Ironic that Kennedy was killed by a lunatic commie.
Rest assured that though no communist nation wants to take us over, there are plenty of socialists right here who do. Obama is one of them.
In that article you cite, the good professor seems to have quite a bias against the right-wingers in his paper, for an academic that is. He also seems not to recognize that the seething anger over civil rights came mostly from southerners, most of whom were democrats.
From Wikipedia, "Civil Rights Act of 1964"
By party and region
Note: "Southern", as used in this section, refers to members of Congress from the eleven states that made up the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. "Northern" refers to members from the other 39 states, regardless of the geographic location of those states.
The original House version:
* Southern Democrats: 7-87 (7%-93%)
* Southern Republicans: 0-10 (0%-100%)
* Northern Democrats: 145-9 (94%-6%)
* Northern Republicans: 138-24 (85%-15%)
The Senate version:
* Southern Democrats: 1-20 (5%-95%) (only Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas voted in favor)
* Southern Republicans: 0-1 (0%-100%) (this was Senator John Tower of Texas)
* Northern Democrats: 45-1 (98%-2%) (only Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia opposed the measure)
* Northern Republicans: 27-5 (84%-16%) (Senators Barry Goldwater of Arizona, Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa, Edwin L. Mechem of New Mexico, Milward L. Simpson of Wyoming, and Norris H. Cotton of New Hampshire opposed the measure)
Despite fallacious arguments to the contrary concerning Dixiecrats and the like, Republicans and other "right-wingers" today are not the seething, hateful fools demonstrated in the politics of the South in 1964.
Evidence to this is expressed in the simple fact that Martin Luther King was a Republican because at the heart of Republicanism is liberty, independence, traditional values, and opportunity for all.
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