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According to this narrative, advanced by progressive historians, Nixon orchestrated a party switch on civil rights by converting the racists in the Democratic Party — the infamous Dixiecrats — into Republicans. Yes, this story is in the textbooks and on the history channel and regularly repeated in the media, but is it true? First, no one has ever given a single example of an explicitly racist pitch by Nixon during his long career. One might expect that a racist appeal to the Deep South actually would have to be made, and to be understood as such. Yet, quite evidently none was. Yet when Nixon ran for president in the main issue was the Vietnam War.
David Ehrlich. He was found guilty, and accused the court of selective persecution on the basis that the Obama administration was supposedly trying to silence its dissidents. His account was effectively blocked — in the worst of all indignities for such a fanatically self-described patriot, he has lost his right to vote. No names were changed to protect the Democratic Party. He stages a series of hokey scenes in which he befriends a number of his fellow inmates, and finds himself mocked for the ridiculousness of his crime.
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This article is adapted from Dinesh D'Souza's new book Death of a Nation, This big switch was brought about in the late s by the GOP.
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His arguments ignore the way the two political parties switch positions on Civil Rights in the s, with the Democrats embracing Civil Rights and Republicans, under the guidance of national leaders like Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon, exploiting racist backlash. Princeton historian Kevin M. Sure, let's do this. But, sure, let's ignore what scholars have written on this and meet this question on D'Souza's own chosen ground -- racist Southern Democratic politicians who switched to the GOP. No, politicians didn't switch -- that's a laughably high bar -- but there were plenty. First and foremost, of course, there's Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat presidential candidate, who was welcomed into the GOP in -- and, importantly, allowed to keep his seniority and thus all the power that came with it in Congress. No other Southern Democrats were.