Racism is one of America’s two cancers the other being Fanatical Right Wing Religion. The past days have shown us just how serious a problem we have. And it’s not just Trump or Bannon. It is the Republican congressional leadership coupled with the Right wing media propaganda cartel that for decades used and continues to use racism and all other forms of hate to maintain its voter base of millions. Just do a Google on Southern Strategy so you get educated on the Republican use of racism to motivate so inclined whites to vote. Folks, it’s not just about Nazi’s or all manner of White supremacists – it’s is the millions of others that are sympathizers and appeasers that vote more out of fear of losing their white standing than for sound economic or health policy. get yourselves and friends fired-up to vote Dem come 2018!!
Take a read from this article by David Paul for the Huffpost Blog. It does a great job in synthesizing the Southern Strategy:
The coddling of repugnant bigotry used to be the purview of the Democratic Party. The party of Thomas Jefferson was, of course, also the party of slavery and Jim Crow and states’ rights — all those things that for so long the Grand Old Party stood against. The Republican Party remained the party of civil rights, right up through the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, for which it provided nearly unanimous support, while the Democratic Party was riven with dissent and the southern wing of the party stood firmly with its segregationist traditions.
Then, in the wake of his narrow victory over Hubert Humphrey in 1968, President Richard Nixon seized the moment to entice alienated southern white Democrats from their ancestral political home to the Republican Party. The appeal to those voters was explicitly racial; with its embrace of the segregationist south, the GOP set aside the mantle of the Party of Lincoln, it compromised its core principles of limited government and individual liberty, in favor of the progeny of Jim Crow.
Nixon’s Southern Strategy and Ronald Reagan’s ensuing outreach to white working class “Reagan Democrats” honed the GOP appeal to the racial and cultural resentments that abounded in the 1970s and 1980s in the wake of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War protests and the broader cultural upheaval of the 1960s. They transformed the nation’s political landscape. The last time a Democrat won a majority of the white vote was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Folks, it’s not just about Nazi’s or all manner of White supremacists – it’s is the millions of others that are sympathizers and appeasers that vote more out of fear of losing their white standing than for sound economic or health policy. get yourselves and friends fired-up to vote Dem come 2018!!
The Progressive Latino
See these links on Southern Strategy:
How Trump Remixed the Republican ‘Southern Strategy‘
How the Southern Strategy Made Donald Trump Possible
How racism explains Republicans’ rise in the South