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From the comments, something that needs wider airing and dissemination:

Let's see...

Democrats filibustered the 1957 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway.

Democrats filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway. (Robert Byrd spoke for over 12 straight hours trying to de-rail it).

Democrats have as their elder statesman that same Robert Byrd whom Barbara Boxer called: "Her inspiration"...despite him having been one of the highest ranking members of the KKK.

Democrats want College entrance and job hiring across the country to focus on RACE over intelligence and character. Whereas Republicans are called "Racist!" for wanting a "color-blind society" ala Martin Luther King.

hmmm...what's wrong with this picture?

And Trent Lott is run out of town for a throwaway line aimed at exhorting a 100 year old man at a public birthday celebration while Harry Reid gets a pass for something said behind closed doors that says so much about his heart and state of mind.

It's an amazing juxtaposition.

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The truth is a bit more com... (Below threshold)
James H:

The truth is a bit more complicated.

Democrats filibustered the 1957 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway.

Said filibuster was led by one Strom Thurmond, who later became a Republican. Also note that, according to Wikipedia, LBJ was thought the bill could "tear apart" his party, which had both an anti-civil rights and a pro-civil rights wing.

Democrats filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway. (Robert Byrd spoke for over 12 straight hours trying to de-rail it).

If you look at the vote totals for the 1964 act, they break down more by region than they do by party.

In other words, the Democrats of the 1950s and 1960s were not united on civil rights. They were a coalition that broke down along regional lines over that very issue.

This regional split in the Democratic Party was resolved primarily during the realigning elections of 1964 and 1968. After these elections, the anti-civil rights Southern Democrat was no longer quite as welcome in the party.

Every time you repeat this particular canard, you reprint an oversimplification of history. Moreover, you are not interested in serious discussion of politics or of history.

As to the rest:

Democrats have as their elder statesman that same Robert Byrd whom Barbara Boxer called: "Her inspiration"...despite him having been one of the highest ranking members of the KKK.

Strom Thurmond, a leader in the anti-civil rights movement, was a Republican elder statesman for decades. Ditto Jesse Helms, who was a Democrat until 1970.

Democrats want College entrance and job hiring across the country to focus on RACE over intelligence and character. Whereas Republicans are called "Racist!" for wanting a "color-blind society" ala Martin Luther King.

This is difficult to assess, although there is a grain of truth here. I woudl argue, however, that major civil-rights figures of the 1960s would still favor affirmative action and possibly continue to defend it, as Justice Thurgood Marshall did in his Bakke opinion in 1978.

So anyone who mentions race... (Below threshold)
astigafa:

So anyone who mentions race is a racist? Let's be honest, shall we? You're not anti racist; you're just anti Democrat. (And those Democrats who were against those programs were Southern Democrats, many of whom are now Republicans, yes?)

To the right of this post is an ad for the "Obama Whiteface" tee shirt, so popular amongst overtly racist populist right wingers. If racism bothered you at all, that's what you'd be blogging. But it doesn't, does it? You're just trying to pull down the moderates and liberals, and otherwise divide Americans.

Well, Sieg Heil, baby. Business as usual in Naziland. Have you a very nice tea party, and be sure to wave that rebel flag. You is a "rogue," ain't you?

astigafa! How the hell you ... (Below threshold)

astigafa! How the hell you been, you old scumbag! I thought we up and banned you ages ago!

Behave yourself this time, and I'll leave the hammer on the hooks on the wall.

J.

James H, it is simple cause... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

James H, it is simple cause it is simple. Democrats view minorities, african-americans (negroes to Reid) as incapable of making it on their own. If that is not racist, what is. You do not think one is capable of achieving without the help of "white" people. Republicans and conservatives believe in people. We believe you can achieve anything if you make up your mind about it. So, which philosophy will hold someone back and give them a low self image? ww

astigafa, were you born tha... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

astigafa, were you born that way or did you get trained in how to be stupid? Study history, or rather have someone explain it to you slowly, at a pace you might be able to grasp. Check out have well minorities are doing in cities controlled by progressives. Rather, once again, have someone do it for you as competence is probably not one of you strong points. Your writing and openminded attitutde is much more reminicent of Nazism than most who post here.

Willie: My point wasn't ne... (Below threshold)
James H:

Willie: My point wasn't necessarily to debate the merits of conservatism and liberalism. Rather, I was trying to bring historical context to the statements in this blog entries. Did you examine that historical context before you ran off your mouth? Do you comprehend that the Civil Rights Act votes were less a partisan issue and more a regional one? Or did you just run off your mouth without thinking?

As for the two political philosophies, I choose neither and both. I don't feel any particular need to don a "conservative" or "liberal" T-shirt and cheer for my team. I pick and choose elements from each side that seem sensible and workable to me.

A new thread on democrat ra... (Below threshold)
914:

A new thread on democrat racists and 2 new trolls crawl out of hibernation.

Harry "la hood" is history within 200 more news cycles despite the leftists attempt at "whitewashing" the whole thing.

What's continuing on today ... (Below threshold)
Gabr:

What's continuing on today is the same behavior from the same dark mental place that was taking place a decade and more ago by Democrats.

