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Chris2933 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:14 PM
Your statement "southern dixiecrats entered the repub party" is false: http://www.black-and-right.com/2010/03/19/the-dixiecrat-myth/ Also, a wonderful video exists which goes over each and every legislator who voted against the Civil Rights Act, and shows that all but one stayed IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Essentially NONE changed parties. What is more, their constituencies continued to VOTE DEM. This only changed once an entire generation (those in their sixties roughly speaking in 1964) had long retired, had left office, and an entire new generation of people populated even the most hidebound areas of the deep south by that time (e.g. Alabama).
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Chris2933 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:08 PM
@Steve of CA; Goldwater supported all the portions of the Civil Rights Act OTHER than those having control of use of private property. Being a relatively Libertarian oriented GOP, he objected strictly upon that basis, and therefore voted against. Perhaps Reagan viewed this the same way? GOP support (and support of Northern Dems) was profound. Illinois GOP Senator Dirksen even drafted the language of the Act. Those Dixiecrats who filibustered and/or voted against by and large did not convert to GOP later, as has been stated by those attempting to rewrite the history of Civil Rights. The reason the south is now more GOP has to do with the Dixiecrat generation having retired and died out. The new south is populist, state/local gov.
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