The Democrats Did WHAT????

In a HUGE leap of idiocy, or a willful rewrite of history attempt, the morons at The Los Angeles Times barfed THIS up.

Be amused my friends. From Breitbart.com.

LA Times Claims ‘Democrats Led Passage’ of 1964 Civil Rights Act

        Stupidity, we see where it emanates from. HERE. And the leftist morons contained therein.
            by  Wynton Hall    30 Aug 2013

In a stunning historical error, Los Angeles Times reporters Kathleen Hennessey, Richard Simon, Alexei Koseff reported that “Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963.”

In fact, Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, filibustered the bill in an attempt to kill the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) saved the landmark civil rights law from defeat by galvanizing Senate Republicans for a cloture vote to stop the Democrat-led filibuster

On June 9, 1964, the night before the historic cloture vote, the 68-year-old Republican stayed up late into the night typing a speech on twelve sheets of Senate stationery. The next day, Senator Everett Dirksen delivered his oration on the floor of the U.S. Senate just minutes before the final vote. The final tally: 71 to 29, with 27 of the 33 Republicans voting to defeat the Democrat-led filibuster.

Democratic Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said, “This is his [Dirksen] finest hour. The Senate, the whole country is in debt to the Senator from Illinois.” Two days after Dirksen’s speech, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP wrote Dirksen a contrite letter apologizing for his earlier attacks. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sends its thanks to you for your vote for cloture and for your final speech before the vote,” Wilkins wrote. “Your leadership of the Republican Party in the Senate at this turning point will become a significant part of the history of this century.”

The Los Angeles Times has yet to correct its error.

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 “The Los Angeles Times has yet to correct its error.”  And, I’d bet they have ZERO intention of doing so.

I have NEVER seen, heard, nor read ANYWHERE the FACT that had it NOT BEEN FOR REPUBLICANS, this legislation was headed for CERTAIN defeat.

Any black “leaders” ever come out, and say “Thank You” to ANY republican for ANY support on this, or other issues of concern to blacks? Don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen, either.

This just serves to further the notion that the Old Dead Tree media needs to fade into obscurity, since they get NOTHING right. Especially if it MAY shine the EVIL republicans in a GOOD light. L.A. Times, I’m GLAD the Koch Bros. didn’t bother to invest good money into an OBVIOUS loser.

May your remaining days be short.

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Clyde

 

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7 Responses to The Democrats Did WHAT????

  1. upaces88 says:

    I DO HOPE someone shoves the facts RIGHT IN HER FACE! I doubt she will retract it…but good grief! I even knew that at the time and I wasn’t even involved in politics then!

  2. LT Bill Safford says:

    It would be nice to see the names/numbers of the various votes ion the Civil Rights acts. How many (R) and (D) voted for, and against them. Also the names of some of the against people (Such as Al Gore Sr).

    Might make a really good article to post by some researcher, that can then be forwarded around.

    • Grouchy Fogie says:

      Lt., First, Welcome to ‘Nox & Friends. Second, Thank You, Sir, for your service to our Nation, and for your allegiance to our Constitution and our Flag.
      That said, Give us some time to research this request. I’m sure that a couple of us might enjoy doing just that~!
      Give us something to do on a “Dark and Stormy Night, on the Homestead.”

    • Clyde says:

      Lt. Bill, thanks for coming by and commenting. Here is a place to look for your answer: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/88-1964/h182. Hope that helps.

  3. upaces88 says:

    I did forward this one….I would like to see more.

  4. myfoxmystere says:

    If Andrew Malcolm were still working for the Times as Top Of the Ticket editor, he’d flip over seeing what his colleague reported. He was one of the sane people at the Times.