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Professor Morris on US History
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Professor Morris gives us a short history lesson on why/how the Republicans lost the Black Vote fifty years ago.

I'm happy to see that he has finally gotten his teeth fixed. S2
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#2
Interesting video. It touches on some stuff, but skips a bunch, too. I wish he would have debunked "The Southern Strategy" that claims all the KKK Dixiecrats suddenly turned into what the Republicans always were - and that the GOP turned into racists overnight. Alinsky taught the "big lie", as much as Karl Marx ever did.

Yes, his teeth do look better.
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#3
If you ask a black friend, you'll find out Nixon's southern strategy is why mainly. He and Reagan appealed to racists down south. I don't think either voted racist policies myself, but, they appealed to southern racism to get elected.

If you cannot understand why Ronald Reagan's first campaign stop was in PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi, you are a man who simply refuses to think.

Do a search on Philadelphia, Mississippi. First thing you will notice is no candidate would waste time in such a tiny dump normally. Second, it has an infamous history relating to the civil rights movement.
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No - I researched this nonsense. There was one single advisor to the president who said that a Southern Strategy was a good idea. A lie that everyone else debunked and repudiated - but the media ran with it.

What happened was a Democrat push for Fed power in areas that were guaranteed to the states. The GOP candidates took the proper side on the States Rights issue - but the MSM twisted it into a racist strategy to win white votes because the black votes were supposedly locked up by the Democrats. Except that the southern black vote has always tended to the Republicans until the nanny-staters began to purchase their votes. You can argue all you like that Nixon and Reagan only wanted the votes of bigots and racists - but that is just not true. The Dems played the race card then saying the GOP wanted to take the funding away that kept the Black family split up and dependent on the dole. Neither Nixon nor Reagan pursued the racist vote.

The more they fought the destruction of the Black family by collectivism, the more the Left tarred them as racists.

There is no doubt that the Democrats saw a great profit from playing up the lie to win votes - and thanks to the MSM, they got their way. This happened, of course at the time that a KKK Kleagle or Exalted Cyclops, Democrat Robert Byrd, was sitting in the senate pompously "disavowing" his former role as KKK recruiter - yet never once turned over any names as to others he had enlisted or helped in any cleanup efforts. David Duke was a Democrat, and so was Tom Metzger, the head of the White Aryan Nation.
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William,

Explain Philadelphia, Miss to me. No candidate would waste time in that dump except it was a message to all southern racists. Reagan already had Mississippi easily, he didn't need to visit even Jackson.

Reagan knew exactly what he was doing there and it was appealing to the lowest common denominator in the south, racial mysogyny which is very strong the further south you go.

Plenty of white people in south Alabama really believe black people are accursed biblically, I even watched one idiot explain that's why we couldn't elect Obama. I almost got punched in the nose by one of these idiots right here in my hometown once over an argument about this.

In ET, where racism was never remotely like the deep south cause we weren't slave holding territories.
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Have you ever been to Erwin, Tenn?
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(07-25-2012, 02:44 PM)Palladin Wrote: William,

Explain Philadelphia, Miss to me. No candidate would waste time in that dump except it was a message to all southern racists. Reagan already had Mississippi easily, he didn't need to visit even Jackson.

Yes, that is the Democrat mindset in the South. Reagan scheduled many stops, and candidates have a history of going into troubled areas all the time. Romney did a remote in front of the Solyndra plant. Why shouldn't Nixon, Reagan, or anyone go to a "dump" to push their solutions to the problems there?

Please understand, that what opponents to the Democrats get into trouble doing, is speaking to issues with possible solutions. The Dems are on record as to saying anything the local yokels want to hear. It will go over with the people it is aimed at - but the base is familiar with the "wink-and-nod": they know not to put any reliance to what their politicians say. They know their party will say whatever it takes to get elected, and then revert to their progressive ideology.

Yes, Reagan went to "Is Mississippi Burning," Mississippi in 1980 to give a speech that included States' Rights. It also included as it always did, the main features of his campaign: End of the draft, a post-Iran-hostage foreign policy, military strengthening after decades of neglect, economic growth based on the Supply-side model, and rescue from the welfare state. His detractors, of course, picked up one fifth of his points and misinformed the populace about what was said and what was meant. The GOP has always said the LBJ "Great Society" is what was harming minorities the worst - and the solution was to wean the minorities off the Nanny-state nipple.

