Politics

Racist Democrats vs. Colorblind Republicans

Sadly, Democrats have managed to trick a lot of black Americans into believing that the GOP is a racist party. But, in truth, the Democratic Party was, is, and will likely continue to be the home of far more racists than the GOP. Let me explain why I say that.

To begin with, the Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery activists, in contrast to the pro-slavery Democratic Party. It was Abe Lincoln, a Republican President, who led the North to victory in the Civil War and freed the slaves while the Democrats did everything in their power to keep black Americans down.

Fast forward to 1898 in Wilmington, N.C., where Democrats murdered black Republicans so they could stage, “the nation’s only recorded coup d’etat.” Then, in 1922, Democrats in the Senate filibustered a Republican attempt to make lynching a federal crime. A little later on, FDR nominated former Klansman Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Contrast that to Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, who actually “sent troops” to ensure that schools in Little Rock, Ark., were desegregated and ordered the “complete desegregation of the Armed Forces.” Noticing any trends?

But, that was such a long time ago, right? Things really changed in the ’60s, didn’t they? Yes, Americans — particularly black Americans — really owe Democratic President Lyndon Johnson a debt of gratitude for destroying American families and causing the number of illegitimate births to skyrocket — by pushing entitlement programs that made it much easier to have children out of wedlock.

Remember George “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” Wallace standing in the door of an Alabama schoolhouse to keep black children from being able to go to school with whites? George Wallace was a Democrat. Remember Bull Connor turning water hoses and dogs on civil rights protestors? Bull Connor was a Democrat.

But, what about the revolutionary Civil Rights Act of 1964? That’s where the Democrats showed their mettle and Republicans were proven to be racists. Right? Wrong. 82% of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 versus only 64% of Democrats. Furthermore, a few years later, it was Republican Richard Nixon who first put teeth behind affirmative action.

But, what about today? You’d think that with Democrats receiving upwards of 90% of the black vote in some cases, that there would be few, if any, prominent black Republicans while black Americans would be amongst the biggest power players in the Democratic Party. However, the opposite has often turned out to be true. Once you look past the gerrymandered districts that have to remain in place because so many liberal whites simply won’t vote for black candidates (There are only five black Democrats in the House representing majority white districts), you’ll see that the Republican Party has surpassed the Democrats in many areas.

Who’s the only black American currently on the Supreme Court? Clarence Thomas. The first black Secretary of State? Colin Powell. The first black woman ever to be a Secretary of State? Condi Rice.

Who’s one of the fill-ins for the most popular conservative radio host on earth, Rush Limbaugh? Walter Williams. The most desired 2008 nominee as selected by the right side of the blogosphere in 2006? Condi Rice. Who did those same bloggers select as the most desired nominee to replace Sandra Day O’Connor when she retired? Janice Rogers Brown tied for first place.

Meanwhile, what do we see from Democrats? We see Oreo cookies being thrown at Maryland’s black U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele and black Republicans being called “Uncle Toms” and compared to “Aunt Jemima.”

Moreover, let’s take a look at a couple of studies that actually set out to compare how racist Republicans and Democrats actually are. First off, a professor from Yale looked at voting patterns and she found that:

“…(W)hite Republicans nationally are 25 percentage points more likely on average to vote for the Democratic senatorial candidate when the GOP hopeful is black. …In House races, white Democrats are 38 percentage points less likely to vote Democratic if their candidate is black.”

It would have been interesting for them to poll black Republicans and Democrats as well, for comparison’s sake, but however you slice it, there are a lot more white Democrats than white Republicans willing to defect to the other side rather than vote for a black candidate.

Then there is another study, this time from a professor at Stanford — of how much government largesse Democrats and Republicans believe people deserved to be given after Katrina — and, surprise, surprise: Democrats behaved in a racist fashion while Republicans didn’t:

“But for Democrats, race mattered — and in a disturbing way. Overall, Democrats were willing to give whites about $1,500 more than they chose to give to a black or other minority….” Republicans are likely to be more stringent, both in terms of money and time, Iyengar said. “However, their position is ‘principled’ in the sense that it stems from a strong belief in individualism (as opposed to handouts). Thus their responses to the assistance questions are relatively invariant across the different media conditions. Independents and Democrats, on the other hand, are more likely to be affected by racial cues.”

Here’s the reality: there are racists in both parties. But, there are a lot more of them in the Democratic Party and there always have been. But ironically, Democrats have managed to use the GOP’s belief in a colorblind America against us. Because so many Democrats have no problem with using racial discrimination for political purposes, they’ll support policies like reparations, Affirmative Action, and racial quotas that Republicans simply won’t. Then they deftly distort and exploit incidents like the Katrina rescue efforts and Bill Bennett’s condemnation of the idea that black babies could be aborted to reduce the crime rate to convince black Americans that the GOP hates black Americans.

