The Democrats’ Southern Strategy

posted by
December 25, 2010
The American Conservative
by Patrick J. Buchanan  
Posted in Commentary

"The Nixon White House is endlessly denounced for a 'Southern Strategy' that captured all 11 states of the Old Confederacy in 1972. But Nixon’s vice president was a pro-civil rights governor .... Outside of Missouri, Deep South states were the only ones Adlai Stevenson carried in 1956. The sainted Adlai balanced both his tickets with Dixiecrats: John Sparkman of Alabama and Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. As Haley Barbour can attest, liberal hypocrisy is exceeded only by liberal amnesia about who kept them in power from 1933 to 1968." (12/23/10)  

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