As Obama Spins Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act, Remember It Was The REPUBLICAN Party That Was Instrumental In Its Passage

Right now Obama is on television blathering about how “fundamentally transforming America” is an inherently good thing – such that if it was a good thing in 1964 whatever Obama does to “fundamentally transform America” now is therefore likewise a good thing.  And of course by implication, anyone who doesn’t appreciate or want all of the garbage Obama is pushing is just like the people who opposed Civil Rights in the ’60s.

The key passage below:

“The Congressional Quarterly of June 26, 1964 recorded that in the Senate, only 69 percent of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as compared to 82 percent of Republicans (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democratic senators voted against the act. […] In the House of Representatives, 61 percent of Democrats (152 for, 96 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act; 92 of the 103 Southern Democrats voted against it. Among Republicans, 80 percent (138 for, 34 against) voted for it.”

Here’s the facts on Civil Rights:

What is the breakdown by party of who voted for and against the Civil Rights act of 1964?

Answer:

House of Representatives:
Democrats for: 152
Democrats against: 96
Republicans for: 138
Republicans against: 34

Senate:
Democrats for: 46
Democrats against: 21
Republicans for: 27
Republicans against: 6

Many sources cite numbers provided by an issue of Congressional Quarterly. For example, on the web site of the 5th Legislative District Republican Party for the State of Washington, they state:

“The Congressional Quarterly of June 26, 1964 recorded that in the Senate, only 69 percent of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as compared to 82 percent of Republicans (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democratic senators voted against the act. […] In the House of Representatives, 61 percent of Democrats (152 for, 96 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act; 92 of the 103 Southern Democrats voted against it. Among Republicans, 80 percent (138 for, 34 against) voted for it.”

Also, an article on Salon.com states: “According to Congressional Quarterly, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed the House 290-130, and Republican support for the bill was much stronger than Democratic: 61 percent (152-96) of the Democrats supported the legislation while 80 percent (138-34) of the Republicans backed it. These numbers were similar in the Senate — 69 percent of Democrats (46-21), backed the bill along with 82 percent of Republicans (27-6).”

Here is the Salon.com article: “Democratic bigots” by Jake Tapper, July 17, 2000.

An excellent article on the CongressLink web site provides a history of the drafting of the bill and the debates within the two houses of Congress. According to the article, this is how the House of Representatives voted: “Of the 420 members who voted, 290 supported the civil rights bill and 130 opposed it. Republicans favored the bill 138 to 34; Democrats supported it 152-96. It is interesting to note that Democrats from northern states voted overwhelmingly for the bill, 141 to 4, while Democrats from southern states voted overwhelmingly against the bill, 92 to 11.”

The article later states how the Senate voted: “[…] the Senate passed the bill by a 73 to 27 roll call vote. Six Republicans and 21 Democrats held firm and voted against passage.”

Here is the CongressLink article:
Major Features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Meanwhile, the Democrat Party fought a vicious Civil War to keep slavery. Republicans defeated them and freed the slaves. Following that, the Ku Klux Klan – the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party created to attack black AND white Republicans, began its reign of terror to force states to remain Democrat. We get into the 20th century when Woodrow Wilson, the father of the progressive movement, was an open racist who RE-segregated the military and the government. The 1924 Democrat National Convention was so completely dominated by the Ku Klux Klan that it was called “Klanbake.” And, until last year, it was the Democrat Party who had as their honored elder statesman a former Exalted Cyclops and Kleagle of the Klan in the person of Sen. Robert Byrd.

Obama is pimping Dr. Martin Luther King, a registered Republican who publicly campaigned for Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 50s only to have his civil rights massively violated by the FBI during the Kennedy years.

Mitt Romney’s father was one of the great Civil Rights leaders, but that didn’t stop Barack Obama and his machine from wickedly and deceitfully “fundamentally transforming” Mitt Romney into a racist bigot.

If being black is just like being homosexual, such that if being homosexual is a sin than being black is a sin, then Obama isn’t lying to you.

Otherwise, everything Obama is saying in this pompous self-congratulatory speech he’s giving is pure rhetoric and pure lies.

The fact of the matter is that the Republican Party – the Party of Lincoln, the Party that abolished slavery against a Democrat Party that literally forced America through a brutal Civil War to stop Republicans – has ALWAYS been for legitimate Civil Rights.  It has been the DEMOCRAT PARTY that has consistently been on the wrong side of morality and freedom.

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