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2013-08-28 01:10:35 PM  
Crazy to think he'd only be 84 today.
 
2013-08-28 01:16:18 PM  
You clearly don't study history, subby. The Republican party is the party of Lincoln. Lincoln freed the slaves. Slaves were black people. Therefore, black people are all Republicans at heart. The fact that many black people so knowingly choose the Democrats is actually a frightening glimpse into how correct and prescient George Orwell was in his novel, 1984, in which a society run by highly evolved pigs managed to usurp the meaning of language itself and thereby redefine history. These sort of bulletin boards reminding people of the truth are reminiscent of the main character John Galt's struggle -- ultimately futile -- to expose their lies. Let's hope that real history doesn't follow the full path of the book.
 
2013-08-28 01:16:58 PM  

DamnYankees: Crazy to think he'd only be 84 today.


Assuming there would not have been additional assassination attempts.
 
2013-08-28 01:17:53 PM  

Pocket Ninja: You clearly don't study history, subby. The Republican party is the party of Lincoln. Lincoln freed the slaves. Slaves were black people. Therefore, black people are all Republicans at heart. The fact that many black people so knowingly choose the Democrats is actually a frightening glimpse into how correct and prescient George Orwell was in his novel, 1984, in which a society run by highly evolved pigs managed to usurp the meaning of language itself and thereby redefine history. These sort of bulletin boards reminding people of the truth are reminiscent of the main character John Galt's struggle -- ultimately futile -- to expose their lies. Let's hope that real history doesn't follow the full path of the book.


Republicans are still trying to free black people from the chains of social assistance.
 
2013-08-28 01:21:31 PM  
But Lincoln was. And he freed the slaves, so any assertion that today's Republicans are racist is clearly wrong.

Although technically the Civil War was about states rights, and had nothing to do with slavery. Lincoln was a tyrant for violating states rights, which freed the slaves...

Ok, I'm thinking about this too much. I know better than to cross my conservative, diametrically-opposed views of Lincoln at the same time.
 
2013-08-28 01:50:44 PM  
I wonder what a Venn diagram of "people that tout MLK as a Republican" and "people that understand what Nixon's Southern Strategy was" would look like.

O O
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-28 02:11:38 PM  

factoryconnection: I wonder what a Venn diagram of "people that tout MLK as a Republican" and "people that understand what Nixon's Southern Strategy was" would look like.


It's not that implausible to imagine that he would have been.  The Democrats were the party of segregation and the "Solid South" back before the Southern Strategy.
 
2013-08-28 02:13:05 PM  

mrshowrules: Pocket Ninja: You clearly don't study history, subby. The Republican party is the party of Lincoln. Lincoln freed the slaves. Slaves were black people. Therefore, black people are all Republicans at heart. The fact that many black people so knowingly choose the Democrats is actually a frightening glimpse into how correct and prescient George Orwell was in his novel, 1984, in which a society run by highly evolved pigs managed to usurp the meaning of language itself and thereby redefine history. These sort of bulletin boards reminding people of the truth are reminiscent of the main character John Galt's struggle -- ultimately futile -- to expose their lies. Let's hope that real history doesn't follow the full path of the book.

Republicans are still trying to free black people from the chains of social assistance.


And the burdens of voting rights and civil equality.
 
2013-08-28 02:15:55 PM  
The same folks who are trying to associate King with the GOP also think he made only one speech and would have their heads explode if they found out he supported affirmative action, social justice for the poor, and was an anti-war activist.
 
2013-08-28 02:16:07 PM  

born_yesterday: mrshowrules: Pocket Ninja: You clearly don't study history, subby. The Republican party is the party of Lincoln. Lincoln freed the slaves. Slaves were black people. Therefore, black people are all Republicans at heart. The fact that many black people so knowingly choose the Democrats is actually a frightening glimpse into how correct and prescient George Orwell was in his novel, 1984, in which a society run by highly evolved pigs managed to usurp the meaning of language itself and thereby redefine history. These sort of bulletin boards reminding people of the truth are reminiscent of the main character John Galt's struggle -- ultimately futile -- to expose their lies. Let's hope that real history doesn't follow the full path of the book.

