ONE of the fundamental beliefs of today's liberals is that they are for civil rights and Republicans are racists. The proof is that Barry Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and that the South voted for Goldwater in 1964.
(In fact Goldwater was a libertarian who had desegregated the Arizona National Guard and voted against the Civil Rights Act because he felt it was too intrusive.)
And then there was Richard Nixon's supposed "Southern strategy" to pick up white Southern racist votes in 1972.
Recently there have been three items in the liberal media, all featuring photos of Gov. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door, that assume this meme.
But Ed Driscoll has taken one look and decided to invoke Ian Fleming and Goldfinger.
And there's a telling boner on MSNBC's part in this hate-fest. Its chiron tags Wallace as an (R). In fact Gov. George Wallace (D-Alabama) was a lifelong Democrat.
Christopher Chantrill is a writer and conservative, and author of Road to the Middle Class. He runs usgovernmentspending.com, the go-to resource for government finance data, is a frequent contributor to the American Thinker, and blogs regularly at Rare.us. He lives in Seattle, Washington ...
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