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Political Ships of Theseus | The Party Switch

December 7, 2019


Everyone knows that the parties flipped during
the Civil Rights movement. It’s common knowledge, I mean how did the
country go from looking like this to looking like this? And until recently, it was common knowledge. But there’s been a push to dispel the “party
switch myth” for… reasons. The myth of the Southern Strategy is just
the Democrats’ excuse for losing the South and yet another way to smear Republicans with
the label ‘racist’ – don’t buy it. This video is brought to you by Skillshare. So this is the situation we’re starting
with, Democrats in blue, Republicans in red (1908-1920). This is what the country looked like at the
end of Reconstruction, Republicans were dominant in the north and west and Democrats in the
South. Lincoln was a Republican and the states which
formed the Confederacy were mostly Democrats. So yes, it is true that when the KKK was formed,
they supported the Democratic party. But to say that the Democrats started the
KKK is a bit of a stretch, that’s like saying Republicans started Unite the Right… wasn’t
the KKK part of that? During the era of Reconstruction, federal
troops stationed in the South, helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern
state legislatures as Republicans. And 22 black Republicans served in the US
Congress by 1900. It’s interesting that she stops the count
in 1900, when Jim Crow was firmly in place, because from 1900 to 2018, there’ve only
been eight, three of which are serving right now. There’s been 117 black Democrats, 47 right
now. But during these elections, there were zero
black congressmen – so what happened here, why is this one yellow? That was Teddy Roosevelt who was the first
Republican to really break with the party. Lincoln and the other previous Republicans
were very pro-business, railroad tycoons were a thing because of them. Roosevelt was not, he was very progressive. He passed anti-trust laws to break up monopolies,
wanted to stop corporations from donating to political campaigns, and was very environmentally
friendly. The Republican party wasn’t and in 1912
Roosevelt said… My feeling is that the Democrats will probably
win if they nominate a progressive. So when he lost the Republican nomination,
he split off to form the Progressive Bull Moose party. Wilson won that election because of the Republican
split. Both parties, then and now, subscribe to the
economic philosophy of Liberalism – capital L – and more recently Neoliberalism, but
the struggle between and within the two parties was over the government’s level of involvement
in the economy. And that was really decided during the New
Deal. FDR is president, the Great Depression has
crashed the world economy, and the government decided to do something about it. FDR’s New Deal started several federal programs
and borderline socialist economic policies. Many of his ideas were implemented in France,
Germany, and Japan after the war, but he died before he could fully put them in place here. The New Deal caused a major political realignment,
which is just the fancy term for party switch. Before this, there were fiscal conservatives
and liberals in both parties, they were all over the spectrum. But now, if you believed in a conservative
economic policy, you were Republican, and if you were more liberal, you were Democrat. Jim Crow was still very much in place, so
very few black people who were allowed to vote, switched to the Democratic party because
those economic policies benefitted them the most. But when it came to social issues, the parties
were still very mixed. In 1948, Truman, a Democrat, desegregated
the military and Hubert Humphrey gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention. The time is now arrived in America for the
Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly
into the bright sunshine of human rights. The time is now arrived in America for the
Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly
into the bright sunshine of human rights. This made southern Democrats so mad that they
split off to form the States’ Rights Democratic party, more commonly known as the Dixiecrats,
nominating Strom Thurmond for president. Keep an eye on him I think he becomes important
later. The Dixiecrats later rejoined the rest of
the Democrats, but still lost to Eisenhower in 1952. Won the states of Tennessee, Florida, and
Virginia. And in 1956, he picked up Louisiana, Kentucky,
and West Virginia too. You know, when she has it listed like that
it sure looks compelling, but when you look at the maps, it tells a different story. This is the Solid South, the idea that they
almost always vote together. Eisenhower, despite being a huge war hero
was very much anti-big military, fearing what he called the Military Industrial Complex
– corporations profiting from a perpetual state of war. The Founding Fathers were also against the
idea, there are two amendments in the Bill of Rights addressing it. The Second Amendment created state militias,
because they wanted that to be the country’s primary defense rather than a standing federal
army. And then there’s the Third Amendment, the
one everyone forgets, regarding quartering troops. Eisenhower was a Republican who was against
having a big military, which was kind of the norm at the time, but he was also the general
who defeated Hitler, so he was incredibly popular. These are the maps I want you to remember,
because this is the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Technically, it started in 1954 when Brown
v. Board of Education decided that separate was inherently not equal and ordered all public
schools to be desegregated. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
happened a year later. In 1956, the Dixiecrats, headed by Strom Thurmond
and Richard Russell wrote the Declaration of Constitutional Principles, more commonly
known as the Southern Manifesto, declaring that Brown v. Board of Education was a clear
abuse of judicial power, and that defending states’ rights should be the official platform
of the Democratic party. Three southern Democrats refused to sign it,
including LBJ and Al Gore’s dad. The Dixiecrats were part of the Democratic
party, but if it helps, you can think of them like the Tea Party being part of the Republicans. Part of it, but an extreme wing of it. And while the parties were pretty solid in
their economic ideas after the New Deal, they were still split on social issues – more
often than not, the Dixiecrats teamed up with socially conservative Republicans and defeated
over a hundred civil rights bills. In 1957, Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights
Act of… 1957. There’s going to be a lot of these and they’re
all named the same so, get used to it. This was the first major dismantling of Jim
Crow, prior to this you could only serve on a jury if you were registered to vote and
almost everyone registered to vote was white. So white perpetrators of lynchings tended
to not get convicted while black people were almost always convicted of whatever they were
accused. The new law made it so that federal jury selection
was no longer tied to state voter rolls and set up several commissions on civil rights
to investigate what future legislation might be necessary to ensure equal rights. Including voting. The Civil Rights Act of 1960, which outlawed
poll taxes and other racist measures meant to keep blacks from voting-
What?! No it didn’t! The 24th Amendment did that, it’s literally
the only thing that amendment is about. Look, I don’t expect all of you to know
what every civil rights law did, nor do I expect you to know all twenty-seven amendments. But you’re not a professor of Political
Science attempting to teach people the “truth” about the civil rights movement. *Breath* The Civil Rights Act of 1960 made
it a federal crime to not follow court orders, specifically in response to southern governors
refusing to integrate schools. The 24th Amendment was proposed in 1962 and
enacted in 1964. It abolished poll taxes, which meant you had
to pay a dollar or two, which was big money back then, every time you wanted to vote. Every state in the South and about a dozen
states in the north and west had some form of poll tax. No state in the Solid South ratified the amendment
until after it was already in place. Even then, the amendment only applied to elections
for federal office and it took yet another Supreme Court decision for it to apply to
state and local elections as well. But let’s take a step back to 1960 when
Kennedy was elected, what’s going on there in the south? JFK was socially liberal, he picked Lyndon
