At the 100th birthday party for Strom Thurmond, a 1948 (anti-integration) Dixiecrat
presidential candidate, former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott praised him, saying South Carolina proudly voted for him.
LBJ was a Southern Dixiecrat
who ended up losing his presidential bid when Southern voters abandoned him because he fought hard to pass the Kennedy civil rights plan to give more rights to African Americans.
He suggests that Nixon and his 1968 election team wooed Dixiecrat
Strom Thurmond into the GOP.
Can Ryan be referring to the Republican Party that welcomed the old Dixiecrat
Strom Thurmond when the national Democratic Party abandoned its long-standing commitment to racial segregation?
It transcended party labels and through the twists and turns of history sought a home in the most conservative political organization available at any given time, such as the Southern wing of the post-Civil War Democratic Party, the so-called Dixiecrat
movement of the 1940s, George Wallace's independent presidential candidacy, and eventually the Republican Party.
The Confederate battle flag was the emblem of Jim Crow defiance to the civil rights movement, of the Dixiecrat
opposition to integration, and of the domestic terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan," noted Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Taking on the national Democrats for their silent complicity in race-based campaigns being run by their Dixiecrat
colleagues, Nixon wrote:
One of the strongest themes in the book is Robinson's desire for African Americans to engage in a two-party system and to not become beholden to a Democratic Party plagued by Dixiecrat
racism and craven northern politicians.
In Birmingham, Alabama, the newly established States' Rights Democratic Party--more commonly known as the Dixiecrat
Party, a label its presidential candidate Strom Thurmond hated--held its own convention.
And Busch's analysis of Dixiecrat
candidate Strom Thurmond is probably better than anything available.
41) What is notable about the Dixiecrat
strategy, however, is that they would have been successful had they secured victory in only three more states.
I was her Bay Area counterpart: raising funds, mounting political pressure on Washington, DC to force federal intervention against Dixiecrat
repression, recruiting volunteers to go south, and doing public education about the Movement.