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Old 06-25-2019, 01:10 PM
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This is the perfect example of a dumbass racist peddling dumbass pseudo-history to support dumbass racist politicians who continue to push dumbass racist policies. Thank you so much for proving my point.

The vessel of the Democratic Party was founded in 1828 by the supporters of Andrew Jackson, emerging out of the Democratic-Republican Party, which was founded by Jefferson and Madison. Andrew Jackson rose to power on a wave of populism and was know for his racism and xenophobia, particularly where it pertained to the genocidal slaughter of Native Americans as the United States' white settlers continued to spread westward in their "manifest destiny" to conquer the American wilderness.

Remember Jackson's name... you will need it later.

The Republican Party emerged in the mid-19th Century largely because of a fracture within the opposition Whig Party over the issue of abolition. Eventually the Whig Party died off and following the Civil War the Republican Party enjoyed near single party rule in Washington DC while the remnants of what was Jackson's Democratic Party largely became a regional southern party.

Because of the nearly unchallenged power the Republican Party held in the later half of the 19th Century and into the early 20th Century, though, it became the home to corruption and rot. The Republican Party fell under the control of wealthy, largely Northern, industrialists who fiercely advocated for an extremely conservative approach to economics and labor that led to the gross exploitation of European immigrants coming into America's urban centers to seek economic opportunity. Meanwhile, in the south, Republicans lost momentum and eventually lost interest in the integration of former slaves into free society and the South plunged back into a state of de facto slavery for African Americans who were too poor and too educated to escape Jim Crow and whose political power were diluted by poll taxes and literacy tests meant to deny them their agency to vote.

After wandering in the wilderness for decades the Democratic Party began to evolve in both its policy aims and its voting base as a way of becoming competitive again at a national level. They began to attract immigrants and African Americans into their coalition by advocating a number of economic and labor reforms meant to improve the lot of the average worker: child labor protections, building and health codes, Social Security, and yes, even national health insurance.

When the foolhardiness of Hoover's ultra-conservative economics exacerbated The Great Depression, the contemporary Democratic Party came to power under FDR as a coalition the included poor Southerners (who were, for the time being, willing to overlook race to embrace any party willing to address the poverty that was rife in their quadrant of the nation) and immigrants, particularly Irish Catholics, who had been exploited and shunned by the Republican industrialists, and African Americans who began to abandon the Republican Party because it failed to address both their economic and civil rights concerns. At this point, the Democratic Party started to no longer look like Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party in that, although FDR focused on the reduction of poverty and the championing of the common man through populist messaging, the coalition was broad and multi-cultural. It was no longer a party ruled by xenophobia and racism.

Obviously the coalition was fragile, though, as once the country emerged from the Depression and World War II and economic prosperity returned to the country, racial animus again came center stage in the Solid South. Moderate Republicans like Eisenhower, who saw first hand the benefits of a desegregated military, pushed to desegregate schools in the South while later the Irish Catholic Democratic Kennedys pushed a broad array of civil rights initiatives in common cause with African Americans who they felt brotherhood with given the way Irish Americans had been a discriminated-against minority in the late 19th and early 20th Century in major northern cities like Boston and New York. When Kennedy was assassinated and LBJ decided to push through the Civil Rights Act in an attempt to shatter the heart of Jim Crow and segregation, white southerners who were once solidly in the Democratic Party began to feel they no longer had a home.

Richard Nixon, cynically, gave them a home in the Republican Party through his Southern Strategy, which built the "Silent Majority" coalition that was ascendant in the United States until the early 21st Century. Former Democrats like Strom Thurmond and many others, aggrieved by the party's embrace of civil rights, switched parties and became Republicans. The die was cast. Republicans started crafting more populist messaging built less around economics and more around racial animus as a way of pulling together their coalition. Moderates slowly but surely fled the Republican Party en masse as it lurched further right and now into the alt-right, embracing a platform of xenophobia and racism that is anti-immigrant and anti-multiracial in no small part out of a desperate, flailing attempt to hold political power because that's what the Democratic coalition has been powered by since the New Deal: immigrants and minorities. "Culture wars." And so they fiercely fight for new and onerous voting laws that deny minorities their agency to vote. They cruelly throw kidnapped children of immigrants in wire cages without the basic necessities at the southern border to deter all immigration... legal too.

Dwight Eisenhower would no longer find a home in the Republican Party because it's strayed so far from his ideals. We know this because his children have said so and switched parties themselves. And, certainly, Abraham Lincoln would not endorse a party that throws little immigrant children in wire cages. The new, cruel, corrupt, and incompetent Republican Party bears more resemblance to the xenophobia and racism of Andrew Jackson's party of the 1820's than it does to the abolitionist Republican Party of the 1860's or the post-World War II moderate Republican Party of the 1950's.

