The other night at the Jim Stafford show Stafford asked how many people had ever been called various names. One of those names was “Democrat”. A few people, perhaps ten, indicated they had been. Stafford commented sadly, “You find them everywhere.” He then asked how many had ever been called Republican. Most of the probably 150 people in the crowd indicated they had.
Another hint of the political leanings of the area comes from reading some of the local history:
Thus the stage was set for a conflict between the settlers, mostly Republican and law-abidders, and the natives, mostly Democrats who liked the status quo.
The status quo was:
… government for the most part had ceased to exist with anarchy reigning over the county.
Some things never change I guess (I’m thinking of the cities of New Orleans and Washington D.C.).