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  1. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 4 years ago

    How about posting some examples. I’m finding the opposite to be true.
    Abraham Lincoln – Republican
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Republican
    Eisenhower (integrated schools) – Republican
    KKK – Democrat
    Jim Crow Laws – Democrat
    Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats. Al Gore Sr. tried to filibuster it.
    Just scratching the surface.

  2. tedsini

    tedsini said, almost 4 years ago

    @midaswelby

    Your examples are all at least 45 years old. As for Doctor King, he voted for Adlai Stevenson and then John F. Kennedy. He said many times that he supported neither party. Now in the past, I agree that the Republicans were the more “liberal” of the two parties, at least on matters of race. The Democrats always had to consider the demands of the Dixiecrats. When the Republicans gained control of the South, however, they began to show the same cowardice that the Democrats had shown in dealing with issues of racial equality.

  3. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m notice you were unable to provide examples. How can it be so difficult, if you are so certain?

  4. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    You should just refer to each group as “right-wing” and “left-wing” as the labels have changed over the years.

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