Who was the most racist President?

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    You right wing nut jobs sure like to believe you know everything about the left. George Washington owned slaves. So did Jefferson and 10 other presidents. Lincoln believed blacks were inferior and republicans still brag about being the party of Lincoln. I can reasonably say that every president until Bill Clinton was more than likely racist. And you guys want to put that kind of lie on Obama because whites like most here want to make everybody else racist so they can excuse the racism of whites. It's time some white people grew up.
     
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    No, they are not lies OR excuses. They are what you just won't admit to.
     
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    that noble award would go to whoever was the worst of any of the slave owning founding fathers that was president. i have much respect for our ancestors who fought against the queen & gained sovereignty; however you can't think that owning people isn't the epitome of racism.
     
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    They are lies and excuses.
     
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    Truman, for all his other faults and there were many, incited (along with the young mayor of Minneapolis Hubert Humphrey) Strom Thurmond and his gaggle to walk out of the party convention in 1948 after hearing too much for their taste about "civil rights'.

    They went out and formed their "Dixiecrat" (States Rights) party with Thurmond running for POTUS. Even got Truman kicked off the ballot in I think it was Alabama. Thurmond got nowhere with that, finished his time as Governor and then ran for Senate, and the state Democratic Party kicked him off the ballot. Interesting times.
     
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    Here's a klown that not only passes on an apocryphal undocumented quote, but even changes it in the process.

    What LBJ did say was that he fretted that "we (Democrats) have lost the South for a generation". That means ONE.
    A hundred generations would be TWO THOUSAND YEARS. :rofl:
     
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    If President Johnson did say that he was obviously wrong as hell. Carter won the Presidency less than 4 years after LBJ's demise and Clinton just 20 years after. 2 Democrat Sons of the South.
     
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    Yyyyeah that didn't mean "we have lost the South in Presidential elections only".

    Kind of like the way you referred to "the party of Lincoln and Helms" backthread. Are you that clueless? Jesse Helms was a Democrat before he was a Republican, like Thurmond. Like Trent Lott, like Sonny Perdue, like Dave Treen, like Richard Shelby, you know all those Southerners who jumped ship because their constituencies were jumping ship.

    You only undermined your own point anyway --- the fact that Carter and Clinton (sort of) were from the South is the only reason they got significant votes there. Plus the circumstances: Carter had Watergate to run against and Clinton had Bush.

    Yeah LBJ was wrong about that timeline. He underestimated it.
     
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    Yeah that's called "code switching" and it's something literally everybody on the planet does if they speak at all.

    Bunk-o-sorry thinks himself a linguist and he can't even figure out code switching. Or is too dishonest to deal with it.
     
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