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  • NAACP supports Black Republican Lamar Gunn-- GOP Election Stolen by Dixiecrats

    11/23/2014 12:35:50 PM PST · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jahi Issa Ph.D
    On November 17th, 2014, the Delaware N.A.A.C.P Sent this letter to: Governor Jack Markell Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III U.S. Justice Department, Voting Rights Acts &Civil Rights Division Ms. Elaine Manlove, State Election Commissioner Please consider this a formal complaint and request for an investigation into the November 4, 2014 election for the position of Recorder of Deeds in Kent County Delaware. The Delaware State Conference of Branches of the NAACP is making this request because a candidate who was declared the winner of the Election on November 4, 2014 has had his rights denied. This was brought...
  • Louisiana House Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin switches to GOP

    07/11/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The chairman of the powerful House budget-writing committee has become a Republican, a move that continues to widen the gap between the two parties in the Louisiana Legislature.
  • Chris Hayes apologizes for George Wallace party label [ MSNBC thinks George Wallace was GOP ]

    06/12/2013 12:37:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 12 2013 | By TAL KOPAN
    In a Tuesday segment on “All In” marking 50 years since Wallace personally stopped two black students from registering at University of Alabama, Hayes introduced a clip of Wallace making his stand, saying “George Wallace was obviously the villain in this story.” A chyron overlaid on the clip misidentified Wallace as a Republican.
  • Tough times for Alabama Democrats

    06/04/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 6/3/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    The Democratic Party’s troubles in the Deep South are by now well known, but to get a good flavor of how dismal the landscape looks in Alabama at the moment, consider this passage from a Birmingham News story today about the early outlook for the 2014 governor’s race. Ask veteran Democratic politicians who they think might run for governor in 2014 and you get mostly empty stares or belly laughs, like the one Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham gave when he was asked the question. "What Democrat is going to run for governor?" Rogers asked. "Well, maybe me and I think...
  • Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)

    05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012
    Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards. "This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to...
  • Democratic South finally falls

    11/28/2010 4:09:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28,2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since. After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further. In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South. That the...
  • GOP rides wave to control every statewide office (Georgia)

    11/03/2010 5:56:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    AJC ^ | November 2, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Georgia Republicans on Tuesday finished the job they started in 2002: consolidating control of state government by sweeping every major statewide office. For the first time since Reconstruction the state is poised to have no statewide-elected Democrats. The huge night for state Republicans follows a GOP wave that swept across the country and tilted the U.S. House of Representatives into GOP control and left Democrats with a narrow margin in the U.S. Senate. With most of the votes in Georgia counted Tuesday night, the Republicans held leads in races for U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, insurance commissioner, secretary...
  • Democratic Rep. Taylor says he voted McCain for president, not Obama

    10/25/2010 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Conservative Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) said he voted for GOP Sen. John McCain for president in 2008, not Barack Obama. The revelation by Taylor, an 11-term incumbent facing a tough reelection battle, is one of the most extreme examples yet of a Democrat distancing himself from his party’s unpopular leaders. Taylor, who has been taking step after to step to highlight his independence from Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), told a reporter for The Sun Herald of South Mississippi about his secret ballot two years ago. “I did not vote for Obama. I voted for Sen. McCain,” Taylor told...
  • The Dixiecrat Myth

    03/19/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by bocopar · 70 replies · 1,018+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 3/19/10 | Bob Parks
    The left is quite annoyed that myself and others dare link the racist, segregationist past in this country to Democrats, at that flies in the face of everything they claim to champion, when it comes to civil rights, racial tolerance, etc. The Democrats' own website, to this day, attempts to take fraudulently credit for the civil rights movement and legislation, and when called on it, the recitation is the same: "we've grown" and "don't forget about the Dixiecrats". Defensive liberals claim the Dixiecrats, as a whole, defected from the Democrat Party when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of...
  • Marking 110 Years Sinice the 1898 Race Riot[Democrats lead only Coup D'etat in American History][NC]

    11/10/2008 7:14:17 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 316+ views
    WHQR ^ | 09 Nov 2008 | Catherine M. Welch
    It's been 110 years Monday since the bloody overthrow of Wilmington's black government. Hundreds of residents and local leaders gathered over the weekend to dedicate the 1898 Memorial, marking the only coup d'etat in U.S. history. Many who came to see the memorial called it a step toward reconciliation. And it wasn't lost on Reverend John Veasey that the dedication came less than a week after the U.S. elected its first black president. "I'm just glad to see what has happened and is going to happen, not only in Wilmington but also in the United States and in the world....
  • Hoyer: Don't count on Obama delivering on promises

    11/10/2008 6:53:45 AM PST · by pabianice · 66 replies · 258+ views
    CNN News Live | 11/10/08
    Just on CNN, Congressional Democrat Hoyer talking about all the promises Obama made to win the election. In rather blunt terms, Hoyer cautioned that, because of all the "conservative Dems" that have been elected to Congress, no one should expect any of Obama's tax cut promises to actually happen for, oh, "12-24 months," if then because, you know, the economy is in bad shape and many new Dems will balk at further increasing the national debt (now at $11 trillion), blah, lie, blah. This may be the all-time record of a Democrat announcing that last week's promises are, ah, 'no...
  • Guess What Folks - Secession Wasn't Treason

