Friday, October 15, 2010

GOPers favorite four letter word JOBS

The GOP won three seats on the Corinth, Ms. City Council this week to tie the chamber at 3 to 3. It marks the first time ever that the democrats will not have a majority on the council. Corinth is the second largest town in northeast Mississippi behind Tupelo for those of you who don't know. Its also about 15 miles from the Tennessee stateline and up until a few years ago it had always been a staunchly democrat territory. But job losses on top of more job losses have taken a huge toll on democrats in that area over the last few years. Prior to 2006, the democrats always enjoyed 6 to 0 majorities on the city council. Two GOPers won in 2006 however and that was followed by the local party defeating longtime State Rep Rickey Cummings(D) in 2007. But the lack of jobs apparently have pushed old yellow dog democrats in Corinth over the edge this year. Quad Graphics announced a few months ago that their closing in a few weeks which will in turn send 500 people to the unemployment rolls just in time for the holidays. Then came the news this week that Kmart is officially closing their store in Corinth. In simple terms its just a bad situation in Corinth right now and people are mad and their looking to take their anger out on the people in charge and in this case its the democrats who are/were in charge. All of this doesn't bode well for Congressman Travis Childers eightteen days from now. He has to win Corinth to offset the expected edge Alan Nunnelee will have in his hometown of Tupelo and Desoto County. Just a word of advice to the Congressman. I would be brushing up on the real estate market in Booneville if I were you because I have a hunch after this weeks results in Corinth that you are going to be back to selling it full time in a few weeks.....

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