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Democrats have been falsely accusing Republicans as being Racists.
It is a lie.
The charges of racism have nothing to do with race, but everything to do with party.
Elitist DemocratsÂ must keep racism alive to win.
And here is Proof.
Racist Democrat Quotes
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent." -Senator Joe Biden
â€œA handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom.â€ -Spike Lee referring to Clarence Thomas
â€œI am a former kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County and the adjoining counties of the state â€¦. The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia â€¦. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state of the Union. Will you please inform me as to the possibilities of rebuilding the Klan in the Realm of W. Va â€¦. I hope that you will find it convenient to answer my letter in regards to future possibilities.â€- Robert Byrd
â€œWhite folks was in caves while we was building empiresâ€¦ We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.â€- Rev. Al Sharpton
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,...I mean, that's a storybook, man." - Joe Biden
"Obama is Electable Because he is Light Skinned with no Negro Dialect." - Harry Reid
â€˜Hymietown.â€™ - Jesse Jackson describing New York City
"Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic." -Dan Rather
"I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." Lyndon Johnson!
â€œA few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee.â€ Bill Clinton
â€œI am not going to use the federal governmentâ€™s authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnic homogeneous neighborhoods.â€- Jimmy Carter
â€œRather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.â€- Robert Byrd
"You'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva." -- Fritz Hollings (D, S.C.)
Mahatma Gandhi "ran a gas station down in Saint Louis." -Senator Hillary Clinton
â€œIn the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and [there] were those slaves that lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master â€¦ exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. Colin Powellâ€™s committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture.â€- Harry Belafonte
â€œJews â€” thatâ€™s J-E-W-S.â€- State Senator Bill McKinney explaining why his daughter Cynthia lost in 2002
"Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey's cars?" -- Left-wing radio host Neil Rogers
Some junior high n*gger kicked Steve's ass while he was trying to help his brothers out; junior high or sophomore in high school. Whatever it was, Steve had the n*gger down. However it was, it was Steve's fault. He had the n*gger down, he let him up. The n*gger blindsided him." -- Roger Clinton, the President's brother on audiotape
The Riot of 1871: White Democrats and vigilantes â€” some aligned with the Ku Klux Klan â€” resented the presence of blacks in positions of political power. At a hearing at Con Sheehan Hall, gun shots killed white Republican Judge E.L. Bramlette and a black policeman. Tyler jumped from Con Sheehanâ€™s second-floor window, but was chased by a white crowd and then killed two blocks away. The riots started after White Democrats started a rumor that Black people planned to burn down the city. Up to 30 people were killed, some in extraordinarily brutal fashion.
May 22, 1856, The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts antislavery Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state. Â In his "Crime Against Kansas" speech, Sumner identified two Democratic senators as the principal culprits in this crimeâ€”Stephen Douglas of Illinois and Andrew Butler of South Carolina. Representative Preston Brooks was Butler's South Carolina kinsman. Brooks slammed his metal-topped cane onto the unsuspecting Sumner's head. As Brooks struck again and again, Sumner rose and lurched blindly about the chamber, futilely attempting to protect himself. Â After a very long minute, it ended. Bleeding profusely, Sumner was carried away.
The 1898 violence began when white vigilantes, resentful after years of black and Republican political rule during Reconstruction, burned the printing press of a black newspaper publisher, Alexander Manly. This horrible incident killed as many as 60 people and sparked an exodus of more than 2,000 black residents from Wilmington.
It was the Democrats that passed legislation under Jim Crow that prohibited blacks from running for offices in Democratic primaries in the South.
It was Democrats that denied blacks the right to vote in the South.
When the "Radical Republicans" gained power in 1867, they gave blacks the right to vote in the South and became a target of partisan hostility. They pushed Lincoln to give the freedman more rights, they pushed for complete equality for the former slaves.
The Colfax Massacre: On March 28, local white Democratic leaders called for armed supporters to help them take the Colfax Parish Courthouse from the black and white GOP officeholders.
