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The New George Wallace: Barack Obama: Ex-president uses John Lewis funeral to play the race card.
American Spectator ^ | July 31, 2020 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 07/31/2020 9:55:37 AM PDT by karpov

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To: karpov

This shows the complete lack of class of Barack Obama to turn a eulogy into a political rally! John Lewis was a Representative in the House. He served with honor. To dishonor him in this manner smells to high heaven. How would Obama feel if someone did this to his legacy?

21 posted on 07/31/2020 4:10:47 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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This IS his legacy.

22 posted on 07/31/2020 4:12:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (Hi God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her. Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: Impy; LS; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

I don’t recall having said that, though if putting Gov. Wallace on the ticket would’ve helped Ted the Swimmer, he’d have done it.

But it’s true, in 1976, Carter was most everything Wallace was, minus the baggage and the wheelchair. It’s remarkable how the media covered up or ignored Carter’s racist record.

As an aside, I think had Wallace not been shot, he probably could’ve gotten the Dem nomination in 1972 and/or 1976. Given that by then, even with a Southern “bigot” as the standard bearer, Blacks had been so radicalized and the rest threatened that if they didn’t vote Demonrat, well, that would mean they “weren’t Black”, or would get in big trouble.

If I’m not mistaken, the high-water mark for Black support as a % for a Republican nominee post-1960 was Gerald Ford in 1976 (something like 12-14%). There was a website chart that showed what it was, but I have no idea where it is. I’ll bet with Wallace in 1976 against Ford, Ford might’ve been able to get closer to 15-20% of the Black vote (I think Ford would’ve won the race). Had he been running in 1964 or 1966 against Wallace, he would’ve probably gotten a majority of the Black vote. Just showed how radicalized the Black vote became in a short period.

23 posted on 07/31/2020 5:08:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: combat_boots

Good Point!

24 posted on 08/01/2020 12:19:21 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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RATS love to cite George Wallace's failed third party bid and Nixon's "southern strategy" in 1968 as "proof" that "the two parties switched sides" and supposedly all the racist RATS who opposed civil rights went and joined the GOP in droves (and all the pro-civil rights Republicans then went and joined the RAT party en masse for whatever reason? This fantasy makes no sense)

They leave out the inconvenient historical fact that George Wallace RETURNED to the RAT party after his failed third party bid, and was in fact welcomed back with open arms, repeatedly winning re-election as Governor of Alabama on the RAT ticket in the 70s and 80s.

Pesky little things, facts like that.

25 posted on 08/01/2020 10:37:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy ("States rights" is NOT a suicide pact.)
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There was nothing racissss about the southern strategy, that’s another lie that never gets countered.

26 posted on 08/01/2020 10:40:16 PM PDT by Impy (Thug Lives Splatter)
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