Republicans are still trying to free black people from the chains of social assistance.

And the burdens of voting rights and civil equality.


Freedom from is greatest freedom!
 
2013-08-28 02:19:56 PM  
To be fair, I have heard he was initially hesitant about JFK getting elected president. Not because of his party affiliation mind you, just because of the "Papist" charge.
 
2013-08-28 02:20:06 PM  

vpb: It's not that implausible to imagine that he would have been. The Democrats were the party of segregation and the "Solid South" back before the Southern Strategy.


Some Democrats were. Others, particularly those from Northern areas, were not. It's almost as though the Democratic Party wasn't a completely uniform monolithic entity then.
 
2013-08-28 02:20:22 PM  
I'd love to hear what Republicans in Congress think of his proposal to replace the minimum wage with a guaranteed basic income.
 
2013-08-28 02:20:47 PM  
"George-Soros Funded ThinkProgress Presents Revisionist (and factually incorrect) History)" News at 11
 
2013-08-28 02:23:43 PM  
It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.
 
2013-08-28 02:24:37 PM  

factoryconnection: I wonder what a Venn diagram of "people that tout MLK as a Republican" and "people that understand what Nixon's Southern Strategy was" would look like.


You should be sure to draw a distinction between people who say MLK was a Republican and people who actually believe he was.
 
2013-08-28 02:25:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.


The Republican party is the party of Lincoln and MLK, the democrat party is the party of Lenin and Stalin.
 
2013-08-28 02:26:11 PM  
> THIS GUY IS ON OUR TEAM, NOT YOURS

feh
 
2013-08-28 02:26:21 PM  

Aristocles: Soros


*chug*
 
2013-08-28 02:26:40 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important.


So what lessons should we glean from a guy who does nothing but lazily lie in a hole in the ground 24/7/365?
 
2013-08-28 02:27:15 PM  

vpb: It's not that implausible to imagine that he would have been.


Except that it's definitively proven that he was not.  Imagine all you want, but the truth is on record.

That said, despite the facts and the historical record there will no doubt continue to be incessant claims from the right that MLK was best buds with Goldwater and would have wholeheartedly endorsed Romney and Santorum and friends because imagine.
 
2013-08-28 02:27:16 PM  

Aristocles: AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.

The Republican party is the party of Lincoln and MLK, the democrat party is the party of Lenin and Stalin.


Lenin and Stalin weren't even Americans. Unless you mean some historically unimportant Lenin and Stalin that emigrated to America...
 
2013-08-28 02:30:28 PM  
This may come as a shock to some of you but MLK was not a Republican

Perhaps not, but the Democrat dominated government at the time thought he was the "most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country.".

/JFK was president.
//Senate had a 65 to 35 Democrat majority
///House had a 255 to 177 Democrat majority
 
2013-08-28 02:30:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Aristocles: AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.

The Republican party is the party of Lincoln and MLK, the democrat party is the party of Lenin and Stalin.

Lenin and Stalin weren't even Americans. Unless you mean some historically unimportant Lenin and Stalin that emigrated to America...


No you've got the correct Lenin and Stalin. You're right... they aren't even Americans!
 
2013-08-28 02:31:34 PM  
where did that little factoid originate, anyway
 
2013-08-28 02:33:32 PM  
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, were they alive today, would all be repubs. The same goes for Moses and Jesus. Why? Because I say so. STOP CONTRADICTING ME DAMMIT. SHOW SOME RESPECT. I'M BETTER THAN YOU, WHY WON'T YOU ACCEPT THAT?
 
2013-08-28 02:33:47 PM  

DamnYankees: Crazy to think he'd only be 84 today.


And referred to as an out-of-touch socialist by some of those revering him today.
 
2013-08-28 02:35:41 PM  

Jackson Herring: where did that little factoid originate, anyway


It's the line about judging people by the content of their character. Republicans like to claim they aren't racist because that's how that judge people too.
 
2013-08-28 02:36:45 PM  

Jackson Herring: where did that little factoid originate, anyway


His niece. She's a complete nutcase.
 
2013-08-28 02:40:15 PM  

vpb: The Democrats were the party of segregation and the "Solid South" back before the Southern Strategy.