When blacks insisted on voting anyway (for Republicans), they werethreatened, beaten and killed - many times their homes were burned down the day before the elections
Democratic President Andrew Jackson Vetoed the Freedman Bureau Bill, which would help slaves adjust to freedom, deeming it "unconstitutional". He strengthened the power of the presidency, which he saw as spokesman for the entire population, as opposed to Congressmen from a specific small district. He was strongly against Native Americans. By casting himself as the people's tribune against the moneyed elite and their tools in government, he introduced an enduring theme in American politics.
A strong supporter of the Freedman Bureau Bill, Republican Oliver Otis Howard, set up a system that required free slaves to work on former plantation land under pay scales fixed by the Bureau, on terms negotiated by the Bureau with white land owners. Howard's Bureau was primarily responsible for the legal affairs of the Freedmen. He attempted to protect the Negros from hostile conditions, but lacked adequate power, and was repeatedly frustrated by Democrat President Andrew Johnson.
Democrats also imposed Poll Taxes and instituted test for Negroes. If the Negro failed the test, they weren't allowed to vote. Even though blacks passed the test, the persons supervising the voting place would tell them that they failed.
Republicans regularly supported anti-lynching bills, and other laws that would help desegregation in the South, but they were filibustered by Southern Democrats in the Senate.
Woodrow Wilson: In 1915 the Democrat President of the United States (andmember of the KKK), premiered the film Birth of a Nation in the White House, film used as a recruiting tool for the KKK. The Klan saw a great boom in numbers after this. A series of intertitles (text on the screen), drawn from A History of the American People, published originally in 1902 by Woodrow Wilson, who in 1915 just happened to be president of the United States; Wilsonâ€™s prose introduces the Reconstruction section of the film. Woodrow Wilson won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.
Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order.
The 1924 Democratic National Convention was also called the "Klanbake"Both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Al Smith were filmed during the convention by Lee De Forest in DeForest's Phonofilm sound-on-film process. These films are in the Maurice Zouary collection at the Library of Congress.
Democrat Al Smith and friend to FDR was the 42nd Governor of New York three times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928, was filmed at the 1924 "Klanbake". He was a leader of the Progressive movement in New York City and state.
James Thomas Heflin, nicknamed "Cotton Tom", was a leading proponent of white supremacy and very anti-Catholic, most notably as a Democratic United States Senator from Alabama. He is also helped draft the language in the 1901 Constitution that essentially barred African American Alabamians from voting.
The Eisenhower administration declared racial discrimination a national security issue, meaning that the Communists around the world were using racial discrimination in the U.S. as a point of propaganda attack. The day after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education in which segregated (â€œseparate but equalâ€) schools were ruled to be unconstitutional, Eisenhower told District of Columbia officials to make Washington a model for the rest of the country in integrating black and white public school children.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed two segregationists to the United States Supreme Court: South Carolina segregationist Democrat Jimmy Byrnes to the court (who was later made a top advisor), and Democrat Senator Hugo Black of Alabama, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Georgia-born Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. He wrote on page 21 of the September 1928 edition of the Klanâ€™s â€œThe Kourier Magazineâ€: â€œI have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat.
Democrat Jimmy Byrnes became a close ally to Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, and his was a protÃ©gÃ© of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, As Tillman himself would later say regarding the Hamburg Massacre of 1876, "The leading white men of Edgefield" had decided "to seize the first opportunity that the Negroes might offer them to provoke a riot and teach the Negroes a lesson" by "having the whites demonstrate their superiority by killing as many of them as was justifiable."
Senator Hugo Black, FDR-appointed supreme court justice, successfully represented a fellow Ku Klux Klan member, Edwin Stephenson for the murder of a Catholic priest in Birmingham, as many in the jury were Klansmen, as well. He ruled in favor of FDR's Japanese internment program in the infamous Korematsu ruling.
Roosevelt had a fondness for Mussolini . "'I don't mind telling you in confidence,' FDR remarked to a White House correspondent, 'that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman'
1921, Republican President Warren Harding delivered the first speech by a president condemning the lynching of blacks by Southerners.
Legislation seeking to curb the lynching of blacks was initially sponsored in 1918 by Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-Mo.); Sen. Charles Curtis (R-Kan.).
Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt headed up and implemented one of the most horrible racist policies of the 20th Century â€“ the Japanese Internment Camps during World War II. Expressing about his position on German and Italian Americans during World War II, Roosevelt stated â€œI donâ€™t care so much about the Italians, they are a lot of opera singers, but the Germans are different. They may be dangerous.â€
The Democrat Ku Klux Klan was anti-Catholic in the 1920's and became a powerful force in Maine.
Republican President Eisenhower proposed to Congress the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960 and signed those acts into law. The 1957 Act for the first time established a permanent civil rights office inside the Justice Department. Although both Acts were weaker than subsequent civil rights legislation, they constituted the first significant civil rights acts since the Civil Rights Act of 1875, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
When Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson became senator, he observed, â€œThese Negroes, theyâ€™re getting pretty uppity these days, and thatâ€™s a problem for us since theyâ€™ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness.â€
President Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act (a watered-down version, by the way, of the Republican 1957 Civil Rights Act, which Johnson and the Democrats opposed).
Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered, â€œSegregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.â€
Democrat President John F. Kennedy had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI.
Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools.
President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation.
In 1963, when in his famous, "I have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King said, "I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification," he was referring to Democrat George Wallace, 45th governor of Alabama, having served four nonconsecutive terms: 1963â€“1967, 1971â€“1979 and 1983â€“1987.
Blacks in the South started running for office on the Democratic ticket, only because they wanted to reduce the number of white racist Democratic candidates (from the South) who would vote or had a track record of voting against Civil Rights legislation, such as Fannie Lou Hamer in 1964 (a member of the SNCC), who started the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Partyand infilitrated the Democratic Convention and asked to be seat as delegates. President Johnson used J. Edgar Hoover and Dr. King to stop her.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Passed by Republicans. The most ferventopposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond(D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress." Richard Russell(D-GA) said, "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring aboutsocial equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."
A coalition of civil rights proponents led by Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen invoked cloture so that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could pass. Dirksen, when asked how he had become a crusader in this cause, replied, "I am involved in mankind, and whatever the skin, we are all included in mankind."
The first black elected from the South on a Democratic ticket (since Reconstruction), was Barbara Jordan of Texas in 1973, almost 10 years after the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed. She once said, "We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic, but we can find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny." (from her 1976 speech at the Democratic National Convention.)
The Democrats have put men in office like Robert Byrd who said just a few years before entering into politics that; "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side â€¦ Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels"
Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC) led the fight against lunch counter integration in his state. The New York Times reported that Hollings "warned today that South Carolina would not permit 'explosive' manifestations in connection with Negro demands for lunch-counter services." He also put up the Confederate flag over the South Carolina state Capitol building when he was the governor.
In1989 then-Gov. Bill Clinton was sued as one of three top Arkansas officials responsible for the intimidation of black voters in his state as part of a legal action brought under the 1965 Voting Rights Act: a year earlier the U.S. Supreme court ruled that Clinton had wrongfully tried to overturn the election of a black state representative in favor of a white Democrat.
1992, belonged to a country club in Arkansas at the Little Rock Country Club, which excludes blacks from membership. Clinton's club membership flared into an issue when the Washington Times published a story about it and Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, who is black, issued a statement declaring that the front-runner had "gravely damaged the Democratic Party by recreating at a racially exclusive club."In response, Clinton told reporters: "I am a candidate for President now, and I shouldn't have done that. And I won't play golf there again until they integrate."
2000: Every election cycle, Democrats falsely accuse Republicans of â€œdisenfranchisingâ€œ blacks, citing the 2000 election, even though second recounts of the votes in Florida by the Miami Herald and a consortium of major news organizations confirmed that President George W. Bush won the election.
Most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus were voted in - in predominately black Congressional Districts, not predominately white Democratic districts.
In 2001, Sen. Robert Byrd referred twice to "white ni**ers," during a March 4, 2001 "Fox News Sunday" interview, where the one-time Ku Klux Klan member had the outburst. Despite the appalling nature of the remark, it went largely ignored by the mainstream media and the self appointed "civil rights" leadership. He is has been known by Democrats as the "conscience of the Senate." Democrats made Byrd the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
2002: Harry Belafonte publicly denounced Gen. Powell as a "House Negro." Powell Responded, "I think it's unfortunate that Harry used that characterization...But to use a slave reference, I think, is unfortunate and is a throwback to another time and another place that I wish Harry had thought twice about using."
