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White Liberals Tell Black Lies about Civil Rights

inkling_revival Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 2:58 PM
Goldwater voted FOR the Republican versions of the CRA, in 1957 and 1960 -- versions which Lyndon Johnson gutted. And his vote against the 1964 act was purely on party line grounds; he did not want the D version to pass. Goldwater, moreover, desegregated the Arizona National Guard earlier than Eisenhower did the US armed forces. Goldwater also integrated his own family's business, and helped found the Arizona chapter of the NAACP. Goldwater was no racist. Reagan's position on the Civil Rights Act was as follows: "I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary." It's all there in the public record, and you'd have found it -- if you wanted to, you lying sack of dung.
inkling_revival Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:40 PM
"He opposed the Civil Rights act of 1964"

False.
(A) He was a actor in 1964, not a politician.
(B) He said it needed to be enforced, at gunpoint if necessary.

He opposed... the Voting Rights Act of 1965"

False.
(A) He was an actor in 1965, not a politician.
(B) He said it was demeaning to the south, which it is.

"He vetoed the Civil Rights Restoration Act."

I would have, too. It was a massive and uncalled-for federal incursion into state and private choices, and had nothing to do with civil rights.

And I ALWAYS check my facts, you vicious, mindless baboon. F*** you.
ericynot Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 3:23 PM
inkling,

I don't think Reagan was a racist in his personal life, but he was no champion of civil rights. He opposed the Civil Rights act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He described Jefferson Davis as "a hero of mine". He vetoed the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988 (his veto was overridden). He opposed having a Martin Luther King holiday. He opposed sanctions against apartheid South Africa.

Before you accuse someone of lying, perhaps you ought to get your own information in order.

Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that I'm safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon.

In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: "Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people."

MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade --...