Wrong. The Republicans voted in higher percentages than the Dems for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and it was only Dem lies that continually persuaded blacks that the Dems were "on their side." Even Martin Luther King, Jr., was a lifelong Republican. However, once the welfare hooks were in the black underclass, it became a matter of freebies, and not freedom, as to which party to support.
Nice try, though.
posted on 02/23/2006 1:47:04 PM PST
(CNN is the Amtrak of news)
It is obvious that you didn't read the post. Of course the 1964 Republicans voted in a higher percentage. The southern democrats, who later changed to the GOP, were the Trent Lotts, and Strom Thurmonds of the era who dominated the South and the Democratic party. The 1964 GOP minority came from the midwest, New England and the pacific northwest and, as a percentage of their number, voted far greater for the 1964 Acts. Look at the subsequent debates, attemped circumlocutions and votes into the early 70s as those southern democrats changed parties.
posted on 02/24/2006 9:03:14 AM PST
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