Baines Johnson, a southern Democrat, as his running mate to try and secure the Solid South. But LBJ was socially liberal too. So when the election came, many southern electors
protest-voted for Harry Byrd, a Dixiecrat who wasn’t even running. In 1963, two major events occurred, Martin
Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the assassination of JFK. He had been working on a landmark civil rights
bill that LBJ continued to push for when he assumed the office. No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently
honor President Kennedy’s memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights
bill for which he fought so long. That bill became the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which outlawed racial discrimination in employment, businesses, public housing, state and municipal
facilities, schools, and any program which received federal funding. This is also the event that most people mark
as the moment the parties flipped, so let’s take a closer look. The only serious congressional opposition
to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats. 80% of Republicans in congress supported the
bill, less than 70% of Democrats did. Democratic senators filibustered the bill
for 75 days until Republicans mustered the few extra votes needed to break the logjam. Most of everything she said there is true
or at least based in truth, but it doesn’t tell the entire story. This debate wasn’t between Democrats and
Republicans, it was between the social conservatives and social liberals. Which for the most part meant the South versus
everyone else. Most of the serious opposition to the bill
came from Democrats, because most southern congressmen were Democrats. Southern Republicans who were part of the
Conservative Coalition also opposed the bill and participated in the filibuster. Nobody ever seems to agree on how long the
filibuster lasted, it really boils down to whether or not you count weekends when the
Senate wasn’t in session. It was the longest filibuster in US history
and lasted from March 30th to June 10th, which is 72 total days. The bill was finally voted on on June 19th,
making it 81 days. So whether you count the weekends or the time
after the filibuster was broken, you can end up with answers ranging from 60 to 80 days. Republicans didn’t break the filibuster…
at least not alone. It was a combined effort from LBJ, Hubert
Humphrey, and Republican Everett Dirkson, an event dramatized by the HBO movie All the
Way, which I highly recommend. So how did the votes break down? If you do it by party, she is correct. 80% of Republicans in Congress voted for the
final version of the bill, and only 64% of Democrats. But, when you divide the votes by region instead,
you see a completely different story. We’re going to consider the South to be
any state was part of the Confederacy. Northern and western states voted 90% in favor
of the bill, while southern states only voted 7% in favor. But we can break this down even further. Democrats in the north and west voted in favor
by 95%, while Republicans voted in favor 85%. And here’s where it gets interesting, if
you were a Dixiecrat, that is, a Democrat from the South, there was only an 8% chance
you voted in favor, and if you were a southern Republican? There was a 0% chance you voted in favor. This bill was not decided by Democrats versus
Republicans, it was the South versus everyone else. So, here we are at the beginning of the civil
rights movement and here we are in 1964. LBJ won the election but lost the south to
Barry Goldwater, a Republican who voted against the Civil Rights Act. How did everything flip around? PragerU likes to paint the flip that didn’t
happen as black people deciding to vote Democrat. The Democrats came up with a new strategy,
if black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats. As President Lyndon Johnson was reported to
have said about the Civil Rights Act, “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for 200
years. Forgetting for a moment that even Dinesh D’Souza
says that black people switched to the Democrats during the New Deal, that is a pretty inflammatory
statement. And do you know where it comes from? It’s not on tape, he didn’t say it in
public. It’s comes from a 1993 interview with a
flight attendant on Air Force One, who says he overheard LBJ say it 30 years earlier. That’s an ironclad, bulletproof source. So was the black vote really able to change
the map this much? No, of course not. While 96% of them voted for LBJ, only 5.5
million African Americans were able to vote in that election, which is a huge improvement
over previous elections for sure, but not enough to sway the results. LBJ won by 15.6 million votes, while still
losing the South. The Democratic party just lost the South for
the rest of my lifetime… and maybe yours. That quote, often used by Democrats, is also
very poorly sourced. Southern Democrats, angry with the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, switched parties. Fact, of the 21 Democratic senators who opposed
the Civil Rights Act, just one became a Republican. That one was Strom Thurmond, I told he’d
be important. She leaves out the house, where two more switched,
but that doesn’t matter. It wasn’t the politicians who changed, it
was the people. While the South did overwhelmingly vote Republican
for the first time in history, states like California and New York also switched. In 1965 the Voting Rights Act was put in place,
which made it a federal crime to obstruct anyone’s ability to vote and also got rid
of literacy tests, put in place by the Dixiecrats in order to stop black people from voting. You might be thinking that it makes sense
that if you want to vote, you should know English… but that’s not what the literacy
test was. Write down the Bill of Rights… all of them…
from memory. In 1968, they passed the Ci… you know what,
we’re going with the alternate name for this one – the Fair Housing Act. This made it so you couldn’t discriminate
who you rented or sold houses to based on race. Just because these civil rights bills were
passed, doesn’t mean we have racial equality everywhere, it’s not like all of the sudden,
segregated cities became homogenous mixes. Just because the civil rights era is over,
doesn’t mean we live in a meritocracy where everything is equal, we had, and still have,
a long way to go. Myth #3, Since the implementation of the Southern
Strategy, the Republicans have dominated the South. Fact, Richard Nixon, the man who is often
credited with creating the Southern Strategy, lost the deep south in 1968. She makes a compelling argument, until you
look at a map and realize he didn’t lose to the Democrats. The Dixiecrats, yet again, split off to form
a third party. He was running against this guy in the South. And I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow,
and segregation forever. Nixon still won that election and in 1972
won the South. This is when the second political realignment
occurred, when social conservatives shifted to the Republican party, and social liberals
to the Democrats. Nixon employed the Southern Strategy to win
over the social conservatives. And the thing is, PragerU and Dinesh D’Souza
both say it happened. They just disagree with why it happened. Why does the South vote overwhelmingly Republican? Because the south itself has changed, it’s
values have changed. The racism that once defined it doesn’t
anymore. Hah! Ahem, sorry. In an article that might as well be titled
“The Switch That Never Happened, Why the Switch Happened” Dinesh D’Souza writes… Nixon appealed to these Peripheral South voters
not on the basis of race but rather on the basis of Republican policies of entrepreneurial
capitalism and economic success. He just described the Southern Strategy. Not winning over white southerners by directly
appealing to their racial hatred, but by using dogwhistle politics. According to Lee Atwater, a Republican strategist
and later chairman of the Republican National Committee… Y’all don’t quote me on this. You start out in 1954 by saying, “N*****,
n*****, n*****.” By 1968 you can’t say “n*****” — that hurts
you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’
rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re
talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic
things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. You don’t say “Segregation now, segregation
tomorrow” you say forced busing is an assault on our constitution and states’ rights. Most people will hear constitutional or economic
argument and might even agree, but this guy just doesn’t want black kids in his school. Reagan was famous for using the term “welfare
