The Tea Party and the Southern Strategy

March 18, 2014

The Tea Party and the Southern Strategy

The Party of Lincoln which was the Republican Party was infiltrated by the party of the KKK (Democrat) to assure Reagan would be elected President. President Reagan campaigned in the Deep South (Mississippi), and promised to attack and end Busing, Affirmative Action, Minority Set Asides, Unions, Corporate and Business Regulations, etc. The Dixiecrats began to switch to the Republican Party and the Minorities and Liberals embraced the Democrats. The Class and Racial divisions was the appeal of the Southern Strategy for Dixiecrats and Conservatives.

The reasons for the Southern Strategy was no secret and the objectives and goals were openly discuss. The objectives and goals of the Tea Party today is no secret. The Southern Strategy divided Americans, but united the North and South on the slavery solution for the first time since the Civil War.

The Tea Party Movement consists of similar goals and objectives as did the Southern Strategy, except the Tea Party claims to be Post-Racial. They are against all Liberals and liberal lovers regardless of race or gender. They have entered the Republican Party with one strategy, just say no to anything that will make Obama look Presidential and have a second term. That is not a strategy for governing and requires no understanding or intellect to govern. The Tea Party’s Strategy is think tank smart. (My hub on historical thoughts about President Obama), will shine a light on where I’m coming from with this thought process. I think the people who conceptualized the Tea Party and getting the presidency back in Conservative hands in four years have a positioning strategy. I think the plan called for an all out attack on Washington politician’s period, Democrats and Republicans. With the help of a few hundred thousand scared social security and medicare recipient s trying to keep the government and president’s hands off their so called entitlements, the Tea party became the third party. In the 2010 mid-term elections the third party established a beachhead in the senate and captured the house. Now since these Tea party members pledged to do nothing they can’t be blamed for doing anything, thus they will more than likely be reelected in 2012 so they can have a chance to serve, when told how to serve. The teaparty will more than likely add to their numbers with so many democrats calling it quits. If Obama wins the Presidency and the conservatives take the house, senate, along with the Supreme Court, the positioning strategy will win all but the Presidency. At that point the American people will have lost their country.

December 1, 2011

junko

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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Hi Junko, good to see you still hitting the ball. I hope your wrong, we have no motion now of anything I can see, I hope it gets no worse, Peace, 50


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi junko,

It has been a long time my friend. The problem is is that the Tea Party is losing Florida. Really I am republican and my famly served I thnk 9 presidents and trust me the Republicans were procivil rights long before the Demmocrats as with the Rough Riders. Really my family served under Theodore Rossevelt. We fought with freed slaves for the emaniciaption of other slaves in the civil war on both sides with General Lee and then ultimately General Grant. The majority of the South is now from New York. Specifically, Florida is almost all Yankee.

The Tea Party isn't a threat. Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain have completed harpooned that movement. The real threat is partisanship. IF we don't get every single person out of Dc and scrap the entire government and start over from scratch we are in trouble. I mean more trouble.

But it was good to see you post an article. I have missed you my friend.

All My Best,

JT


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leomtac 5 years ago from Washington State

Again you have remained acutely on the very pulse Junko,

to whit I say for all practical purposes we are truly in trouble and yes again it is our own fault. We the people do all else except to pay as close attention as is necessary before hand to the unacceptable dish set before us until after we have eaten it and find that we are sick.The government is doing a most wonderful (destruction) job overall.(Exactly What We Let It Do) inspite of the fact that we are the target of ruin by it.

Bravo for the stupidity of the pepole(Us All).

Servant of The All In All!


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junko 5 years ago Author

Hello 50 Cal, Welcome back, And thanks for the comment. We have before wished each other will be wrong in our writings and opinions here on hubpages. We hope for our children and their children's children. We can't be right all the time, but we can be wrong all the time. Peace back at you , my friend.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Hello JT, Thanks for the comment, rising star. I try to publish at lease once a month, and I'm a month behind. Trust me JT, I know the recent and past history of the Republican party. You are absolutely right, I would say that the majority Of Republicans are Procivil rights your family was and so are you. I wrote of an infestation of dixiecrats and teapartiers that in the not too distant past and the present has changed the favor, and life long republicans no longer like the taste. The threat is the newly elected teaparty law makers and those still coming in 2012. No disrespect for the party of Lincoln, just concern. Love, peace and happiness is all I offer a friend.


