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  • How the Electoral College Was Nearly Abolished in 1970

    08/23/2020 1:46:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    History channel ^ | August 3, 2020 | Dave Roos
    On September 18, 1969, the U.S. House... voted by an overwhelming 338 to 70 to send a constitutional amendment to the Senate that would have dismantled the Electoral College, the indirect system by which Americans elect the president and vice president... The House vote, which came in the wake of an extraordinarily close presidential election, mirrored national sentiment about scrapping an electoral system that allowed a candidate to win the presidency even while losing the popular vote. A 1968 Gallup poll found that 80 percent of Americans believed it was time to elect the nation's highest office by direct popular...
  • Mail-in Voting Is Only Democrats’ Latest Election-Stealing Strategy

    08/17/2020 9:08:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 2020 | Bob Anderson
    This November, election integrity is on the ballot as well. If the final tally is close, is there any doubt which way the final votes will land? Sometimes a few votes make all the difference. Just ask former Senator Norm Coleman. On the morning after the election in November 2008, the official tally showed him with a 725-vote lead out of 2.9 million total votes cast. Coleman claimed victory. But Democrats flooded the state with lawyers to challenge the outcome. After the first recount, his lead was down to 206 votes, but things were just getting started.Caches of ballots showed...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    us-israel.org ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • LBJ’S Democratic Plantation

    06/21/2020 7:45:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | By Dinesh D'Souza
    "Let’s face it. Our ass is in a crack. We’re gonna have to let this nigger bill pass." —Lyndon Johnson to Sen. John Stennis, 1957 The transformation of the Democratic Party from the party of racism and segregation to the party of civil rights is, according to historian Eric Rauchway, the central political arc of the 20th century. Rauchway is a left-wing historian, and what he means is that it is the central theme of progressive history about the twentieth century. Yet progressive history has become conventional wisdom, and it is that conventional wisdom I challenge in this article, excerpted...
  • Democrats & Jim Crow: A Century of Racist History the Democratic Party Prefers You'd Forget

    06/19/2020 6:18:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    ammo.com ^ | June, 2020 | Sam Jacobs
    In the last Presidential election, Donald Trump was lauded for his performance among black voters – he scored 4 percent of female black voters and a whopping 13 percent of black male voters, the highest since Richard Nixon. This isn’t shocking. Black voters have voted en masse for the Democratic Party since the mid-60s and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and the social welfare programs of the Great Society. This solidified black voters behind the Democratic Party, but they had been moving there since the New Deal. However, it’s a historical anomaly in...
  • Law-and-Order African Americans Stand With Trump - Greenfield

    06/09/2020 4:45:24 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Tue Jun 9, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Law-and-Order African Americans Stand With Trump President Trump is standing with the 72% of African-Americans who are happy with their local police departments. Tue Jun 9, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 16 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Leftists have launched yet another campaign to destroy President Trump, the economy, and the hopes of the African-American community which had been seeing record employment numbers. If you believe the media, African-Americans are rising up against President Trump because of a police incident in Minneapolis, a...
  • Mattis 'should have picked up a couple of his history books' before denouncing Trump

    06/04/2020 11:13:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock fired back Thursday at former Defense Secretary James Mattis after he ripped President Trump's response to protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Murdock told "Fox News @ Night" that Mattis' statement misses the mark on several fronts. "He begins by saying very nice things about the protesters, that they want equal justice under the law, we all want that," Murdock began. "Then he has this amazing sentence, 'We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.'
  • Ric Grenell Moves to Secure 2020 Elections From the Real Threat

    05/16/2020 5:21:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    There is no more important issue facing our nation today than election security. That security has been under deep and growing threat for decades now, and not from the dreaded Russians. The actual pervasive, focused and existential threat to America’s elections comes from the Democrat Party, which has been devising new ways to defraud the public trust and steal elections since its very creation. VDO.AI Texans tell the tale of Lyndon Johnson’s stealing the Democrat Party’s 1948 U.S. Senate primary election using the infamous “Box 13” like it’s an amusing fairy tale. But it isn’t: It really happened, and it...
  • Sex in the Senate [and more: old news but relevant for certain stone throwers]

