Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Interesting Fact of the Day

"Since 1933, Republicans had a more positive record on civil rights in Congress than the Democrats. In the twenty-six major civil rights votes since 1933, a majority of Democrats opposed civil rights legislation in over 80 percent of the votes. By contrast, the Republican majority favored civil rights in over 96 percent of the votes."

Source: Dirksen Congressional Center

HT: Jarod Wachtel

8 Comments:

At 1/20/2010 11:05 AM, Blogger ddevore said...

Too bad Democrats are blind to the facts and accuse and attack to get elected.

 
At 1/20/2010 11:41 AM, Blogger rjs said...

where in the source is that information?

 
At 1/20/2010 11:47 AM, Anonymous Jason said...

Is that from 1933 to present or 1933 to 1964? The article is kind of ambiguous.

(I think it's the latter.)

 
At 1/20/2010 12:09 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Try this out: The History of Republican Evil

This was posted in 2007 and has an interesting bit of history from 1854 to 2004...

 
At 1/20/2010 1:04 PM, Anonymous Lyle said...

Up till the time of Nixon the republicans were a northern and western party with no southern representation. As a result they were in favor of civil rights. Since that time the two parties have essentially exchanged bases the republicans getting the south from the democrats, and the democrats getting the north and ca from the republicans. So in many respect except for the names the two parties have switched. The republicans used to be Rockefeller republicans until the Goldwater nomination, and in reality until 1980.

 
At 1/20/2010 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Up till the time of Nixon the republicans were a northern and western party with no southern representation. As a result they were in favor of civil rights. Since that time the two parties have essentially exchanged bases the republicans getting the south from the democrats ...

So, you admit that the hero of the Democrat left, FDR, was the leader of a racist coalition. And what was it that that caused northern Catholics and Jews to join with "southern" [Indiana was the state with the largest Klan membership] Klansmen? They were all economic "progressives". Not conservatives.

The Democrat Party has always been a nest of racists and bigots. It's not the bases that have changed, it's the targets of Democrat bigotry. Same racists, different color.

 
At 1/20/2010 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has of late become the custom of the men of the South to speak with entire candor of the settled and deliberate policy of suppressing the negro vote. They have been forced to choose between a policy of manifest injustice toward the blacks and the horrors of negro rule. They chose to disfranchise the negroes. That was manifestly the lesser of two evils. . . . The Republican Party committed a great public crime when it gave the right of suffrage to the blacks. . . . So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of the blacks will impend, and the safeguards against it must be maintained.

-Editorial, "The Political Future of the South," New York Times, May 10, 1900

I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes.

-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961

Kennedy later authorized wiretapping the phones and bugging the hotel rooms of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.

- Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D., S.C.) 1993
Chairman, Commerce Committee, 1987-95 and 2001-03
Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1984

 
At 1/20/2010 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... the two parties have essentially exchanged bases ... in many respect except for the names the two parties have switched.

This is complete bullshit. The "northern and western" Republican Party fought the economically destructive policies of the racist "New Dealers", they - the Republicans - were conservatives. Some southerners may have come to support the modern Republican Party, but unlike the Democrat Party of FDR, no racism is tolerated. The Democrats, on the other hand, still embrace racists like Al Sharpton and Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson.

 

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