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Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights

There are 48 comments on the KFVS12 story from Apr 10, 2014, titled Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.

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see the light

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 10, 2014
Republicans passed the Bill, Demorats didn't want.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Apr 10, 2014
somebody should tell Obama, Harry Reid and the rest of the numbskull democrats that the "equal pay act" was passed around the same time....
spoko

Oakland, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2014
Civil Rights History Fantasy by Conservatives.

The civil rights movement, once a controversial left-wing fringe, has grown deeply embedded into the fabric of our national story. This is a salutary development, but a problematic one for conservatives, who are the direct political descendants of (and, in the case of some of the older members of the movement, the exact same people) the strident opponents of the civil rights movement. It has thus become necessary for conservatives to craft an alternative story, one that absolves their own ideology of any guilt. The right has dutifully set itself to its task, circulating its convoluted version of history, honing it to the point where any defensive College Republican in his dorm room can repeat it.

There was only one republican that fought for the passing of the 1964 civil rights bill. His name was Bill McCulloch, Republican Congressman from Ohio, and at the height of John F. Kennedy’s effort to pass the first comprehensive federal civil rights law since Reconstruction, it was McCulloch — a now forgotten figure — who rose above mere partisanship to give Lyndon B. Johnson the power to pass the single most important law of the 20th century. LBJ announced:“We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for 100 years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law.”

The mainstream, and correct, history of the politics of civil rights is as follows. Southern white supremacy operated out of the Democratic Party (Dixiecrats) beginning in the nineteenth century, but the party began attracting northern liberals, including African-Americans, into an ideologically cumbersome coalition. Over time the liberals prevailed, forcing the Democratic Party to support civil rights, and driving conservative southern whites out, where they realigned with the Republican Party.

Republicans were no champions of civil rights; we cannot find a single speech by the republican leadership promoting civil rights. Of course, republican love to remind us that MLKJ was a registered republican and yes he was! But what else could he be, or any black man in the south, fighting the racist Dixiecrats? It is a matter of record; civil rights laws passed in 1957 and especially in 1964, were championed by NATIONAL Democrats and it caused splits in the Democratic Party as Dixiecrats in the South switched allegiance to the Republicans.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#5 Apr 10, 2014
It wasn't a Republican to rant in a 14+ hour filibuster of the Civil Rights Act; it was Senator (D) Robert Byrd. Democrats had a large majority in the House; 259 to Republicans' 176. Democrats made up three-fourths of the "no" votes, among whom were the likes of Al Gore's daddy. As a percentage of the two caucuses, by far the Republicans were in favor of the Civil Rights Act with a total of 138 of their 176 total number, and were they not, it would not have passed.

Study some "actual" history, spoko, and not that brainwashed Haight and Ashbury Street revisionism they must learn you left-coasters.
spoko

Oakland, CA

#6 Apr 10, 2014
Far Away wrote:
It wasn't a Republican to rant in a 14+ hour filibuster of the Civil Rights Act; it was Senator (D) Robert Byrd. Democrats had a large majority in the House; 259 to Republicans' 176. Democrats made up three-fourths of the "no" votes, among whom were the likes of Al Gore's daddy. As a percentage of the two caucuses, by far the Republicans were in favor of the Civil Rights Act with a total of 138 of their 176 total number, and were they not, it would not have passed.
Study some "actual" history, spoko, and not that brainwashed Haight and Ashbury Street revisionism they must learn you left-coasters.
It only makes sense because all Dixiecrats were voting against it!
As you cannot find a single pro-civil rights speech by a republican you are nothing but grandstanding. I can show you plenty of republican speeches against it, republicans were promoting "States Rights" instead of civil rights. Talking about real history ... your response is entirely based on right wing ideology instead of real world facts.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 10, 2014
Republicans wrote the Bill, which the racist Dems did not want, LBJ used to have to call Dems. nightly and beg them to vote for it, Racist pigs!
Aborigine111

Athens, GA

#8 Apr 10, 2014
You all be careful of the troll 'Oh really' aka 'mister O to you', it claims to be running a 'tracer' on IP addresses so that one would have to destroy the computer.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#9 Apr 10, 2014
spoko wrote:
Civil Rights History Fantasy by Conservatives.
The civil rights movement, once a controversial left-wing fringe, has grown deeply embedded into the fabric of our national story. This is a salutary development, but a problematic one for conservatives, who are the direct political descendants of (and, in the case of some of the older members of the movement, the exact same people) the strident opponents of the civil rights movement. It has thus become necessary for conservatives to craft an alternative story, one that absolves their own ideology of any guilt. The right has dutifully set itself to its task, circulating its convoluted version of history, honing it to the point where any defensive College Republican in his dorm room can repeat it.
There was only one republican that fought for the passing of the 1964 civil rights bill. His name was Bill McCulloch, Republican Congressman from Ohio, and at the height of John F. Kennedy’s effort to pass the first comprehensive federal civil rights law since Reconstruction, it was McCulloch — a now forgotten figure — who rose above mere partisanship to give Lyndon B. Johnson the power to pass the single most important law of the 20th century. LBJ announced:“We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for 100 years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law.”
The mainstream, and correct, history of the politics of civil rights is as follows. Southern white supremacy operated out of the Democratic Party (Dixiecrats) beginning in the nineteenth century, but the party began attracting northern liberals, including African-Americans, into an ideologically cumbersome coalition. Over time the liberals prevailed, forcing the Democratic Party to support civil rights, and driving conservative southern whites out, where they realigned with the Republican Party.
Republicans were no champions of civil rights; we cannot find a single speech by the republican leadership promoting civil rights. Of course, republican love to remind us that MLKJ was a registered republican and yes he was! But what else could he be, or any black man in the south, fighting the racist Dixiecrats? It is a matter of record; civil rights laws passed in 1957 and especially in 1964, were championed by NATIONAL Democrats and it caused splits in the Democratic Party as Dixiecrats in the South switched allegiance to the Republicans.
Very well done
foster

Ashburn, VA

#10 Apr 10, 2014
Far Away wrote:
It wasn't a Republican to rant in a 14+ hour filibuster of the Civil Rights Act; it was Senator (D) Robert Byrd. Democrats had a large majority in the House; 259 to Republicans' 176. Democrats made up three-fourths of the "no" votes, among whom were the likes of Al Gore's daddy. As a percentage of the two caucuses, by far the Republicans were in favor of the Civil Rights Act with a total of 138 of their 176 total number, and were they not, it would not have passed.
Study some "actual" history, spoko, and not that brainwashed Haight and Ashbury Street revisionism they must learn you left-coasters.
Another example of Republican leech culturism. Half the truth is a lie
foster

Ashburn, VA

#11 Apr 10, 2014
spoko wrote:
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It only makes sense because all Dixiecrats were voting against it!
As you cannot find a single pro-civil rights speech by a republican you are nothing but grandstanding. I can show you plenty of republican speeches against it, republicans were promoting "States Rights" instead of civil rights. Talking about real history ... your response is entirely based on right wing ideology instead of real world facts.
This is their desperate attempt to get on the right side of American History. Omitting the entire fact
foster

Ashburn, VA

#12 Apr 10, 2014
see the light wrote:
Republicans wrote the Bill, which the racist Dems did not want, LBJ used to have to call Dems. nightly and beg them to vote for it, Racist pigs!
The very Democrats from the South who switched to the Republican Party because of the enactment of Civil Rights
foster

Ashburn, VA

#13 Apr 10, 2014
see the light wrote:
Republicans wrote the Bill, which the racist Dems did not want, LBJ used to have to call Dems. nightly and beg them to vote for it, Racist pigs!
Funny, 50 years later and those same districts represented by those democrate havent change althought now the suooport and vote Republican
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#15 Apr 10, 2014
How many ways and means does the price of gas, confusion of race, confusion of sex, effect the desire for an eco dome? And the desire to be your own dentist?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#16 Apr 10, 2014
What's duel citizenship?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#17 Apr 10, 2014
Halito wrote:
What's duel citizenship?
It is two members of the NRA with glocks!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#18 Apr 10, 2014
spoko wrote:
<quoted text>
It only makes sense because all Dixiecrats were voting against it!
As you cannot find a single pro-civil rights speech by a republican you are nothing but grandstanding. I can show you plenty of republican speeches against it, republicans were promoting "States Rights" instead of civil rights. Talking about real history ... your response is entirely based on right wing ideology instead of real world facts.
Educate yourself, idiot. Try looking up Everett Dirksen and then come back and tell me no republicans spoke in favor of the Civil Rights Act. It was Dirksen's speech that ended the Democrats' filibuster and allowed the vote to take place.

As for the rest of your rant, please point out any mistake I made in the facts contained in my comment. Otherwise, sit down, shut up and let the grown-ups converse.

You can have an opinion on facts, but you cannot have your opinion be the facts. The congressional record speaks for itself.
Fred

United States

#19 Apr 10, 2014
foster wrote:
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Very well done
you eat that shit up,wipe your chin
Fred

United States

#20 Apr 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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It is two members of the NRA with glocks!
dumbass

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#21 Apr 10, 2014
Liberals won't be happy until we're all back in caves living in squalor.

At least it will be fair.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#22 Apr 10, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
Liberals won't be happy until we're all back in caves living in squalor.
At least it will be fair.
When have the cons ever been out of the cave?

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