The Truth of the Civil Rights Struggle

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    1. During the Bush years, the Democrat slogan was “Dissent is patriotic.” Under Obama, it became “Dissent is racist.” This is the pure moral preening of Liberals: calling others ‘racists.’

    2. True, there had been actual struggles for civil rights for a century, but by the end of the 60’s it was over. Segregationist violence was gone, all public places integrated….but not the opportunity for liberals to create an imaginary heroic past. In their minds, liberals manned the barricades, and marched for civil rights…and still do!



    3. Contrary to the myth that Democrats told about themselves, that they were the chest-thumping warriors for equal rights, the entire history of civil rights consists of Republicans battling Democrats to guarantee the constitutional rights of black people.

    a. Not all Democrats were segregationists, but all segregationists were Democrats! And…there were enough of them to demand compliance from the rest of the party.





    4. It was Republican Dwight Eisenhower who managed to take large parts of the South from Democrats in the 1952 presidential election. This included six House seats in Virginia, 10 in North Carolina, 1 in Florida, and 5 in Texas.
    Michael Barone, “Our County,” p. 711.

    a. He carried Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and Texas…and came close in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The South admired his war record; the Democrats’ dream team was Adlai Stevenson and Alabama segregationist John Sparkman.

    b. Eisenhower put blacks in prominent positions, and moved to desegregate the military- Truman had done so partially. 82.03.04: An Analysis of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Legislated Response to Racial Discrimination in the U. S.

    5. Eisenhower may have felt as
    his fellow Republican and soldier Senator Charles Potter did when he stood
    on crutches in the well of the Senate—he lost both legs in World War II —
    and denounced the Democrats for refusing to pass a civil rights bill. “I
    fought beside Negroes in the war,” Potter said. “I saw them die for us. For
    the Senate of the United States to repay these valiant men . . . by a watereddown version of this legislation would make a mockery of the democratic concept we hold so dear.” Web Extra: Read an Exclusive Excerpt of Ann Coulter’s New Book - ABC News



    6. In his second term, Eisenhower pushed through two major civil rights
    laws and created the Civil Rights Commission—over the stubborn objections
    of Democrats.
    Senator Lyndon Johnson warned his fellow segregationist
    Democrats, “Be ready to take up the goddamned nigra bill again.”
    Liberal hero, Senator Sam Ervin told his fellow segregationists, “I’m on
    your side, not theirs,” adding ruefully, “we’ve got to give the goddamned
    ******* something.” Ibid.




    7. VP Nixon tried to get the 1957 Civil Rights Bill passed…but LBJ stripped out enforcement provisions. Eisenhower introduced another, stronger civil rights bill in 1960. All eighteen votes against both bills were by Democrats. Of course, Johnson saw the handwriting on the wall.


    8. Even with a Democratic President behind the 1964 Civil Rights Bill, a far greater percentage of Republicans (82%) voted for it than Democrats (66%). Nay votes included Ernest Hollings, Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr., J. William Fulbright, and Robert Byrd.

    a. It is interesting that one reason that Nixon chose Spiro Agnew as VP, was that he had passed some of the nation’s first bans on racial discrimination in public housing- before federal laws. He had beaten Democrat segregationist George Mahoney for governor of Maryland in 1966.





    9. So, the struggle ended: Thurgood Marshall had won his cases in the Supreme Court, Eisenhower used the military to enforce the victories, Nixon desegregated the schools and building trades, and Democrat “Bull” Connor was voted out of office by the people of Alabama. And, finally, even a majority of Democrats supported civil rights. Democrat segregationists were defeated.

    This was the precise moment when liberals decided it was time to come out strongly against race discrimination!

    From "Mugged," by Ann Coulter
     
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    Yawn....Here we go again
     
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    More copy/paste posts from rightwinger.
     
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    So much for Eisenhower, republicans, and their ‘advocacy’ of civil rights.

    Coulter and the OP make the same mistake as most on the right: confusing liberals, democrats, conservatives, and republicans during the Civil Rights Era.

    The OP is in fact an indictment of conservatives, as they fought against liberals’ championing of civil liberties, and sought to keep in place discriminatory institutions designed to empower a white elite not only in the South but also throughout the Nation.

    Democrats found redemption after the advent of the Civil Rights movement by rejecting the hate and ignorance exhibited by the Southern conservatives, embracing and advancing the cause of civil liberties for all Americans.

    Republicans, on the other hand, embraced the hate and ignorance manifested by conservatives, hostile to efforts to promote civil rights; we see that opposition to civil liberties today as republicans work to deny same-sex couples equal access to marriage law and call for the destruction of privacy rights protecting individual liberty.
     
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    Do you see your own hypocrisy here or are you really this fucking stupid?
     
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    Maybe you could explain it to those of us who are not in your intellectual pay grade?
     
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    :cuckoo: You're a delusional idiot


    Congress: The Basics > Lawmaking [Resources] > Everett McKinley Dirksen's Finest Hour: June 10, 1964

    a true conservative Republican sound familiar?:cool:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm6fnQ5no0o]The Difference between a Republican and A Democrat - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Au2-J-3on0&feature=related]Sen. Everett Dirksen on increasing the federal debt (1965) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    He is talking about the Republican Southern Strategy post 1968 when Republicans welcomed all those disenfranchised racist Democrats
     
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    Umm....This republican sounds exactly like todays coservative Republicans get it? learn a little more before you post on this subject
     
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    I'm never too busy to educate you, torte-boy....

    So...in the category of " ‘advocacy’ of civil rights."

    Looks like Eisenhower was right:

    1. Civil liberties were given up during WWII. Also a surprising fact, to me at least, was to find out that although FDR and Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren favored the internment of Japanese Americans, one of the most significant conservative figures of that time and for some time in the future was against it, and that man was John Edgar Hoover. We also learn that all the things that Nixon was accused of doing during the Watergate scandal, FDR and his cronies had done to a greater extent about 30 years earlier and to a greater degree.
    Folsom and Folsom, "FDR Goes To War."

    a. The internment of 110,000 Japanese seems to have been largely political. Earl Warren, Attorney General of California was sensitive to his constituents resenting the large success of the Japanese in agriculture. And, interned, they couldn’t vote against FDR, and he did pick up three House seats…and after the election he began to move for the release of the Japanese.
    Ibid.


    2. "Civil Rights Era" was one of Democrats resisting same, Republicans championing and enforcing same (Eisenhower and the 1st Airborne)

    a. "The Little Rock Nine were a group of African-American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas [Democrat] Governor Orval Faubus, and then attended after the intervention of [Republican] President Eisenhower, is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement."
    Little Rock Nine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    3. Note...you couldn't find a single error in the OP....

    What does that tell you?



    You see, in my case education comes before partisanship....

    ...in your case, the reverse.
     

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