posted on Apr, 15 2007 @ 08:12 PM
posted by semperfortis
Well there it is . . The problem can never be solved . . I am also not blind to the racism in the Democrat party. [Edited by Don W]
The Southern Democrats were America’s premo racists from 1865 to 1981. In 1968 Richard Nixon and John Mitchell “invented” what they called the
Southern Strategy and honed it to perfection in 1972. It was intended to “break” the Democrat’s post Civil War hold on what has been called the
“Solid South.” The method selected to exploit newly aroused white fears and race hatred against blacks manifested in the court ordered
desegregation of public schools was to denounce an activist Federal judiciary. To belittle court orders to bus children. Court ordered racial ratios
in schools. And courts blocking all the cheap attempts to circumvent the courts and to defraud the state treasury. See also the hare-brained doctrine
Court ordered desegregation caused “white flight” and inspired a spate of private schools meant only to keep out blacks. This is the origin of
school vouchers and a dozen other wild schemes to let whites tap into the public treasury. It is the illegitimate father of home schooling. All
across the south public, tax supported swimming pools, libraries and hospitals were closed. Republicans should be ashamed to mention the name of
Abraham Lincoln out loud.
Such southern luminaries as Strom Thurmond (and maybe Trent Lott and Newt Gingrich) began to leave the Democratic ship, Thurmond in 1948 when Democrat
Harry Truman 1) desegregated the Armed Forces by Executive Order, and 2) forced a Civil Rights plank in the 1948 platform.
Others delayed until 1980's advent of Ronald Reagan. Called the Boll Weevils, the Southern Democrats were invited into the Republican Party by the
Republican icon, Ronald Reagan who was himself not unfamiliar with the utility of stirring racism in the electorate.
Quoted from above, “ . . I am also not blind to the racism in the Democrat party . . ” I said a lot to say this. Post Reagan, show me a
Democrat anywhere in the US of A who invokes the race card.
[edit on 4/15/2007 by donwhite]