posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 02:37 PM
Now I am awfully glad that it's just not possible for a Black person to be racist to white people. At least, that is the message we are given, almost
daily in movies, TV and media. It's one sided. Entirely...right?
According to Charlie...
In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the "same group" who fought for
segregation during the Civil Rights movement.
“It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked,"
Wow.. That's quite a statement. Now, where he manages to corral some facts to come up with that? I really have no idea. I looked right to the heart of
the matter and the law itself to see what I might find, since we're talking about politicians here and NOT about the individual people who were
fighting one another across the Deep South and many other areas of the nation, around that time. Hmmm..... You might be surprised, after what he said
there. I was.
The final roll-call came at 7:40 P.M. on the 83d day of debate, nine days after closure was invoked.
Voting for the bill were 46 Democrats and 27 Republicans. Voting against it were 21 Democrats and six Republicans.
Except for Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, all the Democratic votes against the bill came from
Well, that's odd? So...the Democrats have become the Tea Party? Err... That can't be right? What about the House, one may ask? Well.. Lets see.
The House of Representatives debated the bill for nine days and rejected nearly one hundred amendments designed to weaken the bill before passing
H.R .7152 on February 10, 1964. [Of the 420 members who voted, 290 supported the civil rights bill and 130 opposed it. Republicans favored the bill
138 to 34; Democrats supported it 152-96.] It is interesting to note that Democrats from northern states voted overwhelmingly for the bill, 141 to 4,
while Democrats from southern states voted overwhelmingly against the bill, 92 to 11. A bipartisan coalition of Republicans and northern Democrats was
the key to the bill's success. This same arrangement would prove crucial later to the Senate's approval of the
Awww... I think this was just a wee short of honest, to be real generous. I'll be even more generous by saying that, in reality and in the
appraisal of history, people on both sides (as usually seems to be the case) both made Civil Rights happen AND fought hard to
Sorry Charlie....Civil Rights isn't a left thing or a right thing. Then OR now. We just have politicians who can't stop misrepresenting basic historic
truths long enough to tell a straight and honest story. (Then again, Rangle himself very narrowly missed being busted right out of the Congress for
his own tax evasion
while heading the committee handling tax
law. What can we expect these days? Honesty?) :shk:
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