    08/27/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1,083 replies · 10,159+ views
    The Copperhead Chronicles ^ | August 2007 | Al Benson
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle Al Benson, Jr. Articles Guess What Folks--Secesson Wasn't Treason by Al Benson Jr. More and more of late I have been reading articles dealing with certain black racist groups that claim to have the best interests of average black folks at heart (they really don't). It seems these organizations can't take time to address the problems of black crime in the black community or of single-parent families in the black community in any meaningful way. It's much more lucrative for them (and it gets more press coverage) if they spend their time and resources attacking Confederate...
  • 'Yellow-Dog' Democrats a Dwindling Breed (MSM newsflash: South is no longer solidly liberal)

    05/09/2006 6:59:04 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 55 replies · 1,745+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 9, 2006 | JIM DAVENPORT
    GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. - Many species are rare, even threatened, in the swampy marshes along the southeastern coast, and perhaps none is closer to extinction than the "yellow-dog" Democrat of the Old South. For decades, straight-ticket, conservative white voters who displayed unyielding loyalty to the Democratic Party — they said they'd vote for a yellow dog if the Democrats ran one — transformed the South into a party stronghold. The tide began to turn in the 1960s, when the Civil Rights Act alienated some lifelong conservative Democrats and Republican President Nixon courted yellow dogs with his "Southern Strategy." Since the...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases

    01/30/2006 9:33:42 AM PST · by SteveMcKing · 109 replies · 2,853+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 30, 2006 ... "In my own family, for example, there are stark differences, not just of opinion but very profound differences in how we view the world," said Brenda Major, a psychologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, which had a conference last week that showcased several provocative psychological studies about the nature of political belief. ... Emory University psychologist Drew Westen put self-identified Democratic and Republican partisans in brain scanners...
  • Confederates In the Backyard?

    04/21/2005 8:17:08 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 383 replies · 5,145+ views
    Cornell Sun ^ | April 12, 2005 | Andy Guess
    The defining moment of my visit to New Orleans a year ago occurred in a gift shop. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but at least it wasn't the kind that sells feather boas and t-shirts with jazz-playing lobsters. I wasn't a sorority girl nursing my hangover at Café Du Monde during Mardi Gras; I was a tourist visiting what used to be a sprawling, stately slave plantation. I was busy mulling over that subtly troubling experience, browsing through the gift shop's bookshelves, when I came to a curious array of volumes. The title The South Was Right! jumped out...
  • CORE: Byrd's Condi Delay is 'Racist'

    01/20/2005 6:58:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,823+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/20/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Congress of Racial Equality blasted Sen. Robert Byrd on Thursday for holding up full Senate confirmation for Secretary of State-nominee Condoleezza Rice, denouncing the former Ku Klux Klansman as an unreconstructed "racist." "It's not surprising," CORE spokesman Niger Innis told NewsMax. "Byrd was a racist 50 years ago under the guise of leading the Dixiecrats and he's a non-reformed Dixiecrat today." Innis said the only difference between the Robert Byrd of the 1950s and now is, "He's got black colleagues in the House and the Senate who apologize for him." The Senate had been poised to confirm Dr. Rice...
  • Sen. Thurmond's daughter breaks her silence

    12/18/2004 5:27:00 AM PST · by alloysteel · 25 replies · 1,557+ views
    Knight-Ridder Newspapers (The Seattle Times) ^ | December 12, 2004 | Lauren Markoe
    WASHINGTON — The biracial daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond more than once confronted her father over his racist politics, but cherished their relationship and ignored pleas from her family that she expose her parentage. "For all his bluster, for all his racist campaign posturing, I somehow couldn't dislike him the way I wanted to," writes Essie Mae Washington-Williams, 79, in "Dear Senator," an autobiography to be released next month. The daughter of the longtime champion of segregation and his family's black maid has refrained from speaking publicly since she revealed the secret of her birth. That was a...
  • Is Howard Dean the Next Harry Truman?

    01/16/2004 11:54:33 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 13 replies · 285+ views
    ComtedeMaistre
    In his recent endorsement of Dean, Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa compared Howard Dean to Harry Truman. Many others have made the same comparison, especially with regard to Truman's angry 1948 election campaign. In liberal terms, this is supposed to be a complement. But what worries me about the Truman legacy, is that so many decent, respectable, intelligent, educated, patriotic, and reasonable conservative Republicans, happen to be great admirers of Harry Truman. I have never been able to understand it. How could so many good people have a distorted view of history? In his first term, Truman handed over half...
  • Did the Republicans Pay Too High A Price For Uncritically Embracing Thurmond in 1964?

    06/27/2003 2:04:53 PM PDT · by AveMaria · 34 replies · 415+ views
    Ave Maria
    The late Strom Thurmond left the Democratic Party in 1964, and joined the Republican Party, bringing a part of the Dixiecrat worldview with him. The Republicans were always been the party of Capitalism and equal rights before 1964. During the Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt years, the GOP opposed the Democratic party's socialist policies, and in addition, they were supportive of black Civil Rights. Before 1964, Republicans had proven that there was no contradiction between supporting capitalism, and supporting civil rights. And during the era of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the Republican Party came to be identified as the party...
  • Selective 'racists': Dems double standards

    12/22/2002 10:13:02 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 11 replies · 978+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 18, 2002 | Walter Williams
    Selective 'racists': Dems double standards http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." Just a couple of years ago, Byrd lectured us on the floor of the Senate that "there are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time."...