queens” – and despite the fact that plenty of white people are on welfare, we all picture
the same thing. The Democrats did it too, the Clintons often
used the term “urban violence” or “urban gangs” – they didn’t say it, but we’re
all picturing it. The Southern Strategy is pretty well documented
and even Dinesh D’Souza agrees that it happened, he just doesn’t agree that the policies
were racial dogwhistles. And I’ve said this before, but that’s
kind of the point of a dogwhistle, that you can deny that it’s a dogwhistle. We all agree that Nixon used “economic policies”
to win over the South. In contrast, Democrat Jimmy Carter nearly
swept the region in 1976, twelve years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yet again, she’s leaving out pretty crucial
facts. Nixon was the first president to resign in
disgrace and left the Republican party in shambles, furthermore, Jimmy Carter was a
southern Democrat. It’s extremely rare for someone to lose
the region they’re from. But then Reagan was elected, a Democrat who
switched to being a Republican in 1962. I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the
Democratic party left me. He’s referring to the fact that the Democratic
party moved left on social issues during the 60s, while the Republican party moved right. Which caused a major political realignment,
or flip. In fact, almost everyone in Congress who ever
switched parties, went from Democrat to Republican… there’s also a weird trend in where these
people are from. But you also might notice that the majority
of the politicians who did so, did so during the 80s and 90s. On average, those 20 seats didn’t go Republican
for another two and a half decades. Republicans didn’t hold a majority of southern
Congressional seats until 1994, 30 years after the Civil Rights Act. I like that she says on average there, because
while some of them, like Al Gore’s dad were replaced immediately, others didn’t switch
for 40 years or more, so when she averages them, she can make them all seem like they
took decades. But there is a noticeable lag between how
the South voted in presidential elections and how they voted congressionally and on
the state and local level. And explaining that is something people devote
their entire academic careers to. I guess that’s my cue– Hi everyone. My name’s Peter Licari. I’m a PhD student in Political Science,
specializing in political behavior and psychology and the host of the Professor Politics YouTube
channel. So after decades of research, Political Scientists
have largely settled on a few different reasons for why this happened. These reasons include generational replacement
and the Republican’s embrace of socially conservative positions. But they also include race. We know from decades of political science
that the most stable and enduring political attribute people have, in the aggregate, is
their Party ID– you know whether they identify more with Democrats or with Republicans. And their ID is also the most important predictor
of how people are going to vote, largely for two reasons: First, people tend to vote for their in-group
and will only rarely deviate from that when very pressing issues are on the table. And, Second, because people use it as a heuristic
when voting for candidates that they otherwise know very little about. For White Southern Democrats in the 1960’s,
race was absolutely one of those things. But, because Party ID is so stable, only a
small percentage of them changed sides immediately, with those who did being younger and more
politically active. They did, however, start voting Republican
more frequently in national campaigns. State and local races, though, are low information
environments. Think about it, do you know who your state
rep is? Your agricultural commissioner? Who your mayor is? Do you even have a mayor as opposed to a city
council? So these Democrats would use their party ID
as a heuristic, giving the Democratic party a boost on the local level. At the same time Republicans were accelerating
a push to the right, socially, as that they had been doing since the 1950’s. In the 1970s, a number of other polarizing
social issues came to the fore including abortion. These joined race under the umbrella term
of “states’ rights”– a platform championed by the GOP promising social conservatives
a way to maintain the status quo on several social issues. Including, as mentioned earlier, racial segregation. At least at its inception. By the 1980’s the Republican party itself
no longer considered segregation a legitimate states’ rights issue but they continued
to use the label for other issues. This continuation meant that the term would
appeal to ordinary social conservatives who found racism appalling while also appealing
to those who remember the racial connotation originally attached to the term. Now while all this is happening, you have
millions of people coming of age in the South growing up socially and religiously conservative. But unlike their parents and grandparents,
they didn’t have an attachment to the Democratic party label. They started identifying with the party that
was closer on their positions. Which was now unquestionably the Republicans. And when their conservative Democratic parents
and grandparents started passing away, they became an increasingly powerful voting bloc
in the south. And just as their parents would vote Democrat
on low-valence races, they would start voting Republican. And local/state level politicians as well
as party activists responded to the pressures of this shift, fielding the more conservative
candidates under the GOP label. Now it’s important to note that scholars are
still debating over the relative import of these and other mechanisms. But what is clear is that the South flipped
Party IDs, at least on the social dimension, and that one of the primary catalysts was
race — even if it took time for it to be felt in the electorate. Nobody, whether it’s me, Professor Politics,
PragerU, or Dinesh D’Souza denies that the South went from voting like this to voting
like this. And it’s pretty clear that something happened
in the 60s and 70s to cause that. Did the Republicans and Democrats completely
abandon their platforms and switch? No, but they did swap several planks both
within their party and across parties during a few key realignments. The Ship of Theseus is a thought experiment
where you take a boat and swap out planks until you have an entirely new boat, at what
point did it cease to be the original boat? Now imagine you have two boats, swapping planks
between them. Teddy Roosevelt wanted the government to be
anti-big business and pro-environment, Nixon was the one who created the Environmental
Protection Agency. But in the last presidential election, every
major Republican candidate wanted to abolish the EPA. The Democrats adopted states’ rights as
their platform with the Southern Manifesto, but Republicans are the states’ rights party
today. Eisenhower was against a large standing federal
army, while Trump is… I am the most military-based and the most
militaristic person on your show. The KKK was founded to support Democrats and
the Democrats put many Jim Crow laws in place that denied minorities the right to vote. But who does the KKK overwhelmingly support
today? And which party is pushing for voting policies
that disproportionately affect minorities? But you might thinking “all that’s in
the past, what have Republicans done for women and blacks lately?” The answer you’d hear from professors, journalists,
and celebrities is “not much” – and this time they’d be right. Prager University is not a real university,
it’s a far-right conservative youtube channel that tells people what they want to hear. Like that climate change isn’t real or that
if JFK were alive today, he’d be a Republican – but yeah, the switch didn’t happen. If you want to be told new things by a place
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be supporting the channel when you do. When people argue for or against the party
switch, what they’re really arguing over is which party is the most racist. Neither of them are openly racist anymore. It’s the policies that either hurt or help
minorities, like welfare, or immigration, or equal access to education and employment
that are different. Nobody denies that the parties and people
switched over certain issues, it’s why that’s up for debate. I’m not going tell you which party is more
racist or whether their policies are dogwhistles, you have to decide that for yourself, because
now, you know better. I’d like to thank ProfessorPolitics for
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100 Comments

