No I don’t. That’s just how you’re trying to warp my argument.
I’m merely saying that since the Civil Rights Movement, the republican party has been the party of preference for racist bigots; particularly in the south as they enjoy slightly greater concentration there. This isn’t really open for debate. You think David Duke went for Hillary?
In 1964, it was a vote against that traitor LBJ!
In 1968, they tried the third-party option for the umpteenth time, which promptly failed for the umpteenth time.
In 1972, McGovern was an even more progressive liberal than LBJ was! Couldn’t vote for THAT guy…
I’ll happily admit that racist southern dems were largely a people without a comfy political home for a decade or so until after the election of Carter. When Carter obliterated his republican opponent, the GOP was in panic-mode. They then solidified their hold on this group when they began using “God” and “faith” in their platform. As most of your racist southerners were also stalwart evangelicals, the clarion call for republican support went out.
The rest is history.
As representative of the path that racially motivated southern dems took in microcosm. And it’s an excellent example. He was a southern dem. Then tried the dixiecrats. Then ultimately went republican when the evangelical courtship began.
And Tim Scott kinda proves my point. He was the first black republican elected to public office in SC in a century.
Then thank you for the concession.
By modern standards, of course not. By modern standards, in 1860 only the republican view on slavery was acceptable.
But then judging other culture’s moral decisions by contemporary standards in also a clear anachronism, which is a rhetorical error - if you didn’t know.
By modern standards, virtually every culture that existed before the Victorian Enlightenment was racist and employed slavery in some form. And the abolition of slavery in the west happened over a fairly rapid period, relative to how long the institution existed. Portugal was the first in 1761 and Brazil was the last in 1888. Northern dems were simply “par for the course” for their time.
For Breitbart, I’ll pass. If they make the rare, credible point, I’m sure it will also be published in other, more reputable sources.