This is all despite the fact that for a large number of black Americans, the GOP is a much better fit than the Democratic Party. The GOP is the party that’s friendly to religion, anti-abortion, against gay marriage, tough on crime, and for low taxes and school vouchers. Yet, so many black Americans have been deceived into sticking with the Democrats even though the Dems do so many things that are harmful to our country as a whole and to black Americans in particular.

That’s why if you’re a black American who thinks the GOP better represents your views than the Democratic Party, then it’s time to join the Republican Party. Don’t let the Democrats lie to you and tell you that the GOP is full of racists, especially when there are so many distinguished black Americans out there who can tell you otherwise. Look to Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Rod Paige, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Larry Elder, J.C. Watts, Michael Steele, Ken Blackwell, Lynn Swann — and you’ll see that the GOP judges people not “by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_INUKRTZJKUTNMNYWRCK26TO3N4 stevem

    OF course it’s been the Republicans who’ve been a friend to the black man all these years… And to women and gay people too. Republicans have ALWAYS supported whatever radical changes were necessary to mitigate social injustice!

  • http://profiles.google.com/zbradley96 Zane Bradley

    im pretty sure the parties switched names in the 18 hundreds

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1231443482 Tracy O’Donnell

    It was President Harry S. Truman who ordered the desegregation of the Armed Services.

    There was a rider attached to the Civil Rights amendment of 1964:  Discrimination by gender was prohibited; this rider was attached by GOP as there was the belief that an act that supported equal pay for women and men (gasp!) would never pass.  In fact, there is still a disparity between genders in pay.

    President Johnson did not “cause” the number of illegitimate births to skyrocket.   There is no research evidence showing cause; there is no research evidence factoring out race from socio-economic status, availability of abortion and the availability of birth control. 

    The research that exists on educational achievement factored race and social economic status and showed that the single most important variable was….social economic status.

    There is no evidence that forcing children and single mothers to live in deeper poverty controls the birth rate; in fact, the number of single mothers actually increased between 1990 and 2000.  Poverty is highly-correlated with single motherhood. 

    Anyone can select studies that suit their needs and try to interpret the results the way they want; then it is not “research” but propaganda.

    I am a researcher and I immediately saw the types of logical errors in your conclusions. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/buffalobaroness Jeanne Chapman

    Tracy you may be a researcher but I invite you to look at the real thing, C.L. Bryant…..He has a message for you….. straight from the horses mouth.

  • Sean Meagher

    Republicans ARE racist.  It is idiotic to suggest otherwise.

  • Phenry

    Lincoln was, in fact, by today’s standards, a racist. He believed bla cks to be an inferior race and did not want “his kind” mingling with them. In fact, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free any of the slaves in the “loyal” slave states (IE; Northern states). It only sought to free the slaves held by citizens of an independent nation, i.e., the CSA.

    “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and bla ck races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of neg roes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and bla ck races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the ne gro should be denied everything.”
    -Abraham Lincoln, Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858

    I wouldn’t be talking up Lincoln and the origins of “his” Republican party too much.

  • namvet527

    What is so GAY about SEXUALLY PERVERTED HOMOSEXUALS????

  • http://www.facebook.com/Michael.Dewald Mike Dewald

    Its very easy to just accuse with no facts, kinda like the press does.  I could say all cars float in air to and some idiots would believe just simply cause i said it.   If your going to make statements like that, then back it up with some proof or your just another idiot. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Michael.Dewald Mike Dewald

    If you want to see just how racist the left is, wait til a black conservative runs for office.  Blacks in this country are expected from birth to be a liberal.  If they break party lines and think for themselves and become conservative you hear the uncle tom comments come flying.  The left is far more racist then the right. 

  • KACSales

    While I don’t have all the facts right here, as I’m not in a position to research in depth, I do know that the parties have reversed directions at least twice.  What was a democrat in one generation became a conservative in another.  The truth is, both sides have some good points and both sides have bad points.   If anything, I find both to be wrong, more often then not.  I don’t see either side actually trying to help people by letting us live, but both sides attempting to take power out of our hands.

    That’s however, a different argument.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chris.Hurt.aka.Wheelieguy Chris Hurt

    Well, we had a black conservative in Herman Cain run and you were so right. They ran his good name into the ground on baseless, unsubstantiated, and possibly untruthful allegations of sexual misconduct. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chris.Hurt.aka.Wheelieguy Chris Hurt

    Prove it. I’d love to see your evidence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=778600230 Jere Hodges Jr

    That, sir, is a fallacy disproved by the author.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551120553 Jack Doherty

    who are you kidding? nobody with a brain,that’s for sure. political parties aren’t racist,people are. People like the authors of this drivel. remember a little thing called the civil war? the union was led by republicans,the confederates,democrats. which side wanted to keep slavery? yes it WAS the democrats. operative word was. when JFK came out in favor of civil rights,the south switched to republican. take a look at a map of red states vs blue states. now look at a map of civil war america. look familiar?