  • Reply Knowing Better September 8, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Big thanks to ProfessorPolitics for explaining the lag between presidential and state/local elections. Check him out at https://www.youtube.com/c/professorpolitics
    And MicahPsych for lending his voice for those (sometimes racist) quotes!

  • Reply MrSkitzo November 10, 2019 at 5:17 am

    You very clearly set up your definition of “dog whistle” as an unfalsifiable claim. If you deny something is a dog whistle that is only further proof it is a dog whistle. Under your own logic there is zero debate, whatever you declare a dog whistle is one, any attempt to debate is only further proof. If you are going to make a video trying to show an argument to be intellectually dishonest you may want to try actually practicing intellectual honesty.

  • Reply ATAX November 10, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    We must honor his memory by passing a bill as soon as possible.  Did anybody else take issue with that statement?

  • Reply ATAX November 10, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    meritocracy isn't about equality….

  • Reply ATAX November 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Knowing Better has some genuinely good subjects but this one he clearly hasn't dug deep enough.

  • Reply ATAX November 10, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    People who say, "dog whistles" make shit up because there's no evidence.  It's a political vilification tactic, nothing more.  The dog whistle listeners are con artists and they are teaching this non sense in African American studies.

  • Reply Jordan Rideout November 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    To claim something is a dog whistle, you have to inherently claim some psychic ability to know when someone is lying about what they believe in, and then put the onus on them to prove that they aren't lying. I'm not saying that people don't use dog whistles in politics to advocate, perhaps, for something more sinister, but it's a very unproductive talking point, and also completely ignores people who agree with an issue at face value.

    Also, implying that there's something nefarious about KKK members supporting Trump is kind of dumb. Look, if there were no Republicans, they'd support a democrat. They're going to vote for someone, it doesn't mean that that someone somehow aligns with their racist values, it means that their options are limited to what's on the table. Also, I don't agree with some of the PragerU videos I've seen, but it seems like it's much easier to call them "far right" when everything is a "dog whistle". I think you'd be very hard pressed to find something extreme they've actually said, rather than something they've said which you can interpret as being a signal for extreme views.

  • Reply strippinheat November 11, 2019 at 3:40 am

    People that say democrats are the real racists because they formed the KKK would think that John Travolta should be punished for Nick Cage's crimes just because, by the end of Face Off, Travolta had Cage's face.

  • Reply Cross Out November 11, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Ay

  • Reply Constitutionally Speaking November 11, 2019 at 10:11 am

    YEs the 1960 voting rights act did EXACTLY what the Vanderbilt Political Science and Law Professor Carol Swain SAID it did. (She is the lady you feature in your illegitimate "debunking" here.

    The 24 amendment DID as well – but then again, the Republicans were the main backers of that too.

  • Reply Constitutionally Speaking November 11, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Your "Iron clad " source for the "southern Strategy" was Democrat smear monger BIll Moyers. ONLY source – all others refer back to him

  • Reply scurvofpcp November 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Party history is not abolished by a change in values. Besides if you look where the majority of POC are suffering in poverty today it tends to be overwhelmingly democratic areas, but of course that is all the fault of that inbreed white motherfucker out there in those mountains.

  • Reply junebug black November 12, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Sad truth is, all this bull but someone please explain why today wherever Democrats rule black are living like they are on a plantation. The white liberal aways tell black people to pour water in the bathtub to put out the fire in the kitchen. Let black people free from leftist trash.

  • Reply Thrashes November 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    WTF are you talking about, Prager U is nowhere close to the far right… You have to be braindead to believe that, they are simply neocon cuckservatives.

  • Reply William Cullen November 12, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I usually love your videos but you lost me on this one.

  • Reply Turtles November 12, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Knowing better: I'm a moderate

    Also knowing better: REPUBLICANS ARE RACIST

  • Reply Friday13th fan November 12, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    So it was an over simplified approach to explaining the switch. But it doesn't sound like there really was a switch other then a change in mentality between politicians and the people.

  • Reply MalachiCo0 November 13, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Yes, it is a myth. The fact that you're even entertaining this bit of Democrat defamation is just asinine.
    Sincerely, a non-partisan that wants to see both the Republicans and Democrats die off

  • Reply S.C. U.M. November 13, 2019 at 1:41 am

    "Despite the fact that plenty of people are on welfare, we all picture the same thing." That sentence makes you a racist, not Reagan.

