Dave “Mudcat” Saunders appears on the Colbert Report, Indecision 2012, to talk with Stephen about the upcoming southern state presidential primary elections and explain the Southern culture of “fight, sing, drink, pray”.
By Dave Mudcat Saunders, Huffington Post
January 12, 2012
The GAO report is clear. Because of conditions on Haitian ground, USAID is going to have a tough time ever getting anything done. Two years ago, President Obama promised the people of Haiti: “You will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten.” From what I’ve seen, working with those already in Haiti who have a record of getting things done is the only way the United States can fulfill that promise. This must become an immediate priority — in Obama’s own words — “swift, coordinated, and aggressive.” Continue reading
Dave “Mudcat” Saunders remembers his friend Elizabeth Edwards
By BEN EVANS, The Associated Press
Thursday, November 4, 2010; 9:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The white Southern Democrat – endangered since the 1960s civil rights era – is sliding nearer to extinction.
After this week’s elections, the Democratic Party barely holds a presence in the region outside of majority-black urban areas such as Atlanta and Memphis. The carnage for the party was particularly brutal in the Deep South, where just one white Democrat survived across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
The Republicans’ effort to win over the South, rooted decades ago in a strategy to capitalize on white voters’ resentment of desegregation, is all but complete.
“Right now in most of Dixie it is culturally unacceptable to be a Democrat. It’s a damn shame, but that’s the way it is,” said Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, a campaign strategist for conservative Democrats such as Jim Webb of Virginia, one of the few remaining Southern Democratic senators. Continue reading
Aired August 4, 2010
Interview begins 3:10 into video.
LITTWIN: America’s crooked road
By Mike Littwin, Rocky Mountain News
Published August 9, 2008 at 12:05 a.m.
“Gah-dayem, son,” Mudcat says. “It’s not about race. It’s about the gah-dayem culture.”
He offers up this pearl of socio-political wisdom as we cruise through the hills of western Virginia – Mudcat driving, me riding shotgun – to test his theory of how culture trumps race here. It’s not just any theory. All that’s at stake is quite possibly who becomes the next president of the United States. Continue reading