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The Dixie Dems: Surging Against GOP Nuttiness?

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Will some red seats turn blue in those states, shocking as that may seem? It's all on the September episode of the Dixie Dems edition of the Lean to the Left podcast. With me are my political pals, Arthur Hill from North Carolina and Robert Thompson from the great state of Georgia. Arthur was communications chair with the Brunswick county, North Carolina democratic party. He and I both worked in PR and as freelance writers in Washington, DC.

Arthur is communications chair of the Brunswick County, North Carolina, Democratic party. He and I both worked in PR and as freelance writers in Washington, DC. And, we both worked on Capitol Hill, back in the day.

Robert Thompson is based in Atlanta and founded Peach News Now and its opinion podcast, Got Damn Liberals. It’s an awesome podcast, and he takes no prisoners. In our last episode, we revealed how he has a fettish with some blonde wacko from Georgia named Marjorie.

There’s a lot going on in South Carolina, and a lot of it has to do with Republicans making news, like only the Horry County Republican Party can. For those of you who don’t know, Horry County is home to the resort area of Myrtle Beach, but to the west there’s a lot of rural area. And, for years, it's been dominated by Republicans.

But today, those guys are in disarray, squabbling with the state GOP over its effort to prevent the MAGA crowd from taking over. This week, the entire county GOP leadership team resigned, including QAnon influencer Tracy “Beanz” Diaz, who was one of the five top-ranking members of the local party. Diaz’s time with the HCGOP was plagued by drama, including infighting and a lawsuit against it by a local man who said he was assaulted at a QAnon event.

The county GOP leadership complained that the state GOP was trying to silence “the true America First patriots,” and they promised to continue to fight to “expose the truth.”

Meanwhile, the county Democratic party is working in unison on behalf of some great candidates for the state legislature, especially, Ashlyn Preaux, Ryan Thompson, and Ernest Carson. Against some strong odds, I think they have a real shot, and that would really shake things up.

The county party is holding its biggest fundraiser, called the SHORE Dinner, later this month, and the proceeds will be used to help support Democratic candidates.

And, then, of course, there is Sen. Lindsey Graham with his new bill to impose a nationwide abortion ban after 15 weeks – a proposal that the pundits say is doing nothing but divide the Republicans. We can talk about that later. Unfortunately, Graham is not up for reelection this time around.

So, What’s happening in North Carolina and Georgia? How about in other areas of the country where the Republicans have "crummy" candidates?

Take a listen.

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