  • Reply Christopher Powell November 13, 2019 at 5:26 am

    This video is an opinion video just like the Prager U video. You skipped over a known fact about Jimmy Carter. He launched his campaign at a KKK headquarters. Was he using a dog whistle? Man white liberals are hilarious & white conservatives know not to try.

  • Reply Jake West November 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I'm curious, what are your political views knowing better?

  • Reply J S November 14, 2019 at 12:30 am

    80 Seconds in, already face palming. Yes, the Democratic Political Party did literally found the KKK. No, the Republican party did not plan or participate in the Unite the Right Rally. That comparison is dishonest on fundamental levels, and would seem to indicate that your goal is not truth.

  • Reply J S November 14, 2019 at 1:01 am

    OP fails to grasp a single basic truth, which is of supreme relevance to the video subject:

    The Democratic Party is STILL the party of Jim Crowe. Today, in 2019. Do you not see the intense segregation, in America? Do you not see the state of Black Americans? Do you not understand that progressive policies are the obvious cause of this? Are you not aware that such policies are put in place exclusively by the Democratic Party? The parties, at least in so much as they relate to racism, have not changed.

  • Reply Kurt Haas November 14, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Okay you lost me. Stear clear of politics. The term welfare queen to you might be racist, because you are, but to me it was anyone living on welfare. Same with the other terms. The fact that you assume you know what everyone is thinking and define it by race is arrogant and offensive and, well, racist.
    And that last line, "I'm mot going to tell you which party is more racist…" Bull. You're entire narration was predicated and exemplified the left over the right particularly in racism.

  • Reply timmy chang November 14, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Wait, if u look at the timeline it was the new deal that cause the great depression and or prolonged it. Look u don't have to mixed n mumble jumble the story. No party swap, it's the Democratic trying to say now they champion anti race n stuff. Blacks really change their votes from republican to democratic during the new deal. Democratic always the races. If u really want to know, what identity politic stand for then keep believing kkk now attracted to the republican because of racism. Most KKK OR ult right are now push to the republican side, w??? White supremacists are the KKK n though it may not be known the origins of kkk, but two facts are: republican defeated n shut the Kkk when it first appears in the 1880s but president Wilson revitalize them. People have to stop n ask themselves, how can the real Dixie crats swat party. Y do democrats never tote down Byrd statues. Man the progressive left really got to us. Dog whistle, r u kidding me. Anyway u want to said it, the south did become republican state but that was gradually n not swap beliefs with the democratic racist party. Back to kkk David DUKE may said his the elephant but his a donkey by nature of his racist belief. But now he can't perch in his natural habitat on account of identity politics that took over the left.
    One more thing progressive revision is not a joke. The right left party is not quit the same as before WWII, NO Dems like to say they are a part of racist but they are. Right wing in Europe are not the same as in AMERCA. THUS, JUST AS THE VALUES OF CONSERVATISM. ITS THE VALYES TAT ONE CONSERVES N THAT. VALUE ARE NOT THE DAME AS EUROPE. SO PLS IF ONE REALLY WANT TO NOT VE A RACIST, KNOW THE POLICY GHAT SUPPORT RACISM. ITS REALKY NOT DIFFICULT ONCE U PASS THE OBVIOUS. STUDY YOUR HISTORY.

  • Reply Sailor.X November 14, 2019 at 6:26 am

    If the Parties fully switched. Then why did Robert Byrd remain Democrat. The same with Mayor Daily and a few state senators in SC. Just saying.

  • Reply Miles Christi November 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Blah blah blah whatever you say. Democrats always were always have been and always will be the party of slavery. They control minorities today with welfare and special programs. They want to end free speech and the Second Amendment. Democrats are the party of anti-American culture.

  • Reply chizknocka November 14, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    bro….you look like the doctor from star trek discovery. The dude that was also in the matrix…..crazy. Awesome vid, very informative.

  • Reply Levis. H November 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    dude. so you're telling me now that the Democrats aren't racist anymore?
    should I remind you of Bill Clinton praising the last Grand Wizard Of The KKK, Robert Byrd from West Virginia when he died? Bill Clinton was at his funeral for fucks sake.

    and how about other racist things that rich upper middle class white Democrats say? like for example that they need Hispanic immigrant house ladies to clean up their shit.
    basically cheap labor.
    the Democrats don't really care about the working class people. mass migration and illegal migration stagnates wages.

    also these days I see a lot of racism directed at white people with bullshit terms like white privilege. white privilege is the idea that white people have an advantage over other groups just because they are white.
    if white privilege is true, then why are Asians making more money than white people in America?
    what happened to white privilege?
    aren't Asians supposed to be just like Blacks and Hispanics? below whites?

  • Reply Fox Hendrix November 14, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Whether the parties switched or not seems pretty irrelevant to the welfare of the United States. What it comes down to is really who inherited the ideas of these civil rights leaders more appropriately. Frankly, I think conservatives have preserved these beliefs more effectively, albeit imperfectly, in my eyes because of the emergence of identity politics and the far left-winger's obsession with race and subjugation of citizens to the national government. I won't impose this as a concrete truth, but that's just how I perceive it.

  • Reply J Serrano November 15, 2019 at 5:35 am

    The parties never switched.

  • Reply Haiiry Cake November 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    The issue with even humoring this idea is that politics is not 1 dimensional.
    And any failure to address this will fall short of accuracy

  • Reply Victor Rand November 16, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Yeah so whatever the racial connotations may be, policy still has to be set. So if youre basing your arguments on dog whistles then youre still ignoring those policies and their impacts. Some things aren't about race even if those disparities fall along racial lines.

  • Reply Victor Rand November 16, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Yeah Nixon had the EPA and now its a bloated pos bureaucracy so we dont. Shit changes

  • Reply Lianna Pfister November 16, 2019 at 8:21 am

    If you were trying to convince me that PragerU is bad/wrong…you have not succeeded.

    And literally no one thinks it’s an actual university.

    This is an interesting video though.

  • Reply sten teesalu November 16, 2019 at 9:18 am

    The democrats have always been racist and are still racist and STILL have mental slavery. Which means you either agree or you're getting assaulted. Even if they say they protect blacks.

