Richard Nixon & Southern Strategy

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to the Republican Party strategy of winning elections in Southern states by exploiting anti-African American racism and fears of lawlessness among Southern white voters and appealing to fears of growing federal power in social and economic matters (generally lumped under the concept of states' rights). 5.0/5

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Joe Scarborough just said he wouldn't attribute the Southern Strategy to Richard Nixon. Why? Because Nixon got more black votes than more recent Republican presidential candidates. Yeah, what I just heard is "Joe Scarborough literally doesn't know what he's talking about."
If you look at the GOP strategy, the "southern strategy" of Richard Nixon in 1968, you see how the GOP capitalized on ignorance.
By Joan Walsh 6:31 p.m. CDT, October 3, 2013 On the day the Affordable Care Act took effect, the U.S. government was shut down, and it may be permanently broken. You'll read lots of explanations for the dysfunction, but the simple truth is this: It's the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else. The fact that everything came apart under our first African-American president wasn't an accident, it was probably inevitable. People talk about the role of race in Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy": how Pat Buchanan and Kevin Phillips helped him lure the old Dixiecrats into the GOP permanently. Far less well-known was the GOP's "Northern Strategy," which targeted so-called white ethnics — many of them like my working-class family. Without a Northern Strategy designed to inflame white-ethnic fears of racial and economic chan ...
Come now, you know how, Rand. Ah yes, the Republican Party. The party whose candidate, Ronald Reagan, kicked off his campaign with an appeal to "states' rights" in Philadelphia, Mississippi -- a town famous for a single thing, the murder of Civil Rights workers. The party whose candidate, George H. W. Bush, won election with the racist Willie Horton ad. The party that blocked black voters in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004. The party that proudly flies and defends the Confederate flag. The party that thrives on resentment against Mexican immigrants. The party that campaigns against fictional black "welfare queens" who drive Cadillacs and hands the keys of the U.S. treasury to the corporate CEO welfare queens who arrive in their private jets. The party whose candidate, Richard Nixon, designed a "Southern Strategy" to win the hearts and minds of racist white voters in the South. The party that thinks racism runs in only one direction -- reverse. The party actually dared to suggest in a Tea Party pledge ...
The Southern Strategy was an actual electoral strategy deployed by Richard Nixon, maybe you should read about it b4 dismissing
This philosophically pustulant Nalfeshnee demon, Roger Ailes, was one of the chief architects of Richard Nixon's and the Republican Party's archly Racist "Southern Strategy." That Ailes is credited as anything substantively more than a rabid racist whose aesthetic and ethics ought well be relegated to a historical dungheap of invidiousness is an American shonda.
Is Mitt Romney the Southern Strategy’s last hurrah? by David Benjamin “My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as Commander in Chief and President, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable.” — Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell BROOKLYN — Although its practitioners have coyly denied its existence since it was first deployed in the 1968 election, the Southern Strategy has been a Republican political staple for more than 40 years. Seized upon eagerly by GOP candidate Richard Nixon, it mobilized the resentment of working-class whites — especially in Dixie — against the liberating language — especially for African-Americans — of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Notwithstanding four decades of insistence by GOP ...
Robert Kennedy said that George Mcgovern, son of a Methodist minister from South Dakota, was the most decent man in the Senate, maybe the only one. Some wonder, myself included, how different our world would be if he had defeated Richard Nixon, how many thousands of lives may have been saved, perhaps we could have created a Department of Peace. But Nixon was able to create a Southern Strategy and to persuade the American people, still living in the frame set by FDR of "unconditional surrender," that this decorated war hero and former registered Republican wasn't patriotic enough to lead a nation at war. What will they go for next? Just about anything this fake businessman and the billion dollar ad campaign of Karl Rove will throw at them. RIP, George. Thank you for your service.
Multiple Choice Question: Was, "hate to get involved but. yeah. There was something called the Southern Strategy in 1968, where Republicans used racism to get the South to become Republicans. This worked out because Democrats (LBJ, Kennedy, Truman) supported Civil Rights platforms during their presidency. I know it can be confusing, but pretty much people switched sides because of racism," a comment on a youtube video for: a.) The Civil Rights Movement b.) The Silent Majority c.) Ted Nugent "Stranglehold" d.) Richard Nixon's presidency Just rock out people.
"In 1915, legendary racist and cinematic genius D.W. Griffith convinced many that the Confederate South had wrongly lost its freedom and its rights in the Civil War - and was doomed to all manner of mistreatment by the rise of assertive blacks. Rednecks like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmondstarted off as Democrats but switched to the Republican Party. Like many "Dixiecrats",they were angry with President Lyndon B. Johnson, who turned out to be the greatest Civil Rights legislator since Lincoln. Richard Nixon would use a "Southern Strategy" to play on racial fears on his way to the White House. Bitterness from white southernershas since evolvedinto a so-called dog whistle in far right rhetoric. It plays on the same idea found in Griffiths racist films - you cannot trust blacks in power not to do you in." Stanley Crouch.more to come...'nuff said!
