February 23rd, 2009

It’s Their Southern Regional Party And They’ll Cry Whether They Want To Or Not

by Philip Baruth

Still getting used to running across sentences like the following, not in hard-core left-wing blogs but in mainstream sources like the New York Times, because such sentences now represent not partisan aspirations but formidable realities: “The Republican governors’ divide reflects their party’s erosion to a mostly regional party that is based in the conservative South, after heavy election losses in the Northeast, Midwest and West.” A very lovely line.