Georgia Democrats in Full Retreat

The Pelosi-Obama-induced implosion of the Democratic Party in the South continues with the decision by three veteran legislators to switch parties. State Rep. Alan Powell’s switch means that outside metro Atlanta only two House districts north of I-20 are represented by Democrats: Rick Crawford of Cedartown and Barbara Massey Reece of Menlo, one just south and one just north of Rome. The other two party switchers are from Sanford Bishop’s congressional district in the southwest part of the state. Whites so thoroughly abandoned Bishop this year that but for a part of Columbus, where black voter registration is 70 percent and he won by 19,277-4,887, he’d be toast.

Jim Wooten

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