  • Reply specUVdust November 16, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    You’re wrong, praguer is right

  • Reply TheMasterOfTheFrets November 17, 2019 at 3:14 am

    I'm sorry. Right out of the gate the stupidity surfaced.

  • Reply George Alayon November 17, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Yes the party switch is a myth.The Civil Rights bill was started by Eisenhower in the 50's and LBJ as a senator and many Democrats where against it.

  • Reply Jefe Anson November 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Yes, but you forgot one key element. The propaganda, and repetitive brain washing of the Democrats trying to take the opposite position. They have always been socialists, and socialists are left-wingers big government. The right is a false label PERIOD, manyare aware of leftist propaganda trying to frame the Republicans as their old party Clinton was a dicey crat, Gore was a dixiecrat, all of them. The Democrats supported the Nazis, communists, and fascism. And they still spew socialist propaganda and talking points and initiatives. They haven't changed, they just now hide behind minorities trying to use the propaganda that they were the ones who helped the civil rights movement using control of our schools to perpetuate the propaganda, and still use our schools to push their cult like Marxist propaganda. Now they are a quasi fascist/Marxist party. Also the abolitionists were Republicans. There's a lot more to it, but the Democrats are still hiding their past but still act out the fascist socialist Marxist propaganda and political structure. We have what's called, "fake Republicans" or Democrat agent's running and acting as Republicans in their elections and then carrying out democrat policies. Dude, I grew up with Democrats and they were racist as hell, they loved the welfare plantations they put blacks on, they thought it was hilarious.

  • Reply Jefe Anson November 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Also, Republicans do not use race as a platform more do they use policies based on race, more affection which is racism, no sex policies which are sexist. They don't believe in it. There is no need to race bait, and if you actually believe in meritocracy you do not use policies like affirmative action or lowering test scores or standards. The Democrats just use socialism and basic socialist social engeere dysgenics and eugenics against Republicans. They only use people of color for power. Oh, and thousands of the best scientists say global warming is propaganda and not true at all, but once again Democrats use this cult for political power , a cult like scientology. If you cant see it's a cult, then you are retarded. "Oh, here's the fascist marxists that created the cult and used or Democrat tub school to brainwash the youth into it, "CLUB OF ROME", they took tax money and paid off institutes to promote it. And then injected it into institutions like the U.N. and the W.H.O. and the created Allman kinds of Marxist control mechanisms for neo- Marxist political power. Learn about this myth and cult, the information is out there, it's not some "right-wing conspiracy theory" the fascist just use it as a control mechanism and a way to extort the public for taxes. Yeah, mainly run by Democrats and promoted by their left-wing fascist corporate media.

  • Reply Bob Balls November 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    who cares, negroes are still mostly worthless

  • Reply SnivyLink2 November 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    i was playing pokemon while watching this and the intro literally started when I encountered an oddish

  • Reply HipHopotamus November 18, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Just because the party name didn’t change doesn’t mean that the party or the people in it didn’t change

  • Reply David Knight November 18, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    You are clearly biased and superficial in your analysis. Quickie history doesn't explain how parties change their positions. Those are things they have to be convinced of.

  • Reply Fight Club Hamster November 18, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    You can literally say the democrats founded the KKK
    James R Crowe, J Calvin Jones, John C Lester, John B Kennedy, and other very nice and friendly people. There’s nothing to argue, and they’re all supporters of segregation and complete racists.

  • Reply Turok, not the dinosaur hunter, the adult film star November 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    MLK Jr: didn’t kill him self

    JFK: didn’t kill himself

    Jeffrey Epstein: didn’t kill himself.

  • Reply szeredai akos November 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Huh, if one would be racist, one would argue that eliminating a demographic is their end goal. There is an surprisingly efficient way to do that. Its called reparations. Free hosing, food, water and change. Result: birthrates plummet suicide and alcoholism skyrockets.

  • Reply Hale Hardy November 19, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Fact is, *ALMOST NO ONE WANTED forced busing*, of any race. It was very unpopular and was a failure. It made a very tempting target

  • Reply CHILEDOUG KIZERIAN November 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Maybe Dems didn't start the KKK but it was dems that started it. Most or all in the south were dems

  • Reply Jake Hernandez Sotomayor November 20, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Thank you for debunking that Prager u bullshit.

  • Reply Robo Cathat November 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    lol, the party switch meme

  • Reply The One and Only November 20, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Dixiecrats are more akin to the extreme left wing parties on the left which are consumed with race and racial identity. The Tea Party wants small government and less taxes, this is not fringe or extreme.

  • Reply Stephen November 21, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Democrats totally started the KKK

  • Reply Samee Furreed November 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    8:31

  • Reply Nicholas Gregory November 21, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    The white supremacists still support the Democratic Party Hillary was friends with Robert Byrd a known white supremacist

  • Reply Herr Wolf November 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I unsubscribed when I saw you used Contrapoints as a source.

  • Reply Charles Flaherty November 22, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I would first like this state you do bring up some interesting points. But you were pushing your narrative onto everything use also mixing up stuff important stuff and you really did it prove that the switch happen. The only thing you really prove was but you like the Cherry pick like Prager University.

  • Reply Aaron Beauchamp November 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Let me guess……you're a progressive? That is just another word for socialist. The term socialist was changed to "progressive" to mask their socioeconomic policies. Socialist had a negative ring to it….but "progressive?" Well, who doesn't like PROGRESS…..RIGHT?

    First of all, you can't use the term conservative so loosely. There are DEMOCRAT conservatives. They are called Blue Dog Democrats. So to break it down to just conservatives vs. liberals is in inaccurate starting point. It's dishonest and ignorant.

    The 24th amendment was supposed to end poll taxes …..however, it was the Civil Rights Act of 1960 that challenged poll taxes initially, as well as other actions regarding voter registration.
    The Voting Rights Act directed the Attorney General to challenge the use of poll taxes in state and local elections.

    Now that progressives ( formerly known as socialists) have infiltrated the Democrat party, they are scrambling to re-write the horrible civil rights narrative and racist actions of the Democrat party. Can't have history getting in the way of your collectivist progress, can you?

