Notice how Ron Paul says the Republicans freed the slaves and led the civil rights movement... which is true... but the Republicans now are the Democrats who opposed freeing the slaves and the opposed the civil rights movement. What happened? The political strategy of the Republicans changed and the Democrats and Republicans switched their bases. So strangely enough, modern Republicans who are actually descendants of the Southern Democrats are claiming to have supported blacks when they historically did the opposite. It's hilarious!
Brave and crazy Kentucky Senator Rand Paul plunges headfirst into a prestigious university symposium filled with high achieving students.
Rand Paul's base are the Southern Democrats who became Republicans after Nixon changed the party strategy to be mean to black people ("Negros") in 1976. (see proof in links below)
I.E. THE REPUBLICANS OF TODAY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH FREEING SLAVES OR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. THEY ARE THE DEMOCRATS WHO LOST AND THEN BECAME REPUBLICANS WHILE THE REPUBLICANS WHO HELPED THE BLACKS ARE NOW DEMOCRATS.
When Richard Nixon courted voters with his Southern Strategy, many Democrats became Republicans and the South became fertile ground for the GOP, which conversely was becoming more conservative as the Democrats were becoming more liberal. However, Democratic incumbents still held sway over voters in many states, especially those of the Deep South. Although Republicans won most presidential elections in Southern states starting in 1964, Democrats controlled nearly every Southern state legislature until the mid-1990s and had a moderate(although not huge) amount of members in state legislatures until 2010. In fact, until 2002, Democrats still had much control over Southern politics. It wasn't until the 1990s that Democratic control gradually collapsed, starting with the elections of 1994, in which Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress, through the rest of the decade. Republicans first dominated presidential elections in the South, then controlled Southern gubernatorial and U.S. Congress elections, then took control of elections to state legislatures and lastly came to control local offices in the South. Southern Democrats of today who vote for the Democratic ticket are mostly urban liberals. Rural residents tend to vote for the Republican ticket, although there are a sizable number of Conservative Democrats.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_did_republicans_become_democrats_and_democrats_become_republicans "Republicans were always mostly in the Northern states ever since the Civil war. Also republicans favored a strong central government, hence Abraham Lincoln using the most federal power in history. The democratic party was always mostly in the southern states ever since the civil war because many Democrats supported slavery which was mostly in the South. Up unitl 1976 did democrats start to be mostly in the northern states and republicans in the southern states like it is today. They basically flip flopped demographics and ideas over 150 years."
Rand Paul used a racist strategy that Nixon has made the main GOP political strategy almost 50 years ago. That's not a matter for debate. You can go hysterical if you like. Better yet, go into denial. It takes courage to face the truth of something this low about someone you look up to. If you voted for Bush twice, emotional courage is something you probably don't have.
Relevant Aphorism: The truth will set you free... but it may hurt like hell first.
Larry Wilmore remains unconvinced by Republican Rand Paul's African American recruitment pitch.
Rand Paul is supporting implementing pieces of Ron Paul's Presidential Plan, that if done will be extremely destructive the the US and global economy. The thing is that Ron Paul's Plan was made to be implemented together. Taking half a plan is like looking at only half a balance sheet. Or to see it another way, half a solution can be better than no solution at all when that solution leads to economic disaster. The key that make Ron Paul's plan work was the huge withdrawal of military bases which is a drain on any economy. It is only useful for Imperial style Oligarchies or Monarchies. Without that withdrawal and just cutting taxes is like having a Monarchy with super high taxes but in reverse i.e. draining the country and people dry by supplying them with no resources for success and no career path except one that is related to war because that's all such an economy can support given the size of US population VS infrastructure and social structure. Keep in mind, even Ron Paul's Plan NEVER cut social security. He provided an opt-out plan which middle-aged & old people would have probably overturned if they had been given an option to debate and vote on it. But that never came to pass, obviously.
Southern Strategy Explained IN Detail (Yes, I will keep providing yall with examples of it!)
What Is The Southern Strategy & What Is The History Of The Southern Strategy?
GOP-Republican's Southern Strategy Exposed 1
GOP-Republican's Southern Strategy Exposed 2
If in the last election, you were inclined to vote for Mitt Romney rather than Obama THEN you are a susceptible to the Southern Strategy, explained here: