Democrats for slavery, secession, segregation, socialism 6

The sheer brass of the lying, hypocritical Democrats in Congress, extreme and habitual though it is, can still suddenly surpass itself.

This happened today  – we quote from Fox News:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago. The Nevada Democrat, in a sweeping set of accusations on the Senate floor, also compared health care foes to those who opposed women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement — even though it was Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, who unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and it was Republicans who led the charge against slavery.

To know just how gross a deceit Harry Reid was trying to get away with, consider his words in the light of these, by Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association (August 16, 2006):

Why Martin Luther King Was Republican

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, 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. …

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation’s fist goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. …

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate to the Republican Party. “Dixiecrats” declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. Today, some of those “Dixiecrats” continue their political careers as Democrats, including Robert Byrd, who is well known for having been a “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan. …

The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. …

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

Read it all here.

A reminder to Harry Reid and anyone else who wants to forget: the Republican Party was founded to end slavery, and the greatest fighter of them all against slavery was Republican President Abe Lincoln.

  • Info

    Black Democrats swinging on Obama’s nuts don’t give a shit about the historical truth about Democrats. To do so would mean that they are STILL slaves, beholden to the only “massa” that “Negroes” have ever known. Their ego, ignorance and arrogance will not allow it. Save your breath and the truth for somebody that gives a damn. Those that overwhelming voted for the HNIC (otherwise known as the “overseer”) to be in the White House simply because of the color of his skin ,is proof positive that the majority of the American electorate has this insatiable appetite for BS. He’s the best I’ve ever heard at saying absolutely nothing. And that’s ok in this dumbed down, politicially correct, celebrity driven, non-critical thinking and morally empty country that we’re living in. We are so screwed.

    • Jillian Becker

      Info – I think the Tea Party movement demonstrates that this country is NOT “dumbed down, non-critical thinking and morally empty”. (“Celebrity-driven”? The cult of celebrities, if that’s what you mean, is universal – and surely can’t matter very much?)

      Is there a nation that you consider morally better, whose history, laws, and values demonstrate a moral superiority to this one? Do you know one that is more open, more conscious of the value of freedom, more willing to defend it? I don’t.

      The election of Obama was a terrible mistake, but not everyone voted for him, and many who did now regret it. Millions of black voters are against him and the socialist agenda of the Democratic Party.

      Your criticism of him is true enough,I think, and far from the worst one can truthfully say about him.

  • I understand that the South ended up seceding from the Union, but it was in a battle over states' rights (although, I don't know that discussing the Civil War really can be done in this forum – countless books have gone there before).

    I think you may have missed my point as I wasn't implying anything. I was merely pointing out the faulty logic in your post. I was pointing out that the names of the parties have stayed the same, but that their messages and the politician's politics behind those names have changed. This makes it a misrepresentation when you imply that because the Republican Party once did/said this, that means that all Republicans, including the current party, do/say this, too. That because some guys decades ago fought for civil rights that means that no Republican nowadays or henceforth could ever be against civil rights. It's just an absurd concept. Same goes for the Democrats.

    I never said that either party was or was not in favor of slavery. I think it's safe to say that there are no current, American politicians actively pursuing the reinstatement of slavery, regardless of party affiliation.

  • C. Gee


    The South wanted rather more than states' rights. It wanted to secede from the Union.
    Conservatives are for states' rights because they check and balance federal encroachment. The state represents the lesser, more confined, escapable government power. Where Republican candidates for office share this conservative principle, they should get conservative votes. I do not think that anyone on this site confuses political principles with party.

    I am not at all sure what you are trying to say. How is Lincoln's being formerly a Whig germane to the argument that Democrats falsely link Republicans with slavery ? Are you suggesting he was a Republican in name only? That Republicans are now for slavery? That certain states are for slavery? Or do you simply accept the Democrat propaganda that Republicans are racist (which underpins the ridiculous statement by Reid at issue ).

  • To compare the current Republican Party to that of Abe Lincoln is rather superficial. Sure, they share the moniker, but it's pretty obvious that the current GOP is much different that it was back in the late 1800s. American political parties have changed over time and to say that the Democrats are for slavery simply because a Republican president from over 150 years ago ended slavery is just a bad argument. There's no substance to it – it's the same party in name, sure, but surely not everything else.

    It also is based on the implication that since Lincoln was a Republican, that all Republicans, current and otherwise, share his politics. That's a bold statement that would need a lot of backup to support. The South was against Lincoln because they were in favor of states' rights, and they wanted the right to own slaves. The Republican Party of today preaches about the importance of states' rights. Some of the politics have changed over time, even if the names of the parties haven't. You're clearly so partisan as to not even see that, which means that your blog title is a bit misleading. You're not so much a conservative as a Republican. The two are not interchangeable.

    Besides, Lincoln wasn't always a Republican: he started off as a member of the Whig party when he was in Illinois. After all, it's just a name.

  • AAS

    To add to the irony of the situation, the health-care bill will bring in a kind of indentured servitude if passed. So, contrary to what Harry Reid was implying, it is still his party that supports slavery.