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  •  They've been using the Dems=segregationists (8+ / 0-)

    widely for at least a year now, along with the welfare=slavery and abortion=genocide of Blacks.

    It works well among low information White voters, but the people who actually experienced discrimination during the Civil Rights era and the 5 decades since aren't fooled.

    •  In the '50s the "DixieCrats" were segregationists- (7+ / 0-)

      many or maybe even most Northern Democrats were liberal.

      When the Civil Rights movement was embraced by the Kennedy campaign and then the Civil Rights Act was signed by LBJ, many Northern blue-collar Democrats worried about job competition from African-Americans and shifted to the Republican Party.

      Meanwhile the "Solid South" which was "solid" because the Republican Party was the Party of Lincoln (not to mention Grant and Sherman) became solidly Republican when Nixon's "Southern Strategy" took up "States' Rights."

      "Stand your ground" laws promote aggression rather than discretion."

      by Mayfly on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 02:53:15 PM PST

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