Woodrow Wilson was the first democrat elected with the support of blacks. The NAACP broke with the repubs and endorsed Wilson. He immediately implemented Jim Crow in the federal government.
Did they buy them off? The Great Society stuff?
Dems still look up to Wilson today as some kind of hero. How absurd. It was his successors Harding and Coolidge who were more progressive when it came to race and civil liberties issues.
I had never heard about that Pat Buchanan statement. It is quite remarkable and makes it all the more astounding so many on the left have branded Pat as racist.
Seems like a turning point in this whole mess was indeed the 1960 election. If Johnson had never been president, Dems probably would not have gotten credit for all the civil rights legislation. Of course Johnson admitted it was all done "to keep them voting Democrat for 100 years." Sadly he was right, but at a huge and disastrous cost to America.