So you moved the goal posts to LBJs great society programs. Well, I'm waiting on the GOP to repeal Medicare and replace that with nothing. It creates dependence for the olds...Kennedy is the one responsible for putting that together. The action of the Democrats after passing Kennedy's legislation has done nothing but destroy the black community in America.
Can you point to anything to defend that, or is it just made up? And what you said was the CRA and VRA were supported by JFK, and republicans, but not the DNC, whatever that means. That's clearly wrong - those bills enjoyed across the board support outside Dixie.First your statement doesn't actually counter my point. The Republicans didn't want to endanger the bill by adding sections that were in opposition to standing SCOTUS rulings regarding states rights.
I've lived here and the Southern Democrats were conservative, on the right side of the Democratic party on most issues. Tennessee, like all other Southern states to my knowledge, were "right to work" states early on, almost all of them dating back to the 1940s, when democrats held the legislature and Governor's mansion.Second, we aren't talking about northerners, the subject at hand is Southern Democrats that others claimed fled the Democrat party to the Republicans after the CRA and VRA. That didn't happen, and the Southern Democrats were not conservative. Southern Democrats stayed with the Democrats because the Democrats were the progressive party and Southern Democrats were progressives.
But, sure, working class whites were more naturally aligned with the Democrats than the big business GOP in the North.
What you're doing is making broad statements about the parties when the reality is fairly complex. All you want to do is say, "Democrats bad, GOP good" and that's just not at all accurate. And it's offensive when right wingers attribute the racism of the southern democrats to the modern day party because if that's true, you're telling blacks they're too stupid to know this, and if they were smarter, they'd be GOPers.
It's a little tough because if you were black in the South, you probably weren't allowed to vote or hold office or serve on a jury because of Jim Crow laws, but those that did were mostly republicans. In the North, sure, lots of black democrats. I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make.Likewise, the argument that Blacks flooded to the Democrats after the CRA and VRA is disproved by the statistics. "Non-Whites" have voted dependably Democrat for as long as Gallup has been collecting election demographics.
No need to fix anything - I've said it explicitly many times.Fixed that for you.
I don't accuse the GOP of being racist, but it's just a fact that if you are a white racist in the South and vote for one of the two major parties, you're not voting for any democrat. The democrats broke bread with those people for a long time, and are glad to be rid of them. Now the racist dead enders are the GOP's problem.Your response is laughable because what you accuse me of doing is exactly what Democrats have been trying to Republicans for decades. I point out that the standard Democrat narrative of White Southern Racist Democrat fight to the Republican party is a lie, and that the vast majority of White Southern Racist Democrats remained White Southern Racist Democrats and you get upset? Get real.
They aren't in 2015, and that is MY point. You can ignore Nixon's Southern Strategy all you want, but the shift of the white conservative vote from the Democratic to the republican party is complete as we speak.So the White Southern Racist Democrats remained White Southern Racist Democrats. That's my point.