Democrats today still have a track record of trying to keep black Democrats from gaining positions of power or positions that they feel whites should occupy.
In 2002 President Bill Clinton, went behind Mayor Maynard Jackson's back to get Terry McAuliffe the votes to become head of the Democratic National Committee
In 2003, Senator Ted Kennedy called black Republican judicial nomineesâ€œNeanderthals.â€
In 2004, Democrat Senator Harry Reid slurred Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an incompetent Negro who could not write good English. â€œSlap at Thomas stinks of racism,â€ was the headline of the New York Daily Newsâ€™ December 7, 2004 editorial.
In 2005, the Senate Issues Apology Over Failure on Lynching Law, issued decades after senators blocked antilynching bills by filibuster. In that resolution, Congress stopped short of acknowledging that all of the lynchings took place in regions controlled by Democrats.
In 2005 Congressman Gregory Meeks of New York was defeated in his effort to become the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (they elected Mike Honda of Cal.)
In 2006 the Democratic National Committee backed Ben Cardin over Kwesi Mfume for the Senate seat in Maryland. Mfume lost.
In 2007, A video was shot by WKRN Video Journalist Beau Fleenor at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee that shows Rev. Al Sharpton demeaning Gen. Powell and Dr. Rice, when Rev. Sharpton was asked to give his opinions about whether Gen. Powell and Dr. Rice were â€œHouse Negroes".
In 2008 Bill Clinton and other leading Democrats supported the Independent Candidate (Charlie Crist) in Flordia over Kendrick Meek for the Flordia Senate seat.
In 2009, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brazenly compared Republican health care reform opponents to supporters of slavery, ignoring the fact that the Democratic Party fought to expand slavery while the Republican Party fought to end it. Not satisfied with just playing the race card on the senate floor, the Nevada Democrat also accused Republicans of opposing womenâ€™s suffrage, never mind that the Republican Party also championed womenâ€™s rights.
In 2009 Democrats pressured Senator Roland Burris of Chicago to resign his Senate seat before he was convicted of any wrong.
In 2010 Democrats placed so much pressure on Governor David Paterson, that he decided not to re-run for the governor's seat.
In 2011, President Bill Clinton said, â€œThere has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the other Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.â€ He failed to mention that he was sued previously for sued for discriminating against his black employees while he was the Governor of Arkansas.
In 2011 Democrats allowed Donna Brazille to occupy the DNC Chair position only temporarily until they chose Debbie Wasserman Schultz to head the DNC.
Class Action Lawsuit against President Obama and Democratic Party: The case (No. C11-1503), cites the collective work of over 350 legal scholars and includes Congressional records, case law, research from our nationâ€™s top history professors, racist statements from Democratic elected officials, citations from the Democratâ€™s National Platforms regarding their support of slavery, excepts of speeches from Senator Obama, individual testimonies from blacks who lived in the Jim Crow South and opinions from the NAACP." They want an apology.
In March, 2012, Republican Congressmen Peter King and Patrick Meehan wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the State Department to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization, the letter stated, in part: "Attacks on northern and central Nigeria's Christian community come as no surprise in light of Boko Haram's genocidal declarations to kill Christians in the North, yet sadly they were avoidable. Despite the fact that the world has been on notice about religiously motivated terrorism in Nigeria due to sustained terrorist activity occurring against perceived "Western" concepts including churches, schools and even the United Nations, governments at home and abroad have largely ignored or underestimated the growing problem of interreligious strife and terrorism within Nigeria." That was March, since then the almost daily attacks continue to kill Christian Africans in Nigeria. Nobody is helping these people!
Chris Matthews called the GOP the "Grand Wizard Crowd" (and was called on it by Michael Steele)
Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some SEIU activists as he handed out yellow flags with "Don't tread on me" printed on them. Six people were arrested. He was later called an "Uncle Tom" by the Missouri NAACP. The SEIU activists were found "not guilty."
