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Republicans Passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 6, 2010 | Grand Old Partisan

Posted on 08/06/2010 6:44:51 AM PDT by Michael Zak

On this day in 1965, the 1965 Voting Rights Act was signed into law. Contrary to myth, Republicans supported this law much more than did the Democrats. In the Senate, 94% of Republicans voted in favor, while just 73% of Democrats voted for it. In the U.S. House of Representatives, 82% of Republicans voted in favor, compared to 78% for the Democrats.

Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL), co-author of the 1965 VRA, helped outmaneuver Democrat opposition: "There has to be a real remedy. There has to be something durable and worthwhile. This cannot go on forever, this denial of the right to vote by ruses and devices and tests and whatever the mind can contrive to either make it very difficult or to make it impossible to vote."

The 1965 Voting Rights Act achieved for African-Americans a major goal of the GOP's Reconstruction Era-civil rights agenda, which the Democrats had blocked a century earlier.

The Republican National Committee re-published this article on the RNC website.

(Excerpt) Read more at grandoldpartisan.typepad.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: everettdirksen; grandoldpartisan; republicanparty; votingrightsact

1 posted on 08/06/2010 6:44:54 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

thats why they dont want kids to study history in school anymore..


2 posted on 08/06/2010 6:46:04 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

I’m on a mission — to show Republican leaders the benefits from appreciating the heritage of our Grand Old Party. See http://www.grandoldpartisan.com for more information.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 6:49:56 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

can we show this to democrats..I dont think republicans get it...or ever will..look at the kagan vote.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 6:55:53 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

I’ve been at this for years, with my Grand Old Partisan blog and speeches and book, fighting the good fight.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 6:58:13 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

Very informative. Thanks


6 posted on 08/06/2010 7:00:41 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Michael Zak

To be fair though, this was back when there were still such creatures as “liberal Republicans” and “conservative Democrats”. Both parties have changed a great deal in 45 years.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 7:02:47 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Michael Zak

The Republican ‘leaders’ we have today just want to be accepted into the club.

I see no fight in them. Until we get new intelligent people to replace these couch potatoes, it will not change.


8 posted on 08/06/2010 7:07:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Michael Zak

good luck


9 posted on 08/06/2010 7:11:18 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Michael Zak

does anyone have the actual vote count in numbers, not percentages? What big names were invoved? Byrd?


10 posted on 08/06/2010 7:13:53 AM PDT by eccentric
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To: dalebert

Thanks! By ignoring their party’s heritage, Republicans place themselves on the defensive. Every day, http://www.grandoldpartisan.com celebrates the achievements of the GOP.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 7:15:05 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

I was a loyal Republican for 30 years but not anymore.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 7:25:39 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: TribalPrincess2U; pissant
I see no fight in them. Until we get new intelligent people to replace these couch potatoes, it will not change

That is a very prevalent sentiment. There was posted last night an article titled "Amputate or Die by Dr. Jack Wheeler" that spelled out exactly what is at stake. I don't want to link another thread but if you didn't catch it, it might be worth a read. Posted by renown freeper pissant, who maybe you don't agree with on some things, it was a stark assessment of America's situation.

13 posted on 08/06/2010 7:27:24 AM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: Michael Zak

Actually. The Southern Dems became Repubs. And the Northeastern Country Club GOPers became Dems.

But it is a fact.


14 posted on 08/06/2010 7:34:54 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: dalebert

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 7:35:38 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: nhwingut

You mean like Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Newt Gingrich?


16 posted on 08/06/2010 7:42:42 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: eccentric

does anyone have the actual vote count in numbers, not percentages? What big names were invoved? Byrd?

Good question, how does one find out this kind of thing?

Was drunk Teddy a congress critter back then? I bet Al Gore Sr. voted against it.


17 posted on 08/06/2010 7:44:17 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: Cyclone59
I just found it on another post:

Senate: 77–19

* Democrats: 47–17 (73%-27%) * Republicans: 30–2 (94%-6%)

House: 333–85

* Democrats: 221–61 (78%-22%) * Republicans: 112–24 (82%-18%)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act#Vote_count

18 posted on 08/06/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT by eccentric
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To: Michael Zak
A Republican wrote the Voting Rights Act. (Everett Dirksen)
19 posted on 08/06/2010 9:50:56 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Michael Zak

Which is the Real ‘Racist’ Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats
http://bigjournalism.com/fross/2010/02/08/which-is-the-real-racist-party-fifteen-questions-for-democrats/
Great Moments in Democrat Racist History - FDR
http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/2009/04/great-moments-in-democrat-racist.html


20 posted on 08/06/2010 11:29:44 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Michael Zak; All

“I’m on a mission — to show Republican leaders the benefits from appreciating the heritage of our Grand Old Party. See http://www.grandoldpartisan.com for more information.”

This shameless blog pimp is annoying in the extreme and is here to advance his career at our expense. He offers no insights of his own, merely redirects to his blog ... which frankly, is amateurish and vulgar. Look at his posting record...the titles are all his constant anti-southern diatribes and his comments are the same...if incessant links and shameless huckstering for his “book” and his “blog” can be considered comments. His relentless attacks on the South, sweeping generalizations and references to the south and to the people of the south are both sickening and anathema to those of us who were born in the south and support our constitution and the hope for a free republic.


21 posted on 08/08/2010 9:34:08 AM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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