Too much “Dixie” even for Dixie
On a night when Republicans lost the nation as a whole their transformation into the Democratic Party of the 1870s became complete.
But even in the old Confederacy there isn’t that much love for actual out-and-out old time Confederates:
THE THREE REPUBLICAN STOOGES: David Kizzia of Malvern beat neo-Confederate Republican Loy Mauch of Bismarck; Harold Copenhaver of Jonesboro defeated another Republican slavery apologist and imnmigrant hater, Rep. Jon Hubbard, and James McLean beat the wacky former Republican Rep. Charlie Fuqua in Batesville. A flurry of last-minute publicity about these races (yes, it was driven by the Arkansas Times and this blog) helped Democrats immeasurably and tightened the final House count considerably.
You may recall these three as the trio of Arkansas Republicans who thought slavery wasn’t all that bad…especially for the slaves.
And you cannot even be that racist as a Republican…at least so overtly. You can only Bilbo it up so far these days, even in the South…someday not at all.