Why do,Republicans say Democrats are the KKK party?
Of course we "college liberal pansies" already knew that southern democrats switched parties to the republican party because they opposed civil rights and that the republican party should be called the republikkkan party. Don't belive me, check these out>
early 1960s – Arthur Ravenel, Jr. of South Carolina, before running for the South Carolina Senate
1960s – James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, after endorsing many Republicans in the 1950s and 1960s
1961 – Charlton Lyons to run for Louisiana's 4th congressional district seat
1961 - Billy J. Guin of Shreveport, to support Charlton Lyons for Congress
1962 - Dave Treen, later became U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1973-1980) and Governor of Louisiana (1980-1984)
1962 – Jack M. Cox, to run for Governor of Texas; losing to later Republican convert John B. Connally, Jr.
1962 – James D. Martin, to run for the U.S. Senate from Alabama
1962 – Ronald Reagan of California, while an actor and former Screen Actors Guild president 
1962 – Floyd Spence, while a South Carolina state Representative; ran for the House of Representatives as a Republican and lost, later elected to the state senate before making a successful run for the House
1964 – Strom Thurmond, while U.S. senator from South Carolina switched to the Republican party on September 16, 1964.
1965 – Albert Watson, while U.S. Representative from South Carolina (resigned before switching parties and re-won his seat in a special election)
1965 – Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, while running for Philadelphia District Attorney; in 2009, he switched back to Democrat .
1965 – Roderick Miller (LA) after unsuccessfully run for judgeship in 1964
1966 – Thomas A. Wofford, before write-in campaign for State Senator from South Carolina
1966 – Len E. Blaylock, to support Winthrop Rockefeller for Governor of Arkansas
1966 – Jerry Thomasson of Arkansas, switched from Democrat to Republican while an state Representative to run for Attorney General of Arkansas
1966 – Henry Grover of Texas, switched from Democrat to Republican while a state Representative before successfully running for Texas Senate.
1967 – William E. Dannemeyer, while serving as a superior court judge before returning to the California State Assembly
1967 – Allison Kolb of Louisiana, while seeking a political comeback running unsuccessfully for state Treasurer, lost 1956 Democratic primary for state auditor
1968 – William Reynolds Archer, Jr., while a member of the Texas House of Representatives
1968 – Will Wilson, former Texas Attorney General switched to support Richard M. Nixon in the 1968 presidential election
1968 - Comptroller General of Georgia James L. Bentley switched to Republican.