Why I could not be a Republican, Part II:
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"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had of followed our lead we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."
Trent Lott at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, as reported Dec. 6 in ABC News' political Weblog, The Note.
"I want to tell you, ladies and gentleman, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the Nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches."
Strom Thurmond, then-governor of South Carolina, in a speech from his 1948 "Dixiecrat" presidential campaign.
From Eschaton. Remember: the Democratic Party candidate for President in 1948 was Harry Truman, not Strom Thurmond--in spite of what Trent Lott and his fellow Dixiecrats are telling you in the handbill below:
Isn't it time the Republican Party had a Senate leader who does not look back--wistfully and with regret--to campaigns to preserve the poll tax, keep the south segregated, and make sure accused lynchers had to face only local juries in state courts than more... cosmopolitan juries in federal courts?Posted by DeLong at December 06, 2002 02:22 PM | Trackback