G1223, on Oct 8 2005, 11:54 AM, said:
Spectacles, on Oct 8 2005, 11:09 AM, said:
So you mean that in the 1960's that George Wallace became a Republican?
That the word dixiecrat was just a mistake? That then Senators Kenndy (D Mass) and Johnson(D-Tex) voted against the 1956 Civil Rights bill out of principle?
Nice bit of revision you got there.
George Wallace ran for president as a third party candidate. Today in Alabama, the Democrats are social liberals and the majority of african-americans vote Democrat. They have for years. Wallace, in fact, was re-elected as Democrat the last time only because he carried the black vote. How? He apologized. (Didn't work for this white chick, though. I said when he was elected again that I was outta there. Within a year I left Alabama.)
Don't revise my post. I never said the word "Dixiecrat" was a mistake--just that the Dixiecrats became Republicans. And that's a fact. They couldn't stand being associated with the "bleeding heart liberals" in the Democratic party who were for affirmative action, women's rights, civil rights for african-americans, and even in some cases gay rights.
And I said the exodus of social conservatives (Dixiecrats were a Southern variety of social conservatives) from the Democratic party began in the 60's and continued through the 70's and 80's. That's a fact.
Edited by Spectacles, 08 October 2005 - 12:07 PM.