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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #46
57. Yes, he did
Wallace was worse than a simple racist: he was a demagogue who gave the white voters of Alabama--and most of the rest of the south--what they wanted. And he remained a Democrat when most of his followers became Republicans.

But all the Wallace people, and their kids and grandkids, are Republicans now: they are at the core of the Teabaggers, the Birthers and every other crazy conservative movement. Much of their style, beliefs and political culture come straight out of the white supremacy movement that informed their political socialization. Only the names on the signs are different.
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