Sunday, December 22, 2013


Conservative apologists will often mention that many GOP congressmen did vote for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and that many Southern Democrats didn't.  What you won't hear is that Barry Goldwater voted against cloture and voted against the Act and as the party's presidential nominee, basically threw away the black vote, as Kabaservice (p.125) explains:
"In the North Carolina governor's race, approximately 97 percent of black voters preferred segregationist Democrat Dan K. Moore to his integrationist Republican opponent, Robert L. Gavin. As Gavin explained, 'This I believe was because of the determination of the Negro race to defeat out national ticket.'"

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