The Omen

Mike Duncan, John Ensign, and Tom Cole need to sit up and take notice because this is bad news for them. When a Democrat wins in a traditionally Republican Congressional district in northern Mississippi, it’s not a sign of good things to come for the GOP. Now granted, the district includes Oxford, a college town, and some suburbs of Memphis, so it was never unwinnable for a Democrat. But still, it’s mostly rural Mississippi, full of solid people proud to call themselves Bible-Belters, who listen to both kinds of music, Country-Western and Southern-Rock, and who don’t understand what the fuss is about the Confederate Battle Flag because it’s just plain a part of our heritage, y’all. Those are the kinds of voters who picked a centrist Democrat over a regular Republican. Yikes.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.