desertmuscl saidTrue let's not forget the past.
In 1877, a national Democratic Party compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the government's withdrawing the last of the federal troops from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These Southern, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black people from the white population.
Besides that you have just plagiarized again your entire post (do you even have the ability to think a thing out for yourself?), you are either completely full of shit or a complete idiot to mischaracterize the Parties today as they were 100 years ago.
Of course the Southern Democrats of the 1800s, early 1900s were scum. Guess what they are today: Republicans.http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/3613/republicans-democrats-switch-platform
So when did the switch happen, and why?
According to Dr. Eric Rauchway , an American History professor at UC Davis, the switch happened somewhere between 1872 and 1936.
And to whomever (I must have clicked you off for some reason as I don't see the comment now but saw it earlier before logging on) made that stupid as fuck comment about Byrd being in the Klan means hypocrisy, um, no. There's just this one tiny difference.
He not only lived the rest of his life fixing what he had wronged but he repeatedly apologized, without hesitation, for his past behavior. I don't know that we'd ever have supported a presidency by him but as senator he worked tirelessly for civil rights.
He didn't deny a thing. He owned it and did what he could to fix what he'd done.
manipulative piece of shit
presidential candidate denied even knowing what the Klan is. It is not hypocrisy to call that out.