My friend the political scientist Tom Schaller said all this back in 2008, in his book Whistling Past dixie.
The party proceeded to show just how low a dixie Republican can go.
Remember what they did to Natalie Maines and the dixie Chicks for speaking out against the war?
Instead, it was Romney and his team who were desperately trying to explain away their debacle in dixie.
In 2006, he released Duets, on which he sang with everyone from Bono to the dixie Chicks.
I may need your help almost any day now, and so you, too, may share the secret with dixie and Ken.
All that kept her from sinking instantly was the bow of the dixie jammed into her side.
As soon as we eat breakfast, let's get all our things on the 'dixie' and pull out.
They were so young, these slender, dark-haired ones from dixie—so pitifully young!
Nor was he alone in this, for the messenger would be dixie; but no one said a word.
1859, first attested in the song of that name, which was popularized, if not written, by Ohio-born U.S. minstrel musician and songwriter Dan Emmett (1815-1904); perhaps a reference to the Mason-Dixon Line, but there are other well-publicized theories dating back to the Civil War. Popularized nationwide in minstrel shows. Dixieland style of jazz developed in New Orleans c.1910, so called from 1919.
An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:
I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
: a Dixie drawl
The southern United States
[1980s+; origin obscure; perhaps because the region is south of the Mason-Dixon line]