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You’ve heard of love-hate relationships, right?
HERE‘s a classic example:
Starting around the time he launched a bogus attack on then-Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, Democrats have loved to hate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
They made sure as many as people as possible saw him condescend to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), as she tried to advance an assault weapons ban in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. When he launched a failed filibuster of more modest gun legislation the public relations backlash (nurtured by Democrats) made him persona non grata with some members of his own party.
On several occasions over the years (most recently HERE), I’ve written about how America’s two great political parties gradually traded places in the past half century on matters of civil rights and states’ rights, which resulted in the South switching from solidly Democratic to solidly Republican.
But we still occasionally hear from right-wing Republicans who think they’re making some important point by mentioning the Democratic Party’s racist and segregationist wing of 50 or more years ago.
This subject comes to mind with Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s speech the other day at Howard University, a traditionally black school.
One of the Republicans included in this video is the guy who ran in the congressional district on Rockford’s west side.
Every once in a while, I get a comment here from someone who thinks a clever point is made by recalling the days when the Democratic Party was dominated to a great degree by Southern segregationists.
Such comments seem oblivious to the fact that the Democrats long ago cut their ties with segregationists. When Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he privately said to an aide: “We have lost the South for a generation.”
The important thing to remember about the chart above is that it’s based on a poll co-sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by the same outfit that runs Fox News.
So, let’s not have any of that nonsense about a biased poll sponsored by liberal media.
For a link to the full results of the poll, see HERE….