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Why don't people look at the voting results of the 1964 Civil Rights elections and see democrats are racist?

Why don't people look at the voting results of the 1964 Civil Rights elections and see democrats are racist? Topic: Brown vs board of education case supreme court
July 22, 2019 / By Florrie
Question: It really boggles my mind how uninformed people are about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They for some reason believe the Republican Party is the ones who are racist? Yeah... the same party that Abraham Lincoln came from. Let's look at the voting results of that monumental act. By party The original House version:[7] * Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%) * Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%) The Senate version:[7] * Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%-31%) * Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%) The Senate version, voted on by the House:[7] * Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%-37%) * Republican Party: 136-35 (80%-20%) I love when people then say it was the Democrats in the south who switched to the Republican Party after they voted. Uhm... Like AL Gore Sr. and Senator KKK Byrd? So why is it people has this so confused? Democrats have done nothing but keep blacks oppressed with entitlements. And how do you explain Senator KKK Byrd then?
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Damia Damia | 7 days ago
Let me understand what most of you are trying to say here. You are saying that the original democrats of the 1960s who voted against the Civil Rights Act jumped ship to the Republican Party, right? So if that is the case, What about the original 80+% Republicans that voted for the Civil Rights Act in the House and Senate? The Republicans still had only 20% voting against it, while the Democrats had only 60% for it. You logic doesn't hold up no matter who jumped ship or was beaten. Wasn't the Northern Army during the Civil War mostly comprised of Republicans? Are you saying they all became democrats? Being Abolitionists was one of the cornerstones of the Republican Party, you cannot deny that. It has not changed in over 200 years. Only the guilt of the left and democrats has. It was Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor in Birmingham let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators. Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant. Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." In 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of a Little Rock public school. Historical records show that it was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who established the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, enforced the desegregation of the military, sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate the schools, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Eisenhower also supported the civil rights laws of 1957 and 1960. So I just wanted you all to know the truth. Pick up a book and set down the hash pipe, you just might learn something. Sincerely, Large40oz Supporter of the founder of Civil Rights Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Bluebell Bluebell
The Republican party was formed as a completely anti slavery party. Abraham Lincoln was the newly formed Repub Party's first Presidential Candidate and he won. That's why many Southern states left the Union right after Lincoln was elected. They figured anti slavery legislation was coming. All the Southern slavery state's were controlled by the Democratic party & they decieded to brake away from the United States and start a new nation. They were for States Rights and didn't want a brand new government telling them what to do. After the Democrat's lost the Civil War and the Confederate Soldiers came back home, some started the KKK. They were upset that the Republicans were now in control of the politics in the South and because of some of the seemingly anti white laws that were being passed, such as, if you were a Confederate Veteran you were no longer allowed to vote. The Republicans also started the Freedmans Bureau to register the ex-slaves to vote and to even run for office. The Freedmans Bureau also formed school's to teach the new citizens how to read and write. Once the Democrats took back control of their various state's, they started passing all the terrible Jim Crow laws in the South that kept African American people down for a 100 more years. That long history of Democratic Party's pro-slavery stance is why Pres.Johnson or any President needed to get the Democrats in the South on board with the Civil Rights bill as racism had been soo intrenched in the party since before the Civil War.
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Aislinn Aislinn
Because it's 2008? A lot of things changed in 44 years. LBJ's war on poverty and Brown vs the Board of Education caused most of the racist Democrats to leave the Democratic Party long ago. Republicans used to call them Boweavel Democrats, but now they are called Social Conservatives and Neoconservatives depending on which bunch we are talking about. Neoconservatives left the Democratic Party when Reagan was elected, and they were mostly Scoop Jackson Democrats (Cold Warrior types).
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Traherne Traherne
you do realize those were the conservative Democrats that were trying to resist the changes that were emerging as a result of the Civil Right's Movement, don't you? Incidentally, this is were the misconception emerged that neocons are ex-liberals. That is the reason the Republicans have become known as the Conservatives and Democrats became known as the Liberal, because the mainstream Democrat party alienated most Conservatives during the Civil RIght's movement as they embraced civil rights and became more liberal. Al Gore Sr was defeated in 1970 by Republican William E. Brock III by playing on white voter's fears of Civil Rights and desegragation.
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Redmund Redmund
But "ordinary people" do not count the members of Congress in determining who did what, legislatively. They look at the Presidency for leadership. And one of those 6 Republicans who voted against the Civil Rights Act was Barry Goldwater, who ran for President that year against Lyndon Johnson, who signed the CRA into law. Everybody paid attention to the fact that the Republican candidate for Prez was opposed to that law and that Johnson happily signed it into law. That's what people remember. That's why Goldwater won most of his states that year in the south, and that was the year that Strom Thurmond switched to the Republican Party. Nice try. I don't blame you entirely for trying.
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Maurice Maurice
Because the Democrats of 40 years ago are not the same Democrats as of today. Most of the Democrats who voted in Congress 44 years ago are probably dead by now. The happenings of 40 years ago can't be used to speak directly to today's politics. If you think Democrats are racist, please find some more recent data to support this...
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Maurice Originally Answered: When writing an essay about the civil rights movement, should you say 'black people'?
Yes, don't participate in this overly politically correct movement that has been going on in this country. I am always referred to as "white", nobody would ever think twice about it.

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