Q&A Friday: Louisiana

Question: “How do you explain the seeming anomaly of Louisiana as a Democratic stronghold in a very conservative deep south region?” — huckupchuck

Answer: My best guess would be that there is a higher than normal concentration of conservative, yellow dog Democrats (Democrats who’d rather vote for a “little yellow dog” than a Republican) up in Louisiana who probably should be voting Republican, but vote Democrat instead. You can still find good old boys in the South who are conservative as the day is long, but keep pulling the levers for the Democrats because they were raised not to vote for those “bleepity bleeping Republicans”. However, yellow dog dems in the South are a dying breed and judging by how close the GOP has managed to keep things in Louisiana of late, I think in a few years time that state will start to regularly slip over into the republican column.

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