The truth about civil rights

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    "The Republican Party was not so badly split as the Democrats by the civil rights issue. Only one Republican senator participated in the filibuster against the bill. In fact, since 1933, Republicans had a more positive record on civil rights than the Democrats. In the twenty-six major civil rights votes since 1933, a majority of Democrats opposed civil rights legislation in over 80 % of the votes. By contrast, the Republican majority favored civil rights in over 96 % of the votes."

    http://www.congresslink.org/print_basics_histmats_civilrights64text.htm
     
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    And when a Democrat President signed the Civil Rights Bill...Southern Democrats abandoned their party in droves. Nixon and the RNC membership welcomed them with open arms.
     
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    Once again explain the logic in why a racist would leave a party that only supported the Civil Rights bill by 60 percent for a party that supported the same bill by 80 percent?
     
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    That is easily explained when one notices the location of said members who abandoned the Democrats and how many Republicans there were in the South prior to the Civil Rights bill.

    Coupled with the concerted effort by the RNC and Richard Nixon to cultivate such Dixiecrats by the time 1968 rolled around.

    But you knew this already....it's just a statistical flim flam attempt by the OP. And a RNC talking point.
     
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    This is my favorite talking point! Not really.

    It's really disengenious to try to make this into a partisan issue - it's a regional issue. The south voted against civil rights, across party lines. The north voted for civil rights, across party lines. Then, when a northern Democrat signed it into law, all the southern Democrats jumped parties. This is why the south to this day is more Republican.

    Look up the Southern Strategy.
     
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    The truth about Civil Rights was that it was not a Democrat/Republican issue it was a North/South issue. Since the "Solid South" was mostly Democrat there were more Democrats opposed. Southern Republicans also opposed Civil rights.

    The truth also is that once Democratic President LBJ signed the legislation, Souther Democrats became todays Red State Republicans

    And thats the truth
     
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    Yes it is....but every once in a while, people like the OP and the Clerk will try to slip in their falsehoods, hoping no one is paying attention.
     
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    Sure thing, we are to believe that racist got mad at their party that barely supported civil rights and joined the party that overwhelmingly supported civil rights. You guys crack me up.
     
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    My neighbor believes civil rights is when we gave equal rights to blacks.
    ONLY.
    He is against gays voting much less receiving equal protection under the law.
     
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    The Republicans under Nixon in 1968 overwhelmingly supported Civil Rights? Can you back that up, please?
     

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