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  • Myth of the Big flip or Southern strategy---Help.

    01/05/2018 12:10:31 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Levin ^ | 1/5/2018 | Me
    I'm getting into this debate more and more with people and getting nowhere. They're saying the parties somehow "flipped" and say the Republicans were previously the racist democrat party of KKK, Slavery and Jim Crow. I contest that the Republican principals were the same under Lincoln as they are today. Also, voters from the South let go of their ties to the racist Democrats and starting voting for Republicans. I'm looking for facts starting from Teddy Roosevelt, to WW, Coolidge, FDR and through the late 1960's...A lot of you on here are historians and I value your input. I believe...
  • Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument {Libs tell us how parties flipped again]

    08/24/2017 7:47:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Au 24, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, “3,000” looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi’s father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The article said Lane delivered a speech, and Mayor D’Alesandro “accepted” the memorial. “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined...
  • Donald Trump Takes Louisiana, Nearing Perfection in the South

    03/06/2016 10:04:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Donald Trump continues his dominance in the southern states by picking up Louisiana handily over Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.  With 46 delegates, Louisiana has many of the same demographics as Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.   #LousianaPrimary for the GOP with 7% in. #SuperSaturday pic.twitter.com/gG7pZy9hnZ— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2016
  • Is Donald Trump now applying the GOP's "Texas Strategy" to the Midwest? (Vanity!)

    08/15/2015 6:00:34 AM PDT · by BobL · 31 replies
    BobL | 8/15/2015 | BobL (self)
    In what is becoming an even stranger election season by the day, Donald Trump is now showing strong leads in states that Republicans have been losing in recently. Specifically he's showing leads of 10 to 20 points in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, states that had been left for dead by GOP leaders. Even Pennsylvania and Virginia, two former GOP states that the party has been struggling in recently, show 10 point edges for Mr. Trump. But most surprisingly, a state that was considered long-gone, New Jersey, shows Trump with a small lead, although it's still within the margin of error....
  • Jeb Bush Slams Lobbyists Despite His Close Relationship With Them

    07/20/2015 10:39:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 7/20/15 | David Sirota, Andrew Perez
    Jeb Bush on Monday returned to the Florida capital to deliver a speech slamming lobbyists as a corrosive influence on public policy, and railing on the practice of public officials becoming professional influence peddlers. The jeremiad may have come as a shock to Tallahassee's government officials-turned-lobbyists whom Bush enlisted to help him sculpt his gubernatorial agenda, and who are now helping bankroll his Republican presidential campaign. In his speech, the former Florida governor said that as president he will push to ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists for six years after they leave government. He decried the fact that before he...
  • Democrats Can Win the South Again. Here's a Simple Strategy for Hillary 2016. (Hilarious!)

    12/12/2014 11:58:58 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael A. Cooper Jr.
    Democrats can win in Virginia and North Carolina, and at least be competitive in Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, and West Virginia. The problem is turnout. November’s election saw the worst turnout since 1942, when millions of Americans were overseas fighting in the Second World War. The typical nonvoter, then, is poor and favors Democrats. So why aren’t they showing up? While nonvoters are skeptical of immigration and gay rights, social issues don’t fire them up, otherwise they’d be voting Republican. That’s why Democrats don’t have to move right on God, guns, or abortion. They need to speak to issues that...
  • Southern Democrats urge return to Party basics

    11/29/2014 6:55:02 AM PST · by Din Maker · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2014
    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. "It's time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand," Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles. "We don't need a New Coke formula," Cole said. "The problem is we've been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola." Cole and other...
  • Nixon’s bigger crime: Southern strategy (barf alert)

    08/05/2014 7:17:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Richard Cohen
    It was Nixon who devised and pursued what came to be called the Southern strategy. This was, in the admirably concise wording of Wikipedia, an appeal “to racism against African-Americans.” Nixon was hardly the first Republican to notice that Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights legislation had alienated whites both in the South and elsewhere — Johnson himself had forecast that Southern whites would desert the Democratic Party. But Nixon was the GOP’s leader and, in January 1969, the President of the United States. The White House, it seemed, would not do a damned thing for African-Americans. -snip Even-steven, you might say,...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Newt Gingrich: Race is "Wide Open"

    02/13/2012 11:38:16 AM PST · by VinL · 74 replies
    CBN ^ | 2-13-12 | Brody
    The Brody File sat down with Newt Gingrich for a one-on-one interview at CPAC in Washington last week. We discussed the state of the race, from his perspective. Here's what he had to say. Transcription follows the video below. David Brody: “Hey, you know, I like to call you the Yoda of this presidential race, so Yoda, if you will, give me your impression of where we’re at.” Newt Gingrich: “Is this a comment on the fact that I’m a grandfather or what?” David: “It could be partially that. Give me your sense of where we’re at in the race,...
  • ANOTHER LIBERAL LIE EXPOSED: The Myth of the Southern Strategy

