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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 06:40 AM

June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster

On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/June-19/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130619



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Reply June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster (Original post)
liberal N proud Jun 2013 OP
graham4anything Jun 2013 #1
madokie Jun 2013 #2
stuckinodi Jun 2013 #3
Nimajneb Nilknarf Jun 2013 #9
liberal N proud Jun 2013 #5
Nimajneb Nilknarf Jun 2013 #8
Recursion Jun 2013 #12
Brickbat Jun 2013 #14
Pab Sungenis Jun 2013 #15
Cirque du So-What Jun 2013 #4
bullwinkle428 Jun 2013 #6
Zorra Jun 2013 #10
progressoid Jun 2013 #11
Recursion Jun 2013 #13
The Link Jun 2013 #7

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 06:55 AM

1. The single most important event in US History, and it was 73-27.

 

I long for the day when all legislation will again pass with votes like that

And remember, the racist Wallace dixiecrats(who in 2013 would be the RonPaul faction), voted against it,
and it took help from the other side to get this passed.

God Bless Dr. King and God Bless LBJ for getting this passed, and using all his political capital in doing so because LBJ
wanted this done, and LBJ was integral in getting this through!

And Dr. King worked hand in hand WITH LBJ and it is the singular best protest that worked.
WORKING WITH to move forward.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 06:57 AM

2. Without bruising the brain muscle trying to remember or doing the research

my bet is it was the republicons who were against this.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 07:05 AM

3. No, Dixiecrats

The Southern wing of the Dems, left over from opposing Lincoln.
They would become Republicans after the Civil Rights Act when Nixon developed his Southern Strategy.

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Response to stuckinodi (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:54 AM

9. The Dixiecrats plus Senator Byrd of West Virginia.

 

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:48 AM

5. LBJ quote: "We have lost the South for a generation"

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:53 AM

8. I'd wager a lot of members of this forum are having the same thought.

 

Completely wrong, but understandable given the sorry state of the teaching of US history.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:05 AM

12. A larger percentage of Republican Senators voted for it than Democrats

So, no.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:09 AM

14. Whoa.

Next time, do the research.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:27 AM

15. A couple of notable Republicans opposed it, too.

 

Barry Goldwater, for example. He came to regret it later in life and apologize for it.

But, no, this was the defining moment of the big political realignment when the South switched from the Democrats to the Republicans for the first time since Reconstruction and never went back to any great degree. It was a realignment that started in 1948 and culminated 20 years later with Nixon's Southern Strategy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 07:05 AM

4. Perhaps the greatest example

of my assertion that all progress in the area of human rights (among others) has been in spite of regressives who would return all of us to feudalism if it were within their power...and they're still hard at work toward attaining that goal.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:50 AM

6. Damn good thing Harry Reid wasn't Senate majority leader back then.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:56 AM

10. +1

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:04 AM

11. +2

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:07 AM

13. Oh get off it. You would have been even harder on Mansfield than you are on Reid

Seriously, what do you imagine Mansfield did that Reid wouldn't have?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 08:52 AM

7. Good old Robert Byrd.

 

A true racist. And homophobe.

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