Sunday, December 21, 2008

The North, Looking to Re-Enact Sherman's March?

Instead of all the backlash we were told to expect from the hidebound South when Barack Obama won the presidency, it is the North, now flush with victory, that wishes to refight the Civil War just to make sure those on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line know who's really in charge of this here nation....

Barack Obama is leading the charge, as more and more folks are getting irritated at what we noticed a few days back, that the new president's diversity does not extend to Southern-Americans:

The South may have inched toward Democrats in November, but that progress isn't showing in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet selections. Obama hasn't nominated a single Southerner among his 15 Cabinet secretaries.

The disparity isn't an accident — critics already are calling it a snub — and that perception could slow the pace of recent electoral gains Democrats have made below the Mason-Dixon line.
"Southerners need not apply," said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. "It's hard to believe that there wasn't anybody qualified for something from the South."

Most of his other nominees have come from the Democrat-rich Northeast, with a couple from his home state of Illinois.
Obama officials declined to directly discuss the dearth of Southerners among his top aides, reiterating statements that Obama's staff will be one of the most diverse and qualified in history.

I wonder if Southern-Americans will agree that a cabinet that deliberately excludes them can also represent them, as Obama's officials seem to say. Well, half of them will be gone by the time Blago-gate is over anyway... claims the the South must be "northernized" (sorry, "Americanized") in order to make them economically equal to - in other words, as weak as - the Northeast, and of course to avoid any chance that the blue states could be contaminated by the touch of the South:

The alternative to the Southernization of the U.S. is the Americanization of the South -- a process that was not completed by Reconstruction and the New Deal and the Civil Rights era, which can be thought of as the Second Reconstruction.

The first step is to end the race to the bottom in wages and regulation, by national action. The national minimum wage should be gradually raised until it is a living wage, of $10 to $12 an hour, and it should be adjusted for inflation.... Most Southern politicians and business leaders will howl that this will bankrupt the South. That's what they said about the abolition of slavery, child labor, and the convict lease system, too.

Wow. Not paying a $12- hour wage is equal to slavery? Wait, the liberal elite's hatred of its fellow Americans gets worse:

If a non-Southern majority, controlling the White House and Congress, with the support of at least some moderate Republicans in other regions, along with the support of Southern populists and progressives, is too timid to take on a Southern oligarchy that is willing to wreck the national economy to promote their local economic empires, then the neo-Confederates have already prevailed.

The choice is simple -- the reconstruction of the South, or the deconstruction of the U.S. economy.

Thank God for the fact that the Northeastern liberal elite have taken over the country, or else who knows how far those "neo-Confederates" may have gone! Why, they may have pushed their successful economy (the five least successful states economically are all dark blue, incidentally - California, Michigan, Rhode Island are the top three) up to our borders, and taken folks off of welfare with $8/hr jobs! The nerve!

Well, liberals need to feed on their fellow Americans to survive, and now that Bush and the neo-conservatives are off the radar for a while, it it the South and the neo-Confederates that are the true threat to "our" way of life.

And based on his cabinet appointments, Barack Obama seems to agree. For his own sake, I'll reprise a bit more from my post on the subject:

Barack better remember what the great Lynyrd Skynyrd taught us:

Well I heard mister Obama sing about her
Well, I heard ole Baracky put her down
Well, I hope Barack Obama will remember
A southern man don't need him around anyhow...

In Illinois they love(d) the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Blago-gate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Obamessiah, and the elitists that he hangs around with, look down with snobbish disdain on people from the South. Yeah, I guess people like Blago are more "high class", LMAO!