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Old 08-12-2017, 09:55 PM
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Isn't it more that the southern racists bolted from the Democratic Party after LBJ signed the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts? You make it seem as though the Dixiecrats were the legitimately aggrieved party during the Civil Rights era. Your argument may well find a few receptive ears among those in bed sheets in Charlottesville, but not with me.
And you're indeed clueless if that's what you took from my post. Having lived in Texas for over half my life now, I like the idea that it was LBJ who banished the remnants of the planter class and their minions from the Democratic Party, which is in effect what he did by signing the acts. I also find it a bit ironic that the party of Lincoln accepted them with open arms, although the GOP had more than it's fair share of racists back then too.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:59 PM
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Utter revisionist nonsense. The southern racists and the GOP willingly joined forces under Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and then were further cemented to the GOP under Reagan.
No revisionism at all. I'm well aware of GOP's Southern Southern strategy. BTW, why wouldn't the disenfranchised Dixiecrats join forces with the GOP? They'd have been fairly meaningless as a third party.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:02 PM
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Indeed. LBJ said upon signing the Civil Rights Act "We have lost the South for a generation." He didn't say "I'm banishing Southern members of my own party."
I don't recall saying he did, nor implying it for that matter.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:10 PM
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Maybe you should quit digging and have a nice anchovy margarita, Bob? Your sealioning schtick is getting stale.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:13 PM
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/james-a...sville-suspect

Terrorist suspect ID'd. I'm usually against the death penalty but I wouldn't shed a tear if they gave him the needle.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:17 PM
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Maybe you should quit digging and have a nice anchovy margarita, Bob? Your sealioning schtick is getting stale.
No schtick involved. If you think I'm a sealion don't participate.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:29 PM
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I kept thinking all day as this was going on, not all republicans are racist, but all racist are! The fish rots from the head might be a saying appropriate here.

When people stand up and protest fight back against these idiots not rolling over or ignore making excuses. More needs to be done to stop all this hate.






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Old 08-12-2017, 10:32 PM
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Lighten up, Bob. You're my favorite pinniped.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:33 PM
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You either condemn racism or you own it. Take your pick.
Well, I guess you own it then. I certainly recall the Travon Martin case was something you "didn't give a shot about", even though many was it as a racially motivated killing. Since you didn't give a shit, I guess to many who looked at it through the prism of race, you'd be a racist. Congratulations.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:40 PM
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/james-a...sville-suspect

Terrorist suspect ID'd. I'm usually against the death penalty but I wouldn't shed a tear if they gave him the needle.
Looks like capital punishment is available in VA, but it doesn't look like he's being charged with murder one. On the other hand, certain inmates that he's liable to meet soon won't likely be as lenient.
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