Mick Mannock wrote: shanky wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:Got to admire the Democrats for so effectively persuading the simple of thought that it is the Republicans, and not themselves, that are the natural home of racists.
What would the victims of racism know about the natural home of racism.
I think he’s been reading the Fox comments section.
I think you have no idea of the history of the Democrats.
This is one of the more tiresome gotcha points from the right. Tiresome because it's so weak, yet they seem to think it's a killer.
Everyone knows that the Democrat party - particularly in the South - was problematic. Everyone knows that Lincoln was a Republican. That is history. Things have changed. And they were consciously changed by the Republicans, who actively courted the racist South in the 60s.
Prior to the Civil Rights Act, the split in America was not between Republican and Democrat, but between North and South. Which you can see in the voting records of the two parties when it came to the Civil Rights Act, which was overwhelmingly supported by both parties in the northern states and overwhelmingly opposed by both parties in the South.
The Republicans saw an opportunity and consciously courted those racist southerners. And very rapidly the south went from blue to red. So your first comment should actually read "Got to admire the Republicans for so effectively persuading the simple-of-thought racists that they are the natural home of racism." because that's exactly what they did.