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junko 5 years ago Author

Leomtac, thanks for the comment. I wouldn't count the people out yet. I believe that this time(2012), everybody will know what they are voting for and who and what they represent. There could be non-partisan votes cast for the American people, by the American people. That outcome may be more hope than faith. Thanks again, Servant


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

It is all good between you and I junko we are good friends.

Your right the old Guard or the Republicans aren't happy with the Tea Partiers and there is news Obama is appointing them in the White House. It would seem the Old Guard are completely left out of American politics today. No pun intended.

As for anyone in Congress, I would imagine their reign will be short lived in DC.

Always good to hear from you. Happy Holidays my friend.

JT


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junko 5 years ago Author

JT, I'm glad you understand where I was coming from and there is no harm no foul.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Absolutely not!!

JT


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Him Junko, it is nice to see you back. Yes the southern strategy is definitely a guiding principle. But with so large a portion of minority voters in Miss. and ALa, how are the GOP so successful there? It must be all whites vote GOP and all blacks vote Dem. Since there are more whites than blacks in these states and there are no shades of gray that seems to appear for either side, the GOP retains its grip on the south. Thanks, Cred2

P.S, tell JT, yes, the GOP had the lead in promoting civil rights uptil about 50 years ago. So what happened?

http://hubpages.com/politics/Why-do-Blacks-African...


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junko 5 years ago Author

Cred2, The large portion of minority voters in the south have no political strategy or think tanks. The underclass are not regular voters. The GOP is more politically organized then Democrats, thats a fact. Thanks for the comment and like link.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi Cred2,

There is the old guard in the Republican Party which I represent and then the new guard which is the last 50 years of the Republican Party. As with the Demcorats there are different factions within each party.

And I would beg to differ. I think we have had black people serving in National Security all along. Colin Powell was a very tan fellow for a white guy and Condie Rice was even tanner. To say the Republican party is racist is not accurate at all. Now the Tea Party Movement? Yes, I would believe that in a heart beat.

Republicans have old guards which I would imagine the Obama administration would embrace entirely but perhaps he just doesn't think he needs them.

Thanks for allowing the post Junko. And Cred2 there are good people all over you just have to look beyond the labels. A bitter partisan divide in this country is not what is needed right now.

JT


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junko 5 years ago Author

JT, Very well said and it needed to be said at this time and space. You are special and should run under the old guard banner.


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Greetings, Junko and JT, thanks for hearing me out on this.

Junko, your explanation about what is happening regarding the GOP dominance in the Southern states is reasonable explanation-thanks

JT, I would follow you to the ends of the earth, thanks for inviting me to join your team. Yes, I agree with you that the GOP in concept is not racist, but something has to be said as to why the Southern Strategy was so effective and why the Tea Party are so attracted to the GOP. I would think that the 'old guard" were the fiscal conservative known as the "Rockefeller Republicans". The problem is that the moderates have gone away and the ideological extremists (Tea Party) have taken the heart and soul of the party. The mean spirited attitudes about working and middle class are translated by many of us as anti-black, because that is where a disproportionate amount of us find ourselves economically.

Don't mean to use your parlor as a banner, but I have penned a couple of articles that provide our perspective, that, Junko, your were so kind to have read.

http://hubpages.com/politics/One-Progressives-View...

http://hubpages.com/politics/One-Progressives-View...

Again, to you both thanks, Aloha, Cred2


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Junko,

If I may add, I am in the South and the Tea Party's traction here is exaggerated. I was one of 75 women invited to join the Tea Party several years ago. I actually had to attend a Tea Party. The first thing I noticed is that was not a multi-cultural party. Because my family has served 9 presidents Theodore Rosevelt being one of them we are very much against racism. An all white party and I start looking for an exit because the last thing I wish to be involved in is organized racism in the South. If anything I am emabrrassed by racism. And I never attended another Tea Party again. So I will not vote for a Tea Party candidate. That is out just because I believe them to be white supremists that have no idea we have people very high up in government that are multi-racial. And it has been that way for a long time.

