Skip to comments.JJ on PBS "Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans
Posted on 09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs
Separately, Jackson cited a New South that has been created largely by the civil rights marches and then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965. One far-reaching effect of the Voting Rights Act, said Jackson, is that politics have changed in the South. Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans and the Lincoln Republicans became Johnson Democrats.
Both Jackson and Metcalf agreed that a winning tactic on the part of the new Democratic coalition they envision is full-scale combat with the tea party conservatives and their agenda to cut government.
45 percent of South Carolinas economy is related to the federal government, said Jackson, The interstate highways are federal, and the seaports are federal. This states rights talk (about privatizing government programs and outlets) doesnt stand up.
Hey, Jesse, maybe you should be worrying more about your cokehead son.
Next, we're going to hear that 100% of the economy is dependent on the government since the government issues the currency...
“then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965”
Should read, “which President Johnson bribed, rewarded, cheated, and poured money out like water, to get passed through Congress in 1965.”
Much of the fiscal hole we find ourselves in today began with LBJ. And if he hadn’t thrown enough money down the rat hole on his on, later when the riots started, they just completely turned on the money tap! Of course most of those folks knew they’d be long dead before the real stuff hit the fan.
A lie told often enough...
Thanks for trying Jesse, but the parties just didn’t switch voting preferences.
You can’t erase the racism inherent in the Democrat party by uttering a lie.
Is this bull or what. same old lies. I dont think Jesse thought this one up on his own..bet someone handed him a script
Je$$e says: 45 percent of South Carolinas economy is related to the federal government, said Jackson, The interstate highways are federal, and the seaports are federal. This states rights talk (about privatizing government programs and outlets) doesnt stand up.
Frédéric Bastiat predictively responded: "Socialism confuses the distinction between government and society. Every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all."
actually Dixiecrats most certainly with very few exceptions become Republicans
the irony being rather rich..my WBTS ancestry (whose graves I visited last weekend btw) who survived the war and Reconstruction would be aghast until they surveyed the new political scene.
I know NeoYankees just hate that with a passion
However, without us...the descendents...you would be a minority party given how whites vote for the most part where you live sneering down at us.
Sucks I know..but you’ll get over it.
Besides...this year it’s all Yankee anyhow including one pretty darn good one who might be our future...one i can sure live with.
Southern social conservatives are just dependable this year but not much represented.
Complete rewrite of history. The real racists and segregationists in the Democratic party stayed in the Democratic party after the civil rights era.
Most notably among them were Senator Byrd, and Senator Stennis, but the list goes on and on.
This notion that the left supports centralization and the right supports federalism is very strange. In old Mexico it was the conservatives who supported centralization while left wingers like Benito Juarez supported not only a decentralized federal union but American-style capitalism as well.
That is the Dems' current conceit. Its how they explain their history to themselves.
Actually, once you remove race as an issue, the parties did realign with Dems who were, say, national security conservatives or free market "classic liberals" crossing over to the GOP. We didn't accept the Dem view of race, they accepted ours.
The GOP has generally resisted race politics, while the DNC has always had race front and center. A lot has changed in terms of race in America, but the DNC's obsession with race has not changed.
How does he feel about those Jefferson Davis Democrats lynching his people? What a fraud this man is.
Not so much. o2bfree is correct. That's a compete fabrication. Of 26 admitted dixiecrats, only 3 became republicans. The rest went back to the democrat fold.
And Democrats all turned into A-holes or were they always that way?
Republicans wanted and want Blacks to be free. Democrats wanted and want the slave holders to be changed to the Government. Obama, Jesse and Al are just the big house slaves trying to keep the field slaves from running.
Factually they didn't. I came across a website that had a list of all the known Dixiecrats and traced their party affiliated once the Dixiecrat party fell apart. Something like 90% of them became democrats.
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