men out in droves. I remember being at a local Democratic County Meeting where the topic was how to get white men to come back to the democratic party. I said then, and I say now, the only way to get white men to come back is for the Alabama Democratic Party to turn it's back on it's core principals and beliefs. In other words, turn into the Alabama Republican party.Democrats "lost" because the red, republican, confederate, slave states have way too much power and influence.
All of it.