The Tea Party is not even a party but a movement backwards in ideology. The old guard are the Republican Progressives but not the Bull Moose kind. I believe the entire purpose of the Tea Party is to split the Republican party up.

Honestly, I am a Republican because I am old guard mentality and my family has been Republican since the days of Rutherford B. Hayes. There are days I don't even recognize Democrats as Democrats or people who call themselves Republicans as republicnas. Both parties in my opinion have lost thier chore values.

Yes, I think the Tea Party is anti-black and anti-gay. But I am not currently happy with the black male employment numbers either.

I think you will be surpirsed to find that the Tea Party's influence in the South is exaggerated by the Media. And quite frankly it is not something Barack Obama couldn't overcome if he actually spent some time in Florida and did the door to door thing. He only goes to Miami and Tampa in Florida. I haven't seen him once here.

Democrats need a stradegy to win the South. The Tea Party doesn't really have the money or the organization in Florida. I know I have undone alot of what they have tried to do in my area. Sadly, they seem to appeal to the drug addicts and the mentally ill. Those are the first two things I notice about Tea Party Members is that they have substance abuse problems and really bad mental health issues IMO.

Look at Michelle Bachmann case and point. I follow both of you. We are all in this together and I think we should be part of the solution instead of the problem.

Again thank you junko for allowing me to post such a long response but from a Floridians perspective Florida is still very much in play.

Aloha to both of you as well. I should also mention the occupy movement is not getting much traction here either.

Thanks junko you are a pal and you as well Cred2. I am following you as well until the end my friend.

Aloha!!

JT


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Xenonlit 5 years ago

God help us if there is voter apathy next November. We will decline so far that we will not recover. Welcome to the new dark ages, thanks to Bush, Inc. Well done!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

hi junko,

Have you been whispering this in people's ear that I should run because now i have other people approaching? There is a huge difference between old guard republicans and the Tea Party. The Tea Party is a trend. They are flashy and loud but will burn out over time. Old guard republicans hate the flashy trendy Tea Party. At best we find them exceptionally ignorant and irritating. Give them one bit of power and they go off the deep end. Old guard Republicans are use to having the keys. We don't abuse power. If we did we wouldn't have survived for so many hundreds years. And old guard republicans don't quit being the old guard for popularity. And so when they invited me to a Tea Party I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Cred2 save me a hammock because if old guard takes power and I am moving out there with you!!

Another thing old guard has Democratic Party friends who are also democratic old guards. Old guards exist in both parties. Although I am not certain that Obama didn't sweep them away much like the Tea Party is trying to banish the old guard republicans. Nothiing could be worse then the Tea Party for the Republicans.

You are a sweet heart junko. But I would worry if I ran I would not be able to fulfill my campaign promises and I would let my people down. I would never want to do that. I have a conscious about doing the people's business.

Take care my friend!!

JT


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junko 5 years ago Author

Xenonlit, thanks for stopping by and your comment is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Apathy = The Fall of America. The Creator is good, social net-working can enlighten and avoid the dark. Not many can say, they didn't know.


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junko 5 years ago Author

JT, All I can say about you running is I felt that way, and was moved to mention it to you awhile back. If you are compelled to do good for as many strangers as possible, pray and run. You now have a banner. Pray to be used to spread rightiousness and then submit to the God in you, and WIN your race.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Junko, good to see you still getting traction as the notifications keep popping up in my mail. I have no tea party experience to talk to, so I can't really say much except I'm not interested in a group who will damage what they touch.

During the time I was gone I did stop by Sacramento and Oakland, just to see what I could see. I saw a lot of White folks that were well fed and almost no color of another race and no street people in the make up of the crowd. A rancid odor to them, as the world seemed to be their toilet. I don't know who or what they were representing. Since they have been run out of the areas, is what I read.

