You gotta hand it to Ann Coulter. She really gets under the skin of Liberals. I was just reading an excerpt or two from her new book, Demonic: How The Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, and was reminded again as to just which party is the party of racism.
Every segregationist who ever served in the Senate was a Democrat and remained a Democrat except one. Even Strom Thurmond—the only one who later became a Republican—remained a Democrat for eighteen years after running for president as a Dixiecrat. There’s a reason they were not called the “Dixiecans.”
A curious sleight of hand is required to hide from the children the fact that all the segregationists in the Senate were Democrats. In history books, such as Robert A. Caro’s biography of Lyndon Johnson, the segregationists are not called “Democrats.” They’re called “Southerners.”3
Except it wasn’t just “Southerners” voting against civil rights. Not every senator who opposed black civil rights was a Southerner, but every one was a Democrat. In addition to the Southern Democrats who voted against putting the 1957 civil rights bill on the Senate calendar, for example, there were five Democrats from nowhere near the South: Democratic senator Wayne Morse of Oregon—a favorite target of Senator Joe McCarthy—Democratic senator Warren Magnuson of Washington, Democratic senator James Murray of Montana, Democratic senator Mike Mansfield of Montana, and Democratic senator Joseph O’Mahoney of Wyoming
My personal exposure to this was growing up in my thoroughly FDR Democrat family. I won’t go into details other than to say that I heard quite a bit growing up. Remember as a deaf kid, if it was not explicitly taught I would not learn it. I still, at age 56, have no idea about the family gossip, but I knew real well the family views on segregation. (My father softened a whole lot, like many of his generation, when he got old.)
At any rate, read this excerpt and think about it. (which will disqualify any liberals who are incapable of thinking). The main point is that it’s not the conservatives who are pushing segregationist views, it’s the liberals. Liberals need a permanent underclass to keep them in power. (Why do you think they are all about amnesty for illegal immigrants?) They need a servile underclass, depended on Government Cheese in order to consistently win enough votes to rule. As Ann pointed out, they don’t really believe in anything except power itself.