The point being is that someone nowadays touting his "GOP" credentials is expressing deeply-embedded ignorance about the political shifts that went on in the mid-20th century in the South.  As can be seen even in this thread, despite the direct quotes from MLK on the subject matter.
 
2013-08-28 02:40:30 PM  

clambam: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, were they alive today, would all be repubs. The same goes for Moses and Jesus. Why? Because I say so. STOP CONTRADICTING ME DAMMIT. SHOW SOME RESPECT. I'M BETTER THAN YOU, WHY WON'T YOU ACCEPT THAT?


Well, they likely would be.  When you're done wiping up your spittle, you might think about how "progressive" a person used to 1770's culture would be.  Not that any of that is relative to the current debate over the role of government in American society.

/Did I split that hair finely enough for you?
 
2013-08-28 02:41:54 PM  

Pocket Ninja: You clearly don't study history, subby. The Republican party is the party of Lincoln. Lincoln freed the slaves. Slaves were black people. Therefore, black people are all Republicans at heart. The fact that many black people so knowingly choose the Democrats is actually a frightening glimpse into how correct and prescient George Orwell was in his novel, 1984, in which a society run by highly evolved pigs managed to usurp the meaning of language itself and thereby redefine history. These sort of bulletin boards reminding people of the truth are reminiscent of the main character John Galt's struggle -- ultimately futile -- to expose their lies. Let's hope that real history doesn't follow the full path of the book.



Sadly many people would say this unironically
 
2013-08-28 02:42:10 PM  
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Good grief there's a huge number of MLK Wuz Republican images out there. The right really really wants to imagine MLK would've been against making blah people's lives better.
 
2013-08-28 02:42:36 PM  
So he urged people to vote for LBJ, who's Great Society helped to destroy the black family, and who threw us helter skelter into Vietnam. Goldwater, on the other hand, could well have prevented the circus the GOP has become.

Choice Goldwater quotes:
On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism."

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.


When you say "radical right" today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.

The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they're gay. You don't have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay. And that's what brings me into it.

Having spent 37 years of my life in the military as a reservist, and never having met a gay in all of that time, and never having even talked about it in all those years, I just thought, why the hell shouldn't they serve? They're American citizens. As long as they're not doing things that are harmful to anyone else... So I came out for it.



I know hindsight is 20/20 and all, but jeez, not one of his better decisions.
 
2013-08-28 02:42:45 PM  

Serious Black: I'd love to hear what Republicans in Congress think of his proposal to replace the minimum wage with a guaranteed basic income.


That's what I am saying. If the Republican Party wants to be the party of MLK, then adopt MLK's policies on social justice or stfu.
 
2013-08-28 02:45:22 PM  

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Good grief there's a huge number of MLK Wuz Republican images out there. The right really really wants to imagine MLK would've been against making blah people's lives better.


Same strategy they've been using for Jesus. They know what works.
 
2013-08-28 02:45:56 PM  
When a Hollywood performer, lacking distinction even as an actor can become a leading war hawk candidate for the Presidency, only the irrationalities induced by a war psychosis can explain such a melancholy turn of events.

Sick burn.
 
2013-08-28 02:47:17 PM  

Aristocles: AverageAmericanGuy: Aristocles: AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.

The Republican party is the party of Lincoln and MLK, the democrat party is the party of Lenin and Stalin.

Lenin and Stalin weren't even Americans. Unless you mean some historically unimportant Lenin and Stalin that emigrated to America...

No you've got the correct Lenin and Stalin. You're right... they aren't even Americans!


If MLK was alive today and living in Florida, his name would have been expunged from the voter rolls prior to the last presidential election by the gop, as they did with thousands of other elderly blacks, owing to his association with an historically black church.
 
2013-08-28 02:47:44 PM  

Serious Black: I'd love to hear what Republicans in Congress think of his proposal to replace the minimum wage with a guaranteed basic income.


Slip a rider into the defense appropriations bill that ties Congressional salaries to minimum wage.
 
2013-08-28 03:01:12 PM  

vpb: factoryconnection: I wonder what a Venn diagram of "people that tout MLK as a Republican" and "people that understand what Nixon's Southern Strategy was" would look like.

It's not that implausible to imagine that he would have been.  The Democrats were the party of segregation and the "Solid South" back before the Southern Strategy.


Tension within the Democratic Party on the issue of civil rights began long before the 60s.  The Southern Strategy worked because Southern Democrats had been fighting against Northern Democrats for decades.

One example:

The Texas Regulars was a group based in Texas which was formed in 1944 to deny Franklin D. Roosevelt a majority of the Electoral College in the 1944 presidential election.
By the 1940s, Texas conservative Democrats were irritated with Roosevelt and his New Deal and they were also unhappy about the Supreme Court striking down the segregated primary in Smith v. Allwright. They planned to gain control of the nominating convention and select a slate of electors who would not vote for Roosevelt. Texas Regulars supporters included Congressman Martin Dies Jr., former Texas governor Dan Moody, and Senator W. Lee O'Daniel.
The Texas Regulars won the first convention, but they then lost the second convention. This led them to form their own ticket which did not field a candidate. On election day, they finished third both in Texas and in the national popular vote, with 135,439 votes (0.3% of the vote nationally, and 11.8% of the vote in Texas).[1] They won a majority in only Washington County, Texas. Roosevelt easily carried Texas with 71.4% of the statewide vote and won national re-election with 432 of 531 Electoral Votes.
The Texas Regulars disbanded soon afterward, but many of them went on to support the Dixiecrat candidacy of Strom Thurmond in 1948.

See also, the 1948 Democratic National Convention:


When Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey addressed the convention, he urged the Democratic Party to "get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights," prompting a walkout by Southern delegates who later nominated Strom Thurmond as the presidential nominee of the States' Rights Party (Dixiecrats). The thirteen members of the Alabama delegation were led out by Leven H. Ellis.[1] This was a launching point for Humphrey; he was elected to the United States Senate later that year and to the Vice Presidency in 1964.


/Too often the Southern Strategy is presented as if a switch was turned and the South immediately changed sides.  It was a long process; Kevin Philips' "The Emerging Republican Majority" goes into the dirty details.

//King, by the way, supported the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the '64 Democratic National Convention; this was the result of an offshoot of the civil rights movement to register black voters throughout the South.  Some of the Democrats who went down South to take part in those efforts were harassed by the locals, and a couple of them were murdered (Goodman and Schwerner).
 
2013-08-28 03:03:01 PM  
I see a lot of Farklibs have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that MLK was a registered Republican.

Not that it really matters, we're talking decades ago here, but it's true.

Suck it, libs!
 
2013-08-28 03:03:42 PM  

FLMountainMan: clambam: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, were they alive today, would all be repubs. The same goes for Moses and Jesus. Why? Because I say so. STOP CONTRADICTING ME DAMMIT. SHOW SOME RESPECT. I'M BETTER THAN YOU, WHY WON'T YOU ACCEPT THAT?

Well, they likely would be.  When you're done wiping up your spittle, you might think about how "progressive" a person used to 1770's culture would be.  Not that any of that is relative to the current debate over the role of government in American society.

/Did I split that hair finely enough for you?


I'm not sure what Washington thought of gays or abortion, but on the role of government I think he and Hamilton would be staunch Democrats. They did, after all, open government-run convenience stores and threaten to shoot tax protestors, and the Federalist Party passed a health insurance mandate under Adams. Washington's biggest regret was that he didn't create a federal university.

Jefferson would be primaried out of the Republican Party for questioning Jesus's divinity and run on the Libertarian ticket.
 
2013-08-28 03:05:06 PM  

Serious Black: I'd love to hear what Republicans in Congress think of his proposal to replace the minimum wage with a guaranteed basic income.


I'd be in favor of a guaranteed basic income, if it were in conjunction with the elimination of most of the other hundreds of public assistance programs.  I work in public assistance and the money spent administering it could be saved and given to the poor.
 
2013-08-28 03:07:42 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It doesn't matter what someone was, except to measure the impact of their past. It matters what someone does now that is important. As a political party drifts increasingly towards extremism, it doesn't matter that it once stood for the freedom and equality.