    02/09/2020 4:15:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM
    “Senator [Clinton] Anderson [D-N.M.] was a big disappointment. He was full of hate. I had a little Mexican-American kid as a page boy and he told me, he said, ‘Senator Anderson is the meanest son of a bitch I have ever met.’ He said, ‘He just treats you like you’re a dog.’ And he was also sort of a sex maniac…” “Senator [Estes] Kefauver [D-Tenn.] had a drinking problem. He smelled like booze all the time, but he was not a mean man. His staff loved him …He was despised among all the Southern Democrats. Not a one of them...
  • In Retrospect: Amity Shlaes’s brilliant history of 1960s welfare programs and the flawed vision that underpinned them

    01/18/2020 2:00:00 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Edward Short
    In Great Society: A New History, Amity Shlaes revisits the welfare programs of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to show not only how misguided they were but also what a warning they present to those who wish to resurrect and extend such programs. “The contest between capitalism and socialism is on again,” the author writes in her introduction. Despite the Trump administration’s thriving economy, or perhaps because of it, Democratic Party progressives are calling for new welfare programs even more radical than those advocated in the 1960s by the socialist architect of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Michael Harrington....
  • Ex-NFL player: 'Tremendous awakening' among blacks spells Trump victory, Onetime Obama fundraiser done with Democrats' 'lip service'

    12/25/2019 6:10:09 AM PST · by rktman · 93 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/24/2019 | Staff
    A former NFL player who once raised money for Barack Obama says a political "awakening" among African-Americans is underway that could translate into President Trump winning 20% of the black vote in 2020. Jack Brewer, now a businessman who formerly played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, said the move to Trump is easily explained by policies that are making life better for his children, the Washington Times reported. "There is a tremendous awakening going on right now in the country," he said regarding black voters who have traditionally voted Democrat. Trump received...
  • Exiled islanders win 40-year battle to return home as judges accuse UK of abuse of power

    05/24/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Androcles · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 24, 2007 | Julian Borger
    Hundreds of Indian Ocean islanders who were forcibly deported from their homeland by Britain 40 years ago won a battle yesterday which could see them set sail for an emotional return within days. The court of appeal in London found the British government guilty of "abuse of power" for attempting to prevent the Chagos Islanders from reclaiming land leased from under their feet by Britain to the US in the 1960s. Three judges upheld a ruling in the islanders' favour last year, ordered the government to pay their legal costs and withheld support for an appeal to the House of...
  • Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ's BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

    08/02/2019 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2910 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know...
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: Richard Holbrooke was a past master

    05/12/2019 11:14:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | May 11, 2019 | Jonathan Powell
    You may ask yourself, is it worth one of the best American non-fiction writers producing a book of just under 600 pages on an arrogant and abrasive egotist whose highest sustained rank in the State Department was that of a lowly assistant secretary? The answer is unabashedly yes. This is a remarkable work about a remarkable, if deeply flawed, statesman whose career was intimately intertwined with the 50 years of American decline from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Nearly all biographies have long, boring stretches you want to skip. This one has none. The access to Richard Holbrooke’s papers and to the...
  • Could Trump Drop a Withdrawal Bombshell a la LBJ in '68?

    05/01/2019 3:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2019 | Myra Adams
    The best historical example demonstrating how our presidential election cycle has been extended to the point of absurdity is from March 31, 1968. In a nationally televised address about the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson dropped a political bombshell by announcing, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president." LBJ was weary of the war’s divisiveness and the toll it had taken on his presidency. Moreover, he was certain he would lose re-election because, according to Gallup (the gold standard of polling in 1968), his March job...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Hillary Clinton, honored at University of Texas, warns of Trump's ‘deliberate falseness’

    11/14/2018 10:16:10 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning Snooze ^ | 11/14/2018 | Rebekah Allen
    Hillary Clinton cautioned an auditorium of University of Texas students on Tuesday night about the dangers of today's polarized political environment led by elected officials who she said aim to divide and mislead the American public. Clinton was honored by the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and given the first "In the Arena" award in recognition of her lifetime of public service as an advocate for women and children, attorney, first lady, senator, secretary of state and the first woman to be nominated by a major party to run for president. Clinton participated in an...
  • Today in US military history: "The Mighty Thor," and LBJ ends ROLLING THUNDER

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of 1st Lt. Todd J. Bryant, who was killed by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Fallujah, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Calif. was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and is one of nine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2002 who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. 1941: Although the United States has not yet entered the war, U.S. Naval vessels are serving as convoy escorts. When a German U-boat wolfpack attacks an Allied convoy near Iceland, the...