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  1. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    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. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    Yea well about that. When LBJ signed the civil rights act a whole bunch of Southern Democrats revolted and took over the Republican party. That’s the way I remember that, I could be wrong but it sure seems that way.
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    Anybody else?

  3. tedsini

    tedsini said, over 1 year 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.

  4. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    @mightaswellbe

    That is correct, the “Solid South” which vowed they would never vote Republican after Lincoln changed their stand after LBJ.

  5. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

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

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    After that the Dixiecrats moved to the Republicans Been there done that. You have no revelations here, just behind the times.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    Tedsini gave the historical president.

  9. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, over 1 year ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    Solid South, the original flip floppers. Snerk!

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