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|Subject: Re: College prof censorship||Date: 2/16/2013 2:37 PM|
|Author: lowstudent||Number: 671800 of 734861|
Even if the Republicans’ rise in the South had happened suddenly in the 1960s (it didn’t) and even if there were no competing explanation (there is), racism — or, more precisely, white southern resentment over the political successes of the civil-rights movement — would be an implausible explanation for the dissolution of the Democratic bloc in the old Confederacy and the emergence of a Republican stronghold there. That is because those southerners who defected from the Democratic party in the 1960s and thereafter did so to join a Republican party that was far more enlightened on racial issues than were the Democrats of the era, and had been for a century. There is no radical break in the Republicans’ civil-rights history: From abolition to Reconstruction to the anti-lynching laws, from the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, and 1964, there exists a line that is by no means perfectly straight or unwavering but that nonetheless connects the politics of Lincoln with those of Dwight D. Eisenhower. And from slavery and secession to remorseless opposition to everything from Reconstruction to the anti-lynching laws, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1875, and the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, there exists a similarly identifiable line connecting John Calhoun and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Supporting civil-rights reform was not a radical turnaround for congressional Republicans in 1964, but it was a radical turnaround for Johnson and the Democrats.
oh c'mon we all knew this was an absurd lie. You did not even have to look it up, GoofyHoofy wrote it.
It is like the obvious truth that Benghazi was just not interesting to people so it barely got mentioned on MsNBC and Rubio taking a sip of water played around the clock for days.
Obvious American diplomats getting killed in an Arab riot and the administration tap dancing around the truth is not nearly as interesting as Rubio drinking water.
Of course, the media only covers what is most interesting and does not have a bias is more nuanced than the bloody friggin obvious so Felix agrees that Rubio's Adams apple is tres magnifique
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