It is outrageous that Democrats are perceived as the party of civil rights, when they did everything they could to prevent it throughout history. It is a complete distortion of history. Pravda would be proud. Republicans ought to do a massive outreach to black Americans and make them understand the true history of the two parties.
Tell all your black friends who really fought for their freedom and rights. Print this out (including the links about the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act) and show it to them! Don't let them keep being used and bribed by racist Democrats!
posted on 10/28/2003 6:09:35 PM PST
Key text from the first link noted above:
"The Congressional Quarterly of June 26, 1964 (p. 1323) recorded that, in the Senate, only 69% of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as compared to 82% of Republicans (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democratic senators voted against the Act. This includes the current senator from West Virginia and former KKK member Robert C. Bryd and former Tennessee senator Al Gore, Sr. (the father of Bradley's Democratic opponent). Surely young Bradley must have flunked his internship because ostensibly he did not learn that the Act's primary opposition came from the southern Democrats' 74-day filibuster. In addition, he did not know that 21 is over three times as much as six, otherwise he would have become - according to the logic of his statement - a Republican."
"In the House of Representatives, 61% of Democrats (152 for, 96 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act; 92 of the 103 southern Democrats voted against it. Among Republicans, 80% (138 for, 34 against) voted for it."
posted on 10/28/2003 6:14:55 PM PST
Heck, they're too stupid to even know what party Bull Connor was in.
posted on 10/28/2003 6:33:23 PM PST
by JoJo Gunn
(Liberalism - Better Living through Histrionics ©)
"It is a complete distortion of history."
To credit the Republicans is an equal distortion. The movement toward civil rights began long before the Republican Party was created. It began with the extension of voting rights to citizens that were not property owners.
Make note too that Lincoln's proclamation "freeing" the slaves only affected slaves in the Confederate States, while keeping slaves of the border states bound to slavery.
posted on 10/29/2003 4:11:43 AM PST
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