My friend Thomas, over at RedState, has this piece up about the Democrats crumbling in Georgia. He writes, in part:
In 2004, the destruction of the Democrats, by then a quixotic coalition of rural, conservative, mostly white Democrats and urban liberal Democrats of various races, genders, and sexual orientations, became complete. The Republicans swept in to the Georgia House of Representatives and improved their Senate position — this time under court drawn maps that were more favorable to them.
2006 is upon us. In just the past few weeks, several prominent Democrats who once ruled the General Assembly have announced either their retirements or their new affiliations as Republicans. The Georgia Republican Party spent the first three months of the year raising $3,793,518.83 compared with Democrat efforts yielding just $493,495.15. The GOP now has cash on hand of $4 million versus just $400,000.00 for the Democrats.