all the Southern racists that voted against Civil Rights fled to the Republican party.
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, current senator from West Virginia
- 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 Tempore
Democrat opposition to the Civil Rights Act was substantial enough to literally split the party in two.
A whopping 40% of the House Democrats VOTED AGAINST the Civil Rights Act,
while 80% of Republicans SUPPORTED it.
Republican support in the Senate was even higher. Similar trends occurred with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was supported by 82% of House Republicans and 94% of Senate Republicans. The same Democrat standard bearers took their normal racists stances, this time with Senator Fulbright leading the opposition effort.
It took the hard work of Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen and Republican Whip Thomas Kuchel to pass the Civil Rights Act
(Dirksen was presented a civil rights accomplishment award for the year by the head of the NAACP in recognition of his efforts). Upon breaking the Democrat filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Republican Dirksen took to the Senate floor and exclaimed "The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!" Sadly, Democrats and revisionist historians have all but forgotten (and intentionally so) that it was Republican Dirksen, not the divided Democrats, who made the Civil Rights Act a reality. Dirksen also broke the Democrat filibuster of the 1957 Civil Rights Act that was signed by Republican President Eisenhower.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
the birthers made an argument that obama's father's place of birth was an issue, but they never came after mitt's dad
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Jeremiah65
That is the problem I have with Romney.
He won't overturn the Patriot act. That funnels money into TSA and DHS and they in turn spend that money into the Military Industril Complex of private corporations manufacturing the equipment, weapons and ammunition they use.
He won't overturn NDAA. How handy is it for a President to have the power to have your opponents and protestors locked away indefinitely without a trial.
He won't turn over HR347. If a noisy group of protestors on the street corner outside the Capitol or The White House is annoying you, play the HR347 card and have them arrested.
We ALL have that problem with Romney!
What’s your other choice….because you REALLY only have 2 choices.
And like I said before, the POTUS is but 1 man. There are plenty of good people running for congress and governorships too.
Participate or stop complaining...lets change it one seat at a time until you get what you want.
When I hear Republicans speak and say things like:
- Obama wants to take money from "hard working" Americans and give to "lazy people"
And then I hear them say.
- Black people only vote for Obama because they want free stuff.
It isn't hard to put two and two together and know that when they say "hard working Americans"...they mean White people...and when they say "lazy people"...they mean Black people.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But Mitt Romney's statement about Obama's birth certificate appeals to the racists in the crowd. He purposely pandered to the racists with that comment, IMO.
What part of my last statement did you not understand? I AM participating. I AM a Libertarian. Gary Johnson for POTUS. I vote for my ideals, I vote for what I think is right. If you are trapped in the left/right paradigm and vote for "the lesser of two evils" you are following the programming they have pumped into your head.
Here's a thought...why not break free of doing what you are told to do and do a little research into the multitude of political parties and support one that ACTUALLY stands for what YOU stand for. This notion of only having two choices is a lie and is not a choice at all. They are both a couple of turds...two wings of the same bird of prey...and we are the prey.
I do agree that The POTUS doesn't have near the power to make change as people are tricked into thinking he does. The real power is in the hands of Congress and if you want to make a REAL change...vote out all the incumbents and "career" politicians...put in people that actually are willing to work and get things accomplished.
Just wanted to point out that not all 'birthers' (hate that term) are racists, imo.
Maybe the GOP get called racists because they spew it on TV/radio/film/speeches openly.
Are there bigots in the GOP? of course. But unfortunately it was Democrats that dawned white sheets and terrorized blacks, jews and catholics for many years.
It was Democrats that hung minorities from trees. Which do you feel is more harmful?
All the white supremacists are conservative tea-party Republicans now.
There is no record of this on google so therefore it isn't true.
What is racist about the tea party message?
The Neo-Nazis of America actually endorsed Occupy Wall Street.
Would you agree that lynching is more harmful than racial slurs?
Would you agree that all the Black Supremacists are Democrats now?
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is warning Republicans that the strategy of relying on “angry white guys” is eventually going to doom his party.