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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, almost 5 years ago

    Funny, but still a small, and unimportant issue, that the Republicans, with the help of the media, have been able get blown into something that is taking up more time and effort then it is worth.

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 5 years ago

    Eddie, Eddie, Eddie – perhaps you haven’t noticed that times change. It’s not 1860 or even 1960 anymore. Remember Bobby Kennedy? And Nixon? And Ronald Reagan? There is too much to say, I can’t even begin. You could start by reading Taylor Branch’s three volumes on Martin Luther KIng, or perhaps Charles Payne’s “I’ve Got the Light of Freedom”, or Clayborne Carson’s “In Struggle” – if you want to know what really went on.

    “The real opinion of negroes [sic] as held by the Democrats…”??? Right away there’s trouble. There is no such thing. There are many opinions. For instance, Obama’s opinion?

  3. comyics

    comyics said, almost 5 years ago

    So touchy. Than whites can’t be called whites/cacausian, and asians cant be called asians, and…..so on and so forth, who cares.

    I dont feel sorry for those of different colors, so stop using to steal from honest citizens, we dont care about your dieing flesh, losers.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    It WAS “Ike” who in 1957 sent troops into Little Rock. However, since that time, his MI Complex speech and many other rational positions have gone away in the party. He also should have shot down Joe McCarthy, and could have helped the Hungarians when they revolted against that Russian bear “Tail Gunner Joe” hated so much, but did nothing.

    I think the real issue is that both parties have had bad positions, and that today, the hate is becoming much too accepted. Racism isn’t dead by any means, and if you don’t think so, just say “Muslim” or “Arab” and see what springs forth.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 5 years ago

    I’m not defending this cartoon, which I think is simplistic and over-generalizes. Not up to Bennett’s standard.

    Ike wasn’t all that good on race, in fact. He was not happy with the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and he regretted appointing Earl Warren as Chief Justice. I suspect that he sent the troops in to Little Rock because he wanted to maintain Federal Authority rather than because he supported school integration. But Jack Kennedy wasn’t all that good on race, either. It was really Bobby Kennedy who changed the party position. A lot of the civil rights people who had been critical of Jack Kennedy supported Bobby enthusiastically. John Lewis (former head of SNCC, now a member of Congress) is just one example.

    But while the Democrats were moving the party towards support for civil rights, Nixon was moving the Republicans away, and that’s why the white South began to vote Republican. So Eddie’s initial comments are historically somewhat short sided.

    Taylor Branch’s three volume series on the King years is fundamental. Also Charles Payne’s “I’ve Got the Light of Freedom”, and Claybourne Carson’s “In Struggle” – but there’s so much good work on civil rights history.

  6. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 5 years ago

    Now now Clay. The republicans would never lower themselves to actually standing. They’d have someone else stand on that man’s back for them.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    In recent times, some Americans, such as American Demographics magazine editor John McManus, have seen increasing polarization in the U.S. political system. Some point to Jim Jeffords’ resignation from the Republican Party in 2001 because of his feelings that the party was becoming increasingly polarized and that moderate voices were getting shut out. Former President Bill Clinton said on the 9/18/06 Daily Show that he thinks the Republican Party believes in polarization.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarization_(politics)

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