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2013-10-04 12:41:52 AM
Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.
 
2013-10-04 01:31:59 AM
How is it a president and general as liked, knowledgeable and experienced as Ike wasnt heeded in his farewell speech?
 
2013-10-04 01:57:12 AM

Frederick: How is it a president and general as liked, knowledgeable and experienced as Ike wasnt heeded in his farewell speech?


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2013-10-04 01:58:54 AM

Frederick: How is it a president and general as liked, knowledgeable and experienced as Ike wasnt heeded in his farewell speech?


Because the Goldwater/Nationalist Review faction took over the party.
 
2013-10-04 02:24:25 AM
Eisenhower was cool and all, but geez--talk about President Teleprompter.  He was really having trouble reading off whatever machinery was displaying his speech text.
 
2013-10-04 03:22:12 AM
For Christ's sake, he's worse with a teleprompter than Obama, Bush I, Bush II, Reagan, Carter, Johnson, Clinton, Nixon and every porn actress from 1954 to 1976.  He clearly had no idea what was going on.
 
2013-10-04 03:35:30 AM

HighOnCraic: Frederick: How is it a president and general as liked, knowledgeable and experienced as Ike wasnt heeded in his farewell speech?

Because the Goldwater/Nationalist Review faction took over the party.



Somewhat ironic considering Goldwater's own prophetic statements about the growing power of the religious right in conservatism.
 
2013-10-04 04:10:37 AM

HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.


Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.
 
2013-10-04 05:54:06 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.


And today's Republicans, as per their character, disingenuously point this out all the time.
 
2013-10-04 08:01:16 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nwIdIUVFm4
 
2013-10-04 08:33:46 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.


Nixon's Southern Strategy 10 years later ensured that all the drooling racists switched their allegiances to the
GOP.
 
2013-10-04 08:45:54 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.


But the common thread between all of that? Conservatives hate black people.
 
2013-10-04 09:35:05 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.


It stinks, but it's truth.  When the Civil Rights Act was signed, coupled with Nixon's Southern Strategy, everything flipped.  What should be taken away from that is that when the Dems saw the writing the wall, they moved forward.  They probably didn't want to initially, but they knew they had to.  Let's see how long it takes these current Republican jackoffs to do the same.
 
2013-10-04 10:34:06 AM

Frederick: How is it a president and general as liked, knowledgeable and experienced as Ike wasnt heeded in his farewell speech?


America loves a comeback story. That wasn't it.

A guy like Eisenhower was too old, smart and plain to get elected today, and the notion that a retired general would be a two-term President is laughable.

Funny how the color TV was pretty decent, but clearly, teleprompter tech was in its infancy.
 
2013-10-04 10:45:23 AM

Coco LaFemme: Benevolent Misanthrope: HighOnCraic: Fun fact:  Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage.  When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay, even though it made America look bad on the world stage.

Yeah, I think it's safe to say the parties have crossed one another since then.  The Dems were all for segregation as well.

It stinks, but it's truth.  When the Civil Rights Act was signed, coupled with Nixon's Southern Strategy, everything flipped.  What should be taken away from that is that when the Dems saw the writing the wall, they moved forward.  They probably didn't want to initially, but they knew they had to.  Let's see how long it takes these current Republican jackoffs to do the same.


Truman desegregated the military heading into the 1948 election. The Southern Democrats ran 3d party candidates all the way through 1972.
 
2013-10-04 10:56:38 AM
Now now, Subby.  No need for snarky headlines.  Republicans are definitely for science.  Creation science.  Climate change denial science.  Rape reproduction (aka "juices") science.  They have all kinds of kinds of science in the GOP.
 
2013-10-04 11:15:34 AM

bagumpity: Now now, Subby.  No need for snarky headlines.  Republicans are definitely for science.  Creation science.  Climate change denial science.  Rape reproduction (aka "juices") science.  They have all kinds of kinds of science in the GOP.


And it's only a matter of time until they start blinding their disobedient daughters with acid science.
 
2013-10-04 05:42:44 PM
For Farkers curious about the early history of video tape recording (Ampex), here's a Wiki article mercifully free of biased and undocumented, fandom stuff:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadruplex_videotape
 
2013-10-04 07:02:03 PM
 
2013-10-04 07:03:06 PM
HighOnCraic [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 12:41:52 AM


Fun fact: Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage. When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay

Riiight. All while the DNC was lynching blacks and then opposed the Civil Rights act.

/// MLK was a replublican
/// murdered by a democrat.
 
2013-10-04 10:10:05 PM

OnlyM3: HighOnCraic [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 12:41:52 AM


Fun fact: Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage. When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay
Riiight. All while the DNC was lynching blacks and then opposed the Civil Rights act.

/// MLK was a replublican
/// murdered by a democrat.


The original House version:[17]
    Democratic Party: 152-96

Cloture in the Senate:[18]
    Democratic Party: 44-23

The Senate version:[17]
    Democratic Party: 46-21

The Senate version, voted on by the House:[17]
    Democratic Party: 153-91

Sure, a higher percentage of Republicans voted for it, but the Republicans had far fewer actual Representatives and Senators back then; it never would've passed without the large majority of Democrats.  If you look up the Voting Rights Act, the Democrats had the largest House majority held by either party since 1936, and they gained two more seats in the Senate.

Oh, and:


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 Ralph Yarborough of Texas voted in favor)
    Southern Republicans: 0-1   (0-100%) (John Tower of Texas)
    Northern Democrats: 45-1   (98-2%) (only Robert Byrd of West Virginia voted against)
    Northern Republicans: 27-5   (84-16%)

 You can biatch and moan about the racist Southern Democrats of the past all you want.  Just don't forget that the South is the GOP base here in the present.

Oh, and you really should read MLK's autobiography, particularly the chapter in which he describes his work with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.  You might like this quote:  "The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of good will viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The best man at this ceremony was a senator [Barry Goldwater] whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade."

Seriously, if you're gonna fail at history so badly, maybe you should study it out.

Some good places to start:

ecx.images-amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Farewell-Party-Lincoln-Nancy-Weiss/dp/06911015 15


ecx.images-amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Republican-Majority-Kevin-Phillips/dp /0 870000586
 
2013-10-04 10:10:43 PM

OnlyM3: HighOnCraic [TotalFark]
2013-10-04 12:41:52 AM


Fun fact: Eisenhower wanted to end segregation, because it made America look bad on the world stage. When Goldwater became the GOP presidential nominee, the Republicans decided that segregation was okay
Riiight. All while the DNC was lynching blacks and then opposed the Civil Rights act.

/// MLK was a replublican
/// murdered by a democrat.


See also:  http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history-costigan-wagner-act
 
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