Racists tend to vote for whatever party supports them. After Lee signed his surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, racists ran from the Republican party to join the southern Democrats, who were then in the majority.
When Truman said he wanted to put an end to discrimination against and lynching random black people, they ran back to the Republicans.
Racists have never been friends of anyone, really. They go wherever they get a pat on the head. Since Democrats won’t do it and Republicans will, that’s who they support.
And thats why we have Trump.
Naturally, his party hates socialists for a very good reason: Socialists believe that everyone is equal…regardless of race, creed, color, gender, gender orientation, or sexual preference. A party that kept former Sen Strom Thurmond, who openly stated that he believed lynching black people should be a basic American right, in the Senate until he dropped dead at 102 is not a party that is going to welcome equality for anybody.
So they muddy the waters. They claim that Socialism and Communism are the same thing, which is a lie. Don’t look so surprised – lies are a tradition with the Republican party. Nobody would ever vote for them if they told the truth.
Socialism includes radical beliefs like equal justice under the law, Free and Fair elections, and teaching kids that jobs are easier to get if you don’t drool into your oatmeal while wearing a tinfoil hat.
Competition may be great for a socialist government, but apparently, it doesn’t seem to be “fair” in the USA. Maybe it can only thrive in countries that care about progress.
In the United States, the Republican party despises progress. Proof can be seen in the men they choose to give power to. The last time a Democratic President presided over a federal government where all three branches were dominated by Democrats. That has happened, but it was under the Presidencies of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lynden Baynes Johnson.
President Kennedy, if you will recall, was murdered.
President Johnson was his Vice President, who became President only as a result of those bullets.
I think that Republicans today truly believe that Trump is a better President than LBJ, whose efforts brought us the Civil Rights Act. Can it be because he’s a racist and LBJ wasn’t?
Republican Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower,George W. Bush, and Donald Trump have all presided over single party governments.
Lest we forget, Herbert Hoover presided over the largest crash of the stock market in the history of the world because he had no clue it was coming. Just six months before the crash of 1929, he bragged that the stock market would end poverty within a year.
Democrats have had one party governments during the administrations of FDR, Truman, Kennedy and Johnson. That’s five Republican states to four democratic.
A one party state under Republicans has only ever benefited one class of people: The top 1%. Under Republican Presidents, the top 1% gains an average of about 1% more wealth than they do when Democrats are in office.
Of course, when Democrats are in office, the rest of the 99% does better. This isn’t just me saying it. A study, which appeared in the book “Bulls, Bears, and the Ballot Box” cites chapter and verse what I’ve just said, and spells it out in much more detail.
Still, Tribalism isn’t interested in facts… and Republicans have had a long history of hating LBJ’s Civil Right’s Act…. so naturally, they will point out the horrors of his administration…which was the last time a Democrat had all three branches of government on his side.
Prior to the Kennedy/LBJ incident, we can’t forget Truman, who said he wanted to put an end to Lynching black people on a whim. Then Gov. Strom Thurmond was outraged…calling it a basic American right. He left the Democrats, joined the Republicans and they kept him in office as a Senator until he died at the ripe old age of 102.
Tribalism supports its priorities.