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Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

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  • #2
    I haven't watched the video, but because the Southern Democrats of old were morally conservative and socially liberal ... supporting things like a living wage and Heath Care. The modern Democrats are so morally liberal ... supporting same sex marriage and abortion on demand ... that the old Southern Democrats were forced to choose between the desire to help the poor and the need to maintain some Biblical morality.


    ... Let's see how I did according to the video.
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    • #3
      The southern democrats became republican because LBJ signed the civil rights act. He said that he knew that the racists would turn to the GOP (which opposed the civil rights act) and he was right, but he did it because it was the morally right thing to do.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by CatRandy View Post
        The southern democrats became republican because LBJ signed the civil rights act. He said that he knew that the racists would turn to the GOP (which opposed the civil rights act) and he was right, but he did it because it was the morally right thing to do.
        Wasn't the 1964 Civil Rights Act an extension of the Republican Party’s 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts?

        .... just six Senate Republicans to vote against the bill in 1964, while 21 Senate Democrats opposed it. It passed by an overall vote of 73-27. In the House, 96 Democrats and 34 Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act, passing with an overall 290-130 vote. While most Democrats in both chambers voted for it, the bulk of the opposition still was from Democrats.
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        God bless,
        William
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        • #5
          The bill was introduced by Emanuel Celler (D NY) on June 20, 1963 and was signed into law by LBJ on July 2, 1964.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CatRandy View Post
            The bill was introduced by Emanuel Celler (D NY) on June 20, 1963 and was signed into law by LBJ on July 2, 1964.
            The bill was an extension of the 57 and 60 Civil Rights Acts: The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act : NPR

            And it is a good thing that Democrats back then were more bipartisan than today's liberal Dem.

            Originally posted by CatRandy View Post
            He said that he knew that the racists would turn to the GOP (which opposed the civil rights act) and he was right, but he did it because it was the morally right thing to do.
            Doesn't seem to always be the case: KKK Grand Dragon Endorses Hillary Clinton

            And given the behavior of the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter I think you need to rethink the liberal democrat narrative that racist vote GOP.

            Seems to me that the greatest Liberal Democrat strategy is to fuel racism and then pander to racist.

            God bless,
            William
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