Regarding Herman Cain, Bill Maher sarcastically said "My black friend Herman Cain says racism is over and they should just suck it up. That's my black friend [who] said that. So you know its okay," Maher went on to accuse Cain's supporters of being the real racists because they view Cain as their "black friend."
Comparisons to Obama and Nazi symbols deemed racist, regardless of the fact that George Bush was oftentimes compared to Nazis, hung in effigy, and compared to monkeys.
When Artur Davis dared to switch from the Democrats to the Republicans,One article implies that Davis is "bitter" about losing a primary election in his bid for governor of Alabama and actually said that he may be "jealous" of Obama.
Pelted with Oreo cookies in Maryland during a campaign appearance
Called an "Uncle Tom"
Depicted as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log with the captionâ€œSimple Sambo wants to move to the big house.â€
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee obtained his credit report.
State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, a black Baltimore Democrat, said,â€œParty trumps race, especially on the national level,â€ she said. â€œIf you are bold enough to run, you have to take whatever the voters are going to give you. Itâ€™s democracy, perhaps at its worse, but it is democracy.â€
Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called Mr. Steele an â€œUncle Tom.â€
Radio host calls Rice â€˜Aunt Jemimaâ€™
Jeff Danziger denigrated Dr. Rice as an ignorant, barefoot "mammy"
A nationally syndicated cartoonist, criticized for allegedly using racist themes to mock Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice, told CNSNews.com that his comparison of Rice to the black maid Prissy in the film "Gone With the Wind" had nothing to do with race but came about "because [Rice] lied about a war."
Ted â€œBottom-feederâ€ Rall is at it again. His latest crude-toon includes a frame depicting Condoleezza Rice proclaiming herself Bushâ€™s â€œHOUSE NIGGA.â€ A black man demands that Rice â€œHAND OVER HER HAIR STRAIGHTENER.â€ His t-shirt reads â€œYOUâ€™RE NOT WHITE, STUPID.â€ The caption below the frame reads â€œSENT TO INNER-CITY RACIAL RE-EDUCATION CAMP.â€
Janeane Garofalo â€œHerman Cain provides this great opportunity say you can say â€˜Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look we have a black man.â€™â€
Janeane Garofalo decided to spew a bit of baseless hatred in the direction of Republicans, stating that "racist Republicans" were the reason that President Obama has been experiencing disrespect.
The New Black Panther Party: Speaking of Republicans, Shabazz stated, "Only bootlicking Uncle Toms such as Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain pledge loyalty to this racist party that is overtly contemptuous and hostile to poor and working people, unions, and the like." Later, the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center recently called Shabazz a "right-wing radical" showing their bias.
Neil Munro shouted out a question at President Obama during a press conference on Friday while he was announcing a new policy to relax immigration laws without congressional approval. For this, he was called a racist repeatedly, by Sam Donaldson , Politico's Joe Williams, 9/11 truther TourÃ©, and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein.
Bill Maher called the Drudge Report racist. His "proof" was photos of African Americans collected (6 photos) in an entire month of reporting.
Rachel Maddow accused Fox News of being racist by reporting stories on Van Jones, ACORN, New Black Panther Party and Shirley Sherrod. Maddow blamed Fox for reporting these stories in the effort to appeal to "white people, white voters or white would-be voters to feel afraid of black people, to feel afraid of African American people as if they are not fellow Americans but rather a threat to what white people have."
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to our national debt as a â€œbig black cloud that hangs over America, (a) debt that is so monstrous,â€ MSNBCâ€™s Ed Schultzsaid, â€œThat black cloud Perry is talking about is President Barack Obama.â€
All people need to come together and fight racism. Actual racism is diminished when baseless allegations are made repeatedly against conservatives.
As Frederick Douglass said, "It is a frequent and favorite device of an indefensible cause to misstate and pervert the views of those who advocate a good cause."
If racism is alive, and the Democratic elite can blame it on Republicans, they will continue to win.
Without the black vote, the Democrats lose.
So, despite the fact that actual racists are a very small percentage of the population, the Democrats must manufacture racism everywhere they can, so they can blame it on the right and keep the black vote.