    In the 1960 election, the Democratic nominee, John F. Kennedy, continued his party’s tradition of selecting a Southerner as the vice presidential candidate (in this case, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas). Kennedy, however, supported civil rights. In October 1960, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia, Kennedy placed a sympathetic phone call to King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, and Robert Kennedy helped secure King’s release. King expressed his appreciation for these calls. Although King himself made no endorsement, his father, who had previously endorsed Republican Richard Nixon, switched his support to Kennedy.Because of these and other events, the Democrats lost ground with white voters in the South, as those same voters increasingly lost control over what was once a whites-only Democratic Party in much of the South. The 1960 election was the first in which a Republican presidential candidate received electoral votes in the South while losing nationally. Nixon carried Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Though Kennedy also won Alabama and Mississippi. slates of unpledged electors, representing Democratic segregationists, would award the states’ electoral votes to Harry Byrd.The parties’ positions on civil rights continued to evolve in the run up to the 1964 election. The Democratic candidate, Johnson, who had become president after Kennedy’s assassination, spared no effort to win passage of a strong Civil Rights Act. After signing the landmark legislation, Johnson said to his aide, Bill Moyers, “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come.”[2] In contrast, Johnson’s Republican opponent, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, believing it gave too much power to the federal government (Goldwater did in fact support civil rights in general; for example the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts as well as the 24th Amendment banning the poll tax. Additionally he was a member of the NAACP).[citation needed]That November, Johnson won a landslide electoral victory, and the Republicans suffered significant losses in Congress. Goldwater, however, besides carrying his home state of Arizona, carried the deep South: the South had switched parties for the first time. Goldwater notably won only in southern states that had voted against Republican Richard Nixon in 1960, while not winning a single state that Nixon had carried, a complete inversion of the electoral pattern of just four years earlier. Prior to 1956, the region had almost always provided the only victories for Democratic challengers to popular Republican incumbent presidents. Now, however, the South had provided a Republican challenger with electoral victories against a popular
    In the 1960 election, the Democratic nominee, John F. Kennedy, continued his party’s tradition of selecting a Southerner as the vice presidential candidate (in this case, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas). Kennedy, however, supported civil rights. In October 1960, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia, Kennedy placed a sympathetic phone call to King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, and Robert Kennedy helped secure King’s release. King expressed his appreciation for these calls. Although King himself made no endorsement, his father, who had previously endorsed Republican Richard Nixon, switched his support to Kennedy.Because of these and other events, the Democrats lost ground with white voters in the South, as those same voters increasingly lost control over what was once a whites-only Democratic Party in much of the South. The 1960 election was the first in which a Republican presidential candidate received electoral votes in the South while losing nationally. Nixon carried Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Though Kennedy also won Alabama and Mississippi. slates of unpledged electors, representing Democratic segregationists, would award the states’ electoral votes to Harry Byrd.The parties’ positions on civil rights continued to evolve in the run up to the 1964 election. The Democratic candidate, Johnson, who had become president after Kennedy’s assassination, spared no effort to win passage of a strong Civil Rights Act. After signing the landmark legislation, Johnson said to his aide, Bill Moyers, “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come.”[2] In contrast, Johnson’s Republican opponent, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, believing it gave too much power to the federal government (Goldwater did in fact support civil rights in general; for example the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts as well as the 24th Amendment banning the poll tax. Additionally he was a member of the NAACP).[citation needed]That November, Johnson won a landslide electoral victory, and the Republicans suffered significant losses in Congress. Goldwater, however, besides carrying his home state of Arizona, carried the deep South: the South had switched parties for the first time. Goldwater notably won only in southern states that had voted against Republican Richard Nixon in 1960, while not winning a single state that Nixon had carried, a complete inversion of the electoral pattern of just four years earlier. Prior to 1956, the region had almost always provided the only victories for Democratic challengers to popular Republican incumbent presidents. Now, however, the South had provided a Republican challenger with electoral victories against a popular Democratic incumbent.

  • Tr1sha

    This entire piece is utter trash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.milan Carl Milan

    To begin with, the Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery activists, in contrast to the pro-slavery Democratic Party. It was Abe Lincoln, a Republican President, who led the North to victory in the Civil War and freed the slaves while the Democrats did everything in their power to keep black Americans down.
    Fast forward to 1898 in Wilmington, N.C., where Democrats murdered black Republicans so they could stage, “the nation’s only recorded coup d’etat.” Then, in 1922, Democrats in the Senate filibustered a Republican attempt to makelynching a federal crime.