Grievance Parity

A while back I did a teeny-tiny bit of research to check out the incessant complaints from Southern Whites (Browder, Saunders, others) that they're not sufficiently represented by the Democratic Party. I went back and checked the Democratic Party's presidential candidates for the last few races.  Here's what I found:

  • Only one Democratic presidential ticket from 1976 on hasn't had a Southerner on it (Mondale/Ferraro 1984).
  • Only three Democratic tickets from 1976 on haven't had a Southerner at the top of the ticket (Mondale/Ferraro 1984; Dukakis/Bentsen 1988; Kerry/Edwards 2004).
  • None of those Democratic tickets have had anyone on them from the Mountain West or the Pacific West.

Clearly the Democrats have grown to like and respect Southerners, though apparently not enough for the Southern grievance crowd (though what more we could do I don't really know).

But the Democrats apparently don't like us Westerners.  What do the Democrats have against Westerners?  Why aren't they tolerant of us?  Why don't they support and love us and our particular cultural history and mythology?

I demand grievance parity!  SHOW ME UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, NATIONAL DEMOCRATS, OR FEAR MY WESTERN WRATH!

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Jejeje
Good point.  When it comes to presidential politics, the Democrats have given the South much love!

FEEL MY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF WESTERN MYTHOLOGY!!  GRRR... DO YOU FEEL IT?  DOES IT SCARE YOU??

Really though, this too is where you're Richardson comes in.  He's definately pushing for the West to have some clout in the Party.  And with cause.  California is way Democratic... I think that they should get mad love in the primary season.

Personally, I'm totally jealous that CA-ans get to vote for Boxer, and I get to vote against Inhoffe/Colburn.  I mean... I'd litreally have to vote for a cow turd with a D on it (for example, I voted for Brad Carson) if that's what the OK Dem party sees fit to nominate.

Besides, holding state office in CA is damn near like holding national office.  You guys are  LARGE!

Ironically, if the south is under-represented, CA and WA are as well.  You guys are basically the wives that the DC Dems go home to after fingerbangin' the South and the Midwest.

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