why do republicans love the confederacy?
republicans love to talk about how democrats are racist, because in the 1800s they were the party that wanted to preserve slavery.
but then the confederacy (made up of mostly democratic leaning southern states) seceded in order to maintain slavery.
but it’s only republicans and republican politicians that want to maintain the iconography and participation trophy statues of defeated pro-slavery confederate leaders?
these two things don’t make sense together. either they have to acknowledge that the democratic party is not at all the same as it was then (democrats do not like the confederacy and want to remove statues), or that they actually do like slavery and the confederacy?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
After reconstruction, when white Southerners forced African Americans out of the political process, The South was almost completely democratic. For white Southerners, voting for the Republicans was almost Unthinkable since they were the party which had defeated the Confederacy. This held for about Century until the Civil Rights era. As the Democratic party remade itself into a party of civil rights the Republicans began to make inroads into the South. This accelerated dramatically after the passage of the Civil Rights bills in the mid-60s. Now, the white South is solidly Republican in nature. Many of those people still held the same ideas about veneration of the Confederacy only now they are Republicans instead of Democrats
- 1 month ago
democrats want to preserve that history as well, only in museums where all the other history is preserved
- ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Lv 61 month ago
No other at all in my opinion
- Anonymous1 month ago
I should point out that a lot of Republicans will bring up confederacy as a means to diss the left-wing designation. As in the past it was in support of the Democratic Party and this should not be ignored. What you should consider is that there is a visual minority of actual Republicans and lawmakers that will represent the old confederacy. The confederacy is not condoned by most, but felt that rather than hiding from our past mistakes we need to remember that this is where we were, and this is what we need do to avoid going back. A large count of Yankee(northern) Republicans will actually condemn the confederacy as an unsuccessful act of retaliation. They will agree that there is no reason to think anything the confederacy valued was of moral justification.
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- notLv 71 month ago
No doubt democrats try to reinvent themselves to change their image. For example democrats supported border control very recently and now they don't. Hillary for sale in 2016 is not the person we have lived with for decades. The confusion comes from this shapeshifter activity.
The activity of editing history to manipulate people of today is part of this. The democratic party cherry picking details from history to convince modern people to despise the people and their deeds to create the USA is dirty. Sharing the truth of things would go a long way to preserving the spirit of America, the positive efforts and the true story are much more valuable.
Where are we today? Today Republicans fight for fair trade while Democrats seek to preserve the trade just as it is. Looks like Democrats didn't switch sides at all considering today they still seek labor at a price below market value. They are much like the Democrats back in the 1850s when the Republican party was created while fighting to stop the Democrat's slavery. What was slavery but cheaper labor? Erasing and editing history, while repeating it?
Sanders and Trump both have very similar goals on today's trade. We need them on the same ticket; we're fighting the south as always. The only thing that has changed is they don't all wear the same hat today. Blue team vs red team, ha ha ha sucker.
- atheistLv 61 month ago
I'm not sure where you are getting this from.
- Christian SinnerLv 71 month ago
They don't love the Confederacy when I talk to them. They respect history. I'm not a Republican, but the modern Democrats don't seem to understand that the Democrats were pushing slavery and lynchings, not the Republicans. Plenty of white Republicans in the south were also lynched by the Democratic Party. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_Unit... ) The word "Democrat" appears 34 times in the "Lynching in the United States" article.
All these people are Democrats. The current revulsion of Democrats to the confederacy is recent.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- 1 month ago
What some people don't understand (and idiots deny) is that those states are conservative primarily. They use to be controlled by the Democratic party but now they are controlled by the GOP.
- 1 month ago
Because most, though not all, believe in an All White America where people shoot each other.
This is not what real Americans want for our families.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Back then, the Democrats were conservative and Republicans liberal, nowadays it is the opposite. It is quite clear that conservatives in general are more likely to be racist, they just don't admit it.