Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tracking the MSGOP spin

One thing you keep hearing again and again, especially on state-funded SuperTalk radio, is that Mississippi is a "conservative" state.  And that's certainly true.  But that doesn't mean it's a Republican state.  Sure, Mississippi's been voting Republican at the national level for quite some time.  But that hasn't held true at the statewide and local level, despite what the MSGOP might have you believe.  You probably already know that  House of Representatives is in Democratic hands, but here's something you might not know:

Jim Hood, our Democratic Attorney General, received more votes than anyone in the 2007 elections, even more than MSGOP leader and presidential candidate Gov. Haley Barbour.

So when the MSGOP mouthpieces on SuperTalk get revved up, bear in that Mississippi's not exactly as Republican as they think it is.

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