The NAACP’s announcement of a “travel advisory” for Florida was a shock to many Republicans. It was even more shocking to learn that the advice, which was highly partisan, revolved around false accusations that Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis “openly hates the black community” & doesn’t want black children studying black history.
Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas, who was one of those on the left that sneered at the NAACP’s actions, expressed his anger via Twitter over the state this organization has fallen to.
This is bizarre. Cruz wrote: “This is utterly dishonest. The NAACP was a key player in the civil right movement during the 1950s & 1960s. Dr. King feels ashamed of how far the civil rights movement has fallen today.
Some people on the Very Online Left have gone insane. This includes AOC (whose tweet we will discuss in a minute) and so-called history professors like Kevin Kruse, who wrote “In 1995 Dr. King called for a boycott against Alabama because Democratic Governor. George Wallace’s policies against Black Americans were a “reign terror”.
Cruz didn’t back down. He said Wallace was a Democrat, “an incorrigible racist” and that Dr. King’s courage to stand up against bigotry changed America.
Cruz said that “Florida today is a haven for freedom and this is the reason so many African-Americans are moving there.”
Norman Ornstein, a Democrat in “political sciences” also chimed and declared that Cruz will have “first in line” to filibuster Civil Rights Act.
“Nonsense. Cruz replied by telling him the Democrats were responsible for his shameful filibuster. “My party, Republicans, proudly voted higher percentages in favor of the Civil Rights Act that the racist Dems.”
AOC decided to intervene, thinking she had “gotcha’ in her message.
Cruz responded accordingly with a series of tweets, in which he informed both her and his critics that Democrats were racists toward the black community since the beginning.
The Dems founded the KKK.
The Dems then wrote Jim Crow laws.
The Dems then filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
The Dem party[y] has today filibustered school choice, trapping millions Black children in failing schools.
The Dems want to abolish the police, and this will lead to the death of more Black people.
All Democrat Senators voted against my bill today, which would prevent DC from kicking 40% of Black Children out of DC because of the mandate to vax.
The Republican Party was founded to combat slavery.
Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President. Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War and ended slavery.
The Republicans voted for the civil rights act more than the racist Democrats.
We have the lowest African American employment ever under the Trump economic boom.
We have seen the lowest level of African-American poverty ever.
Today, despite the objections from every single senator Democrat, I passed the biggest expansion of federal school choice in history (covering K-12 with 529 Plans).
Two years ago, the Democrat Governor of Virginia had a picture of a KKK KLANSMAN dressed in his yearbook.
Joe Biden, the current Democratic president, delivered a florid eulogy to an “Exalted Cyclops” of KKK in 2011.
The Dems also support open borders which have resulted to the brutal attacks on and death of thousands of Hispanics.
The @aoc couldn’t find her White pantuit to weep about their suffering.
Contrary to AOC, historians and media apologists’ claims, the “switching of southern Democrats” to the Republican Party did not occur until the 90s. The reasons for this were economic issues, national security concerns, and a shift to the left by the Democratic Party.
In the years following the Democrats’ turnabout in civil rights issues in 1964, one would expect that the election results would reflect a meaningful shift in attitudes toward this issue. One of the 21 Democratic Senators that opposed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 changed parties. The segregationists that elected them didn’t throw them out in order to make room for Republicans. The remaining 20 Democrats were either re-elected or replaced by Democrats. It took, on average, nearly 25 years to convert these seats from Democratic to Republican. It’s odd that rednecks in the south waited until the 1990s to abandon the Democrats because of a civil right law passed in 1964. The South is slower, but it’s not much slower.
In the South it is true that the state legislatures and governors were all firmly in Democratic hands until the early 2000s.
Last but not least, I would like to share a note from my RS colleague Brandon Morse in response to Cruz’s remarks about how Democrats treated blacks following the 1964 Civil Rights Act.