22 black Republicans were elected to Congress before the first black Democrat was elected to Congress
This was before the ideology switch in the 1960s doesn’t surprise me
Ideology switch doesn't exist. Republicans have always been pro-business and Capitalist while Democrats have always been pro working class and populist.
Historians have even recorded it. The JFK election we saw a switch in values. In the late 1800s it was mostly democrats who protected the businesses until republicans like Theodore Roosevelt cane along. Interesting opinion I’ve never seen someone disagree idealogical switch.
Nothing switched in the 1960s on how you would perceive it to be, if anything happened in the 60s, the Democrats became totalitarian (ruining the Middle East, and by intervening in South America) where the republican of then slid slightly toward the left/centralism.
Some of the voters switched but the parties themselves did not switch their core values.
@carcano. I was lowkey hoping you’d read what I said.
I did, and agree.
and your point is ...?
Yeah, back before the GOP absorbed the dixiecrats and evangelical right.
Why are you pretending to not know that the parties had an ideological flip?
There was no flip. Democrats moved from one extreme to the other. If anything, Republicans have moved slightly to the left.
Are Republicans for segregation or slavery? Do they want to linch blacks and gays?
The fact that Democrats moved from being the racist party to the inclusion party doesn't mean Republicans are now racists.
The parties didn't have an ideological flip. Think about how idiotic it would be for both parties to just flip stances. It didn't happen. It's irrational to even believe it did.