Oh really they did? James O. Eastland? John Stennis? Allen Ellender? William Fulbright? Fritz Hollings? Al Gore? Richard Russell? John Sparkman? Harry Byrd? Robert Byrd? Jeez, I thought they didn't, stupid me...OK, now let's go back to reality - the ONLY Democratic Senator who voted against the CRA and switched his affiliation was Strom Thurmond. ALL other Democrats remained in their party and most of them maintained their influential positions (like Eastland - Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and later President pro tempore, who, while already being a Senator, once said that the "Constitution guarantees...the right to life, liberty and pursuit of dead niggers").
posted on 02/23/2006 1:45:13 PM PST
(Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.)
Their attrition brougt on the New GOP South.
posted on 02/24/2006 9:04:40 AM PST
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