1. It seems that some of our friends contend that conservative (racist) southern Democrats left the party and became Republicans. Not only is it provably untrue, but the fact that reliable Democrat voters, i.e., dim-wits, will accept it without questioning, is the reason the nation is in the state that it is. 2. In 1948, Strom Thurmond ran as a Dixiecrat, not Dixiecan. They were segregations, and an offshoot of the Democrat Party. And they remained Democrats. a. "The so-called Dixiecrats remained Democrats and did not migrate to the Republican Party. The Dixiecrats were a group of Southern Democrats who, in the 1948 national election, formed a third party, the States Rights Democratic Party with the slogan: Segregation Forever! Even so, they continued to be Democrats for all local and state elections, as well as for all future national elections. Frequently Asked Questions | National Black Republican Association b. While all Democrats werent segregationists, all segregationists were Democrats. c. Klan members and racists including Hugo Black, George Wallace, Bull Connor, Orval Faubus, Lester Maddox, etc. were all....guess what.....Democrats! 3. But the most important segregationists were Democrats in the U.S. Senate, where civil rights bills went to die. a. "On June 13, 2005, in a resolution sponsored by senators Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and George Allen of Virginia, together with 78 others, the US Senate formally apologized for its failure to enact this and other anti-lynching bills "when action was most needed." From 1882-1968, "...nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress, and three passed the House. Seven presidents between 1890 and 1952 petitioned Congress to pass a federal law." None was approved by the Senate because of the powerful opposition of the Southern Democratic voting bloc" Senate Apologizes for Not Passing Anti-Lynching Laws | Fox News 4. Heres a great opportunity to see the work the media does: challenge anyone to name one segregationist U.S. Senator, and the only one theyll be able to name is Thurmond .the only one who became a Republican. Get the idea? a. The media intentionally hides the civil rights records of lifelong, liberal Democrats to make it look as if it was the Republican Party that was the party of segregation and racial discrimination. 5. The most important points: all the segregationists in the Senate were Democrats, and remained same for the rest of their lives except for one. a. And they were not conservative. b. Strom Thurmond became a Republican, albeit 16 years later. Lets see how many of the 12 in the Senate were conservative. c. Senator Harry Byrd, staunch opponent of anti-communist McCarthy d. Senator Robert Byrd, proabortion, opposed Gulf Wars, supported ERA, high grades from NARAL and ACLU e. Senator Allen Ellender, McCarthy opponent, pacifist f. Senator Sam Ervin, McCarthy opponent, anti-Vietnam War, Nixon antagonist g. Senator Albert Gore, Sr., McCarthy opponent, anti-Vietnam War h. Senator James Eastland, strong anti-communist i. Senator Wm. Fulbright, McCarthy opponent, anti-Vietnam War, big UN supporter j. Senator Walter F. George, supported TVA, and Great Society programs k. Senator Ernest Hollings, initiated federal food stamp program, but supported Clarence Thomas nomination l. Senator Russell Long, led the campaign for Great Society programs m. Senator Richard Russell, McCarthy opponent, anti-Vietnam War, supported FDRs New Deal n. Senator John Stennis, McCarthy opponent, opposed Robert Borks nomination. The above, largely, from Coulter's new book, "Mugged." Notice how segregationist positions went hand-in-hand with opposition to McCarthy? Not all Democrats .Robert Kennedy worked for McCarthy, and Senator John F. Kennedy refused to censure him. So....proof of why blacks should reconsider party affiliation, and shun the Democrats...the party of slavery, segregation, sedition, and secularization.