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  •  But Medicare/Medicaid and everything else (0+ / 0-)

    came after the election. And he had Republican support on Civil Rights.

    •  agree...and some of yesterday's Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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      were so moderate and even liberal that they'd be Dems today.

      •  It is difficult to imagine that Jackie Robinson (1+ / 0-)
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        was a Rockefeller Republican and a Nixon supporter in 1960, when Republicans still had a slightly better record on civil rights than Democrats. The 1964 Republican Convention was where the Southern Strategy began to take shape, before Harry Dent and Lee Atwater formalized it under the principle that it was OK to vote against your own economic interests, "as long as Blacks got hurt worse than Whites". Robinson attended the 1960 and 1964 Conventions, and was appalled at the change. He said that he had never seen such hatred directed at a White man (LBJ), and that he felt that he began to understand how Jews felt in Hitler's Germany.

        Full Godwin, in 1964.

        Republicans gradually got racist Southern Democrats and northern Reagan Democrats to switch parties somewhat faster than the country as a whole evolved away from racism, bigotry, misogyny, and so on, but now there is nobody left to convert, minorities are on the way to becoming the new majority, and the young are falling away from the old hatreds by the millions. It is no wonder that the crazies are becoming louder and nastier in their shrieking denial.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 05:18:56 AM PDT

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