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  • 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."...
  • Anti-Lott Democrats and Blacks reveal their own Bias

    12/18/2002 4:26:18 PM PST · by az4vlad · 4 replies · 232+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | December 18, 2002 | J. Grant Swank, Pastor
    A lota Lott is too much Lott. That’s it. For the good of common sense. For the good of the USA. For the good of the Congress. For the good of moving on with real politics. Cut the lota Lott! Obviously, three main thrusts are at work in this on-going non-story: Demos are mad as mad can be. Why? Because they lost considerably in recent elections and so they lunge to make much adieu about nothing. Kids do it in school all the time. It’s called "getting attention." Some (not the logical, responsible ones) blacks have felt politically ignored (read...
  • What Lott Might Have Said

    12/18/2002 12:38:11 PM PST · by agrandis · 51 replies · 364+ views
    Lewrockwell.com | 12/13/02 | LCR
    by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [I do not contend that Lott believes what follows, and neither do I contend that by saying it, he would somehow save his neck. I offer it only as a mental experiment in truth telling. LHR] My critics say that my comments – regretting the presidential loss of the Dixiecrats in 1948 – reflect a racial bias against blacks, because the States' Rights Party endorsed the right of states to preserve segregation at the state level. In fact, the real issue is not race; it is freedom and federalism, concepts which are apparently not understood...
  • Sen. Robert Byrd(D),ex-Klansman

    12/18/2002 9:26:22 AM PST · by Kay Soze · 30 replies · 568+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Archived article from last year for redistributionSen. Robert Byrd, ex-Klansman jewishworldreview.com -- EX-KLANSMAN Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend. Enraged civil rights groups organized a protest campaign against Sen. Byrd and demanded that he undergo sensitivity training ... not. The ex-Klansman, you see, is a Democrat. Democrats can join hate groups and utter the ugliest racial slurs and get away with it because they are Democrats. They belong to the party of racial tolerance and understanding. They're paragons of virtue, and the rest of us are...
  • Senator Lott Should Step Aside From His Leadership Role

    12/16/2002 9:36:16 AM PST · by GOPBlonde · 16 replies · 175+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 12/16/02 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is now a significant liability for the Republican Party and he should resign his leadership position forthwith, given his deeply divisive remarks at a celebration for Senator Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday. Senator Lott demonstrated terribly poor judgment and insensitivity when he asserted, "I want to say this about my state (Mississippi). When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either". On hearing this particular statement, most Republicans...
  • The Truth about the Dixiecrats What they were about.

    12/16/2002 8:12:18 AM PST · by Kay Soze · 126 replies · 2,996+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec 16,2002 | Dave Kopel
    December 16, 2002 9:40 a.m. The Truth about the Dixiecrats What they were about. http://www.nationalreview.com/script/printpage.asp?ref=/kopel/kopel121602.asp Besides segregation, what was in the 1948 platform of the states-rights' Democratic party? On the Larry King's CNN show, Senator Lott said that Strom Thurmond would have been a good president because he would have made a strong national defense and a balanced budget priorities. Let's take a look at the official Dixiecrat platform, as published in the reference book National Party Platforms.To start with, there's nothing about national defense or the budget. By far the largest portion of the Dixiecrat platform is an extensive...
  • The short, futile run of the Dixiecrat party

    12/13/2002 9:53:40 AM PST · by Hermann the Cherusker · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | Dec 13, 2002 | ROBERT TANNER
    The short, futile run of the Dixiecrat party By ROBERT TANNER AP National Writer Dec 13, 2002, 05:36 The Dixiecrats' futile run for the presidency in 1948 was a political footnote – but it signaled big changes to come. The short-lived party boosted an ambitious politician named Strom Thurmond, helped unravel decades of Democratic control in the South, and heralded years of tenacious, violent Southern backlash to civil rights. Now the pro-segregation offshoot of the Democratic Party has been invoked again in national politics, after Senate GOP leader Trent Lott's warm embrace of Thurmond's quixotic bid for the presidency 54...
  • The States' Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrat Party)

    12/13/2002 9:42:53 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    Google search: dixiecrat party ^ | December 13, 2002 | historical information
    The Dixiecrat Party, prominent in the current discussions on Trent Lott, was a branch of the Democrat Party. This is important to note. These Democrats never left the Party, and I believe that the Democrat Party has never apologized for their actions.Dixiecrat Party United States (Political Parties) Four states voted for the Dixiecrat ticket in 1948: Alabama Mississippi Louisiana!!! South Carolina "...Truman's own civil rights initiatives, including the formation of the Committee on Civil Rights and the Fair Employment Practices Commission, had advanced the civil rights debate to a new level, and he could not turn the clock back. The...
  • Influential GOP'ers Within White House Urge Bush to Work Behind the Scenes for Lott Resignation

    12/12/2002 11:12:04 PM PST · by ewing · 389 replies · 893+ views
    CBS News Exclusive ^ | Decemer 13, 2002 | Bob Schieffer
    Sources have exclusively told CBS News Chief Washington Correspondant Bob Schieffer that influential Republicans-some of them inside the Bush White House-are now urging the President to work behind the scenes to get Trent Lott to step down as Majority Leader of the United States Senate.However some Republicans have risen to Lott's defense.Senator Arlen Specter , (R-PA) said Lott's comments should be accepted as an 'inadverdent slip and his apolgy should end the discussion.''I know Trent Lott very well from working with him in the Senate for the past 14 years and can vouch for the fact that he is no...