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  •  All praise to Rachel! (2+ / 0-)
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    and to this diary.

    Having said that though, it should be remembered that it was the Republicans who fought for the abolition of slavery.

    The party wasn't founded by race baiting f*cks.  

    But how the race baiting f*cks managed to take over is the true tragedy.

    Our promises are made in proportion to our hopes, but kept in proportion to our fears.-LaRouchefoucauld

    by luvsathoroughbred on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 10:11:31 AM PDT

    •  A perusal of many Republicans'... (4+ / 0-)
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      ... antebellum comments does not exactly paint them as egalitarians in racial matters. Against slavery, or at least the extension of slavery, but favoring the separation of the races, including by sending African Americans "back" to Africa. Call that unfair "presentism," but it puts their Republican fight regarding slavery into a somewhat different light.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 10:25:57 AM PDT

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      •  ANTEBELLUM? (0+ / 0-)

        Meteor, shame on you.  Political opinion from 150 years ago shouldn't be considered relevant today.

        We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

        by ScrewySquirrel on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 10:41:27 AM PDT

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      •  Sorry, MB (0+ / 0-)

        I do think it's presentism. And even if it weren't, it's not historically related to the racism of the present-day conservative movement, or that of the Republican Party. For that I think we can safely assign responsibility to William F. Buckley, in the first case, and Ronald  Reagan in the second, perhaps with a small assist from Nixon.

        Prior to the Nixon presidency, today's right wing racists, to a man, were loyal members of the Democratic Party.

        The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

        by sidnora on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 04:16:27 PM PDT

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        •  Not quite "to a man"... (2+ / 0-)
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          When the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed, 100% of the Southern Republicans in the House (all 10 of them) voted nay. (Dixiepubs).  93% of the 94 Democrats voted nay (87 nay vs. 7 who dared to vote for it).

          In the Senate, 6 Republicans and 21 Democrats (20 of them from the South) voted against.

          Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 06:45:36 PM PDT

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