    Fact: Not one Republican ever owned a slave. Grant did, but when he owned the slave, he was a Democrat
    Fact: It was the southern Democrats who fought reconstruction…..not the Republicans
    Fact: If the Southern Strategy is true, then why did Carter win in 1976? You could say because of Watergate….but then you're indirectly saying racist southerners aren't as racist as you initially claim, considering they would vote for a Democrat over a Republican who was corrupt….but according to you, also a racist……So you're basically saying racist southerners hated corruption more than they loved their racism. How does that work precisely?

    I am done with this. I had hopes for your channel, but I can see now that was in vain.

  • Reply CxR2262 November 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    There were only 12 Southern Republicans… tho

  • Reply Carsonian The Great November 23, 2019 at 1:35 am

    @Knowing Better

    You didn’t show a party switch. You showed demographic shifts. This video is conspiracy theory nonsense.

  • Reply Carsonian The Great November 23, 2019 at 1:46 am

    “Dog whistle”

    Only dogs hear dog whistles Knowing Better

  • Reply Carsonian The Great November 23, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Joe Biden opposes federally forced bussing. Are you suggesting Biden is secretly a Republican?

    You’re a conspiracy theorist dude

  • Reply jerryw66 November 23, 2019 at 1:50 am

    once again, you only tell us the parts of history that you see fit for your agenda, What was Lincoln, I'll side with his agenda.

  • Reply Carsonian The Great November 23, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Knowing Better: Claims the GOP and Democrats swapped key party planks.

    Knowing Better: uses the EPA as that example and claims the parties switched because of it.

    Conspiracy theory lol

  • Reply Charles Poole November 24, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I’m just glad he included his sources. ??

  • Reply Surreal Engineering November 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Dems were obsessed with race, and they are now. This is what i experienced:
    I remember the first American I met, he visited our school, was 21years old, super pro Obama and from NYC. The subject in class was to give our opinion on the royal family and his opinion was: "I think it's really terrible, it's just a bunch of white people being white together."

    And i have never ever heard anything remotely that racist (in person) in my life! (He was also white btw, not that it matters).
    Greetings from Germany! I like your huble country folk quite a lot better!!!

  • Reply RYNO LASCAVIO November 24, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Its my observation that "the switch" was actually the Democrats deciding to trump Republicans by not only treating blacks fairly, but going one step further in putting them above whites. Maybe that wasnt the original intent, but go ahead and tell me thats not the case now!
    Most conservatives are not racist, they just do not hate their skin color the way wacko progressives do.

  • Reply bandawhat33 November 25, 2019 at 4:18 am

    don't talk shit about unite the right. show some respect. some people still care about the country

  • Reply Trevor Sanders November 25, 2019 at 6:33 am

    lol this man actually recommends contrapoints

    I'm glad I knew better

  • Reply Josef Jackson November 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Pretty dishonest

  • Reply Josef Jackson November 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    How can you admit that the general public became less racist over time, then say that they're all still racists clued in to dog whistles? Apparently if you ever talk about economic success and lower taxes you're a racist using dog whistles. How can you admit that dog whistles can't ever be proven to be dog whistles and then definitively assert that you know when dogwhistles are being used and how people interpret them. Are you pretending this is rational?

  • Reply Topher K Rock November 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    This "party switch" you describe is based upon your opinion of the parties, not facts. Yes, a lot of poor, urban blacks flocked to FDR's Democrats due to his pseudo-socialist policies and the false-belief that they would be cared for by these machinations. That didn't create a switch of parties, ideologies, or anything else. The racism was still quite present in the Democratic Party. Take a look at Senator Robert Byrd and George Wallace. Are you claiming that they are historical anomalies?

  • Reply Shadowboy33 November 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    The most conservative party is always the most racist party. Dems and Republicans have taken turns.

  • Reply looneyflight November 27, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Has any ever just thought to ask their grandparents did they ever switch parties? try it out and see what the answer is.

  • Reply PhazonEnder November 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Maybe someone can explain what's going on here. I have absolutely no interest in this channel whatsoever and yet 90% of the recommended videos in my feed are from here. I have nothing against the guy who runs this channel (I just don't enjoy his video style) but I'd really love to no longer see his videos in my feed.

  • Reply Truth Seeker November 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    So Prager U is far-right eh? Let me guess, you're not far-left tho. Funny how that works.

  • Reply Get Spammed November 29, 2019 at 7:19 am

    The Southern Strategy was used to secure Trump’s victory. The Republican Party race baits White people to win elections.

  • Reply Glaciated Luxray November 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    This video just proves that the party switch idea isn’t simple and is really complicated to prove. It proves that the parties neither 180 swapped nor did they stay the exact same

  • Reply Aiden Furry November 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    sure never mind the fact that the myth revolves around only TWO individuals switching sides and that out policies have remained the same
    Republicans: everybody is equal and nobody deserves special treatment, the government needs to be restricted, lets focus on both sides instead of just one
    Democrats: X group is superior to Y Group and you deserve more, the government should have all the power and the people should be disarmed, this other side is wrong because Orange Man bad

    that last bit was simply a remark on how they can't provide an actual reason that he's bad without blatantly lying (this has nothing to do with the video)
    Examples
    A. "He's Racist" never mind the record unemployment in the black community and when he said "and i'm not talking about the Neo-Nazis and the White Supremacists those people should be Condemned totally"
    B. "He's Sexist" never mind that he employs more women than many female Democrat candidates including Clinton or that his supposed Sexist hiring practices were produced by someone who didn't even work for him
    C. "He's Fascist" never mind the Decrease in Government power and Gun Control(a prominent policy of every fascist government to date including Hitler)
    D. "He's a Nazi" several of his family members are Jewish

    and then there's the myth that he's riding Obama's Coat-tails
    on Economic Policy his plan has been a complete reversal but if you want to list a few things that he is riding Obama's Coat-tails on
    A. the seven nations in Trumps "Muslim Ban" were compiled by the Obama administration
    B. the "Kids in Cages" occurred under Obama in fact many of the Pictures used to Smear Trump were from the Obama Administration some dating back to 2014 and earlier
    C. the Wall, "The bill before us will certainly do some good. It will authorize some badly needed funding for better fences and better security along our borders, and that should help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country,"-Barrack Obama he even voted for it in 2006 but now it's terrible because Trump wants it

