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Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Republican Party sold its soul in 1964

     There is this legend that Lyndon Johnson said to an aide after signing the Civil Rights bill in 1964, "I have lost the South for a generation."  Whether he said that or not there is truth in the reality that the movement of the racist Southern Democrats from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party began at that moment and has resulted in our current Republican President defending the Confederate symbols because the Republican Party base has such a strong racial bias.  You may not be a racist if you are a Republican but if you are a racist you probably are a Republican.  From Nixon's Southern Strategy to Reagan opening his Presidential campaign in the town that three civil rights supporters were murdered to Trump's demonizing Mexicans the racist appeals have become more overt.

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