In addition, The Republican Party hijacked by the conservative movement was against civil rights, voting rights, fair housing, and any form of forced integration (busing, affirmative action).
Read the book "A Choice not an Echo" by Phyllis Schafly and the Book "The new emerging Republican Majority". by Kevin Phillips. Two books written by conservatives in the 1960's that became the template for using racial divisions, extremism, ideological purity and a white majority to grow the Republican party. Also read "Invisible Hands" by Kim Phillips-Fien.