“This is what the Republicans who follow the Texan Cruz worry about: if struggling middle-class and working-class whites (especially in the South) see the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, then the Republican Party’s southern strategy will collapse. Here’s the thing: Only by keeping white Republicans angry at the federal government can they keep their fragile coalition together.”
Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, “Ignorant Tea Party outrage: Sarah Palin’s latest Obamacare lie,” Salon
Sadly, the havoc that R’s have already wreaked upon the ACA will ensure that the program will not run smoothly for quite a while, giving witless working class/middle class conservatives reason to continue to bite the hand attempting to feed them.
Yes, they’ve managed to destroy the thing at the state level.
Can you post what exactly is the Republican Party” southern strategy” is.
That they rely on most of their support in the South, a switch from when the South was mostly Dem.