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Home - by - February 15, 2013 - 21:45 America/New_York - 10 Comments

Ann Coulter

In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: “Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people.”

MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade — or, as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said of Tanenhaus’ article, “a bold headline”!

Being interviewed by a giddy Matthews — who has no black friends, employees or neighbors — Tanenhaus announced the startling fact that once, long ago, some Republicans supported civil rights!

“In the 1950s, as I say in the piece you read, Republicans looked pretty good on civil rights under Eisenhower. We had the Brown decision, the Central High in Little Rock, where he did the tough thing and sent the troops in, and we had the first modern civil rights act.”

It wasn’t a “tough” decision for Eisenhower to send troops to Little Rock in 1957.

In the presidential campaign the year before, the Republican platform had expressly endorsed the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The Democratic platform did not.

To the contrary, that year, 99 members of Congress signed the “Southern Manifesto” denouncing the court’s ruling in Brown. Two were Republicans. Ninety-seven were Democrats.

As president, Eisenhower pushed through the 1957 Civil Rights Act and the 1960 Civil Rights Act. He established the Civil Rights Commission. It was Eisenhower, not Truman, who fully desegregated the military.

Meanwhile, the Brown decision was being openly defied by the Democratic governor of Arkansas (and Bill Clinton pal), Orval Faubus, who refused to admit black students to Little Rock Central High School.

Liberals act as if Eisenhower’s sending federal troops to Little Rock was like Nixon going to China. No, it was like Nixon going to California.

Only someone who knows no history could proclaim, as Tanenhaus did, that the 1957 act “wasn’t great, it wasn’t what LBJ gave us, but it was something.”

If Eisenhower’s 1957 civil rights bill was weak, it was because of one man: Lyndon B. Johnson. As Robert Caro explains in his book, “Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it was LBJ who stripped the bill of its enforcement provisions. Even after that, the bill was still opposed by 18 senators — all of them Democrats.

To the easily astounded Chris Matthews, Tanenhaus breathlessly remarked, “Not one Republican voted against that bill!” — as if the 1957 Civil Right Act was a Democratic idea and they were delighted to get any Republican support at all.

Imagine a modern German historian saying: “Remember — it wasn’t just Germans who opposed the Holocaust. The English and Americans did too!” Such a historian would be beaten bloody, quite rightly so.

The 1957 bill was sent to Congress by Eisenhower, passed with the intervention of Vice President Richard Nixon, and opposed exclusively by Democrats. Not “Southern Democrats,” not “conservative Democrats,” but Democrats, such as Wayne Morse of Oregon, Warren Magnuson of Washington, James Murray of Montana, Mike Mansfield of Montana and Joseph O’Mahoney of Wyoming.



  1. YEAH !!

    February 15th, 2013

    It’s kind of tough to read WHILE THAT RINO HORN IS POKING MY ASSSS !!

    RS McCain did this better


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  2. MM

    February 15th, 2013

    nixon for president

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  3. CrustyB

    February 15th, 2013

    Then in the late sixties, Lydon B. Johnson said the magic word that’s had blacks voting for Democrats ever since: welfare.

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  4. Hanoverfist

    February 15th, 2013

    CrustyB for the KILL!!!!

    Thread over.

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    February 15th, 2013

    Johnson was a “johnson”

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  6. bitterclinger

    February 15th, 2013

    Dana Loesch hosted Beck’s program tonight and spoke with C.L. Bryant, Dr. Ben Carson, Lila Rose and a black woman from “MoveOnUp.org.” O

    One of the main topics was abortion. If only the lightbulb would go off over the black populace that Chicago jesus is dissing them for the Hispanics since as many black babies are aborted as are born every year.

    It’s all a question of numbers, and blacks are willingly killing themselves off. If they ever agree to see the light, we’d gain a whole bunch of R voters.

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  7. Troy

    February 15th, 2013

    Ann Coulter, another porn star post…

    Porn for my intelectual mind that is.

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  8. AvgDude

    February 16th, 2013

    I love how “the party of white people” is supposed to be a bad thing. Being a white person, I’d rather vote for a party that represents my interests, even if all it can do is block the party of black people, Hispanic people, and homosexual people from screwing me over all the time.

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  9. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    Well Stalin rewrote history and had his political opponents erased from offical photos. Liberals are just trying to do the same – rewrite history.

    Watch for the NYT and other MSM outlets to miscaption a picture of Kennedy signing the 1957 Civil Rights Act and of Johnson the 1960 Civil Rights Act. It won’t even matter that neither was President at the time – the MSM figures we’re too dumb to know the difference.

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  10. Dano

    February 16th, 2013

    Read this @ her site. Think the “liberals” will?? FUCK NO!!

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