My opinion is that the Democratic Party’s coalition has become too urban for it to sustain itself as a majority coalition in Congress over the long run. Prior to the Depression, the Democrats won when they united the rural South and West with just enough ethnic voters from the big cities. The Democratic super majority that began under Franklin Roosevelt was built upon the South and West, plus massive hauls from the cities. But nowadays the Democrats win the cities, but are much weaker everywhere else.
I’ve got to hand it to Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book “The Skeptical Environmentalist.” He’s done it again, bringing calm analysis to a politically charged subject in the new documentary film “Cool It,” which went into wide release over the weekend.
Alan Boothe of Troy, Mike Millican of Hamilton, Lesley Vance of Phenix City, and Steve Hurst of Munford announced their switch, which was reported by the Mont gomery Advertiser on Friday.
The shift brings the number of Republi cans in the House to 66, compared to 39 Dem ocrats. About 20 Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Mike Rog ers and the likely choice for the next speaker of the House, Rep. Mike Hubbard of Au burn, were at the announcement.