Since the right/left vote is oftentimes straight down the middle, Democrats have a huge advantage if they can fool people into believing the lie about Republicans. Even though actual racists count for a very small minority of American citizens, it is vital that racism is "kept alive" for the Democrats, because if racism goes away - they lose the valuable hold they have over the electorate.
If racism goes away, the Democrats would be forced to convince people to vote for them based on their positions, which are far from mainstream. The party that recently voted against God would lose if racism would be allowed to die, especially considering that nearly "80 percent of all African-Americans say religion is very important in their lives". And they know it, so without a care for who it hurts, the left will continue to race-bait while pointing fingers at the right, without evidence.
Consider Race-Baiter Al Sharpton.
Once the allegation is made, sadly, many people do not need evidence. Some of the claims are so outrageous, that it isshocking anyone would take them seriously. Sadly, some do.
Malcolm X recognized that the black vote was extremely important; and that is the only reason Democrats were courting the black population.....for their vote.
In his "Chump" speech, Malcolm X said,
"They see that the whites are so evenly divided that every time they vote the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. And that...which means that any block, any minority that has a block of votes that stick together is in a strategic position. Either way you go, that's who gets it. You're -- You're in a position to determine who will go to the White House and who will stay in the dog house."
Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party canâ€™t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and youâ€™re dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party, youâ€™re not only a chump, but youâ€™re a traitor to your race. - Malcolm X
"You put them first, and they put you last, â€™cause youâ€™re a chump, a political chump." - Malcolm X
The next time you hear the charge "Racist"! toward the GOP, look into the story. Challenge it. Â Chances are, the allegations are just that. There are always accusations, but RARELY is there anything to back it up.
The Lie about the Parties Switching
Since history has shown repeatedly that Democrats have historically been the party of racism (poll taxes, Jim Crow Laws, Ku Klux Klan, race riots, etc.), the Democrats had to find some way of showing that the parties "switched," - They often say that starting with the 1948 "States Rights" Dixiecrats, coupled with Nixon's failed campaign "southern strategy" in 1968, the racist Democrats all magically became Republicans, which is why the Republican party is now "racist".
But oddly, both parties kept all of their other values, the Democrats would have you be believe that they just switched the racism part, and it seemingly happened overnight.
It is another lie.
To understand the lie, one must know history (history is becoming urgently important, as it is being erased!)
In 1948, Dixiecrats organized in response to President Harry S. Truman's proposed 1948 civil rights package. The "Dixiecrats" were born as a so-called "States Rights" party - they defected from the Democrats in order to gain a pro-segregation Democratic Presidential nominee. They chose Democratic Governor of South Carolina J. Strom Thurmond.
The party did not run local or state candidates, and after the 1948 election its leaders generally returned to the Democratic Party.
The States' Rights Democratic Party dissolved after the 1948 election, as Truman, the Democratic National Committee, and the New Deal Southern Democrats acted to ensure that the Dixiecrat movement would not return in 1952 presidential election.
Malcolm X criticized the Democrats for trying to distance themselves from the Dixiecrats:
"They [Democrats] try and pass the buck to the Dixiecrats. Now back during the days when you were blind, deaf, and dumb, ignorant, politically immature, naturally you went along with that. But today as your eyes come open, and you develop political maturity, youâ€™re able to see and think for yourself, and you can see that a Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat in disguise. - Malcolm X
However, aside from being pro-segregation, all other principles stayed the same. Â If this switch happened based on the so-called "southern strategy," overnight, obviously, that would not be the case. Particularly considering that Republicans were known at the time for their pro-civil rights views.
For example, Woodrow Wilson was a racist southern Democrat, but his ideology was progressive. So from what the "parties switched advocates" would have you believe is that although the Democrat Party continued to have progressive values, they switched, overnight, just the racism.
The truth is that a gradual switch took place; over time, the south identified more with the direction the conservatives in terms of values, such as school prayer, abortion, etc. It "was much more complex than a simple race-baiting strategy hatched in Nixon Headquarters in 1968."
Sadly, all too many believe that lie and stay with the Democrats despite the fact that today's democratic ideals do not reflect the majority of Americans of any race. The Democrats know this, so they continually "race-bait" to keep the lie alive. They also grossly exaggerate, twist and omit their history. Blatantly. Consider their official website.
