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Old 08-29-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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So was Perdue.

This state has not had a Republican (that wasn't once a Democrat) as governor since Reconstruction.
That would be Benjamin F. Conley. He succeeded another Republican, Rufus Brown Bullock.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Still Reconstruction Era.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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So who will be the best gov out this list for Atlanta?
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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So was Perdue.

This state has not had a Republican (that wasn't once a Democrat) as governor since Reconstruction.
Yeah because the good ol boys all switched over to the R party. Not because their positions actually changed.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Georgia hasn't had a non-conservative governor since ever in its existence. The parties themselves gradually switched roles, starting around the Civil Rights era. Democrats used to be the social conservative/segregationist party, thus were the southern party. Republicans were the northern party, more progressive and abolitionist, etc. George Wallace was a Democrat. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt and even up through Eisenhower were liberal Republicans.

Even if Georgia gets a Democratic governor, it would be a moderate to conservative, not a liberal. Jason Carter is anti- gun control, for example.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Georgia hasn't had a non-conservative governor since ever in its existence. The parties themselves gradually switched roles, starting around the Civil Rights era. Democrats used to be the social conservative/segregationist party, thus were the southern party. Republicans were the northern party, more progressive and abolitionist, etc. George Wallace was a Democrat. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt and even up through Eisenhower were liberal Republicans.

Even if Georgia gets a Democratic governor, it would be a moderate to conservative, not a liberal. Jason Carter is anti- gun control, for example.
Baby steps. It takes time to emerge from the dark ages, especially when you have large swaths of fearful rural voters voting against their own interests. As Atlanta grows in size, eventually it may have enough power to hold sway over state politics, as New York does in New York state.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Georgia hasn't had a non-conservative governor since ever in its existence. The parties themselves gradually switched roles, starting around the Civil Rights era. Democrats used to be the social conservative/segregationist party, thus were the southern party. Republicans were the northern party, more progressive and abolitionist, etc. George Wallace was a Democrat. Lincoln, T. Roosevelt and even up through Eisenhower were liberal Republicans.

Even if Georgia gets a Democratic governor, it would be a moderate to conservative, not a liberal. Jason Carter is anti- gun control, for example.
Jason Carter most certainly is NOT against gun control.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Baby steps. It takes time to emerge from the dark ages, especially when you have large swaths of fearful rural voters voting against their own interests. As Atlanta grows in size, eventually it may have enough power to hold sway over state politics, as New York does in New York state.
The metro area already has more than half of the state's population.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Michelle Nunn ran for Senate on an anti-Obamacare platform, for another example. And I'd have to look up exactly where Jason Carter is or has been on guns, but I know it's to the right of most Democrats nationwide.

I guess it's a good strategy for Georgia Dems to move their policies to the right in order to try to beat Republicans in races in this state. The theory being that you have the liberal segment of the population in the bag no matter what, and maybe if you take conservative stances in a few areas that most Georgians side with, then you could get a few voters who might like the idea of party change and kicking out the bums, but who are still moderate conservatives in their beliefs, but not right-wing.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Michelle Nunn ran for Senate on an anti-Obamacare platform, for another example. And I'd have to look up exactly where Jason Carter is or has been on guns, but I know it's to the right of most Democrats nationwide.

I guess it's a good strategy for Georgia Dems to move their policies to the right in order to try to beat Republicans in races in this state. The theory being that you have the liberal segment of the population in the bag no matter what, and maybe if you take conservative stances in a few areas that most Georgians side with, then you could get a few voters who might like the idea of party change and kicking out the bums, but who are still moderate conservatives in their beliefs, but not right-wing.

I wouldn't say that she was firmly anti-Obamacare. She didn't want to irritate the Democratic base who were strong supporters of Obamacare and basically tried to have it both ways.
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