Where were the Republicans at the recent commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington??
Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Romney, Bush (I, II, and Jeb), Newt . . . ??? Anyone catch a glimpse of any of these? Give Bush I and II a pass; I is old and feeble, II had recent cardiac surgery and he did send a brief statement apologizing for not attending. But Boehner, Cantor, McConnell were just a few steps away; Newt never passes up a chance to make a speech; and Romney . . .
In the same vein, remember how the rightwingers like to claim the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts were passed by Republicans without Democratic support? There's an excellent article on Raw Story that lays waste to that lie. Turns out analysis of Congressional votes on the two Acts shows support and opposition was based on GEOGRAPHY, not on party affiliation. The two Acts passed in spite of opposition from Southern Democrats; Democrats from the rest of the country supported both Acts.