Despite the fact that the history of the Democratic Party hasalways been racist, the history is diminished, ignored and rewritten. Â Consider the Democratic Party Website, which FALSELY states:
"For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers' rights, and women's rights."
They brazenly use racist Democrat Woodrow Wilson as an example of Civil Rights. They state, "Under the leadership of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote."
This complete misrepresentation would have Woman's Suffrage Leader Alice Stokes Paul turn over in her grave. After Wilsonignored the Woman's Suffrage movement, he was finally forced, as a stated "war measure", and only after increasing pressure from Paul and the National Women's Party, to promote the amendment. After Democratic Senators filibustered to prevent a roll call, the amendment was finally passed with the Ayes including 36 (82%) Republicans and 20 (54%) Democrats.
They also fail to mention that Woodrow Wilson was a complete racist, who screened the KKK movie "The Birth of a Nation"(originally called "The Clansman") at the White House. Woodrow Wilson's daughter, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, was married to Wilson's Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, one of the presidential candidate Front-runners at the 1924 Democratic National Convention, also known as the "Klan-Bake," due to the fact that it boasted a large concentration of KKK members. Wilson's prized employee and son-in-law, William Gibbs McAdoo had the support of most the KKK delegates.
After Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic Homepage proudly states,"In the 1930s, Americans turned to Democrats and elected President Franklin Roosevelt to end the Great Depression." FDR, who appointed two segregationalist judges to the United States Supreme Court, including KKK member Hugo Black (Who successfully represented Edwin R. Stephenson, a fellow KKK member who killed a Catholic priest for marrying his daughter to a Catholic Immigrant from Puerto Rico), and spoke at the above mentioned "ClanBake", also created internment camps for Japanese and Italian Americans during WWII. The American citizens were forced to give up their property and move to concentration camps, living in horrible conditions for four years.
The liberal Icon, FDR, also snubbed black athletes after the 1936 Berlin Olympics, although the white American athletes were invited to meet Roosevelt.
The Democrat Website goes on to applaud the Democratic role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but fails to mention that although President Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act (a watered-down version, by the way, of the Republican 1957 Civil Rights Act proposed by Republican President Eisenhower, which Johnson and the Democrats opposed), it was the Republicans who actually voted for it and the strongest opposition came from Democrats.
The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC):
"This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress."
The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964 and the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage. Russell stated,
"We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."
The President hailed on the Democrat Party Site, Lyndon Johnson,is credited with saying,
"I'll have those n****rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
â€œThese Negroes, theyâ€™re getting pretty uppity these days, and thatâ€™s a problem for us since theyâ€™ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness.â€
"...It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America."
The Democratic Party Website must be pretty confident that nobody will bother to verify it's misrepresentations of History. Why should they worry, since the corrupt mainstream media is blatantly biased, they will not be challenged.
The next time you hear a claim made by Democrats regarding their stellar civil rights past, check online and find an objective source to tell you the real story.
Sadly, oftentimes the truth is scrubbed, so if at all possible, find original sources, such as old Newspapers.
John F. Kennedy's civil rights record before 1963 was neither a clear endorsement nor rejection of civil rights legislation. His record in the 1950s did not mark the future President as a civil rights activist. It indicated that Kennedy, much like the rest of the nation, had complicated and sometimes contradictory views about civil rights. As a presidential campaigner in 1960, Kennedy largely avoided the civil rights issue for basically political reasons. Although he endorsed some kind of federal action, he could not afford to antagonize southern Democrats whose support he desperately needed to defeat Republican candidate Richard M. Nixon.
Kennedy apparently had enough reservations about the bill to vote to send it to the conservative Senate Judiciary Committee where it probably would have been pigeonholed.
