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Aug 8, 2016 6:58pm EDT
/teddy kennedy thing going on, not a george bush/pat buchanan thing going on, but it's being split, the left, the center and the right. on the right, you have the southern segregationist democrats. franklin roosevelt had talked a good game with black civil rights, but he really hadn't done anything. remember that the army, the navy in world war ii are still segregated. there's no move to desegregate anything in the country. harry truman proposes a big civil rights program at the beginning of 1948. the southern democrats are simply aghast by this. and beyond that, they feel personally betrayed, because they had thought of harry truman as one of their own. his mother had been in an internment camp run by the union during the civil war. confederate sympathizers. and if you look at harry's statements and you look at his private correspondence, he is not exactly a bleeding heart liberal on the topic. but he puts this forward, and the southerners are aghast. they start talking about a strategy in which they will punish harry truman, they will punish the democratic party. they will make the de
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