Essentially it was the Republican party saying, “Look, blacks are voting for Democrats so you white people need to vote for Republicans—the party that will represent whites and oppose the blacks.” With this strategy, you saw the official shift of the Republican party from the “party of Lincoln” to the party which embraced white racism towards African Americans to solidify the white vote in the South. So, yeah, it’s easy to say Lincoln was a Republican and the KKK was largely built by Democrats, but by doing so you only prove your own ignorance of history. You’re ignoring the fact that as Democrats evolved to embrace equality for African Americans, Southern racists were left looking for a new political party — and they found one that not only embraced their racism and bigotry, it sought it out. And that party they found was the Republican party.
Let’s look at a comment from a 1970’s interview in the New York Times with Richard Nixon’s political strategist:
“From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the ***** vote and they don’t need any more than that…but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more *****es who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the *****phobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.” Essentially it was the Republican party saying, “Look, blacks are voting for Democrats so you white people need to vote for Republicans—the party that will represent whites and oppose the blacks.”
The welfare state aka the nee govt plantation. All dems
All Dems, abortion to rid us of blacks (margret sanger says)
Also internment camps, jim crow, segragation
My how times have changed , now the republinut is made up of only 2% afro-american ! That sounds a bit more like youre the party of racism , and when you include the rights war on womens rights that makes you all the more exclusive ! Just cant deal with that fact , now can you ?
Creater of the KKK a Dem
They were the defenders of slavery
2% afro-american , alienating women , thats why you'll be crying !
Now thats some abstract logic , close to a lie but not quite !
Its an inconvenient fact Coaluser but the truth is there wouldnt be any racism if not for Democrats
My how times have changed , now the republinut is made up of only 2% afro-american ! That sounds a bit more like youre the party of racism , and when you include the rights war on womens rights that makes you all the more exclusive !
Indeed, the Dems are the party of racism and that is an undeniable fact
Yes hop the history books proves what the dems deny.
I dont think he ever left the chicken farm Mod !
tired-I guess you were home schooled,eh?
Talking to the empty chair again , yup it looked stupid when Eastwood did it and its even more idiotic now ! What a dumb cluck !
It boggles the mind Coal
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