Have you ever been to Providence Canyon in Southwest Georgia?
I’ve been there several times. I grew up nearby in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley on the other side of the Chattahoochee River in eastern Alabama. I’ve been surprised by the fact that no Democratic strategists in Georgia ever bring it up while talking about the environment.
If I were a Democratic strategist working for the Yang campaign and I wanted to win the 16 electoral votes from the State of Georgia in 2020, I would remind the White folks who live in rural Georgia that this staggering gully was created by niggardly human stewardship of the environment.
I can imagine Andrew Yang coming to Providence Canyon State Park and shooting a little video to mock Sean Hannity. This is what happens when we don’t take care of our environment. While I don’t have the numbers in front of me, I am fairly sure Stewart County, GA is the poorest county in the state.
We’ve already got Yang talking about a 21st century New Deal for Millennials and Zoomers:
We've been shafting young people and then telling them it is their fault. Let's unshaft them. pic.twitter.com/MgxP7KtLgV
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 17, 2019
Every Southern state voted for Franklin Roosevelt four times. He did all kinds of things here when he was president. Unfortunately, the memory of how the South changed has faded.
Note: As I have already explained, I would remind the White folks in Oklahoma and Texas about the experience of the Dust Bowl while talking about the environment there. I would remind the White folks of Alabama and Tennessee about how they didn’t have electricity until FDR built the TVA and extended electricity to rural areas unserved by free-market capitalism with the Rural Electrification Act.