BigDMcGee, on Friday, April 20th, 2012, 3:56 PM, said:
Ever look at the democrat leaders who were fighting the Civil Rights Act?
Yeah, the OP calls it genius spin, and while I think it is entertaining spin, I wouldn't call it genius. I'd call it grossly misleading. in mid 60's the racist white wing of the southern democratic party left the party en masse because of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, which was the final stake in the heart of blacks being republicans in any substantive numbers ( the shift toward the party began in the north with the FDR New Deal alliance, and was finalized in the 60's). I would guess that there would be less than 1% of the current KKK that are registered democrats ( or any white nationalist group, really)I wish people would stop treating Ann as a pundant and treat her like the comedian that she is. She's a funny troll but people take her too seriously as a legitimate commentator, both on the right and left. There's no reason anyone should be reporting on jokes a comedian tells.
Democrat Senators organized the record Senate filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Included among the organizers were several prominent and well known liberal Democrat standard bearers including: - Robert Byrd, senator from West Virginia till 2008 - J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator and political mentor of Bill Clinton - Albert Gore Sr., Tennessee senator, father and political mentor of Al Gore. Gore Jr. has been known to lie about his father's opposition to the Civil Rights Act. - Sam Ervin, North Carolina senator of Watergate hearings fame - Richard Russell, famed Georgia senator and later President Pro TemporeNot exactly a list of people who joined the republican party...You can pretend that democrats 'changed' but the truth is they didn't. They just switched from outspoken racists, to 'let's help those poor people who can't take care of themselves because they are animals', kind of racists.Algore came up with Midnight Basketball to keep poor blacks busy so they wouldn't commit crimes.You think you guys would have given Bush a pass on that?Nope, the democrats in this country have done more harm to blacks in this country than the Klu Klux Klan ever could hope. I guess the '24 Democrat convention
was their brain storming venue...