A Trip Down Memory Lane: Fighting the False Narrative that Republicans Swapped Places with Democrats, Becoming the New Racist Party
Let’s be honest… the Democrat Party was founded on racism and tyranny, and continues its long tradition today. Behold the timeline:
1829 – Andrew Jackson (1st Democrat President): While making a fortune in the slave trade and stolen Indian land, he was also responsible for the death of the Treaty of 1816 with the Native Americans, that was forged by the likes of Congressman Davy Crockett (Anti-Jacksonian Party aka National Republican Party). He was responsible for the 1830 Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, and his infamous philosophy of Manifest Destiny, which decimated the Indian population across the United States.
1837 – Martin Van Buren (Democrat President): Sided against revolting slaves in the Amistad Case. He was in favor of extraditing the Africans to Cuba. Northern Abolititionists sided with the Africans and raised money for their defense. The case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where National Republican John Quincy Adams argued their defense, in an effort to regain their freedom.
1845 – James K. Polk (Democrat President): Pushed for an expansion Westward (Mexican War) in an effort to secure more pro-slavery land/states, in hopes to secure a Southern-controlled Congress and Presidency for many years to come. The only positive to this, was the Wilmot Proviso, which was an amendment to the Army appropriations bill at the time, which prevented any new territory acquired from Mexico, from becoming slave states. This amendment split the South and the North even more than they already had been, and the issue of slavery was brought to the foreground, in a newer, brighter light.
1854 – Franklin Pierce (Democrat President): Under pressure from Democrat Senator Stephen Douglas and Democrat Senator Jefferson Davis, he signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which secured the two states as Pro-Slavery states.
1857 – James Buchanan (Democrat President) w/ a Southern Majority SCOTUS: Pressured a Northern Justice on the Dred Scott decision to rule that the Federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, in addition to denying African Americans the rights of US citizens, along with the other Southern Justices. Buchanan also supported the Lecompton Constitution, which would have allowed Kansas to become a slave state.
1861 – Abraham Lincoln (1st Republican President): The first Republican President also ran on the first anti-slavery ticket, promising to prevent slavery extending into the new territories.
1861 – 7 Southern states seceded from the United States, due to the Federal Government’s new ideologies regarding slavery. One year later, they elected Pro-Slavery, Democrat Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America.
1863 – Republican President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and executive order promising freedom to 3+ million slaves in Southern States that could escape to the North.
1861-1865 – Lincoln and the Union went to war with the Southern States to preserve the Union, in spite of the pushes against an abolition to slavery. To secure freedom for African Americans, Lincoln and the Republicans pushed for the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865.
1865 – The KKK was formed by a group of Confederate/Democrat veterans in Tennessee, the founder being Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest. The KKK not only lynched African Americans, but also white Republicans. In response, Republicans formed miltias to break up the Klan.
1865 – Andrew Johnson (Democrat President): Believed that slavery was important to preserve the Union, and was an outspoken opponent of the President’s Emancipation Proclamation. He even argued for Tennessee to remain a slave state, during his tenure as miitary governor of Tennessee during the Civil War, convincing Lincoln to cave.
1871 – Ulysses S. Grant (Republican President): Signed the Ku Klux Act of 1871, which passed in a Republican-dominant House & Senate, authorizing the President to take military action toward the KKK. Martial Law ensued in several counties of South Carolina, resulting in thousands of arrests. While ruled unconstitutional by the SCOTUS, the Act led to the supression of the KKK for decades, until the 1910s and 1920s for reasons of immigration, and again in the 1960s, regarding the Civil Rights movement.
1885 – Grover Cleveland (Democrat President): Cleveland was a segregationist, whom agreed with white Southerners that African Americans shouldn’t be treated on the same social and political footing as whites. He extended his hand to Democrats and former Confederates in the South, assuring them they had a friend in the White House. He also opposed integrated schools in New York, and efforts protecting the suffrage of African Americans.
Cleveland also greatly supported and signed into passage the Dawes Act of 1887, which basically stripped/robbed Native Americans of the land in their reservations. It secured land to private Indians, but the surplus land reverted to the public domain. He also wanted to assimilate them into white society through re-education and parental guidance from the Federal Government.
Cleveland is quoted as saying that freeing the slaves had no more purged black people “of their racial and slave-bred imperfections and deficiencies than it changed the color of their skin. I believe that among the nearly nine millions of negroes who have been intermixed with our citizenship there is still a grievous amount of ignorance, a sad amount of viciousness and a tremendous amount of laziness and thriftlessness.”
He also suggested that segregation was not born out of “prejudice,” but out of “racial instinct.”
Cleveland was a real charm.
