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Top-shelf political analysis from Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL):

Examining the 2006 midterms, Putnam blamed the GOP defeat on “the independent vote, the women vote, the suburban vote.” He said that “heck, even the white rednecks who go to church on Sunday didn’t come out to vote for us.”

Between the segregationist wing of the GOP in the Senate and the white redneck wing in the House, there are those suggesting the GOP is now just a regional party of the South. That’s not fair to the South, unless you mean the circa 1948 South.

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