This popped up on Facebook today:
This is the “evidence” used by racists whenever they’re doing the uh-UH you’re the racist thing: since the Democratic party took this position over a 100 years ago, they’re the real racists.
There’s plenty of this type of thing in archives about our great nation:
Like with today’s racists, it seems to have been a talking point passed freely around:
But back to my point about today’s racists’ uh-UH stratagem. I have found that there’s no point in arguing any kind of historical perspective, because those folks don’t do historical perspective. (Cf., “Why was there a Civil War?” With a conservative and a liberal take from writers who do have historical perspective.)
So when confronted with this fuppery:
… I shall now reply, “That’s absolutely true. Those voters were racist cretins. Here’s the deal, though: those voters haven’t changed. They’re still racist cretins. Their party allegiance has certainly switched, though.”