Democrats created the KKK and engaged in terrorism using that organization for decades and it was started (by Democrats) for purposes of harassing mostly Blacks who at that time (when they first got the vote) were mostly registering and voting as Republicans.

But the KKK (that'd be, the Democrats) did not stop with "only" harassing Blacks: their objective was to harass/terrorise ANYone who was voting as a Republican or even associating with a Republican. That included the "poor Whites" who weren't included in the KKK/Democrats, who were segregated from the KKK Democrats and likely trying to live their lives on their own engaged in capitalism, farming, laboring, living their lives as they individually saw fit, which was NOT what the KKK/Democrats thought should be.

So it was not "just" Blacks who were harassed and terrorised, it was ANY and ALL who were REPUBLICANS who that organization was formed to attack (drive out of town, get out of potential voter records, destroy or force into voting for a Democrat).

The rest of their awful work occured later in different branches of the same terrorist organization but the essence of the KKK was that it was a political action group movement by Democrats to harass if not destroy anyone who wasn't voting for a Democrat.

This has all been documented, including sworn testimony before Congress decades ago. The KKK WAS A DEMOCRATIC-PARTY organization.

Well, Sieg Heil, baby. Busi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Well, Sieg Heil, baby. Business as usual in Naziland. Have you a very nice tea party, and be sure to wave that rebel flag. You is a "rogue," ain't you?

astigafa is back, and it's BUSINESS AS USUAL.

Pull your fucking head out of your ass!

In other words, th... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:
In other words, the Democrats of the 1950s and 1960s were not united on civil rights. They were a coalition that broke down along regional lines over that very issue.

This regional split in the Democratic Party was resolved primarily during the realigning elections of 1964 and 1968. After these elections, the anti-civil rights Southern Democrat was no longer quite as welcome in the party. -- James H

What's taken place over the decades is that that racist, segregationalist Democrat-party and "Leftwing" Democrat mentality has saturated subdued, subjugated racial stereotypes: you get 'ardent' Liberals who may or may not be Black today all rationalizing how it just had to be that their support today for the Democratic Party is somehow good and righteous and all the past ills the fault of those "bad Republicans" -- just like your ancestors were beaten into submission in believing.

Opportunities were in times past limited to including only the "connected" with the Democratic Party and that has remained largely what the DNC is all about today. So you / unions / racist organizations / all the stereotypical types imaginable... you benefit by being associated with the Democrats and you destroy those who aren't associated.

Thus, it's the same terrorism that the Democrats created and launched using the KKK in decades past, only today it's Harry Reid, John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi (and many others among Democrats) who are waging the same form of segregation. Actually, their renditions are worse.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been waging the most severe segregationalist movement using Congress that I've ever witnessed in my entire lifetime. I can't see any difference between their closed-door-powwows-and-manipulations and the old midnight-field-rallies (where they also relied on "closed doors" via a lot of hoods and special-memberships).

It boils down to a differen... (Below threshold)
Grace:

It boils down to a difference not of actual skin color for most, but of a culture difference.
The culture of the Democratic party believes and promotes helping the "poor" - and this does not necessarily mean $$ poor.
The culture of the Republican party believes that people can pull themselves up on their own.
The reason most people are independents is they would like to believe that the poorest of the poor do need help, but that help must be small so that the one helped does not become completely dependent upon such help.
It seems as we have lurched left, those who believe in helping others have lost sight of the consequences of unlimited "good deeds" - that is the growth of the "helpless" class and the corruption that it has spawned

It's an amazing juxtapos... (Below threshold)

It's an amazing juxtaposition.

Well, it used to be "amazing"...now it's called 'business as usual'.

Grace raises a fair point. ... (Below threshold)
James H:

Grace raises a fair point. I think that the current unemployment compensation system stands in marked contrast to such New Deal programs as the WPA.

In unemployment compensation, you "look for work" for months on end, sometimes to a year or more if it's extended. Meanwhile, in the WPA, you could be given a job in your trade at prevailing market wages.

I'm not saying there weren't problems with WPA (I know there were significant issues), but I find it far more palatable than the current unemployment-insurance regime. Among other things, you could help instill a sense of pride in people in the work they did rather than keep them on the dole.

It's an amazing juxtapos... (Below threshold)
Roy:

It's an amazing juxtaposition.

It's also an "unprecedented" juxtaposition.

LMAO.Vintage trolls. It loo... (Below threshold)
Dr Carlo Lombardi:

LMAO.Vintage trolls. It looks as if the Axelturd brigade has been dispatched and is hitting the beaches in full force

Let's ask an even more impo... (Below threshold)
Brook:

Let's ask an even more important question: why do we have a Black Congressional Caucus (all Democrat)? Isn't there something un-American about a caucus in our Congress based on race? Consider the terrible message that sends to the nation. You'll be thinking harder than the Democrats in Congress on that one.

During an interview Congres... (Below threshold)
tyree:

During an interview Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez (D, CA)said, "It's true, we (the Democrats) don't control the media anymore."

By controlling how things get reported the Democrats have been able to alter the perception of history. Way too many people think the Republicans supported slavery and Jim Crow laws. My father left the Democratic Party in part because of their support for racial segregation in the deep south.

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