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

Stan Marsh's Grampa Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:41 AM
South Side- While you recite the propaganda well, it doesn't hold up. Democrats fought against civil rights in my lifetime. The dems found it perfectly acceptable that their senior senator as recently as 2010 was a KKK guy that continued to be an outspoken bigot until he passed away. He served since 59 and died as the senior dem senator in 2010. In 64 he filibustered for over 14 hours against the civil rights act, part of a 57 working day dem filibuster to prevent passage. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Civil_Rights_Filibuster_Ended.htm So when exactly did this seismic 180 degree swap in party civil rights views occur? Was it since 64? Since 2010?
t252 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:05 AM
Vic156 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:36 AM
This is demonrat propaganda. From Lincoln to Reagan the Republican party has stood firmly for human rights. Actually for natural rights. The first of those, which 0 wants to take away, is selfdefense. IE the right to bear arms. Long before we had need to throw off tyrants we had need to defend our lives from lawless men.
Steve of CA Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 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.

For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for...