The Black response was magnetically attached to the Democrats spin-machine. The Southern Democrats callously bought and paid for many Black leaders to accomplish their infamy. Yet, a few Blacks were able to think and figure things out for themselves.

Check out the message from Rev. Dr. Levon Yuille, who does a weekly radio program. It is paid for strictly with donations:

The Ypsi Bible Church - Joshua's Trail
Pastor Yuille Wrote:"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - (George Santayana, Spanish philosopher)
 
Twenty-Five Historically Significant Black Experiences
  1. One of the primary reasons the Republican Party came into existence was because of its opposition to the Democrat Party's support and promoting of The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. This act repealed the Anti-Slavery Missouri Compromise Law. The Missouri Compromise was an attempt to halt the spread of slavery beyond a certain point in the Louisiana Territory. [1]
  2. In 1854 at Jackson, Michigan a group of men met to form a new political party and one of the primary things that they agreed on, was their opposition to slavery and in particular the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. So while the Democratic Party was feverishly fighting to preserve slavery, the Republicans were meeting in Jackson, Michigan to destroy it. [2]
  3. The first candidate the Republican selected was Col. John C. Fremont who ran against pro-slavery candidate, Democrat James Buchanan. Even though Fremont loss it is interesting to know that he was the Republicans' first anti-slavery presidential candidate.[3]
  4. In 1858, Republican Abraham Lincoln faced Democrat Stephen Douglas in a race for U.S. Senate in Illinois. That campaign became famous for the Lincoln-Douglas debates, with Democrat Stephen Douglas defending slavery and Republican Abraham Lincoln opposing it.[4]
  5. Lincoln is quoted as saying in 1858 the following, "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free." And it was with this attitude that Lincoln became the Republicans first elected president, in 1860. [5]
  6. Republican President Lincoln is quoted as saying the following to an Indiana Regiment: "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."[6]
  7. After experiencing repeated defeats during the Civil War, Lincoln declared, "On many a defeated field there was a voice louder than the thundering of a cannon. It was the voice God, crying, "Let My People go." We came to believe it as a great and solemn command.[7]
  8. In response to what Lincoln believed to be a divine mandate on January 1, 1863, he issued an edict we commonly call, The Emancipation Proclamation. And even though this act did not free all slaves or solves the slave problem, it led to change for the slave population in this country. (It is said that Lincoln before his death said, "The central act of my administration, and the greatest even of the nineteenth century was the Emancipation Proclamation"[8]
  9. Two of the greatest fighters for the freedom of the slaves were two Republicans by the name of Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens.  Lerone Bennett, Jr. the historian said this regarding these two men. "Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens educated Lincoln, and the country, to a policy of Black Emancipation." To them, as much as to conservative Lincoln, black people owe their freedom.[9]
  10. Republicans Sumner and Stevens were responsible for three (3) amendments to the Constitution which freed black people from slavery, made them citizens with all the rights of all Americans and the right to vote. They did this even though the Democrats fought to prevent them from bringing these laws to pass.
  11. Thaddeus Stevens also fought to give every freed slave forty acres of land and a mule, so that slaves could take care of their families.
  12. The dream of forty acres and a mule was destroyed when Lincoln was killed and his vice president, Andrew Johnson, a Democrat replaced Lincoln and said of Black people, "Black people were inferior to whites and unready for equal rights." So he worked to destroy much of what Republicans had worked and fought so hard for.[10]
  13. One of the greatest periods of freedom Blacks ever enjoyed in America was between 1867 and 1877. The Republican Party was responsible for this period of time, and many positive changes took place for Blacks during the time of the enforcement of a series of measures called Reconstruction Acts. W.E. B. Dubois called this period the, "Mystic Years."[11]
  14. Here are but a few things that happen during the Reconstruction period.         
    1. Hiram Rhodes Revels (Republican) became the first Black in congress, holding the position of U.S. Senator.
