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.