I think that you have little to worry about, Pres. Obama will be re-elected as I watch from my non-partisan perch, the GOP has nothing to offer, other than locking congress so nothing moves and I fear that if congress is taken in both levels by the GOP and he is re-elected it will be a 2 year standoff until the mid term 2014 election to reverse a blockade by the senate. It is getting frightful to the point both houses of congress are acting like little kids with no thought to the damage they are putting on the common man.I need to look toward the senate seats of both houses that are opening up and vote to reverse a majority to a more even number that I hope will force all to play well with others, and then the President can dictate better what needs to be done.

Peace,

Dust


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junko 5 years ago Author

Dust, my friend, I believe you will never bare false witness on purpose. I believe you care about people inspite of the space you have put between you and them. Your partisan comments are like a rightious compass. Peace back at you, soldier


Mary Wells 4 years ago

junko, it seems that the strategy has not changed since Reagan. You are on point, junko.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Mary. You always offer encouragement and support. I sure wish you would join hubpages.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Hi junko,

I am still following you my friend. It is always good to read your work.

Take care!!

JT

PS

I didn't get my absetee ballot so it looks like I will not be alowed to vote in the general election. It is probably for the best:-).


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junko 4 years ago Author

Hi back at you, JT,Thanks for the wave. I know what you mean about (probably for the best). From what I know about you, you never really had a dog in the race. None of the dogs were full breed Republicans. I know you know Republican. Well, You won't be force to vote for a mut because he represents the Republican Party. Have you made up your mind about running? Can a republican of your breed win in Florida? It's not popular to care about (Nanny) the people in the Party these days.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Junko,

Right now I am back to doing field research as my first love is that of a Scientist. I will have to be appointted because I don't think Florida has either party represented here. All of our representatives are government. No one has a dog in the race in Florida.

Others have approached me about running but I am not currently government so I wouldn't stand a chance. People don't decide who leads government does. It is the same with who elects the president. Congress decides not people and we all dislike Congress.

But the Tea Party is dying off which will leave an opening soon. If I did it, I would need a great campaign manager and that would have to be you. I am perhaps the only person down here that could carry both Dems and Reps though. It is the Neo-cons who are destroying everything along with Hollywood.

Old Republican guards have never been a threat to the Democratic Party as we know there are old Democratic guards as well.

I think the thing everyone fears most is that I would run for office and win. That would shake things up quite a bit in this area of Florida. Finally a uniter instead of a divivder.

But sadly both parties might unite against me since my message would be that of unity.

Still love your work and your love of this country and I will follow you until my last day on HP.

All My Best My Friend!!

JT


Sooner28 4 years ago

Hey Junko!

I find myself to be disgusted with the Tea Party. They say insane things, like they want to abolish the EPA. If they had their way, poverty would sky rocket in this country. It's also interesting they are made up of mostly white people (88%) and did not seem to become seriously inflamed until Barack Obama took office.

But there is hope. The Tea Party is dissatisfied with all of the current GOP candidates, so I see that as a good sign for the future of the Republican party. They will be able to find their soul, and once again becoming a governing alternative. Voted up.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Sooner; The Tea party that was seen on tv were mostly mislead elderly who have since found out the republican are not their friends. However the conservatives with the help of the teaparty has placed many pledged freshman congressmen and women in the house. It would take a deliberate effort to unseat them, just as it took to seat them. THERE IN IS THE DANGER, of a teaparty placed sleeper cell in congress to be unleased after the 2012 election no matter who is President.Thanks for talking, Sooner


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

junko,

You know I love you but congress's approval rating is practically a negative integer. All I think you will see will be all of congress being thrown out of office. And just to be clear the Tea Party isn't Republican. They are not even conservative. They are like the Bull Moose Party of 1900 and will soon lose all power. Look at Michelle Bachman. She will probably be kicked out of Congress after this term.

No one actually likes the Tea Party, they are annoying, especially the old guard Republicans who know exactly what the Republcian Party stands for and hate all these Tea Party people tryinig to redefine the party. It is a sad pathetic power grab by a woman who is less then stellar.

Like the Whips of the 1880(s) the Tea Party is dying. You see it in Florida where all the Republicans are distancing themselves from the Tea Party as much as they can. This is true of Mitt Romney and now of Rick Santorum.

I have always suspected the Tea Party was funded by the executive branch to split the Republican vote. But that will not work either atleast not here in Florida.

Cheers buddy!!

