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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Share with us all the politicians that changed from Democrat to Republican. If what you claim is true, there should be many of them.

    There were quite a few. Most are dead now. One of my Senators swapped parties and is still in office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    The "Southern Strategy" is a damn farce created by racists Democrats to attack the party founded on Abolition.



    It's a true sucker's belief. It's Leftist propaganda.

    That's pure, unadulterated bullshit. You seem to think that you can gaslight everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    That's pure, unadulterated bullshit. You seem to think that you can gaslight everyone.
    Well, if Trump can do it to another nation, surely his followers can do so on a smaller scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Share with us all the politicians that changed from Democrat to Republican. If what you claim is true, there should be many of them.
    There were a lot of them, the most prominent was Strom Thurmond the leader of the Dixiecrat Party. I grew up in the South of segregation, Jim Crow and civil rights violations. The Southern Strategy started at the top, in Presidential elections, look at the changes in the voting patterns of the southern states over the period 1960-1980, it does not take a genius to see the change in voting patterns. A lot of people never changed their voter registration, they just started pulling the "R" lever in Presidential elections.

    However, in the 1970s and 1980s, the increasingly conservative Republican Party gradually overtook the Democrats in the southeast. The Democrats' support in the formerly Solid South had been eroded during the vast cultural, political and economic upheaval that surrounded the 1960s. By the 1990s the Republican Party had completed the transition into the southeast's dominant political party, despite typically having fewer members due to the prevalence of Republican voting generational Democrats. In New England, the opposite trend took place; the former Republican strongholds of Maine and Vermont became solidly Democratic, as did formerly Republican areas of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politi...in_U.S._states

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    btw, the comments on this video thread are hilarious.
    Well it is Ben Shapiro - most of what he says is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Well it is Ben Shapiro - most of what he says is funny.
    the way the vid starts out tells you all you need to know. The audience didn't respond well to hearing the truth about how the RNC has already admitted and apologized for the "southern strategy". It's amazing to see someone use a video that provides evidence that undermines their own argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    so , everyday we wake up to a president that's blatantly flaunting and is, in fact, boldly proclaiming that he's above the law. To this, the response from his base, as well as a sizable portion of his party, is to go along with it; either in silence, or a cult-like admiration. Now, ask yourself whether this would have even been imaginable if it were Obama? The answer, of course , is not just no - but hell no. It's true that it wouldn't have been imaginable under any other president. Except, for the fact that no other president has played on the notion of "white privilege" the way that Trump does.

    Recall please, that the GOP had all but abandoned the "southern strategy" in 2012 after Obama was reelected. They had done their analysis of the election after Romney lost and decided they'd do "minority outreach". Recall also, that this strategy didn't go over very well with the base. Then, Trump came along and revived that strategy and put it on blast. Indeed, it shocked the world when a man that was so openly racist was actually elected president of these united states. Especially, in light of the fact that it followed in the wake of having our first African American president. Trump is now poised to take his notions of white privilege all the way to our US Supreme Court. To, indeed, in not so subtle terms, put the notion of white privilege on trial. Even if it's not technically being argue before the court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Share with us all the politicians that changed from Democrat to Republican. If what you claim is true, there should be many of them.


    Helms was the longest-serving popularly elected Senator in North Carolina's history. He was widely credited with shifting the one-party state into a competitive two-party state. He successfully advocated the movement of conservatives from the Democratic Party – which they deemed too liberal – to the Republican Party. The Helms-controlled National Congressional Club's state-of-the-art direct mail operation raised millions of dollars for Helms and other conservative candidates, allowing Helms to outspend his opponents in most of his campaigns.[3] Helms was the most stridently conservative politician of the post-1960s era,[4] especially in opposition to federal intervention into what he considered state affairs (including legislating integration via the Civil Rights Act and enforcing suffrage through the Voting Rights Act).


    James Strom Thurmond Sr. (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican.
    A magnet for controversy during his nearly half-century Senate career, Thurmond switched parties because of his disaffection with the support for civil rights of the national Democratic party, and his support for the conservatism of the Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater. In the months before switching, he had "been critical of the Democratic Administration for ... enactment of the Civil Rights Law",[2]while Goldwater "boasted of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, and made it part of his platform."[3] Thurmond left office as the only member of either chamber of Congress to reach the age of 100 while still in office, and as the oldest-serving and longest-serving senator in U.S. history(although he was later surpassed in the latter by Robert Byrd and Daniel Inouye).[4] Thurmond holds the record as the longest-serving member of Congress to serve exclusively in the Senate. He is also the longest-serving Republican member of Congress in U.S. history. At 14 years, he was also the longest-serving Dean of the United States Senate in U.S. history.
    also (just the 60s btw):


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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post








    also (just the 60s btw):


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