The Southern Strategy is the name of the Republican plan to use “the dividing line” ... “of the race issue” to “cut the Democratic Party and country in half,” as described by by H. R. Haldeman, Oct 5, 1971 in his Nixon White House memo Dividing the Democrats. As the memo described, white disapproval of the Civil Rights efforts by Democrats transformed the South from Democratic to Republican.
Southern Strategy trap
Many Sanders supporters claim there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. As I write, Democratic Congresspeople are holding a sit-in to demand gun control while Republicans after Orlando still march under the NRA’s orders.
Today they are calling the Republicans out, demanding change, leading. Today there is no doubt there is a difference, and lives are on the line. When corporate give-aways are on the line, it’s much harder to tell the difference.