FDR: Warning about today's Republicans

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZGkNAUSvY&feature=related]FDR: WARNING ABOUT TODAY'S REPUBLICANS - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    If you had any brains you would know that during FDR's time Republicans were to the left and Democrats were to the right. FDR began the process of changing that during his 4 terms.
     
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    well.. if you had any brains you would have watch this and know that FDR didn't say anything about Republicans,left or right.
     
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    The GOP fought FDR tooth and nail on his social welfare programs. The party has never been to the left on those issues.

    And the only Democrats who were to the right on anything were the Dixiecrats and that was on racial matters.

    A great many Dixiecrats defected to the GOP during the civil rights era. Which is why the party of Lincoln now has a distinct racist and homophobic taint.
     
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    And yet you can not explain why if the Southern Democrats were against Civil Rights and left the Dem party over it why they would go to a party that overwhelmingly SUPPORTED Civil Rights.

    Or do I need to link again to the fact over 80 percent of Republican elected officials voted FOR Civil Rights and only 60 percent of Dems did?
     
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    I know that more Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than Democrats. I have pointed that out many times to other people.

    But the leadership of the civil rights movement at the time was coming from the left wing of the Democratic Party.

    And it was LBJ who championed the Act. When he was asked privately to explain how he had been a Texas good old boy all his life and then suddenly became a champion of colored people, LBJ responded, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!", using MLK's words to indicate as President he was finally in a position where the good old boys couldn't touch him and he could finally do what was in his heart.

    This was considered a huge betrayal by the Dixiecrats.

    That's not to say the Democratic Party is no longer burdened with racists. It most certainly is.
     
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    I would add, though, that the word "liberal" today has a much different meaning than it did in FDR's time.
     
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    The Dixicrats were not "right" on anything.
     
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    Thank GOODNESS for the Republicans when it came to civil rights.
    Because NO ONE fights for civil rights like the Republican party. NO ONE.

    Why look now. Look how the Republican party stands against those Occupy park-poopers who were disrupting those benches in favor of the stock brokers who took their smoke breaks there. Yup...no one stands up for the underdog against monied ossified interests like Republicans.
     
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    did anybody watch the video?
     

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