and im so sick of that meme floating around how somehow the democrats and repubs ‘switched’ their treatment of minorities, so that is why dhimmis keep getting the black vote...cause they ‘really’ care..
Sen. Rand Paul needs to point out - that with the exception of Maddox - the racists in the Democrat Party STAYED democrats.
And the democrat leadership covered for the old racists... Maxine Waters was ‘surprised’ after knowing Robert (KKK) Byrd for years that he had been a Kluxer... The ‘press’ - the boys who know secrets can’t be kept - were easily hoodwinked too.
Bull Conner stayed a Dem.
The following is from an earlier FreeRepublic Thread:
There’s another Democrat senator out there with a similarly embarassing past, but also one who has recieved much less attention, even among conservatives: Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC). Like Byrd, Hollings has a recent history of racial slurs. Less known is his history as governor of South Carolina in the early 1960’s, when he was a leading segregationist. To fill this gap here’s a glimpse of Senator Hollings’ segregationist past and history of racial slurs:
SEGREGATIONIST GOVERNOR: As Governor of South Carolina, Ernest F. Hollings personally led the fight against lunch counter integration in his state. The New York Times reported that Hollings “warned today that South Carolina would not permit ‘explosive’ manifestations in connection with Negro demands for lunch-counter services.” The Times reported that Hollings called a news conference on the subject where he “challenged President Eisenhower’s contention that minorities had the right to engage in certain types of demonstrations” against segregation. Hollings told reporters at the press conference that Eisenhower was “confused” and had done “great damage to peace and good order” by supporting the rights of minorities to protest segregation at the lunch counters. (SOURCE: “Warning by Hollings.” New York Times, March 17, 1960.)
ANTI-INTIGRATION ORGANIZER: Governor Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina is listed as a leading participant at a July 23, 1961 conference of “leading segregationists” in Atlanta to organize a “segregationist bloc” voting lobby to resist pressures for integration. Hollings was one of four governors who attended, with seven more having been invited. The others were Orval Faubus of Arkansas, Ross Barnett of Mississippi, and John Patterson of Alabama. The strategies discussed at the meeting heavily involved using the White Citizens Council, a segregationist organization. (SOURCE: Sitton, Claude. “Segregation Bloc Seeks Vote Lobby.” New York Times, Jul 24, 1961.)
RACIAL SLURS: Senator Ernest Hollings has a long history of using racial slurs. Following a poor showing in the 1983 Iowa Straw Poll, Hollings remarked “You had wetbacks from California that came in here for Cranston,” a reference to Alan Cranston who finished second. Hollings also made derogatory references to an African delegation at a 1993 international conference, suggesting they were cannibals. He stated “Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you’d find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they’d just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.” He once referred to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio, who was Jewish, as “the senator from B’nai B’rith.” The South Carolina Democrat also allegedly referred to blacks with the slur “darkies” in a 1986 interview and once called the Rainbow PUSH coalition the “blackbo coalition.”