The Republican Party has been fighting a SECRET WAR for the past few years. In the middle east? NO In Asia? NO. It's been fighting an all out war in the USA- against their "Enemies List" of those who threaten their "family values" such as minority races, Blacks,Latinos,Native Americans etc. Now they are jousting at windmills by INSULTING WOMEN, who are the ONLY demographic Majority related to race or gender, because whites are NO LONGER a majority in this country. The" Southern Strategy" begun under Richard Nixon which won elections by stirring up SUSPICION AND HATE among the white male majority worked from 1968 up until now, but changes in our population will at long last KILL this "Party First" election strategy. One of the most IDIOTIC battles the far right republicans have been fighting is the battle against SCIENCE. The party which believes in Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN, and shouts LET THEM DIE at party events is the same party which DENIES the concept supported b ...
From the Article .. TEAM of FOOLS: . The truth is black voters have been lining up for Democrats since southern Dixiecrats fled to the GOP after the passage of the Civil Rights Acts. Those Dixiecrats, best known for their support of states’ rights and Jim Crow-era segregation, put away their water hoses and went to work on a plan to contain and marginalize non-white voters for generations. First adopted by Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater, the so-called Southern Strategy was the kitty-bar across the door, meant to preserve power and privilege by locking up the South for Republicans. In the time since, party leaders have never bothered to remove the proverbial “whites only” sign hanging on their ideological fence. In fact, it’s been hanging there so long, they don’t even see it. Like that rock at Rick Perry’s family hunt club, it’s time to paint over the sign and engage in an honest dialogue with communities of color. If Republicans are truly interested in “big tent” politics, they wil ...
Romney is trotting out the old Republican "southern strategy" made popular by Richard Nixon. Racism works. He says that he believes Obama was born in the U.S., wink, wink. But then panders to the racist Birthers with such an inflammatory comment. This is sickening in this day and age. No class, no true core beliefs. That is what you get with Romney. He wants to be President because it would great on his resume. Also, he is a corporatist who will do everything to further empower the wealthy in this nation. He believes in supply side economics and government deregulation. These are failed policies that have been applied over the last 30 years. We are in this mess precisely because of these approaches. The House and Senate have worked against change for the last 4 years. The last two years have been a complete joke. This is squarely the fault of the Republicans who have decided to tank the country in order to win an election. Traitors? Not in the legal sense, but morally, yes. They are traitors to the Americ ...
“The deep south had to be virtually conceded to George Wallace. I could not match him there without compromising on Civil Rights, which I would not do.” – Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon got the war on drugs, stopping gold from backing $, Vietnam, watergate, Southern Strategy & of course "Anaconda Malt Liquor"
I would say that the Republican Party disassociated itself with Abraham Lincoln during the presidency of Richard Nixon. Nixon and his advisers developed what is now called the Southern Strategy. The idea behind this strategy was to attract Southern white Democrats who were not happy with the Civil Rights just granted to African Americans in this country of ours. The strategy worked, much to the detriment of our country. Now, the Republican Party has become a hate filled and bigoted group who will utilize race baiting, swift boating, and down right lying to achieve their goals. Ethics and morality be damned. After the murder of John F. Kennedy, the renowned political cartoonist, Herblock, created a cartoon of Lincoln bowing his head in sorrow and shame. As far as I am concerned, his head is still bowed.
Moral Insanity in the GOP was always poorly cloaked- and since the advent of Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy"- the GOP has attracted the Reconstruction Refuseniks of the south who have influenced the GOP Civil Rights and human rights stances so that they more resemble the "backward glance" (toward white power and exclusion) of the "Knights of the Whiter Camellia" (the KKK) than the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Rockefeller, Brooke, Javitts, and even Reagan... they are all "Teapublicans" now- so sad...
In the early Seventies, President Richard Nixon seized on an initiative popularized by a Mr. Kevin Phillips called the "Southern Strategy." Phillips noted th...
The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy," which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.
In the 1968 presidential election against Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon and the Republican Party implemented a plan that has come to be known as the Southern Strategy. The Southern Strategy was a communications campaign with the goal of winning the previously unattainable votes of white Americans in the formerly Democratic South. The strategy was a direct campaign to leverage the resentment and fear among whites regarding the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements. So now we have the 2012 version of the Southern Strategy--a desperate gamble to lower the African-American vote in key Southern states by creating a wedge between blacks and *** -a divide and conquer strategy. There are numerous reports that there are national efforts underway to use the issue of *** marriage--which remains controversial among many African-Americans in general, and religious blacks in particular--as a way to deny President Obama a win in the key battleground states of North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. The ult ...
Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy" brought racists and religious fundamentalists into the Republican Party.
On August 3, 1980, Ronald Reagan gave his first post-convention speech at the Neshoba County Fair after being officially chosen as the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He said, "I believe in states' rights ... I believe we have distorted the balance of our government today by giving powers that were never intended to be given in the Constitution to that federal establishment." He went on to promise to "restore to states and local governments the power that properly belongs to them".[5] Analysts believed that his use of the phrase was seen by many as a tacit appeal to Southern white voters and a continuation of Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy, while some argued it reflected Reagan's libertarian economic beliefs. The speech drew attention for his use of the phrase "states' rights" at a place just a few miles from a town associated with the 1964 murders of Civil Rights workers
What was the "Southern Strategy" and for whom was it designed to win over for Richard Nixon?
Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy, and how its legacy still poisons our politics: via
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