3 Responses to “Billy “Nancy Pelosi” McCoy?”

  1. Bobby Jarrell 15. Feb, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Kelly, it has been about political party for years but it has been Democrat until the recent years, with which you have apparently been satisfied. Connectivity with Democrats and their party idiology plays a big part in how people now perceive a candidate locally, in statewide races, or who represents us in Washington. Bennie still wins with large numbers regardless of the qualifications of his opponent and because of a different idiology than in some other parts of the state. Many Democrats that I have talked to gave up in the state and starting looking elsewhere when Jim Roberts got beat badly in his race for Lt. Gov. A large number of people are becoming more interested and are educating themselves through the information outlets that are presently available. More people know Billy claims bi-partisanship yet he will not appoint Republicans to head up any committees. They also know that Phil appointed 2 Democrats out of 5 positions on the Republican side of the aisle. They see and hear Steve Holland and others use inappropriate language. They see and hear Jamie Franks and others in denial about the present condition of the state party. “Political party hack?” How many times in the past have we heard the words from many of our elected officials that I am a Yellow Dog Democrat now and I will die a Yellow Dog Democrat? It appears the “hacks” have been around for a while but it was apparently O.K. and funny to some as long as they were Democrats.

    • kellymims 16. Feb, 2011 at 11:11 am #

      I don’t know. You have some valid points. I have never lived in the delta and am not used to the block voting that occurs in other areas. I know that in North MS, we have a long standing tradition of voting for the man and not the party. I believe that is why this strategy has worked so well. People got tired of explaining: “Well, I always vote in the Democratic Primary locally, but vote for the Republican’s at the national level.” Here in Mississippi, we are resistant to change. The parties switched identities back in the 60’s and 70’s. It has just taken this long for all of the locals to give up their roots. The last two years were the catalyst for that change. The thought of the “welfare state,” on the backs of the taxpayers, with socialized medicine and the like, were enough to flip the electorate quickly and permanently.

      I have been a member of both political parties in the past, but never placed that membership above the greater good. I have been disgusted by the partisan postures of our Congress in recent years. There doesn’t seem to be anyone left standing in the middle anymore. That’s all I’m saying.

  2. Dale Rushing 22. Feb, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Let’s call a spade a spade. White folks are running from a black party or that seems to be what I am seeing. With that being said I am a middle aged white male who thought Ronald Reagan was the second coming and he could heal the lame and make the blind to see only to find out I was blind myself. From the time I could remember there has been more republicans in the white house than Democrats and our economy was never better than when Bill Clinton was in office (Yes I said it Bill is and will be the best President I can remember). Republicans have used fear to drive people to the polls for years they used abortion to beat the Democrats over the head but why do we still have abortion? Remember the Republicans have been in control for years. The fear tactic has become so great that they have made white people ashamed to admit they voted for a black president or would be associated with a party that would have a black president. So candidates are scared to be thought of as being in that light. Now honestly I never thought Obama was ready to be president weather black or white and I feel the same about Palin. I think we need quit looking for novelty acts to fill offices and get back to finding respectable people WITH experience and vote for the best candidate regardless of party. I think candidates should run on their on merits if they can’t stand on their own then they are two weak to be in office. I also believe once you enter to run for office credit bureaus and all personal records become public, If I undergo a background check to get a job so should anyone applying for a public office. We could get down to who the candidate really is.

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