Skip to comments.ANOTHER LIBERAL LIE EXPOSED: The Myth of the Southern Strategy
Posted on 10/03/2011 9:35:26 PM PDT by Billlknowles
Recently, Herman Cain made the comment that, Many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. For this statement he was vilified, especially by the black liberal establishment. It may have been imprudent for him to say, especially if he wishes to garner a significant portion of the black vote, but it is the truth. Blacks have been brainwashed by the myth of the Southern Strategy.
There was a point in our history in which the black community voted overwhelmingly Republican. After all, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves. During the reconstruction period, blacks elected to federal office were all Republicans. President Johnson had to appeal to Congressional Republicans for passage of civil rights legislation as the majority of Democrats opposed it.
On the other hand, the Democrats historical record on race relations is deplorable. The Democrat party is the party of slavery. The Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats as an enforcement arm of the party. Woodrow Wilson stabbed the NAACP in the back by seeking their support than, once in office, he segregated the federal government. When anti-lynching legislation was proposed during the Roosevelt administration, the President refused to support it. It was Democrats who fought for Jim Crow laws and segregation.
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Liberal academia loves to claim that Republican Party ascendency, over the last 40 years among white southerners, is due to a hidden racist element in conservative ideology. Maybe a more accurate answer is simply that when people reject racism they also tend to reject the Democrat Party.