Landrieu, bless her heart, provided a teachable moment
It matters not that Sen. Landrieu aligned herself with Republicans on a key issue – the Keystone XL pipeline. Her support of Obama administration programs – especially the Affordable Care Act – more than outweighed that. Much more.
US House delegations across nine states stretching from the Carolinas to Texas are divided almost entirely by race, with white Republicans representing majority-white districts, while majority non-white districts are represented by black or Hispanic Democrats, according to the AP.
So, if the Democrats want to win any part South, they can't slice and dice the electorate by race. My suggestion would be class. Make the Republicans the party of the 0.01%, the 10% who help the 0.01% give the rest of us the business, the wannabe 10% who would like do that or think they are doing it, and you're left with only 80% less a smidge.
I'd bet the Democrats would rather resign themselves to continued defeat rather than change to win the legislative branch, but who knows. I might be surprised.