Friday, January 11, 2008

More Hildebeeste Crap

Typical--playing to the totally un-informed--HRC speech-ifies:

“Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Mrs. Clinton said in trying to make the case that her experience should mean more to voters than the uplifting words of Mr. Obama. “It took a president to get it done.”

Umnnnhhh....Hillary....the CONGRESS "passed" the CRA/64. And we remind you that the REPUBLICANS voted overwhelmingly for the Bill in the Senate.

The Democrats did not. See Wikipedia:

The bill was reported out of the Judiciary Committee in November 1963, but was then referred to the Rules Committee, whose chairman, Howard W. Smith, a Democrat from Virginia, indicated his intention to keep the bill bottled up indefinitely.

...Normally, the bill would have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator James O. Eastland [D], from Mississippi. Under Eastland's care, it seemed impossible that the bill would reach the Senate floor.

Final passage (House):

Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%-37%)
Republican Party: 186-35 (80%-20%)

Final passage (Senate):

Democratic Party: 46-22 (68%-32%)
Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)

The Republican Party has been despised ever since as "anti-Black."

The Republicans started and won the Civil War, ending slavery along the way. The Republicans assured passage of CRA/64.

And the Democrats, opportunistic scumsuckers that they are, take all the credit, with the Hildebeeste re-writing history and civics to make the case that SHE should be elected.


HT: Captain's Quarters

1 comment:

RAG said...

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would never have seen the light of day had LBJ not enlisted the aid of the midwestern and northeastern Republicans to block the Dixiecrat filibuster.

It doesn't stop there. Sources no less than Andrew Young and Julian Bond point out that President Kennedy's original civil rights bill was blasted by Republicans as too weak and they vowed to rewrite it if the White House didn't.

LBJ went out of his way to thank (openly and privately) the Republicans who made the law happen.

Young also notes that before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the only redress for blacks in the south was the federal courts with most of the judges appointed by Eisenhower.