Oh good grief. Georgia’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction was elected in 2003. It was fairly the same across the South.
And we were supposed to have had racist Republican Senators in the 1960’s? I don’t think so. Up until Reagan, the South was blue. We didn’t make the switch to red (or at least, make the switch to being red with blue islands) until Reagan (or shortly thereafter), when all the southern Reagan Democrats began to join the GOP.
Upon Further Consideration, Later: You know, I don’t know if this is an example of revisionism or just an example of the NYT’s lack of knowledge/interest about anything that doesn’t involve Manhattan.
MORE: Robert Oliver writes about the DNC’s history of racial issues.