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Southern Dems old news

Jim Barbieri (“Read up on Clinton,” Aug. 17) is saying nothing new about Democrats. The Southern Democrats were vehemently opposed to any attempt to integrate the South. We also had a Southern Democrat president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who understood the power the office of the president held and how to use it.

He also knew that by getting civil rights and voting rights passed, we would lose a generation of Southern Democrats. He did it anyway. Not for political gain, but because he believed it was the right thing to do. He was, after all, a Franklin Roosevelt Democrat, a firm believer that the governments primary job was to, and is to, try to improve people’s lives. All people.

When Hillary Clinton said Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the people she most admires, that says more about her then any book written by people who despise her ever can.

Sherry Koers


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