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a former political party in the United States

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Liberal hypocrisy in decrying Nixon's "Southern Strategy"' after a century of liberal collusion with Dixiecrats denying Southern Negroes their civil rights, does not cease to amaze.
I'd be a Dixiecrat myself if they hadn't hollered 'nigger,'" he told an interviewer in the heat of the political season,"I'm a States' Rights man" ("Interview" 60).
at 363 (noting that one of the criticisms of the Dixiecrat movement in the south was that the movement was trying "'to destroy the South's Senators and Congressmen--the South's only chance' to participate in the legislative definition of States' rights" (citations omitted)).
Thurmond, who began his political career as a stalwart segregationist and ran for President of the United States in 1948 on the Dixiecrat ticket, was retiring from the Senate after a long career.
Indeed, in one astonishing document, he attributes Strom Thurmond's break with the Democrats to his "dramatic change of heart on civil rights issues," as if the former Dixiecrat had turned Republican out of outrage at segregation.
He forgets to mention that the old Dixiecrat faction of the Democratic Party became a central element of the GOP in those red states where racism still thrives.
That history was largely due to his Dixiecrat background, including his walking out of the 1948 Democratic Convention due to a civil rights plank in the party platform about equal treatment for Black Americans in the military.
Frost supported Strom Thurmond for president in 1948 and would have voted for him had the Dixiecrat been on the ballot up north.
Shortly after, a number of Southerners split off to form the Dixiecrat party, which ran South Carolina's Gov.
At Thurmond's party, then Senate Majority Leader Lott joked that Mississippi supported Thurmond's 1948 run for president on the Dixiecrat ticket and that 'if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years.
By 1948, the flag had become a leading symbol of the Dixiecrat challenge to Truman's racial liberalism.
But blogs aren't talked about just because of their numbers, rather for the news they make while critiquing journalism and tracking events, such as blogging about the rise and fall of presidential candidate Howard Dean, Dan Rather's "memogate," Trent Lott's praise of Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat campaign, and the South Asian tsunami.
An example is the illustration of a tombstone for the Dixiecrat Party that reads, "This Ain't a Colored Cemetery, Is It?
Though he was hardly free of racial prejudice, Harry Truman gets his due in this history, both for the content of his character and for his exceptional political courage in desegregating the armed forces and the federal government (and provoking Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat revolt from the Democratic Party in 1948, a campaign still recalled fondly by certain prominent Southerners).
Segregationist intellectuals and writers such as John Temple Grave, the Dixiecrat and columnist, and James J.