1913 – Woodrow Wilson (a Southern (by the way), Democrat President): Possibly one of the most racist Presidents, aside from Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, FDR, LBJ, Bill Clinton, or Barack Obama… (we have a lot to choose from), we have ever had the displeasure of leading this country. Not only did he promise not to go to war in Europe during WWI (securing his win), but he took us there and segregated the military in the process.
Wilson regreated the loss of the South in the Civil War. Not only did he segregate the military, but Wilson also reversed the long-standing policy of racial integration in the Federal civil service. He had his cabinet heads re-segregate facilities, such as restrooms and cafeterias in federal buildings. In some office buildings, screens were set up to seperate white and black workers. African Americans had a much more difficult time securing high-level positions under this administration, unlike previous Republican administrations.
Wilson is quoted as saying “segregation is not a humiliation, but a benefit.”
Wilson organized a private screening of his friend’s film, “Birth of a Nation,” at the White House for members of his cabinet and their families. This was a movie that hailed the rise of the KKK, that denounced the Reconstruction period, and depicted African Americans (played by white actors in blackface) as uncivilized degenerates. The NAACP denounced the movie for it’s obvious racial prejudices, but Wilson is quoted as saying “It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”
Wilson was a eugenist who actually campaigned on the idea of required sterilization of criminals and the mentally retarded. He actually passed such a law in NJ in 1911, as the state’s governor.
That’s all bad, but let’s not forget that he was also the first President to round up certain segments of the US population and place them in internment camps. Yes, before FDR, Wilson instituted internment camps for German Americans.
1919+ – Margaret Sanger (Democrat Hero, Planned Parenthood Founder and Eugenist): Sanger’s movement in eugenics was to remove the undesirable population (African Americans) from the United States. She shared many of the same inclinations as Wilson, regarding the the ellimination of the “unfit” through sterilization.
Sanger started the “Negro Project,” which focused on birth control for the black population. It was basically a travelling side show that “educated” African Americans about the importance and benefits that birth control could have on society (economic improvements and the like). Her ideals on eugenics and perception of black people were never, of course, disclosed to the audiences of these “shows.”
In an effort to persuade the masses, she states to one of her closest confidants that “we should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
To this day, Planned Parenthood continues to target minority communities under the guise of feminism and “reproductive rights.”
She is also quoted as saying, we should “apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Additionally, “birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
What a peach…
And here I thought Democrats and Republicans switched places after the Civil War, but we’re already into the 1930s… and we’re not even done, yet.
1933-1944 – Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (Democrat President & Super-hero): FDR is most known for his economy crushing New Deal (which liberals try to credit for the eventual economic recovery from the Great Depression… despite their actually being the reason why the Depression was the “Great” Depression.). His second most notable attribute is probably leading the effort in winning WW2. Unfortunately, like his Democrat predecessor, Wilson, he practiced the unfortunate practice of internment camps. Except, not only did he have internment camps for German-Americans, but he extended the invitation to Japanese-Americans. He and Woodrow Wilson (both Democrats) are the only Presidents in the history of the United States to have ever utilized freedom-restricting internment camps. Huzzah Democrats!
Prior to his tenure as President, he actually spoke at the 1924 Democratic National Convention, which was nicknamed “Klanbake” for the amount of KKK-friendly delegates that were present. Some 20,000 Klan supporters, wearing white hoods and robes held a picnic in New Jersey, after the “Klanbake.”
Not only is he credited with these two grandiose failures, but FDR can also be credited with redlining segregation. Part of his New Deal involved mortgage refinancing through the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC). FDR literally had HOLC segregate neighborhoods by 4 different letters/colors: A (green), B (blue), C (yellow) and D (red). “A” neighborhoods were suburban w/ recent construction, low crime, business & professional people (a white neighborhood), while “D” nighbhorhoods were inner city, old, decrepit buildings, sometimes with high crime (minority neighborhoods). A year later, FDR established the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which would move this effort forward. “Oddly” enough, mortgage lending was steered away from the inner-cities and focused on suburban towns, by the FHA.
Kenneth H. Jackson observed that “FHA exhorted segregation and enshrined it as public policy” for decades.
FDR is also responsible for appointing James Byrnes to the Sumpreme Court. Byrnes believed in racial segregation and worked to defeat anti-lynching bills introduced in Congress. He also appointed prominent KKK member, Hugo Black, to the SCOTUS.
To add icing on the cake, FDR refused to meet with black Olympian, Jesse Owens.
FDR… hero of the Left.
If I were to end this here, we’d have succeeded in disproving the great liberal lie, that the racists switched parties, or that the parties switched platforms… but it doesn’t even end with FDR. Nay, it continues…
I’ll give the Democrats Truman. He’s actually pretty clean, given the fact that he de-segregated the military… even though he’s quoted as saying “I think one man is as good as another so long as he’s honest and decent and not a n–ger or a Chinaman.” Other than that, he was seemingly decent.
