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« on: March 16, 2015, 08:54:40 pm »
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President Calvin Coolidge repeatedly called for laws to prohibit lynching, calling it a "hideous crime" of which African Americans were "by no means the sole sufferers", but consisted of the "majority of the victims".

However, most Congressional attempts to pass this legislation were filibustered by Southern Democrats

Just sayin'.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 09:46:54 pm »
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 02:28:06 pm »
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Yeah, people forget that many white Republicans were lynched in the South, as well as blacks.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 08:34:49 pm »
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Republicans have had a pretty consistent view on civil rights for all of their history ... I think many Democrats and liberals would just argue that their views (e.g., not supporting affirmative action) are simply now behind the times.  But a 1950s Republican talking about minority rights does not sound different - once adjusted for their decade - than a Republican today.  Most criticisms of Republican racial policy accuses it of being naive, not overtly racist.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 02:24:17 am »
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Yep, Democrats pre-FDR were mostly bad. This has no impact on modern American politics.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 06:00:18 am »
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.

Tell that to members of "radical labor unions."

And before someone blurts out "but muh Teddy Roosevelt!" Please read some Debs and find out how much of a snake that man really was.
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.

Tell that to members of "radical labor unions."

And before someone blurts out "but muh Teddy Roosevelt!" Please read some Debs and find out how much of a snake that man really was.

And immigrants...especially the Irish Catholic ones, Republicans were nothing but abominable towards them...especially the all-hallowed Teddy Roosevelt.

Can't forget that.

@Rocky: They've been consistently xenophobic perhaps, that's for sure.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 05:19:29 pm »
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.

Tell that to members of "radical labor unions."

And before someone blurts out "but muh Teddy Roosevelt!" Please read some Debs and find out how much of a snake that man really was.
And immigrants...especially the Irish Catholic ones, Republicans were nothing but abominable towards them...especially the all-hallowed Teddy Roosevelt.

Did you ever stop and think that's because they usually voted Democrat?

Notice how that changed when Catholics started switching to the Republicans post-Wilson.
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.

Tell that to members of "radical labor unions."

And before someone blurts out "but muh Teddy Roosevelt!" Please read some Debs and find out how much of a snake that man really was.
And immigrants...especially the Irish Catholic ones, Republicans were nothing but abominable towards them...especially the all-hallowed Teddy Roosevelt.

Did you ever stop and think that's because they usually voted Democrat?

Notice how that changed when Catholics started switching to the Republicans post-Wilson.

So you assume these Irish Catholics voted Democrat just 'cuz without asking why they voted that way?

Also, Wilson pissed off a lot of that vote, which went straight back to Smith in 1928.
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 07:24:21 pm »
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For a minute I was worried this said "Calvin Coolidge, champion of the poor."

Yes, Coolidge attempted to stop lynchings. The GOP had a vastly better civil rights record than the Democrats until about 1948. And yet, Republican Presidents after Hayes generally tolerated the horrid 1876 compromise and took few actions to oppose Jim Crow.

Tell that to members of "radical labor unions."

And before someone blurts out "but muh Teddy Roosevelt!" Please read some Debs and find out how much of a snake that man really was.

I was referring to racial issues, specifically. Neither party had a good record on civil liberties back then. Or today, for that matter.
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