Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas and former presidential candidate) slammed the Democrats for obstructing President Trump’s cabinet appointees in no uncertain terms. And particular attention was turned to the issues being raised about Senator Jeff Sessions history and background…he called to task accusations that Sen. Sessions is racist:

The day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was rebuked while making a speech critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Democrats, saying their party is the one rooted in racism.

“The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday. “You look at the most racist — you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.”

This first bit is unfortunately true. Many of the Dixiecrats were essentially all of that. But he fails to mention where the descendants of those Dixiecrats are today.

After President Lyndon Johnson pushed through the Civil Rights act and Nixon executed his famous Southern Strategy followed on the heels by Reagan…all of them have found a happy home in the Republican Party of the late 20th Century to the current day (i.e see the Trump campaign).

Just a quick follow up:

Last year, David Neiwert, a contributing writer for the (ACLU), wrote that describing the KKK as a “leftist” organization is false.

” Yes, in the South of the 1920s, the Klan was a militaristic and terroristic wing of the Jim Crow-loving Democratic Party there, in no shape, form, or fashion was this the ‘leftist’ wing of the Democratic Party. When the members of the Klan were Democrats, as in the 1920s, as well as in the ’40s when they were called ‘Dixiecrats,’ they were conservative Democrats,” he wrote.

Neiwert’s article was in response to CNN conservative analyst Jeffrey Lord’s statement calling the KKK “a leftist terrorist organization.”

The Dixiecrats Cruz referred to was a splinter group of conservative white Southern Democrats who opposed the national party’s growing intervention in race relations. They even ran a rival campaign in the 1948 presidential election, pitting then-South Carolina Gov. Strom Thurmond against the Democratic incumbent, President Harry S. Truman.

Apparently Senator Cruz is still in rehab with the Trump supporters…

2 Responses to Senator Cruz With Selective Memory and Maybe His Own Alternative Facts

  1. pplr says:

    But you didn’t add the best part.

    Yes they were rightwing conservative Democrats but..

    Dixiecrats joined the GOP after leaving the Democratic Party in protest over Civil Rights.

    Strom Thurmond himself became a Republican and later campaigned for Reagan.

  2. pplr says:

    By the way this isn’t the first time GOP leaning people have tried to edit history to make their party look better than it really is.

    If you look up the aptly named “wallbuilders” group with David Barton you’ll find a guy that has been pushing misleading half-truths for years about republicans, democrats, and racism.

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