1957 – Strom Thurmond (Democrat Senator): Fillibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1957 for 24hrs. It eventually passed in the Senate with 43 Republicans and 29 Democrats. No Republicans opposed the Act, but 18 Democrats did. The House was a similar sight. It passed with 167 Republicans and 119 Democrats. 19 Republicans opposed, but 107 Democrats also opposed the act, securing their spot in racist history. Good job old chaps!
1957 – Orval Faubus (Democrat Governor of Arkansas): Responsible for fighting desegregation in schools. This was the jerk that prevented African American students from enrolling and attending Central High School in Little Rock, AR, at gunpoint (via the Arkansas National Guard).
1957 – Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican President): It was Eisenhower, whom stepped in to talk Faubus down. He did, but once the students were able to enroll, riots ensued. The riots went unchecked without intervention from the Governor, so the Mayor of Little Rock had to appeal to Eisenhower to elicit help. He placed the Arkansas National Guard under federal control and sent 1,000 paratroopers from the 101st to assist in restoring order. Black students were able to enroll from that moment forward, thanks to President Eisenhower.
Oh, and let’s not forget that Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957. This, after sending Congress a proposal for civil rights legislation. It was actually a pretty strong document at first, before Democrats weakened it. It was still a step in the right direction, though, and when it was eventually passed after a Democratic fillibuster, Eisenhower signed off on it.
1960 – President Eisenhower also signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960, expanding on his original Act of 1957, which had been weakened by Democrats. This passed in the House with 172 Democrats and 123 Republicans supporting, versus 99 Democrats and 24 Republicans opposing. It passed the Senate, again with amendment with 42 Democrats and 29 Republicans. Again, no Republicans opposed the bill in the Senate, but 18 Democrats did.
1954-1963 – Dr. Martin Luthor King Jr. (Civil Rights Leader): I guess Liberals want to have us believe that black people are incapable of being intelligent. I imagine this is why they continue to push the lie that Republicans are racist, despite their having been the Party of Racism/Eugenicism/Segregationism/Slavery since 1829. They also try to push the lie that MLK Jr. was a Democrat, or at the least, he was just Independent. This is gravely dishonest and they know it.
African Americans were and are not stupid. They paid attention to which party did what, who was fighting for them, who was helping them, and who legislated in favor of them. The Republican Party was the anti-slavery party since 1854, and they’re the only party that pushed for Civil Rights. The grand majority of black people in America, who were registered to vote, were registered as Republicans, because of these reasons. MLK Jr. was no different.
He spoke kindly of the Republican Party, but unfortunately came to odds with the Presidential Nominee choice of Barry Goldwater (a staunch Libertarian and Constitutional Conservative). Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, not because he was a racist, but because he hated the idea of Government toiling with the free market. He believed that the market would sort itself out and racism would eventually subside, without the help of Government.
Democrats love to focus on this point of time, where MLK Jr. was quite outspoken against Goldwater, because he did not support the Act. It was likely grave disappointment that a Republican would oppose the Act – a Party that MLK Jr. had much faith in, for good reason.
Democrats also distort this history, because they ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws, so that there wouldn’t be a need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.
Alveda King, MLK Jr’s niece, continues the tradition of MLK Jr today, as a Republican, like her uncle before her.
1961 – John F Kennedy (Democrat President & Arthur of Camelot): This is an interesting one, because so many Americans adore JFK. I suspect that has to do with his assassination, but had he remained alive, perhaps we’d be pouring over his issues of racism and sexism.
Kennedy was greatly opposed to interacial marriages. He was opposed to Sammy Davis Jr’s marriage to white actress May Britt, and literally refused to allow Sammy Davis Jr. to perform at the White House.
In addition to his opposition to interracial marriages, Kennedy also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, when he was a Senator, along with Democrat Al Gore Sr. After becoming President, he opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King (the march was actually organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was another black Republican).
Let’s not forget, either, that Kennedy had his brother Robert (then Attorney General) wiretap MLK Jr. and also had him investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist. Just another way to undermine Dr. King and put an end to his movement.
1962 – George Wallace (Democrat Governor of Alabama): Ol’ George ran for Governor in 1962 on the platform of racial segregation and states’ rights. With the backing of the KKK, he won the election. His infamous inaugural speech concluded with the line “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
In 1963, Wallace led a “stand-in the schoolhouse door” to prevent two black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama (Vivian Malone and James Hood). At the time, Alabama had been an all white school, and these two students were attempting to desegregate it. In 1954, the SCOTUS declared segregation unconstitutional, and to his credit, Kennedy quickly took aim to federalize the National Guard troops and deploy them at the University to force its desegregation.
One day after their arrival, Wallace yielded to federal pressure, and the two black students successfully enrolled at the University.