JT


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Junko,

I'm not sure who or what the teaparty is other than used bags with the power to siphon votes from one candidate causing a possible winner to get only half of the support that they may have gotten if the tea bags were not absorbing the minds of the weak. I thought that was the job of the independents (I'm laughing here) as I see them as a "nothing" I hear all of the conspiracy theories like "Sorros is paying their way to cripple the GOP" I laugh at that as I see the GOP crippling it's self. Did we not just witness a field of 6 or 8 flip flopping on stage in the debates like a tank of fish that lost it's water? The only thing I have seen that rivals the waste of campaign dollars was the 3.5 million dollar 30 second super bowl commercials. (still laughing). My guess is it will be Romney vs. Obama with an Obama win. The only thing that might tighten that race would be a choice of Senator Colonel Allen West as a vice presidential pick. I don't know if the incumbent president can change their VP in a re-election bid, if so, and Obama and West could overcome their differences like Obama and Clinton did, Obama would fare well by picking either Clinton or West as a major game changer.

Anyway it goes it looks like it will be an exciting race toward the end with another 6% win in the Obama camp.

I'm watching the Syria problems and the Israel vs Iran tension as well as the challenges of the USS Lincoln in recent news being challenged in the Straight of Hormuz, if any war breaks out in August to September, again it will give Obama run number two, no one will want a change of guard in the midst of a new combat challenge. Just my self spending too much time thinking about the what ifs of what will happen in the next 6 months. I haven't heard the little Chihuahua dog with the shellacked hair do, Trump doing much barking about jumping in around May as an independent, I'm sticking to the point I wrote earlier that he and Palin just need to put up or shut up, they are wasting oxygen and food that a street person could use. I'm hoping the winner will be the United States and we'll all have to live the next 5 years to know. After 6 decades I cannot recall much change in my personal life because of a president. If it was a tax change it either funded an extra trip to a fast food joint or took one away, so at this point in my life hoping and praying that our soldiers are safe is about the most I can do.

Blessings,

50


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

JEB will be Romney's VP and Obama will win for certain then!!


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junko 4 years ago Author

JT,

My bad. You are absolutely right about the Republican Party and the Teaparty not being one or the same. I agree with your perception of whom and what the teaparty is about. In my reply to Sooners comment, I offered up to Sooner and anybody reading the mail much less than the whole truth. JT, in my mind you are a positive representative of the Old Republican Guard and the silent Majority in the GOP. Your points are well taken and welcome, someone must speck for the silent Majority, and I speak for the underclass. Whenever you want, please feel free to expand on what I write about the Republican Party. Thanks for being my friend, J T.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

No Junko,

Thank you for being my friend and not letting labels divide us. I believe ideologically we are very close to the same. Old guard Republican believes the responsibility of caring for the people is entrusted to the government. Letting Americans go hungry is not an Old Guard value. Does anyone have statistics on how many people have died of hunger in this country over the last eight years? I bet it is significantly high and like China those numbers are hidden.

We are only going to fix this country together and not divided by labels and the Tea Party doesn't have the strength to divide us from each other.

Thank you Junko. I have been your fan for a very long time. Perhaps you will run for office!!

JT


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junko 4 years ago Author

50 Caliber, It’s always good to hear from you. I was gone a few days to visit the newest creation from my seed. My four week old granddaughter who would not be here if I had died at birth or not lead the life I lead at the right time in space in my life. I did a lot of thinking. That what it’s all about and after you and I experiencing and surviving the Vietnam era at the same time and space, but in different places The 60’s and all of the rest of the 20th century we lived, so we know sugar from it. You lean right and I lean left we both know that a house divide will fall. You and I have lived faced death a few times, even lately and we are still here. The next election is more important to our children and grandchildren than you and I. I think I remember you saying you don’t come down from the mountain to vote anymore. Maybe this time you could vote for your seeds, just a thought from your spiritual brother from another mother. Peace and blessings, Old Soldier


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junko 5 months ago Author

Those who wanted their country back for the last 8 years years are barking up the wrong tree (President Obama didn't take it, he saved it). The Tea Party took it, vote to take it back for the people, not the Capitalist.

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