Re: All 50 states to participate petition to secede! Over 675,000 signatures in first week.
posted at 11/15/2012 2:26 PM EST
In response to tvoter's comment:
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to GreginMeffa's comment:
In your tiny world
Yeah. My tiny world. As opposed to the single-person universe you reach back to every single time the issue of race comes up, in any context: Byrd.
It was Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat, who founded the Ku Klux Klan.
Woodrow Wilson segregated Federal Buildings and jobs after 50 years of integration under largely Republican administrations.
It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted Jim Crow Laws.
It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted "separate but equal".
It was the Democrat Party in the South that supported the Ku Klux Klan.
It was George Wallace and the Democrat Party in the South that said "Segregation Forever".
It was Orval Faubus and the Democrat Party that wanted the Arkansas National Guard to enforce segregation, and Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican President, that sent the 101st Airborne to integrate the schools.
It was Bull Connor, a member of the Democrat National Committee, who turned the hoses on the marchers in Birmingham, and it was the Republicans who made up the majority that passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, over the filibuster of such Democrat paragons as William Fulbright and Al Gore Sr. - and Grand Kleagle Byrd.
And no, the Dixiecrats didn't join the Republican Party most of them remained Democrats.
It was Democrats who called General Colin Powell a "house nigger".
It was Democrats who called Condi Rice - who grew up with and knew the little girls in Birmingham who were blown up, by Democrats - an "Aunt Jemima" and ran cartoons of her with fat lips doing Hattie McDaniel riffs.
It was Democrats, or at least Obama supporters, who called Stacy Dash a hundred different racist names for daring to leave the Democrat plantaion. (sic) It's the Democrats who hold annual dinners honoring Andrew Jackson, who owned slaves and who orchestrated the Removal, the Trail of Tears, the near genocide of several of the Indian Nations.
You notice before 1964, the Dems you reference are all law-makers. After 1964, they're isolated incidents. A Harry Belafonte does not trump a Strom Thurmond, or even a 2012 Jan Brewer.
Most lawmakers didn't switch parties - that's true, but those that did switched from the Dems to the GOP - none switched the other way around.
Ulysses S. Grant - that's the last Republican president GA, SC, MS, AL & LA voted for before Barry Goldwater. Ulyesses S f'ing Grant. You don't have to be racist or condone racism to acknowledge they vote with you. And if you can't do that, in the face of Ulysses S F'ing Grant ... how can anybody take you seriously about anything?