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Old 10-29-2019, 12:55 AM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Originally Posted by ClemVegas View Post
None of this is true ...it is an assertion made by partisan Democrats.

Nixon was for civil rights and forced desegregation of schools. Only one Democrat senator switched to the GOP.

Abortion isn't a religious issue, that's your characterization of it.

If the two parties switched platforms, then Republicans should view FDR as one of the greatest presidents. That's not the case.

Democrats struggle in the south for a wide range of issues, from taxes, to gun rights, to immigration and energy and healthcare policy. None of these are religious issues but you didn't mention them.

You try to associate racism with the GOP but provide zero evidence of it. People like you are constantly trying to associate the modern south with the Old South when they could not be more different.

You also try to associate pro life and other issues with racist people. I would argue most pro life people would also be anti-racism.
One thing I've always wondered is, if Republicans are so racist, then how did the South became less racist and more Republican at the same time?
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:39 PM
Location: The South
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Originally Posted by mwalker96 View Post
We all know that the South has dramatically changed in the past several decades. The South went from a no-man's land for minorities/immigrants to now people from all over the world have moved to the Southern United States. Since moving to the South I hear people say "this place aint southern no more". As a kid I always thought of the South as from VA to TX. When I moved to North Carolina a lot of people said Virginia isn't the South but Raliegh NC is a very progressive, diverse and a young city and yet it is still perceived as southern which is not too far different Virginia (north of Richmond). Now being here in Florida, the general consensus is that "Florida anit southern unless you're in the panhandle" which I can see why many Flordians don't identify with the South because Florida was pretty early in the Sun-Belt wave so Florida has become like Southern California in that regard but just more tax/retirement friendly hence why the state still continues growing. With Florida being a 1st wave Sun-Belt state it established itself as a Multi-Cultural/tourist state by the 70s/80s when much of the South was still Black and White. People outside the South don't put Florida in the same group as Georgia or the Carolinas because it's been ingrained in people's mind that Florida isn't like the rest of the Southeast. People tend to overlook that the South has Hispanics and Asians in states not named Florida and Texas. North Carolina has the fastest growing Hispanic population in the US. It went from having a non-existent Hispanic population to now you have a generation of teenagers who were born and bread Hispanics in North Carolina. What the difference between new south and unsouthern?
Its a damn shame too. Gets worse every day.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I've heard the Civil War was fought over states' rights, not slavery. I've also heard all those photos of lynchings were photoshopped by the Democrat Party to make Southerners look bad.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Heel82 View Post
Democratic is the adjective, Democrat is the noun, it doesn’t seem that big a deal.
It is a big deal. It’s poor grammar for the purpose of disparaging the party. Democrat party, Democrat politician, Democrat ticket, Democrat platform... it is a mangling of the English langue and it is done intentionally in the way that people intentionally mispronounce their opponent’s name. Here in the South’s only blue state you notice the distinction. People that use it sound backwards because, you know, bad grammar.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:42 PM
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Originally Posted by Ivory Lee Spurlock View Post
The South turned Republicans soon after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Bill in 1964 and the forced integration of the public schools. LBJ said something to the effect that the Republicans will take the South for many decades to come. Take a look how so many of the counties thru out the Deep South voted over 90% Democrat in almost every Presidential election since thr end of Reconstruction and before 1965. The South was ferociously Democrat.

If you don't like Sweet Tea, it's probably because you never had sweet tea that was made right. Most Northeners will serve their tea unsweet and iced and then add the sugar and stir it up. The problem with that is, sugar won't disolve in cold water. It sinks to the bottom. I don't like that kind of tea either. I'd just as soon have a glass of ice water with a wedge of lime.

Nothing is so refreshing and enjoyable on a hot summer day than ice cold sweet tea that is fresh, crisp, and smooth and served in a cold glass with a wedge of lime. When it's made right and it's fresh, it's almost impossible not to enjoy a glass of sweet tea. You really do need to give it a chance next time you're in the South.
The south was already trending to Republican prior to 1960s as popular support for segregation went down. The fact that the Democrat party gave up segregation in the 1960s is evidence popular support had dwindled. Einsenhower won several southern states in the 1950s.

It was the areas of the south with more Republican transplants that flipped to GOP first which contradicts your theory.

It also doesn't make sense to believe that Democrat voters would flock to the GOP which has pushed the civil rights legislation. LBJ has opposed civil rights legislation prior to 1964. He only went along with it to keep his party viable.

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