HAD a southern strategy? They still have a southern strategy. They just tried to conceal it behind their black party chair in the last election.
Our local RNC sent horribly racist post cards in 2008. They didn't place a return address, but there was a well organized effort to play to racism.
I posted the specifics at DU a while back.
Quote:Two racist postcards were mailed to our home, addressed to "Hardcore Liberal Democrat."
They were both different however one read:
"Dear Barack Obama Supporter,
Thank you for supporting Barack Obama for President of the United States. Being a good liberal Democrat, like you are, I'm sure you wouldn't mind accepting numerous low and no income Obama constituents as your new neighbors. You may suffer a decrease in your property value, and a rise in your property and theft insurance, but it will be worth it to advance integration."
The mailer is in post card format and has mug shots of local black criminals who have been charged with various crimes. As well as OJ Simpson and Tim Montgomery.
Above the mug shots the text reads:
"Welcome your new neighbors, guilty on all twelve charges."
Signed - "YOUR BELOVED OJ SIMPSON"
IMHO, Steel needs to admit that his party HAS a southern strategy. And, he needs to renounce it.