    2. Republican Joseph H. Rainey from South Carolina became the first Black member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    3. In 1875, Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi was elected to U.S. Senate, the first black to serve a full term in the Senate. In 1871, he was appointed by Republican President James A. Garfield as Registrar of the U.S. Treasury.
  15. During the Republican supported period called Reconstruction, blacks held state offices throughout the South, they were superintendents of education. Black and White children went to school together, interracial marriages were common and we didn't ride on the back of the bus. Black colleges like Howard, Fisk and Morehouse came into being. [12]
  16. The Democrats never accepted the Reconstruction Period, as the last word and they went about to take all these advancements back, through groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Most klansmen were Democrats. Lerone Bennett, Jr. says this about how the Democrats went about destroying the Reconstruction period. "By stealth and murder, by economic intimidation and political assassinations, by whippings and maimings, cuttings and shootings, by the knife, by the rope, by the whip. By the political use of terror, by the braining of the baby in its mothers arms, the slaying of the husband at his wife's feet, the raping of the wife before her husband's eyes. By fear. In every state, Democrats attempted to control the votes of their late slaves and the Democrats succeeded in destroying the greatest time of freedom Blacks ever enjoyed in America." [13]
  17. The great Black Republican abolitionist Frederick Douglass had this to say about the Democratic Party, "...Sir, it is evident that there is in this country a purely slavery party - a party which exists for no other earthly purpose than to promote the interests of slavery. ...For the present, the best representative of the slavery party in politics is the Democratic party."[14]
  18. During the rebirth of the Civil Rights movement of the 50's and 60's the overwhelming number of governors who stood in their respective school doors to block blacks from attending their schools were Democrats such as, Alabama Democratic Governor George Wallace, who stood in the schoolhouse door, Georgia Democratic Governor Lester Maddox stood in his restaurant door with a pistol on his hip and men with ax handles stood behind him to block blacks from coming into his business, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett declared he would stand against federal laws regarding integration, and then there is Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus who sent his national guard to prevent black children from entering Arkansas schools. [15]
  19. On September 25, 1957, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a record breaking time of a little over three weeks sent federal troops to Arkansas to ensure the safety of black children who were integrating Arkansas schools.[16]
  20. The passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would not have been possible without the strong cohesive support of the Republican. In fact, all Southern Democrats voted against the Civil Rights Act, including Al Gore, Sr. though President Lyndon Johnson was a Democrat he couldn't get enough votes from his own party to pass civil rights laws, he needed the help of a willing Republican minority.
  21. It is reported that over 4000 Ku Klux Klan killings took place during the terrible time of their reign of terror, but a better plan has been developed which eliminates over 400,000 black people every year, this plan has been so effective until Hispanics now out number Blacks in America. This effective gift of genocide comes from the Democratic Party supported practice called, Abortion.[17]
  22. HIV and Aids is at epidemic levels in our community, and much of this increase can be linked to the rise of homosexual behavior in our community, yet the Democratic party is a strong supporter of the Homosexual agenda. Polls have shown that the majority of Blacks do not support the gay agenda.
  23. During the Reagan, Bush years of the 80's the Black middle class grew faster and larger than at anytime in America's history. When the tide rises all ships rise with it.
  24. On July 7, 2000 a story appeared in The Detroit News, which stated that the Black middle class loss ground during the Clinton years. University of Michigan Researchers did the research for this story.
  25. The majority of African American parents have said they favor schools of choice, yet the Democratic Party repeatedly blocks any attempt to bring this desire of Black parents to fruition. The Republican support schools of choice and vouchers.