    Ultimately the left not only lies about a Supposed "Switch" because they Flip-Flop on policies all the time, and while their rhetoric may have changed it is still the underlying tone is simply they're attempting to increase government dependence to ensure that a specific ethnic group will vote for them. for example what they did with Racist Whites in the 50's and 60's by telling them that if the government didn't step in the vilified blacks would tear their community apart except now they do it by saying that minorities can't succeed without government aid

    and William S pointed out that the next day they posted a video "Why JFK would be a Republican Today" but they neglected to mention any information regarding the video for instance how JFK's primary Opposition was Southern DEMOCRATS and how many of his Economic Polices were further right than any of the Democrats, not to mention his dislike of Affirmative Action and various other examples (watch their video for full context)

  • Reply Apollo's Vader November 29, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Pretty sure I should listen to the Professor of Political Science & Law from Vanderbuilt over this guy. She happens to have deep family roots and overcame the left right paradigm this dude clearly plays into… I've watched several Knowing Better vids and this dude… very left, very arrogant, tries to sound centrist then bashes folks on the right of the aisle… after u watch this video, look up Prager U "Why did the Democratic South Become Republican, and judge for yourself instead of being instructed how to think by this tool.

  • Reply Marty Rumsfield November 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Soviet Propaganda.

  • Reply Yoga tonga November 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Trump is for the tariffs, the Republicans were for tariffs.

  • Reply Xiao Shenjing December 1, 2019 at 3:22 am

    The parties switching sides is a leftist myth..
    Vice president Al Gore was a Democrat..
    Al Gore's father was a politician as well.. he was also a Democrat
    And severely racist..
    Hillary Clinton who was her role model ? Martha Sanger , a progressive Democrat..
    You can go down the list who was Bill Clinton's Idol and role model?
    Modern-day Democrats look very fondly upon the Democrats of the past.. if the parties had switch sides why aren't their role models that of Republicans in the past tense ?
    And furthermore..
    How many politicians actually switched party affiliation?
    Oh .. one

  • Reply rolback December 2, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Fake history. Democrats are the pro slavery, pro segregation, racist, bigoted,Jim Crowe law, voter suppressing, KKK founding, anti Semitic, anti Asian, white nationalist, anti American, pro baby killing party. Heck, their presidential front runner Joe Biden just apologized for working with pro segregation Democrats after the 2019 debate.

  • Reply NinjaTB December 3, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    "That's an ironclad, bulletproof source" – Democrats in the Trump impeachment inquiry, 2019

  • Reply zephiro l December 3, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    everyone is equal. the only people who didn't have equal rights recently were women, which changed a couple years ago with them being allowed in all parts of the military. If you disagree and say there are injustices still then by all means present them, you can't which is why you didn't.

  • Reply HIITSMEZOR December 4, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Because YOU picture black people when someone says welfare queen, or YOU picture black people when someone says urban violence (Statements used by Republicans and Democrats respectively) only conservative Republicans are racist? Only one party today uses race as a reason to vote is the Democratic party.

  • Reply Hunterkirk December 4, 2019 at 2:26 am

    "A Dog Whistle" can be a case of the person perceiving it because of conditioning. Thusly seeing something that isn't there.

  • Reply CurrentGiant December 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Cultural Marxism has its meat hooks deep into you.

  • Reply Nick Waddle December 4, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Also, Prager U is absolutely NOT a conservative group, just as the hippie that runs this channel and Ben Shapiro aren't conservatives either. Prager U is another Jew run Neocon group calling themselves conservatives..

  • Reply Nick Waddle December 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Trust busting is one of the primary reasons why Teddy Roosevelt is THE greatest president we've ever had. He single-handedly attempted to stop the Jews from being able to run this country, through their policies of Usery and Monopolizing.

  • Reply Nick Waddle December 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Oh, Roosevelt was almost socialist like? How unsurprising from a crypto-Jew

  • Reply Nick Waddle December 4, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    George Wallace was a hero

  • Reply Adam December 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    The moment that a biased individual attempts to debunk a far more intelligent and well researched organization ultimately ends up looking like a sad attempt for gaining recognition and clout from even less researched followers and consumers of individuals who simply seek information that resonates with their indoctrinated narrative – the game is, can you find out who it is that is actually the one being lied to or the one being lied to by – keep the entertainment @knowingbetter – Cheers ~

  • Reply Nick Waddle December 4, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I'd just like to know how segregation is a bad thing. Black people nowadays seem to absolutely want segregation. So let's give it to them. I don't see one legitimate reason why segregation is a bad thing.

  • Reply John Condon December 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    If you think welfare does more good than bad, you’ve never lived or seen the life first hand, or you are lazy and don’t want to do anything for yourself, but complain that your EBT is late on your Obama phone wanting to go buy a monster, because you tired just waking up at noon, after meeting ….what’s his name again…..getting pregnant for a raise. “Mo babies mo money”!

  • Reply Yiffox December 6, 2019 at 5:24 am

    The parties did NOT switch during the civil rights movement. Carter swept the south in 1976 and Clinton took 4 southern states in 1992 and 1996. Maybe the fact these were Southern governor's helped. The "switch" occurred partially due to Evangelicals voting for republican candidates they like beginning with Reagan. SOOO disingenuous, wilson, a northern democrat, segregated federal employees. and no…12 southern republicans voting now to save their seats, vs 100 democrats. NOT THE SAME THING…this guy is biggest liar I've seen online. OMG why is Lee Atwater, a WHITE GUY given a "black" accent? Calling BS right there…he was white…why you dishonest POS making him sound black. Pst….dogwhistles…this guy is total liar.

  • Reply Alex Hilbert December 6, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I know all amendments

  • Reply Sakana December 7, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Wow. This guy tried really hard to talk shit about PragerU, but for the most part failed. If you think PragerU is FAR right, you're out of touch. Social conservatism was also extremely misrepresented. Social conservatism was never about maintaining racial status quo; that was purely a loaded talking point from democrats against the position of states rights. But, you can accuse anything of being a dogwhistle if you try hard enough. Very disappointing video. PragerU is easily more credible.

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