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31 March 2006 03:36
 

Haven't seen it, but the reviews are good, the trailer is excellent and it should create a big buzz. I guess if the South had won, we would be living in a Republican wet-dream utopia, slavery, oppression, intelligent design, no abortion, etc…

http://www.csathemovie.com/

 
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31 March 2006 04:17
 

[quote author=“riomarcos”] I guess if the South had won, we would be living in a Republican wet-dream utopia, slavery, oppression, intelligent design, no abortion, etc…
http://www.csathemovie.com/

Um…....Lincoln who BTW, (you may recall) freed the slaves, was a Republican!

Historically, it was the Southern Democrats who did everything that they could to stop civil rights legislation, “stood in the school house door” to preserve school segregation, and supported, populated and led the KKK…...........just check the bio of Sen. Robert (KKK) Byrd (D WVA) who was a Klan Kleagle.

http://capmag.com/article.asp?ID=383

Republicans may be guilty of many things but they are not responsible for slavery or racism - which are unfortunately the historical “claim to infamy” and legacy of the Democrat Party.

 
 
 
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31 March 2006 04:42
 

Sorry, it was the Democrats that fought to end segregation and get rid of Jim Crow laws. LBJ, JFK, RFK, etc, all Democrats and it was Republicans like Senator Holling, Governor George C. Wallace of ‘segragation now, segragation tommorow, etc.’ fame, ans Cheney when he voted against a resolution calling for Mandela’s release, the Democrats also fielded the first African-American candidates. The list goes on and on… there’s no way you can convince me that the Republicans haven’t been in the 20th century the party of bigotry and racism.

 
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31 March 2006 06:08
 
[quote author=“riomarcos”]Sorry, it was the Democrats that fought to end segregation and get rid of Jim Crow laws. LBJ, JFK, RFK, etc, all Democrats and it was Republicans like Senator Holling, Governor George C. Wallace of ‘segragation now, segragation tommorow, etc.’ fame, ans Cheney when he voted against a resolution calling for Mandela’s release, the Democrats also fielded the first African-American candidates.

Well, sadly, you are so completely wrong that I hardly know where to start……..here are just a few examples of Democrats (in addition to KKK Byrd)  who fought bitterly against civil rights

“Fritz” Hollings – Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Hollings
George Wallace – Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace
Orval Faubus – Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orval_Faubus
J. William Fulbright – Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Fulbright
Ross Barnett – Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_R._Barnett
Albert Gore, Sr - Democrat Racist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gore_Sr.

Who was in charge of the Department of Justice and the FBI when MLK was illegally wiretapped, and had is bed “bugged” in an attempt to discredit him?  Answer = JFK, LBJ and RFK!

Which party filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Answer = Democrats!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

Which party voted in the highest percentage in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Answer = Republicans!

Democrats = 199 Yea, 113 Nay (63%)
Republicans = 163 Yea, 41 Nay (80%)

Exactly how many blacks served in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet?  Answer = 0

How many in Jimmy Carter’s? Answer = 0

How many in JFK’s or LBJ’s?  Answer = 0

How many minorities have the above Democrat Presidents nominated to serve on the Supreme Court?  Answer = 0

riomarcos, I respectfully suggest that you need to take your head out of your ass and quit believing all of the revisionist history spin of the modern liberal Democrats.

[quote author=“riomarcos”]The list goes on and on… there’s no way you can convince me that the Republicans haven’t been in the 20th century the party of bigotry and racism.

Yes, the list does go on and on……….but obviously not in the manner that you suggest……but somehow, I do not expect you to be “convinced” by facts.

 
 
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31 March 2006 09:54
 

Like CA, I lived through all that crap.  I remember the dogs, the firehoses, and the Democratic governers standing in the schoolhouse doors.  The stoned busses, terrified kids, scared parents, and all in the, at the time, solidly democratic southland.

I dont know where you got your info, riomarcus, but I would also suggest some reading.

 
 
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17 April 2006 10:56
 

The truth !!

The South was Democratic.  Lincoln was a Republican. 

After the civil war there were the carpetbaggers.  There was the 40 acres and mule program.  There were alot of reasons NOT to be a Republican.

Yep, CA and Hampsteade are very much right, the Democratic party DIDN’T change in the south until after the 60s and into the 70s.

And now we see the Republican party changing too.

The fact is the parties have never been static, the platforms have changed over time, so any historical comparison of one party to another is usually bull****.

 
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17 April 2006 11:03
 

[quote author=“Iisbliss”]
The fact is the parties have never been static, the platforms have changed over time, so any historical comparison of one party to another is usually bull****.

True.  The Democrats were toast after the Civil War but regained their power by becoming the party of industrial laborers and unions and absorbed much of the Bull Moose and Progressive platform by the early 20th Century.  The Republicans lost their claim to be the voice of the underprivileged and became the party of business interests and religious conservatives.

In the meantime, another century passed with Democrats split between the Southern Democrats and the racism of the south leftover from the pre-Civil War era, and their new alliegiance to the unions. 

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17 April 2006 13:53
 

Republicans are brilliant markerters. They have consistently passed tax cuts that benefit the rich, cut programs that benefit the poor, encouraged good paying middle class jobs to move overseas and and reduced real wages for millions of Americans. All the while the same people that are hurt the most, vote for Republicans without question because they represent “moral values.”