Feb 21, 2016

Sunday Focus: Democrats vs Dixiecrats

     A mational political website calls the newspaper The Hill on the carpet for mistakenly calling Alabama Governor George Wallace a  Republican. 
     And they are right. Wallace was a Democrat.

      But he was a States Rights Dixiecrat
     George Wallace and other Southern Democrats of that era are the political ancestors of today's Republican Party. 

      That's why Alabama is such a Republican State today. George Wallace Junior, the governor's son, is a full-fledged Republican.
      It's easy to see where The Hill could make that mistake.
      It's hard to believe The Breitbard writer doesn't know the difference.

(Note: a similar story was posted on that website in June of 2013, that time involving MSNBC calling Wallace a Republican.)

[Sunday Focus is a regular feature of www.timlennox.com]

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