Originally Posted by Amnorix
errr....the South was lost to the Democrats long before that.
How Democratic was the "Solid South". Pretty freaking Democratic. Here's the 1956 Election results. Those red states -- they're voting for Adlai Stevenson over the reelection of Dwight David Eisenhower.
Fast forward 8 years later (post Civil Rights Act) and the election of 1964, where LBJ (a southerner from Texas) trounces arch-conservative Republican Barry Goldwater.
Don't ask me why red is Democrat and blue is Republican, btw...
Anyway, you can look at most election maps and see the same thing pre/post Civil Rights Act. Solid South is pretty solidly Democrat pre-CRA, and solidly Republican post-CRA.
I was clearly talking about Congress when I referred to 1994. As you know, that was a midterm election. And the South was absolutely not GOP congessionally back then.
In fact, all 10 statehouses of the old Confederacy were controlled by Dems in 1992. Both branches of each. Today none are. Glad I could give you the history lesson here.