You can post all the op-eds you want and you still haven't proven anything.Of course you're going to dismiss it. YOu'll undoubtedly dismiss this as well:
In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to the Republican Party strategy of winning elections in Southern states by exploiting anti-African American racism and fears of lawlessness among Southern white voters and appealing to fears of growing federal power in social and economic matters (generally lumped under the concept of states rights). Though the "Solid South" had been a longtime Democratic Party stronghold due to the Democratic Party's defense of slavery prior to the American Civil War and segregation for a century thereafter, many white Southern Democrats stopped supporting the party following the civil rights plank of the Democratic campaign in 1948 (triggering the Dixicrats), the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, and desegregation.
-American chairman The strategy was first adopted under future Republican President Richard Nixon in the late 1960s. The strategy was successful in some regards. It contributed to the electoral realignment of Southern states to the Republican Party, but at the expense of losing more than 90 percent of black voters to the Democratic Party. As the 20th century came to a close, the Republican Party began trying to appeal again to black voters, though with little success. During the 2000s decade, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman formally apologized for his party's use of the Southern Strategy in the previous century. Michael Steele served as the party's first Africanfrom January 2009-January 2011.
Southern strategy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And then, of course, there's this:
USATODAY.com - GOP: 'We were wrong' to play racial politics
Of course this guy was only the Chair of the National REpublican Party. He's probably another resident of 'Libbo Land'.
Libbo Land, however, is a great response. The kind we've come to expect from Far Right Southern 'conservatives'. Penetrating, inciteful, and indicative of a really good southern education.
How many times do you have to be told that opinion doesn't equal fact? My good ol' southron ejumacation taught me that.