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20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

annfan_777 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 7:21 AM
Steve of CA Wrote: 1 hour ago (5:21 AM) Both parties were divided on the issue of civil rights, but it was for the most part liberals and moderates, and non-southerners, in both parties who advanced the issue of civil rights. -------------------- That is left wing claptrap, and you know it. The DEMOCRAT party was always the party of the KKK, Jim Crow laws, slavery, and Bull Conner. ALWAYS. They were also the party who fought AGAINST civil rights. You can't spin away the racist, corrupt legacy of the Democrat party.
JoeDor Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:22 AM
Correct. The issue of civil rights was first advanced by the Eisenhower administration. It was the Democrats-- Al Gore's father and Robert Byrd--who led a filibuster to prevent the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from coming up
for vote, and, in fact ,a larger percentage of Republicans in both the House and Senate vote for passage
than did Democrats.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:16 AM
Just read the Congressional Record for that time period 1964 - see who was speaking in the House and Senate and who was involved in the filibustering - all Dems.
Dan107 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:00 AM
One name: Robert C. Byrd
Case closed...
evie10 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:17 AM
two name - Robert C. Byrd and Al Gore Sr.

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