Democrats have cleverly changed their words, but they are still singing the same old racist tune. The new plantation is the Welfare State, and the new crop is Voter Turnout.
By Benjamin Gaul:
Never mind that according to the Census Bureau, the percentage of adult African-Americans in poverty rose from 19.8% in 2007, to 23% by 2010. Or that the percentage of African-American children in poverty rose from 34.5% to 39.1% in 2010.
In 2005 the median wealth of African-American households was $12,124, under President Bush and Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Then, by 2009 after 3 years of Democrat majorities in both houses and Obama’s first year in office, that number plummeted to $5,677 — a 53 percent drop — according to a July 2011 report by the Pew Research Center.
And it only gets worse: The percentage of African-Americans in the workforce fell from 58.6% in June of 2007, down to 52.8% by August 2012. Less than half of young African-American men have full-time jobs, today.
Yet still, in the face of these facts, 90% of the African-American community which voted, gave their votes to the authors of their demise.
Under the guise of Socialism, Progressivism or run-of-the-mill Liberalism, Democrats have been leading us down the primrose path to economic and social collapse.
To quote the DNC website from 2010, “Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass EVERY ONE of our nation’s Civil Rights laws.” Did too many people catch them in that lie?
Maybe, they mean to say that “back when all the current liberal Democrats would have been Republicans” they were passing those laws? Because that seems to be the spin these days. Somehow, the deeply reviled Reagan, or the obviously evil Nixon, were able to make every Senator and Congressman serving, to spontaneously switch parties.
Well, all except Robert Byrd, the long serving segregationist (and KKK Grand Klegal dude) Southern Democrat who managed to stay Democrat for 40+ years, even when all that purported ship-jumping occurred. He, and all the Modern Liberal Democrats who adored him, like Bill Clinton and Al Gore, must not have gotten the memo.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man with a clear knowledge of history and purpose, voted Republican. Let us take his advise, and judge our parties on the Content of their Character…
The following is a very small, truncated list of Democrat civil rights offenses, and Republican civil rights accomplishments, going all the way back to Lincoln, which were often achieved over strident Democrat opposition.
M y 23, 2003: U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduces bill to establish National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Aug. 20, 1996: As part of the Republicans’ “Contract With America” platform, which was vilified and denounced by most Democrats, a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, becomes law.
November 21, 1991: President George H. W. Bush signs the Civil Rights Act of 1991, to strengthen federal civil rights legislation crafted by Republicans in 1965.
Aug. 10, 1988: President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of their civil rights and property, during the World War II internment forced on them by Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who authorized Executive Order 9066.
Feb. 19, 1976: President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.
August 6, 1965: Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law.
Aug. 4, 1965: Despite Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act, 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose.
June 20, 1964: The Chicago Defender, renowned African-American newspaper, praises Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) for leading passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Jun. 9, 1964: Republicans condemn Democrat Senator Robert Byrd’s (D-WV) 14-hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He was a former Ku Klux Klansman. The Act was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate, and opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr.
May 2, 1963: Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL. arrests over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren, because they were marching for their civil rights.
May 6, 1960: President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.
Sep. 24, 1957: Despite criticism from such heavyweight Democrats as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR. to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools.
Nov. 6, 1956: Civil rights leaders Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy proudly vote Republican Dwight Eisenhower, for president.
Mar. 12, 1956: Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Brown v. Board of Education, and vow to continue segregation.
Sep. 30, 1953: Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor, writes the landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education.
Aug. 17, 1937: Republicans oppose former Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan status had been hidden until after confirmation.
Oct. 3, 1924: Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan, because he’d been defending the Ku Klux Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.
Jan. 26, 1922: Congress passes a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats filibuster to block it.
Feb. 12, 1909: On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, black Republicans and Women’s Suffragists Ida Wells & Mary Terrell, co-found the NAACP.
Feb. 8, 1894: A Democrat Congress and Democrat President join forces to repeal the Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled blacks to vote nationally.
Mar. 1, 1875: Civil Rights Act of 1875 passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition.
Sep. 14, 1874: 27 people are killed when Democrat white-supremacists seize the Louisiana Statehouse to overthrow the racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg.
Nov. 18, 1872: After boasting that she voted “the Republican ticket, straight” Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting.
Apr. 20, 1871: The Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing the Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist group, is enacted by a Republican majority.
Feb. 3, 1870: 15th Amendment is ratified, granting the vote to all Americans regardless of race, with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition.
Oct. 22, 1868: While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by the Democrat endorsed Ku Klux Klan.
Oct. 7, 1868: Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule.”
Mar. 30, 1868: Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men!” fumes, while Republicans begin his impeachment trial.
May 10, 1866: Republicans in Congress introduce the14th Amendment, guaranteeing due process and equal protection under the law to ALL citizens, of every race. 100% of Democrats vote no.
Jun. 8, 1866: 14th Amendment gets to the Senate, 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no.
Apr. 9, 1866: Republican Congress ushers in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on American Blacks.
Nov. 22, 1865: Democrat legislature of Mississippi enacts the “black codes,” institutionalizing discrimination.
Jan. 31, 1865: The 13th Amendment, which bans slavery, is passed with unanimous Republican support, and intense Democrat opposition.
Apr. 16, 1862: President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no.
July 17, 1862: Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free.”
Oct. 13, 1858: During the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) intones: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever.”
March 6, 1857: Republican Supreme Court Justice John McLean issues strenuous dissent from decision by 7 Democrats in the infamous Dred Scott case, which said that African-Americans had no rights “which any white man was bound to respect.”
If modern Democrats are now the inheritors of the old Conservative Republican ethos, why do Liberal Democrats still revere all the old Liberal Democrats like ~KKK Grand Klegal~ West Virginia’s Sr. Senator Robert Byrd who served until he passed away on June 28th, 2010? Or FDR, the Democrat President who took us off the Gold Standard back in the 30s and sent Japanese Americans to Internment Camps?
Liberal Democrats still hold evil and excoriate 50s Conservative Republicans like McCarthy and Goldwater. Liberal Democrats fought hard to exonerate convicted Communist spies like Alger Hiss back in the late 40s. Liberal Democrats celebrated Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini as “brilliant men” back in the early to mid 30s.
I know its fun for Liberal Democrats to “hope” it “changed”, but they are STILL the party of Segregation and Racial Suicide, and Conservative Republicans never have been. Just because you SAY that it was progressives in the Republican party, does not make it so…
As Ron Reagan once said “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”