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

Peter906 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:27 PM
To me, this is a pretty worthless argument. First, what relation do contemporary Democrats have to Andrew Jackson, except in name. Second, all the bad things done by southern Democrats: as Strom Thurmond showed in his conversion, the attitudes and practices (modernized to fit current circumstances) of the segregationist Southern Democrats are now the province of southern Republicans. Third, what there is of substance is hidden amidst fluff and mis-charges. The radical Democats lost South Vietnam? What about Westmoreland? He did more than they to lose the south. Good grief.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:36 PM
A TROLL tries to shift blame as usual; Sorry BUT own your history along with ALL the Democrats that voted AGAINST every piece of Civil Rights Legislation proposed by the Republicans. The Democrats are the ONLY party to have a former Grand Kleagle of the KKK in office as a Senator from WV. Say hello to KKK Grand Kleagle Byrd.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Really? Southern Republicans support segregation? Good grief!
Neal from PA Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 7:19 PM
And what exactly was it that Westmoreland did to lose South Vietnam? Could he have done more than what he was told to do by the White House?

Vietnam was a win militarily; however, politics lost the WAR! America was never defeated on the battlefield, and the United States compelled North Vietnam to sign a peace treaty. When American troops left South Vietnam, it was still a sovereign, independent, non-Communist country, and American troops had also given the rest of East Asia a 2 1/2-year breathing space from Communist expansion. It was only after the liberal Democrat Congress refused to hold North Vietnam accountable for violating the peace accords and walked away from America's commitment to South Vietnam that victory became defeat.
wiseone Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 5:58 PM
Democrats celebrate and honor Jackson to this day as the leader of the group that founded the 'modern' Democrat Party. He is held in the same reverence as Thomas Jefferson (who owned slaves at one time).

Strom Thurmond's "conversion" does not exonerate Democrats from all these "bad things".

Thurmond is the ONLY racist Democrat that became a Republican. All the others remained Democrats, including Al Gore's father, Bill Clinton's mentor (William Fulbright), and Robert Byrd, whom you lefties called "The Conscience of the Senate".

Your screed is just one more lame attempt to project liberal guilt onto conservatives.
Susan1266 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 5:33 PM
If you say "What does it matter?" to any liberal crime or misdeed but accuse a conservative Republican asking politically revealng questions of being another McCarthy - you may be a Democrat
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:38 PM
Contemporary Democrats have not disowned Andrew Jackson.
You are absolutely wrong about southern Republicans. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you just don't know any better.
Westmoreland was not in the Democrat controlled Congress that betrayed South Vietnam.
Grief is not good.
Wrong on all counts, Peter.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:55 PM
I am and always have been a southern Republican; I am and always have been opposed to discrimination based on race (or other involuntary factors).
annfan_777 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:34 PM
That is left wing gibberish. Contemporary Democrats are at least as bad, if not worse than, those of Andrew Jackson's day.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:32 PM
You will quickly find, Peter, that nuance and perspective get you nowhere with the TH crowd. These are folks who believe what they want to believe.
annfan_777 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:39 PM
Nuance and perspective get you nowhere because you've never been anywhere to begin with. And conservatives are seekers of truth, period.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:42 PM
Nuance and pespective is hardly the province of Democrats and certainly Peter is no exception. Neither are you, Hooverville.
MudontheTires Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:53 PM
You wouldn't recognize "nuance" and "perspective" if they slapped you Hooverville.

Just like you wouldn't recognize facts or truth if they slapped you.

Mindless prog shill.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:37 PM
What we FIND is liberal trolls spewing lies and nonsense; They are incpable of "nuance and perspective" preferring as they do lies and false claims.
AmilamtheAmicable Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:49 PM
Always seeking never finding Annie

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