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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why do conservatives lie about MLK being a conservative?

He was NOT even his own son said he wasn't now stop spreading bs lies he maybe was republican but that doesn't mean he was a conservative conservatives during those times were democrats not republicans the parties switched in the late 1960's which explains why the south is now red and not blue.

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  • Mike
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    1 month ago

    Both Republicans and Democrats had conservative and liberal wings until about 1964. The Democratic conservatives were mostly Southerners who would never consider joining the party of Lincoln. After the last Confederate veterans and their immediate survivors died, that knee jerk resistance to the Republican Party diminished. The Democratic Party also included conservative, religious, blue collar workers in the north, and liberal college professors (whom the blue collar conservatives called eggheads), and organized labor. The Republicans' split was best shown by the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 1964. Nelson Rockefeller was part of the northeastern moderate, internationalist wing, which included civil rights figures loyal to the party of Lincoln. Barry Goldwater was the advocate of extremism in defense of liberty. Until that point, both parties had had to develop platforms that all its factions could agree on.

    The realignment of the parties is typically attributed to Leonard Garment who devised the "Southern Strategy" for Republicans.  He was able to convince Southern Democrats that they and conservative Republicans would be successful if they united in the Republican Party. He was right. The now overwhelmingly conservative Republican Party no longer had to accommodate the wishes of the moderate Republicans and the civil rights advocates. The other side of the coin was that the Democrats, who no longer had to accommodate the Southern Conservatives, drifted left and picked up the former Republican civil rights workers.

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  • 1 month ago

    He would be Conservative now. Talk to minorities and tell them you think people should not be given advantage on the basis of their skin color and see what they say.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There was no party switch in the 1960s. More lies from the left.  The black community started voting for Democrats after the New Deal. Ike was entirely for and pushing civil rights and he only received 40% of the black vote. 

    Learn some history. The leftists claim for the party switch is non-existent in history and just a lie they keep saying. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because it makes them feel good to claim that Liberals were ACTUALLY on their side. 

    MLK and Lincoln to name two. 

    I always find it amusing that they want to name these people "one of us" while rejecting the things they stood for. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The parties never switched.

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      the parties never switched, democrats just flipflopped like they always do

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Like most people he had some conservative views. He was against gays and abortion, he was also religious. He was against separation of church and state. He also held another important conservative value, he was against slavery

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      anti-slavery is a conservative value, im sorry you have been lied to your whole life

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  • 1 month ago

    Conservatives have been fed lies and propaganda for the last 40 years. This brainwashing has been so effective that conservatives can no longer distinguish fact from fiction. That's why they honestly believe that Obama was a Kenyan-born, secret-Muslim socialist who hates white people. And Hillary sold uranium to Putin while murdering Seth Rich and running a child sex ring from the basement of a DC pizza restaurant that has no basement. And liberals love to kill babies and want to usher-in Venezuela-style socialism. 

    Conservatives have absolutely no buIIshit detector whatsoever, which makes them gullible and easy to manipulate. That's how we got Trump. 

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