Throughout the years of the civil rights movement the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman was James O. Eastland, Democrat of Mississippi, who was a staunch supporter of segregation in the South. He served as chairman of the committee from 1956 to 1978, and was effective in blocking or delaying civil rights legislation with a combination of support from conservative southern Democrats and Republicans. The Senate had to find ways to circumvent this committee in order to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
After his election in November 1960, the new President failed to suggest any new civil rights proposals in 1961 or 1962, again for political reasons. He needed southern support in Congress for his other foreign and domestic programs. It was particularly risky to introduce specific civil rights legislation in the Senate. The Senate filibuster rule made it possible for a minority of senators to prevent passage and to obstruct other Senate business (During Senate consideration of a civil rights bill in 1957, for example, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina opposed the bill and filibustered it by holding the floor of the Senate for 24 hours and 18 minutes. During the long filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Senate stayed in session around the clock, forcing Senators to eat and sleep near the Senate chamber).
Although Kennedy accomplished some strictly limited improvements in equal rights by executive action, the civil rights movement generally proceeded without Presidential support. When Kennedy did act in June 1963 to propose a civil rights bill, it was because the climate of opinion and the political situation forced him to act.
Kennedy was Assassinated
In his first address to Congress on November 27, 1963, Johnson told the legislators, "No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long."
Johnson, who wanted the bill passed as soon as possible, ensured that the bill would be quickly considered by the Senate. Normally, the bill would have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator James O. Eastland, Democrat from Mississippi. Given Eastland's firm opposition; it seemed impossible that the bill would reach the Senate floor.
The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964 and the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage. Russell stated, â€œ "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."
The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress."
After 54 days of filibuster, Senators Everett Dirksen (R-IL), Thomas Kuchel (R-CA),Hubert Humphrey (D-MN), and Mike Mansfield (D-MT) introduced a substitute bill that they hoped would attract enough Republican swing votes to end the filibuster.
On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) completed a filibustering address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier opposing the legislation.
The final votes:
The original House version (Yays/Nays)
Democratic Party: 152-96 Â (61%-39%)
Republican Party: 138-34 Â (80%-20%)
Cloture in the Senate
Democratic Party: 44-23 Â (66%â€“34%)
Republican Party: 27-6 Â (82%â€“18%)
The Senate version
Democratic Party: 46-21 Â (69%â€“31%)
Republican Party: 27-6 Â (82%â€“18%)
The Senate version, voted on by the House
Democratic Party: 153-91 Â (63%â€“37%)
Republican Party: 136-35 Â (80%â€“20%)
Who wrote the bill? Hard to say, this is the best I could find: Ideas for legislation can come from many different sources. When an issue is as important and controversial as civil rights was in 1963, the final bill may reflect the ideas of individual citizens, organized groups, members and committees of Congress, congressional staff, and the executive branch.
July 2, 1964: President Johnson welcomed the bill he had sought for so long. Within a few hours of passage, he signed it into law in a nationwide television broadcast from the White House.
Some AMAZING American Heroes:
Booker T. Washington: . As a leader of the southern wing of the Republican Party, Washington held great influence over the rank-and-file membership, which was predominantly black. Washington founded what is now Tuskegee University in 1881. He was a champion for the legal challenges of Jim Crow laws. He became the first African-American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard University in 1896, and a Boston newspaper ranked him among "our national benefactors." By the time of Washington's death in 1915, Tuskegee had enrolled 1,500 students for the year and its campus encompassed some 100 buildings and 3,500 acres. His book, "Up with Slavery", is one of many he wrote and is still widely read today.
Robert Smalls: Slave Turned Congressman: Of the Republican Party, he related to them because, "The party of Lincoln...unshackled the necks of four million human beings." The rhetoric was alive and well in the days of Smalls, as his opponent, George D. Tillman, who hailed from a prominent Democratic family, was known as a "red shirt." The New York Times referred to Tillman as a "Democratic tiger, violent in his treatment of Republicans, incendiary in his language, and advising all sorts of illegal measures to restrain Republicans from voting." During a campaign, Smalls described Tillman as "the personification of red-shirt Democracy" and the "arch-enemy of my race." The Red Shirts were violent, blocked polling for blacks and republicans and sadly, had some political clout at that time.
Jada Williams: After being branded as a "problem", Jada stood up to her teachers about an essay she wrote comparing ineffective teaching to slavery. "I feel misunderstood, because most grownups are making it a racial issue, when it's a learning issue. I also feel hurt, because I'm not in school right now. They're taking from me the one thing that I do love, and I feel confused because I thought I lived in a country of freedom of speech."