Skip to comments.Five Decades of Lies Help Dems Create Monolithic Black Vote
Posted on 04/11/2013 4:49:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
As recently as 1956, nearly 39 percent of blacks voted Republican in that year's presidential election. After the Civil War, Abe Lincoln's Republican Party easily carried the black vote -- where blacks were allowed to vote. Unwelcome in the Democratic Party, most blacks voted Republican and continued to do so through the early part of the 20th century. It wasn't until 1948, when 77 percent of the black vote went to Harry Truman, who had desegregated the military, that a majority of blacks identified themselves as Democrats.
Yet, as a percentage of the party, more Republicans voted for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats. For his key role breaking the Democrats' filibuster and getting the act to pass the stalled Senate, Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen, a conservative from Illinois, landed on the cover of Time magazine. President Lyndon Johnson called Dirksen "the hero of the nation." The Chicago Defender, then the country's largest black daily newspaper, applauded Dirksen's "generalship" for helping to successfully push through the bill.
Older black voters sometimes explain they're opposed to Republicans because of the "racist" Southern strategy. But Richard Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchannan, credited with inventing the "Southern strategy," considered the Democratic Party the party of the racists. Buchanan said: "We would build our Republican Party on a foundation of states' rights, human rights, small government and a strong national defense, and leave it to the 'party of [Democratic Georgia Gov. Lester] Maddox, [1966 Democratic challenger against Spiro Agnew for Maryland governor George] Mahoney and [Democratic Alabama Gov. George] Wallace to squeeze the last ounces of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice.'"
But before that, another pivotal event occurred that helped the GOP-as-racist meme. In 1960, during the presidential campaign, .......
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"Keeping blacks ignorant of history remains crucial to this caricature of the Republican Party -- and to the monolithic Democratic black vote. Not so black and white, is it?
You can not maintain a 'five decades of lies' without willing help and spending a huge amount of effort.
More of them should have started asking questions themselves a long time ago.
One of the reasons I link the libs to the Nazi regime is that they use their tactics. The Nazi “big lie” theory has been used by the left for generations; “If you tell a lie loudly enough, often enough and with enough conviction it becomes truth.”
The Kennedys did a lot of underhanded things. Right before that election they let a rumor start that if Nixon were elected, General Dynamics would close and many people would lose their jobs. It was awful. I remember kids crying in school that their parents were going to lose their jobs. It was pretty tense.
Very good point, Nap! Blacks are willingly buying the loads of manure being peddled to them, and anyone who questions the "crackers" are immediately banished from the plantation or killed for their insolence.
Yes, I'm being deliberately provocative with the use of slavery terminology, but given the fact that blacks are so overwhelmingly Democrat and toe the party line without so much as batting a lash, one has to wonder how deep the depravity and willingness to be enslaved must go in their minds.
There are notable exceptions to the rule, but in general, blacks don't want to be "free" in the way that whites are free. They want that constant safety net under them despite any fall to which they might be subject being so shallow as to cause little more than a bruise to their ego.
Democrats learned long ago that they could promise every safety blanket and net in the world to ensure blacks comply with their party line. At some point, those blankets will go up in flames and the nets will fall away, leaving the fall ever more precarious than any of them would wish to imagine.