The Alabama Democratic Party isn't a big tent party. It doesn't even have a tent. http://t.co/hDqwO21WHR #alpolitics— Kyle Whitmire (@WarOnDumb) July 14, 2015
EYE am still seething at Alabama Media Group columnist Kyle Whitmire's assertion the Alabama Democratic Party is racist being lead by an "old black man named Joe Reed." First of all, who/what gives Kyle Whitmire the right (pun intended) to determine who/what is racist/racism? Secondly, someone who works for the white, male-dominated Alabama Media Group has some nerve calling the Alabama Democratic Party a "Country Club." There is more than a whiff of hypocrisy, which is why EYE decided to as the young people say Flip the Script.
Want to see racism at work? Meet the Alabama Media Groups all white/ male/ columnist. According to Whitmire the Alabama Democratic Party does not have a tent, much less a big tent because White's can't infiltrate the Minority Caucus under the guise of inclusion to dilute it's power on the committee. But I digress. It could be said the Alabama Media Group doesn't have a big tent either. All of the columnist above are white males , two of which who hate Dr. Joe Reed with a passion that is unparalleled. But it's not reverse racism.
Let's cut to the real nitty gritty. Race is the big white elephant in the big white tent. There is the perception the Alabama democratic party is the party of blacks and as long as that's the case republicans will continue to win elections and rule the state. So, instead of embracing diversity, democrats want to dilute and destroy diversity. They want to go back to before. Back to the party of Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, George Wallace, and Bull Conner. The Dixiecrats.
The Dixiecrat Party was formed after 35 Democratic delegates from Mississippi and Alabama walked out of the 1948 Democratic National Convention. These delegates were protesting the adoption of Sen. Hubert Humphrey's (D-Minnesota) proposal of civil rights planks calling for racial integration and the reversal of Jim Crow laws in the party platform.White Democrats believe the Alabama Democratic Party is the black man's party, like that's a bad thing, and blame black democrats for wrecking their party. Again, the reason EYE oppose the republican party has nothing to do with me being a democrat, and EYE don't oppose republicans just to support democrats. EYE oppose republicans because the people who perpetrated the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and other terrorist acts joined the GOP.
They met in Birmingham, Alabama, and nominated Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for president. They opposed abolition of the poll tax, while endorsing segregation and the "racial integrity" of each race. Their campaign slogan was "Segregation Forever!" and their platform also included the call for "states' rights." Like the modern day Tea Party, the Dixiecrats called for freedom from governmental interference in an individuals or organization's prerogative to do business with whomever they wanted. Thurmond received more than one million votes in the 1948 election, won four states and 39 electoral votes.
Did EYE say White Democrats believe the Alabama Democratic Party is the black man's party, like that's a bad thing, and blame black democrats, specifically Joe Reed, for wrecking their party?
What is the Joe Reed problem you ask? For one thing he's not one of those go along to get along Negroes who is content with being seen and not heard. He refuses to be treated like Chattel. There are some who believe black voters don't have enough sense to know who to vote for unless white folks tell them who their leaders should be. (cue in Eyes on the Prize).