Well, on that we probably could agree. It did not serve us well to give anything up in exchange for Russia pulling their missiles out of Cuba...And likely made America look weak. But this is how demo's work...My comment was that likely demo's today would see JFK as a conservative considering how far left they have drifted.
As to Lincoln, I've already provided a link to his statement that he considered himself a Whig, so your statement above is simply irrational.
The southern Democrats changed labels (party) -- not ideology. Since that defeats your argument, you cling to the label and ignore the ideology. In my neck of the woods, we call that a Fail.
The proclamation by President Harry S. Truman and Senator Hubert Humphrey of support for a Negro civil rights plank in the Democratic Party platform of 1948 led to a walkout of 35 delegates from Mississippi and Alabama. These southern delegations nominated their own "States Rights Democratic Party" (a.k.a. Dixiecrat) nominees with Senator Strom Thurmond leading the ticket (Thurmond would later switch in 1964 to the Republicans). The Dixiecrats held their convention in Birmingham, Alabama, where they nominated Thurmond for president and Fielding L. Wright, governor of Mississippi, for vice president. Dixiecrat leaders worked to have Thurmond-Wright declared the "official" Democratic Party ticket in Southern states. They succeeded in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina; in other states, they were forced to run as a third-party ticket. [...]
After 1968, with desegregation a settled issue, the Republicans began a strategy of trying to win conservative Southerners away from the Democrats and into the Republican Party. Nonetheless, a bloc of conservative Democrats, mostly Southerners, remained in the United States Congress throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These included Democratic House members as conservative as Larry McDonald, who was also a leader in the John Birch Society. During the administration of Ronald Reagan, the term "boll weevils" was applied to this bloc of conservative Democrats, who consistently voted in favor of tax cuts, increases in military spending, and deregulation favored by the Reagan administration. [...] Most of the boll weevils eventually retired from office, or in the case of some such as Senators Phil Gramm and Richard Shelby, switched parties and joined the Republicans. [...]
Conservative Democrat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One could almost wonder if that wasn't Bush's intention all along, just so he could keep that WANTED poster up on the wall.
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Originally Posted by Dickieboy
Further, who's the only black American currently on the Supreme Court? Clarence Thomas. The first black Secretary of State? Colin Powell. The first black woman ever to be a Secretary of State? Condi Rice. And Republicans are racist as infered by the OP.
Posted by Grant:
An easy way to remember is "Democrats = Racist, Republicans = Non Racist".By Adam T:
You can check here: Black Americans in Congress - Biographies of Members of Congress
But I'll give you the answer in advance.
Number of blacks currently serving in Congress:
Any more questions?kind of sounds like an argument about which party is the most racist to me.Originally Posted by Dickieboy
Explaining this in full will take more time than I have at the moment. If you would read this it may explain the underlying premise:
Racist Democrats vs. Colorblind Republicans - HUMAN EVENTS
While I do not agree with the article as a whole AND some of the links are dead it does pose some ideas for thought.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Not a problem... I just didn't feel like being 'Dear Abby-ed' at the time... LOL!Originally Posted by Dittohead not!
That one party - or the other - doesn't attract a particular group doesn't necessarily make that party racists, but it does lead to discussions as to why.Originally Posted by Dittohead not!
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Do I need to expound on the specifics of this point?