    10/03/2011 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 7 replies
    Contagious Transformation ^ | 10/03/2011 | Carl Reed
    “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain (attributed) 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...
  • Southern Strategy was it racist???

    so i'm posting on a forum arguing over how the southern strategy wasn't necessarily racist but that republican policies are race neutral so therefore it was just a consequence that racists would choose the race neutral party over the party of welfare... but then somebody mentions kevin phillips and it seems his comments were pretty intentional...but I also find out he wrote anti-bush books and isn't a real conservative...how should I respong...i'm slystallion26 by the way
  • At the Beacon, Thompson offers conservative a'plenty

    01/19/2008 3:27:55 AM PST · by don-o · 21 replies · 96+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | January 19, 2008 | Robert W Dalton
    Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson played up his Southern roots and his conservative resume Friday during a campaign stop at the Beacon Drive-In. "It's so good to be here among folks who don't think I talk funny," Thompson, a former Tennessee senator, said to a crowd of about 300. He did little campaigning in states where they do think he talks funny - Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan - and the results were predictable. He was third in Iowa, sixth in New Hampshire and fifth in Michigan. Thompson spent most of the past two weeks traveling across South Carolina, and...
  • South Carolina is the first Republican bellwether (Fred for President)

    01/18/2008 8:56:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 608+ views
    RayRobinson.com ^ | January 17, 2008 | Ray Robison
    In many ways, South Carolina has the future of the Republican Party in its’ hands. Up until now, the Republican primaries have only flirted with defining what the Republican Party wants. Independents in New Hampshire helped push McCain to victory in a small state with little Republican presence. Michigan rescued Romney and was the most populace stage for a Republican primary yet. However, even that win comes with an asterisk in a largely Democrat state with a fair share of activists who were urged to muddle with the Republican primary by fringe left leaders. But his margin of victory should...
  • S.C. Comptroller Endorses Thompson

    01/18/2008 1:05:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 47+ views
    WYFF-TV ^ | January 18, 2008
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said he is endorsing Fred Thompson for the Republican presidential nomination. Eckstrom said the former Tennessee senator shows clear leadership on social, fiscal and defense issues and is the only conservative candidate to have momentum going into Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina. Eckstrom says Thompson can be a leader for the nation like Gov. Mark Sanford is a leader for South Carolina. Eckstrom is a Republican serving his second term as comptroller general.
  • Fredheads needed to phone South Carolina for Fred!

    01/15/2008 2:57:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Fred08 ^ | January 15, 2008 | Staff
    Welcome to our Phone for Fred online phone bank! Person to person contact is the most effective way to make a difference in an election. We created the Phone for Fred program for all of you Friends of Fred who want to volunteer and do more for Fred! We need your help in the early primary states. Our Phone for Fred online phone bank makes it easy for you to make a difference! Fred only needs a small commitment of time and you will soon see that your phone calls and person to person contact will help Fred win!
  • Fred Thompson Is the Real Deal

    01/15/2008 1:39:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 140+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 15, 2008 | Philip V. Brennan
    Back in 1964 when I was PR director of the GOP Truth Squad in the Goldwater presidential campaign, a film of a Ronald Reagan speech was broadcast on the local station in the city where we were campaigning at the moment. Reagan, then a private citizen, was electrifying. He laid out exactly what was at stake in the campaign while providing an explanation of what America was all about and the philosophy that makes us what we are: a nation operating under a Constitution that spells out exactly the very limited role that government is allowed to play in its...
  • Thompson shares values of Southerners

    01/15/2008 12:00:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 119+ views
    The Greenville News | January 15, 2008 | Gresham Barrett
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues...http://www.greenvillenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080115/OPINION/801150334
  • New Fred Thompson South Carolina Ad: "Always"

    01/14/2008 12:35:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 648+ views
    Fred08 ^ | January 14, 2008 | Senator Fred D. Thompson
    Our campaign has had a fantastic month! From dominant debate performances to standing room only crowds, Fred is really hitting his stride just in time for the most important contest of the race so far. As much emphasis as is placed on Iowa and New Hampshire, South Carolina is the real bellwether in the GOP nominating process. On Saturday, voters in the Palmetto State will go to the polls and make a statement about the direction of our Party and our nation. As Fred pointed out in last Thursday's debate in Myrtle Beach, we are in a battle for the...
  • Something's Happening? (Fred Comes Alive)

    01/12/2008 8:49:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 87+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | January 12, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    That's what Fredheads hope, anyway. Fred Thompson seems to have come alive in South Carolina; his campaign reports that they've had to shut down at least two events because supporters have overcrowded the venues. His joltingly aggressive performance on Thursday has people wondering where this Fred has been -- and hoping he sticks around. Baby, they love his way, even the lines on his face ... and they want more people to feel like they do. Here's a little Photoshop fun for the evening; maybe you'll want to put on the great classic album and think, (I'll Give You) Money....