MLK is important as an American, not as a Republican or Democrat. Anyone who tries to tell you that a single party has a stranglehold on virtue and truth is lying.


RINO!  Everyone knows that conservative solutions are the right solutions, even if they don't produce the intended results  And Republicans are conservatives.  Therefore they alone are the ones strangling truth.

/That's what a stranglehold is for, right?
//I believe it was a Republican who said something about "extremism something something liberty is no vice"
//Slashies come in threes
 
2013-08-28 03:08:11 PM  

Wendy's Chili: FLMountainMan: clambam: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, were they alive today, would all be repubs. The same goes for Moses and Jesus. Why? Because I say so. STOP CONTRADICTING ME DAMMIT. SHOW SOME RESPECT. I'M BETTER THAN YOU, WHY WON'T YOU ACCEPT THAT?

Well, they likely would be.  When you're done wiping up your spittle, you might think about how "progressive" a person used to 1770's culture would be.  Not that any of that is relative to the current debate over the role of government in American society.

/Did I split that hair finely enough for you?

I'm not sure what Washington thought of gays or abortion, but on the role of government I think he and Hamilton would be staunch Democrats. They did, after all, open government-run convenience stores and threaten to shoot tax protestors, and the Federalist Party passed a health insurance mandate under Adams. Washington's biggest regret was that he didn't create a federal university.

Jefferson would be primaried out of the Republican Party for questioning Jesus's divinity and run on the Libertarian ticket.


Jefferson was the first "limousine liberal".
 
2013-08-28 03:08:29 PM  

Aristocles: I see a lot of Farklibs have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that MLK was a registered Republican.

Not that it really matters, we're talking decades ago here, but it's true.

Suck it, libs!


Yeah, he was so conservative, that 50 years ago today, he was sharing a stage with the head of the AFL/CIO, the day after having marched with the teamsters.

But I suppose acknowledging reality doesn't get you the attention you seek, does it?
 
2013-08-28 03:09:05 PM  

Aristocles: I see a lot of Farklibs have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that MLK was a registered Republican.

Not that it really matters, we're talking decades ago here, but it's true.

Suck it, libs!


No

And farklibs is a stupid term. When you use it, we automatically know you're stupid. Make us work harder to discover that please.
 
2013-08-28 03:10:33 PM  

factoryconnection: I wonder what a Venn diagram of "people that tout MLK as a Republican" and "people that understand what Nixon's Southern Strategy was" would look like.

O O


Too close.  There should be a gap the width of California's height between those two.
 
2013-08-28 03:13:29 PM  

udhq: Aristocles: I see a lot of Farklibs have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that MLK was a registered Republican.

Not that it really matters, we're talking decades ago here, but it's true.

Suck it, libs!

Yeah, he was so conservative, that 50 years ago today, he was sharing a stage with the head of the AFL/CIO, the day after having marched with the teamsters.

But I suppose acknowledging reality doesn't get you the attention you seek, does it?


No, that was MLKJr. We're talking about MLK here

stickerish.com
 
2013-08-28 03:15:05 PM  

RINO: So he urged people to vote for LBJ, who's Great Society helped to destroy the black family, and who threw us helter skelter into Vietnam. Goldwater, on the other hand, could well have prevented the circus the GOP has become.

Choice Goldwater quotes:
On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism."

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.

When you say "radi ...


You should read what he (or his ghostwriter) wrote about Brown v. Board of Education.

Short version, he was against segregation, but he felt that it should continue as long as the voters in the South wanted it.

There's an interesting reference here:
http://books.google.com/books/about/Debating_the_American_conservativ e _movem.html?id=owkNAQAAMAAJ">http://books.google.com/books/about/Deba ting_the_American_conservative _movem.html?id=owkNAQAAMAAJ
in which Goldwater writes about the coming realignment of Southern Democrats with the Republican Party, based in part on the fact that Northeastern Democrats were controlled by minority groups.  He wrote it back in 1953, just after he'd joined the Senate.

/That book also has a piece published by Buckley's Young Americans for Freedom shortly after his death. It's interesting to see the way Republicans of the past trashed King.
 
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