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Old 10-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #235
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Default Re: presidential debate

Vincent and Mach1

Compelling information on the GOP commitment to civil rights assuming we were time traveling and having this discussion in the early 1960s - of course a lot has happened since then

The Republicans never carried the deep South until 1964 - LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and guess what - the only States Goldwater carried other than his home state of Arizona were South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana - the GOP embarked on a conscious strategy of becoming the white folks party, which included abandoning its historic commitment to civil rights and engaging in race baiting scare tactics that are illustrated by this gem from Drudge this afternoon

REPORT: Vanloads of Somalians driven to the polls in Ohio

That has worked out pretty well for the last half century but certain demographic trends indicate that strategy is about tapped out
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