    [1] Britannica 1988, What Every American Should know about American History
    [2] The Wallbuilder Report (Black History Issue), February 2002
    [3] Britannica 1988, The Wallbuilder Report, February 2002
    [4] Britannica 1988, The Wallbuilder Report, February 2002
    [5] Britannica 1988
    [6] Bartlett?s Famous Quotations
    [7]
    [8] Britannica Vol. 4 Micropaedia
    [9] Pioneers in Protest, p. 188 para 3, (Lerone Bennett, Jr.)
    [10] Encyclopedia Britannica Vol. 29, pg. 238 column B par. 4
    [11] Before the Mayflower, (Lerone Bennett, Jr.) chapter 8 Black Power in Dixie
    [12] Before the Mayflower p. 184 &187
    [13] Before the Mayflower p. 196-197
    [14] My Bondage and My Freedom, Frederick Douglass, Ebony Classics
    [15] Ebony Pictorial History of Black America Vol. 3
    [16] Ebony Pictorial History of Black America Vol. 3
    [17] Center for Disease Control


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How The African American Community Is Intentionally Deceived
  1. Bush is going to start the draft; (false) the truth is Democrat Charles Rangel from New York along with a fellow democrat introduced the bill, but voted against it when it became a political liability.
  2. During the Democratic Party's 2004 convention Rev. Al Sharpton gave a speech in which he was widely quoted as saying, "The Republicans promised us forty acres and a mule and we still haven't gotten it." The truth of the matter is that when Vice President Andrew Johnson replaced Abe Lincoln, Mr. Johnson began to destroy much of what was gained during Lincoln's presidency. Andrew Johnson was a Democratic and he said, "Black people were inferior to whites and unready for equal rights." So not only did he stand in the way of the 40 acres and a mule, but also he turned back the clock on many of the rights the Republican Party fought to give to African Americans.
  3. John Kerry and the Democrats during the 2004 campaign kept saying the Florida vote was stolen in 2000, when they knew that CNN, University of Chicago, and seven other newspapers paid millions of dollars to recount the vote, and discovered that Bush had won the election fair and square. (Elder Yuille will send a copy of the news story to those who request it.)
  4. During a Jennifer Granholm campaign stop in Detroit during the at Straight Gate Church, the chair of the Democratic National Committee reminded the crowd that when the Black man was dragged to death in Texas Bush was Governor. What he failed to remind them of was that when Martin L. King was killed in Memphis, a Democrat was Governor, when the four little girls were killed in Birmingham, Ala. A Democrat was Governor, when Emmett Till was killed in Mississippi a Democrat was a Governor, and Medgar Evers was killed in Mississippi a Democrat was governor.
  5. A Flyer that was distributed in the plants in Ypsilanti area. It was a picture of people getting hosed in the south during civil rights battle of 60's. The flyer said look at what Republican's do to Blacks. (False) When in fact those southern sheriffs were all Democrats in the picture.
  6. One of the cries of the Democrats was that during the 2000 election many voters faced voter suppression. But after three years the Civil Rights Commission has not found one case of voter suppression that could be prosecuted.
  7. Clinton economy increased Black middle class. (False) According to a study by the University of Michigan the Black middle class shrunk during Clinton.
  8. Jessie Jackson and many other individuals accused the Republicans of saying that Blacks were only 3/5th equal to Whites. But the truth of the matter is that the Republicans wouldn't let the democrats exploit their slaved by declaring them worth one whole vote when it comes to counting for representatives in the house of Representative, when they won't let them be counted as a human being under any other circumstance.
  9. Voting Rights laws of the 60's going to be canceled by Republicans. (False) The Democratic Black Caucus stopped the voting right law from becoming permanent. (In America in Black & White booklet the facts of this is found.)
  10. Churches Chicken doesn't have anti-black substances in its food.

Reagan said: "I believe in states' rights." He also said, "I believe we have distorted the balance of our government today by giving powers that were never intended to be given in the Constitution to that federal establishment." The Democrat spin-machine cast that far and wide as a racist alarm - but it wasn't. It foretold an attack on the welfare-state that kept so many minorities down. Keeping minorities down is what drives the vote-counters of the Democrat party - so of course they responded as they did. Any intelligent observer would note that Reagan's words would raise the minorities to a higher place-setting at the kitchen table, so calling it a secret code to bigots is exactly one-hundred-eighty degrees out of whack.

You do know how the KKK was conquered after the Civil War, and how Wilson resuscitated it? There is a Mad Magazine poem of the Nixon era:
"Four and twenty klansman, dressed up like clowns.
Four and twenty klansmen dressed in hoods and gowns.
When Congress started probing the Klan began to sing,
Now wasn't that a tasty dish for Martin Luther King?"
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John's link should read: "why/how the republicans won the white vote in the south".

Goldwater was never worried about states rights. S5
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John,

No, but, I've been to Petros!

I guess we all have our uneducated backward ignorant folks, but, ET is not remotely like south Alabama or Miss. You can't talk to 2 people w/o hearing nigger this and nigger that over and over. They still hold segregated proms down there.

William,

No POTUS candidate starts their campaign at a backwards, pissant town of < 7000 K folks in a backwater state they already own that is also known as the city where civil rights workers were murdered unless they have the need to send southern racists a good message and that's exactly what Reagan did.

