On this day in history…

Saw this little tidbit over at the Gateway Pundit:

On This Day in 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act

June 10, 1964, was a dramatic day in the United States Senate. For the first time in its history, cloture was invoked on a civil rights bill, ending a record-breaking filibuster by Democrats that had consumed fifty-seven working days. The hero of the hour was minority leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Ill.).

On June 10, 1964, Democrats filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
Grand Old Partisan reported, via DANEgerus:

On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”

In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.

Michael Zak wrote about this in his book Back to Basics for the Republican Party and reminds us that Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation and the KKK… fought against equality.

12 comments

  1. 1
    kmhendu growls and barks:

    Its really amazing that the GOP never reminds anyone of these facts. Its almost as if they want to lose elections and help destroy the country as founded. :em03:

  2. 2
    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    *Channeling DJ* But don’t you know all those racist Democrats formed the New Republican party right after that?

  3. 3
    JonB growls and barks:

    Somehow I don’t think it would be very well received if I printed this information out and passed the papers out to any of the blacks in the town I live in.
    Something about blindness and those who choose not to see.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    I remember when it was passed and I thought it would turn to shit along with the great society crap.the came the kennedy immigration reform bill which filled America with third world bums who hate us now the national socialist democratic workers party want to 20,000,000 criminals who hate us into citizens

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  5. 5
    bruce growls and barks:

    cats

  6. 6
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Sung to the tune of Beethoven’s Fifth:

    “Nobody cares!
    Nobody cares!”

    It was the decent thing to do, but in the end, it won’t even be an historical footnote, since it’s increasingly unlikely that the GOP will be around to write it. Hell, even Zombie Yukio Mishima is impressed with the GOP’s dedication to committing political (and ultimately existential) seppuku.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Yes, Reid is pulling the same shit the rest of the FLEEBAGGING LlBT@RDS pulled on passing the RACIST BOBOcare law, in the dead of night in a back room Reid will try to push this CR@P bill thru the Senate !!!! Reid wants this to pass so bad because then the FLEEBAGGERS will have a lock on elections for the next decade or so !!!!

    If these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT INVADERS do get in this country they will vote in the politicians who will give them that FREE GOVERNMENT CHEESE ( our tax dollars ) & that would be FLEEBAGGERS !!! This bill will never pass the House so it is DOA anyway , as it should be !!!! WE THE PEOPLE told you stupid FLEEBAGGERS secure the border first or nothing will pass, now this stupid bill might pass the Seante but it will never pass the House !!!!

    They will cram this thing down our throats like they did Obamcare.

    Reid is the most corrupt, evil Senator in History. He will use what ever deceitful method, he thinks he can get away with, so long as he gets his way. And he and Schumer, clearly understand the value of having 20 to 30 million new Democrats voting as soon as 2014!

    And you are wrong about the House, Boehner issued a statement today, that he would do all he can to have this passed before the year is out.

    Fellow Conservatives, Start planning on how you are going to handle the coming Economic Collapse. It is now, only months away and AMNESTY is about to become a reality, no matter how much we hate the possibility.
    He is a perfect example of the folks that live in Nevada. Do not forget all of the illegals are potential Democrats .
    Free stuff, money and food stamps is quite an attraction to folks who use to have to work for a living.

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    kmhendu growls and barks:

    Those of us on the right have done a terrible job of explaining how the national socialists were in fact leftists not on the right. All totalitarianism stems from leftism. And leftism always leads to concentration camps and mass murderer and it will happen here as well if we keep going down this path. And I see no way to stop from sliding into the abyss. We are going to have to stand up against this eventually and it will be better for us if it is sooner rather than later.

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    kmhendu growls and barks:

    Btw did anyone hear Mark Levin eviscerate Paul Ryan today at the beginning of his show? He also tore into the GOP in a way that only Levin can. It was beautiful. I believe Levin is close to saying to hell with the Republican party. I really wish he would we need a third party. I am done supporting anyone except conservatives and I really don’t give a shit if the GOP wins or not. I will keep my principles from now on. For example I will not vote for Rubio if he is the nominee in 2016. I will write in Allen West or Ted Cruz.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    kmhendu says:

    I believe Levin is close to saying to hell with the Republican party. I really wish he would we need a third party. I am done supporting anyone except conservatives and I really don’t give a shit if the GOP wins or not.

    At this point, the way the GOP are rushing towards obscurity, eagerly throwing themselves on the swords held out by the helpful liberal fascists, it doesn’t really need to bother your conscience much anyway.

    Because if they follow the path they’ve been fanatically pursuing, the path of giving the liberal fascists everything they want in a vain attempt to out-left the left, they’ll lose no matter what.. Won’t make a lick of difference to their chances who you vote for, they’ve already decided to commit suicide.
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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    They are not illegal aliens they are illegal democrats.

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    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    Library Czar says:

    They are not illegal aliens they are undocumented democrats.

    FIFY

    The Rethuglicans will never attempt to remind the LIV about history because if they tried to the LSM would promptly boycott the story! :em02:

    Instaed all they would report would be the DemProgs wailing about “Civility” and “Decorum”, followed by McSlime and Miss Lindsey agreeing with them! :em08:
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