And, oh by the way, Steve Bannon, the white supremacist alt-right manager of Trump's campaign, just to happened to make sure Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.



https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...d-trump-216493

Keep peddling the mythos that the Democratic Party of the early 21st Century is the Democratic Party of the early 19th Century. Just remember, though, it's your POTUS who thinks Andrew Jackson, in all his slaveholding, Native American slaughtering glory, is his hero.

Ah pete…...the KKK was in full force in the 50's and 60's and during the time of FDR. The KKK was formed by those in the democrat party. That sir is a fact.

It was George Wallace who stood on the steps and prevented entry into a university......he was also a democrat.

Hell even Joe Biden's treatment of Anita Hill before the world was a disgrace.

JFK,one that I have always liked, but even he would not have been elected if it was not for the Chicago Mob.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:15 PM
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Try this one

https://pjmedia.com/trending/report-...ourt-hearings/

it's part of the Congressional record. So if it is all a lie why hasn't the democrats in Congress called for those stating their figures be charged?
Pajamas Media is your source?

Here's some of Pajamas Media's greatest hits:

https://www.mediamatters.org/network.../pajamas-media

It's not as bad as Tdi citing things off Instapundit, but it's close.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:24 PM
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But did you? I sure do not remember you ever saying a thing about this.
I said both Fairfax and Northam needed to step down, actually. But you believe what you want to believe (you always do).
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:30 PM
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Ah pete…...the KKK was in full force in the 50's and 60's and during the time of FDR. The KKK was formed by those in the democrat party. That sir is a fact.

It was George Wallace who stood on the steps and prevented entry into a university......he was also a democrat.

Hell even Joe Biden's treatment of Anita Hill before the world was a disgrace.

JFK,one that I have always liked, but even he would not have been elected if it was not for the Chicago Mob.
You're flailing.

Again, the South didn't start to defect from the Democratic Party en masse until the passing of the Civil Rights Act, although there was a deepening fracture in the party that began in the New Deal and finally led to segregationists (like Strom Thurmond, who as I said later switched party and became Republicans) running for president separate from the party ticket.

IOW, the Democrats made a courageous choice based on principle to run the racists out of the party even though they knew they were losing the South for at least a generation. Today's Republicans are not only not doing that, they're giving plush posts in the White House to alt-right white nationalist bastards like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller.
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Latest news is that customs and borders are not taking hygienic donations, because they say they do not have shortage of those supplies. So either they are grossly incompetent and somehow are letting the children be the last to get the supplies, or they are willfully and intentionally torturing children.

In other news, the expected next head of the department said this past January that he can look into "so-called" minors eyes and tell they are going to grow up to become MS-13.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:42 PM
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They’re deliberately abusing those kids. There’s zero doubt in my mind, and it’s a directive straight from the top from ghoulish racists like Stephen Miller. This is why you don’t let people who were mentored by Nazis into the White House.
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As an observer, I’m trying to understand your point WW.

Yes, the south was blatantly segregated prior to the passage of the civil rights act. And yes, most of the elected representatives were democrats. Yes, the civil rights act passed with bi partisan support. Yes, it would not have passed without Everett Dirksen, the republican minority leader from Illinois. I’ll even go further, some of the worst racists were big city democrat mayors like Dick Daley.

The break began in 1948 when southern democrats opposed Harry Truman’s civil rights efforts and bolted from the party.

In 1964, LBJ rammed through a number of civil right bills. The GOP nominee for President opposed them. It was his opposition to the civil rights bills that helped solidify his nomination and in the general election, the solid south went Republican - as it has pretty much since then. LBJ said after passage of the Civil Rights Act that he had turned the south Republican.

That’s more than 50 years ago. Since then the democrats have been the party of civil rights and the republicans have become the party of segregation and racism. Who cares what happened before 1964? To claim that the current democrats founded the KKK is absurd. It was founded by the southern democrats who left the party in the 60s and 70s and became republicans.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:56 PM
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Elizabeth Warren Wants To Transform American Elections

The 2020 hopeful's latest proposal would implement strict federal standards for election security, automatic voter registration and make Election Day a holiday
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eliza...b0aa375f51c4b1

She’s a beast when it comes to policy proposals and I’m glad that Sanders and O’Rourke’s campaigns have also made election reform proposals. But, there’s a giant hole in this if it doesn’t come with a reinstatement and strengthening/expansion of the VRA to combat Republican disenfranchisement of minorities and young people at the ballot box.
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July 17, 2019.

May want to take off that day, or at least stock up on Maalox/popcorn.
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May want to take off that day, or at least stock up on Maalox/popcorn.
Twitter will be fun.

Look for an orchestrated distraction the day before.

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