They were conservatives. They wanted nothing to change. They wanted to keep slavery and everything in the status quo, including having whites dominate blacks. After the Civil Rights movement which came from the Democratic party, they switched affiliations to the Republican party. Evidence: At least eight white supremacists and neo-Nazis are running this year on the Republican ticket. All those confederate states are now red states. The new Democrats, not the Dixiecrats, contain the highest numbers of Jews and blacks--groups the KKK doesn't like. So they may have come out of the Democratic party of the time, but they couldn't and wouldn't now. You are the one trying to distort things so I won't say "lie," but that's really what you're pedaling.