Of course, people should be prepared for one of the standard Leftist counter-arguments: somewhere along the way, the 2 parties “switched places” and the good guys became bad guys and vice versa.
Prior to 1860 — Democrats were pushing for new states to allow slavery
Democrats opposed the Civil War
After the Civil War, Republicans pushed for Reconstruction so that freed slaves could vote, own property, hold political office and get an education.
Democrats opposed Reconstruction.
Democrats started the KKK.
Democrats imposed Jim Crow so that segregation could be enforced.
Jackie Robinson was a Republican.
Martin Luther King was a Republican.
Segregationist Sheriff “Bull” O’Connor was a Democrat.
Strom Thurmond was a segregationist — when he was a Democrat.
Strom Thurmond opposed segregation — when he was a Republican.
The Democrat’s opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Republicans passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
And just this week — Kanye West supports President Trump and the Democrats want that boy to get back on the plantation.
I’m really not sure when the magical “switching places” took place, because it looks to me like Democrats have always been the racists.
What I heard about it made it sound like a rather minor historical event. It was an eddy in a veritable voluminous tide heading the other way. The switchers didn’t get a lot of friends in the GOP, and politically perished.
Do you know more in specific on this matter... it sounds like more of an idee fixe than the brunt of history. If anything, most Republicans have bowed a little to the Democrat welfare state, trying to make it cleaner.
Democrats have been so successful in playing the race card against Republicans that it is only natural that someone would attempt to play the race card right back at the Democrats. If successful, the thinking goes, urban youths will begin streaming to the polls and vote a straight GOP ticket.
It will not work and not because of Dinesh D’Souza’s uneven past.
Who made the statement below: Jefferson Davis or Abraham Lincoln?
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”
Net: Just be careful playing the race card. Unless you are prepared to tear down the monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Mason. And General Grant.
One of the things that set the switch in the turn of things was when JFK visited Martin Luther King Jr. in jail.
And then Lyndon Johnson did the rest to both capture the Black vote and destroy the Black family with his welfare programs.