Worked, too. If he wanted to visit Mississippi for any normal reason, he'd have gone to Jackson, Meridian or Pascagoula where he would have had more than 50 listeners at a stupid rural county fair that was the home of the murders of this crew, you're inflexibly minded if you don't realize the calculations Reagan and his team did here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi...rs_murders

BTW, I do not believe Reagan was a racist, he was just willing to do anything to get elected like any politician. Lincoln added ~ 1 full year onto the civil war by holding US Grant back until after the 1864 election, that's how Caesar thinks.
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(07-27-2012, 06:17 PM)Grizzly Wrote: John's link should read: "why/how the republicans won the white vote in the south".

Goldwater was never worried about states rights. S5

Well, if your cynicism won't let you look at the other reason, you could actually think he cynically voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Bill because he had all the wrong reasons.

But I also know that Leftists are the world's best at 'Projection', if you get my meaning here.
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(07-27-2012, 08:49 PM)Palladin Wrote: ..No POTUS candidate starts their campaign at a backwards, pissant town of < 7000 K folks in a backwater state they already own that is also known as the city where civil rights workers were murdered unless they have the need to send southern racists a good message and that's exactly what Reagan did.
...Where Republican Civil Rights champions were martyred? Why should anyone avoid going into the teeth of the enemy and show you are not afraid of the racists? Where does showing up show affirmation, when everything your party stands for, and everything you say while you are there, shows the opposite?

It was the Dems who cast the despicable racist "Southern Strategy" on their opponents. It was the media that didn't explain there was no affirmation of racism. Neither Nixon nor Reagan were in any way racist. Neither had a strategy to win racist votes. It was the Dems who bragged their stealing the ownership of the Civil Rights bills (which Everitte Dirksen pushed through over the protests of the Dems) and passage of Nanny State gratuities would ensure them the Black vote.

It was a Democrat strategy of deception - not of fact.
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That's not what he did .

He talked about "states rights", which notion has been permanently destroyed here in our nation because of southern racism and slavery and our use of that doctrine to protect our ways. It's also a good code word down here and blacks know it whether you acknowledge it or not.

Cause we wanted that autonomy to treat them like shit, which we did do.

You're about as in the know here as I am about the compostion of the moon.

Why not pull up his speech and let's all see if he railed against southern racism as you suggest?
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Nixon political strategist Kevin Phillips, merely popularized it. [Javits, Jacob K. (October 27, 1963). "To Preserve the Two-Party System". The New York Times.] In an interview included in a 1970 New York Times article, he touched on its essence:

Quote:From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that... but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.(Boyd, James (May 17, 1970). "Nixon's Southern strategy: 'It's All in the Charts'". The New York Times. pp. 215.)

However, Nixon won 36% of the Black vote in 1970, so that screed is tossed on its ear from the get-go. Ford would have won the Presidency over Carter if he had won half the Black votes that Nixon had. What happened in that time was not the GOP targeting White racists, but the Democrats targeting the GOP in an attempt to paint them as something they weren't. It was George Wallace who had targeted the Southern White Racists. Prior to this, LBJ had destroyed the Black nuclear family with his Great Society welfare giveaways. Much of this was required to expunge the taint of the Robert Byrd-led Demnocrat filibuster against the GOP-passed Civil Rights bills. Five years after Byrd's racist filibuster, trying to save the Black culture from the Democrat nanny-state was transformed into the GOP trying to starve Black babies.

It's always been a Democrat propaganda campaign, and would not have worked without a complicit MSM abandoning King's non-violence and encouraging the rise of Black Power activists like John Lewis and Stokely Carmichael.

So you see, the strategy was real - but it was a Democrat strategy to accuse the GOP candidates of being racist. Nixon wanted the Black vote - and largely got it. He did not give up on the Black vote because they would never vote for him - they did. By the time Reagan got around to running, the Democrat screed was baked in.

You may say the term "State's Rights" are code words used to make Blacks hate the GOP, and you would be right. The problem is that they are Democrat code words, and their use against the GOP is baseless. Remember: KKK=Democrats, White Aryan Nation=Democrats, Civil Rights passage=Republicans, Blacks in Congress, the Presidential staff, and key party positions=Republicans. The Dems saw "States Rights" as a means for the GOP to stop them from abusing Blacks. They saw it as a baseless lie, but one they could use to mold opinion.

