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.

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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:

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

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

JonB
JonB

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.

bruce
bruce

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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bruce
bruce

cats

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

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.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Emperor Misha I
Emperor Misha I

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… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

They are not illegal aliens they are illegal democrats.

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

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