Worshipping the bangs
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Larsson's Player Forum
Re: Since Democratic Party embraced Equal RIghts for Blacks, Whites have voted Republ
That's not an entirely fair statement. In the Nixon years, the Republicans decided to push for a "Southern strategy" designed to break up what had been the "solid South," which was largely conservative Democrats who held a grudge against the Republicans for Reconstruction. They pushed a comprehensive strategy that often included a subtle sort of racism, e.g. ranting about urban "welfare queens" at a time when most welfare recipients were white and rural. But I personally know of many younger Republicans who are not racist who support the social conservatism, deregulation, strong defense posture (whether this posing actually results in stronger defense is debatable) and cling to the idea that today's Republican party is somehow "fiscally responsible" (yes, and up is down and day is night).
I think there are some older, Southern Republicans who consciously or unconsciously vote Republican because the Democrats embraced civil rights, but there are a lot of others for whom it's not a factor.
I personally think the Southern strategy has been a disaster for the Repubs as it's all but destroyed the moderate wing of the party.
It's also worth pointing out that there is a difference between the more traditional Western states Republicans who tend to be more "Old School" and believe in small government and controlled spending. The Newt Gingrich/Tom DeLay tactics of putting party first is starting to show cracks--witness the number of conservatives who don't think John McCain is "conservative enough."
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