The NY Times Wrote:The Myth of ‘the Southern Strategy’
By CLAY RISEN Published: December 10, 2006

Everyone knows that race has long played a decisive role in Southern electoral politics. From the end of Reconstruction until the beginning of the civil rights era, the story goes, the national Democratic Party made room for segregationist members — and as a result dominated the South. But in the 50s and 60s, Democrats embraced the civil rights movement, costing them the white Southern vote. Meanwhile, the Republican Party successfully wooed disaffected white racists with a “Southern strategy” that championed “states’ rights.”

It’s an easy story to believe, but this year two political scientists called it into question. In their book “The End of Southern Exceptionalism,” Richard Johnston of the University of Pennsylvania and Byron Shafer of the University of Wisconsin argue that the shift in the South from Democratic to Republican was overwhelmingly a question not of race but of economic growth. In the postwar era, they note, the South transformed itself from a backward region to an engine of the national economy, giving rise to a sizable new wealthy suburban class. This class, not surprisingly, began to vote for the party that best represented its economic interests: the G.O.P. Working-class whites, however — and here’s the surprise — even those in areas with large black populations, stayed loyal to the Democrats. (This was true until the 90s, when the nation as a whole turned rightward in Congressional voting.)

The two scholars support their claim with an extensive survey of election returns and voter surveys. To give just one example: in the 50s, among Southerners in the low-income percentile, 43 percent voted for Republican Presidential candidates, while in the high-income tercile, 53 percent voted Republican; by the 80s, those figures were 51 percent and 77 percent, respectively. Wealthy Southerners shifted rightward in droves but poorer ones didn’t.

To be sure, Shafer says, many whites in the South aggressively opposed Progressive Democrats on race issues. “But when folks went to the polling booths,” he says, “they didn’t shoot off their own toes. They voted by their economic preferences, not racial preferences.” Shafer says these results should give Progressives hope. “If Southern politics is about class and not race,” he says, “then they can get it back.”

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Nixon supposedly started a racist Southern Strategy. Andrew Walden wrote that in 1872-73 "Black Union Army Captain, P.B.S. Pinchback and his Reconstruction-era Republican colleagues ruled over the South with the support of freed slaves and so-called ‘carpetbaggers'. By the time Reconstruction was defeated as part of a dirty deal to settle the 1876 Presidential elections, Democrats had organized white Southerners to build what became known as the "Jim Crow" system of segregation. Black Republicans were disenfranchised, the carpetbaggers were driven out and Southern whites -- the Democrat Party base -- re-took political power. The Democrats enforced their Jim Crow system through the Ku Klux Klan. Segregation was not simply a policy of government, it was a policy carried out personally by millions of Southern whites. The Republican Party simply did not exist in many Southern counties. From 1876 until 1964, Republican presidential candidates won only a handful of electoral votes from the South."

But the demographics eventually changed. In Nixon's era, "...Southern whites have been transformed into small government, low tax, "leave me alone" voters. De jure segregation is dead, killed in part by the fact that for the first time in American history, southern whites now follow a political leadership which is not based on physically enforcing the color bar."

It was the Democrats turning far Leftist in 1968 in Chicago that drove the segregationists toward Wallace and third parties and drove a wedge in the Democrat control of the South. The rise of the middle class and knowledge that Civil Rights had come from the GOP inspired many new votes from the South.

Nixon targeted the new demographics arising - yet the Demographics portrayed that as targeting the KKK. It was the GOP in the 60's that provided the Civil Rights victories, but the Democrats parlayed that into a 180° reversal of truth. Nixon was looking for votes - and he wanted the black votes as much as the white votes. His poltical managers like Kevin Phillips recognized that many black voters were totally deceived by the Dems and in a nanny-state dependence on them would still vote against their own best interests. In that regard, much of the black vote was written off, but targeting black issues was never lost.

To this day, the party best for blacks is still the GOP, yet black votes are still a Democrat commodity, traded like cattle futures.

As you said: "It's also a good code word down here and blacks know it whether you acknowledge it or not." I acknowledge it. You use a Democrat code word and think you are clever for doing so.
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