The same steps had to be taken in another Wallace episode, when he attempted to block the desegregation of an Alabama public shchool (the Tuskegee High School in Huntsville). Kennedy squashed that attempt quickly, as well.
1964 – Malcolm X (Civil Rights Leader): Malcolm X and Martin Luthor King Jr. fought for Civil Rights in different ways. Both could be argued to have been effective, but they were viewed quite differently. Malcolm X was much more aggressive, with his “Black Power” movement, whereas MLK Jr. took notes from Jesus and Ghandi, in a non-aggressive, peaceful manner. Either way, Malcolm X recognized the differences of the Party Elites in Washington. By the time his message had reached its peak, he was very vocal about where the black votes were going, and how they were squandered.
He argued that after 80% of black votes had been going to Democrats, due to false promises, African Americans would get nothing in return. He also recognized that white America was segregated along party lines fairly evenly, and the black vote could turn the tide in either direction. Malcolm X made a speech where he called blacks that voted Democrat chumps. He mentioned how Democrats were the segregationists in America, and that Congress was filled with Democrat segregationists that Black America put in office. He called African Americans “chumps” for doing this and said they only had themselves to blame for putting racist Democrats in office, when it was the Republicans that had very little power at the time to enact change, but they were the only politicians fighting their fight from within.
It’s interesting that we don’t hear this side of the story of Malcolm X, especially in schools. We learn about how “radical” he was, but we don’t learn that he was a supporter of the Republican Party, mainly because the Democrat Party was filled with racists and segregationists.
1964 – Robert C. Byrd (Democrat Senator of West Virginia): Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK while in his 20s and 30s. He rose to the title of Kleagle ane Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. Throughout his career in office, he lied about his membership. He was even caught in the lie in 1946, when he wrote a letter to the group’s Imperial Wizard stating “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.”
In 1964, he and several other key and prominent Democrats were responsible for filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 60 days. The Act eventually passed in the House with 153 Democrats and 136 Republicans in support, and 91 Democrats and 35 Republicans opposed. In the Senate, it passed with 46 Democrats and 27 Republicans for, with 21 Democrats and 6 Republicans opposed. If you do the math on any of these votes, you’ll consistently find that the percentage of Republicans for these Acts far outweighs the percentage of Democrats. You’ll also noticed that only one party takes part in filibustering Civil Rights.
“Oddly” enough, the Democrats eventually awarded Byrd with Senatorial leadership. It’s actually not odd… that’s called being ironic. The Democrat Party is the party of/for Racism, after all, so there’s really nothing odd about that.
In later years, Bill Clinton went on to justify Robert Byrd’s KKK tenure as Byrd seeing it necessary to get elected, as a country boy from the hills and hollws of West Virginia. I guess he’d know, right? Bill’s a racist from Arksansas, after all.
Hillary Clinton also praised her old friend and mentor, Byrd, as being someone of “nobility… being the heart, soul and historian of the Senate… and his passion for a Government that improves the lives of the people it serves.” As long as they’re white, right?
The most absurd portrayal of lunacy was that of President Obama’s speech on the loss of Byrd, suggesting he was a “voice of principle and reason.” You really can’t make this stuff up.
1964 Continued – Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat President): Touted as a Civil Rights “hero” to the Left, LBJ was actually one of the most racist Presidents we’ve ever had in the White House. Not only did he use the word “nigger” pretty profusely throughout his tenure, but he even nicknamed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the “Nigger Bill.”
On Civil Rights, LBJ is quoted as saying “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
Also on the passage of the Civil Rights of 1964, LBJ is quoted as having said “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for 200 years” to two Governors on Air Force One. The thought process on this one is pretty obvious. He’s basically suggesting that if he gives African Americans what they want, they’ll continue to vote for Democrats for two centuries. He literally saw it as buying votes, despite this and the Voting Act of 1964 having very good results for the nation.
LBJ fought against Civil Rights in Congress for his entire tenure, until the Civil Rights Act of 1957, where he switched gears, surprising most everyone.
1968 – Richard Nixon (Republican President): Nixon spearheaded efforts to further desegregate the South. When Nixon took office in 1968, 68 percent of black children in the South were attending all-black schools. By the end of his term, in 1974, that number had fallen to 8 percent. He, along with Ray Price and his VP Spiro Agnew, determined the best possible way to peacefully desegregate the South and they were extremely successful.
In a 1970 memo, presidential counselor Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote, “There has been more change in the structure of American public school education in the last month than in the past 100 years.”
By treating Southerners in the same veine as Northerners, he was able to achieve one of the greatest civil rights triumphs of the 21st century. He peacefully desegregated the Southern schools.
But wait… have we even heard this before? Does the liberal media ever focus on this? No, they don’t. Why? Merely because they have to keep up the facade that the parties switched along the way, and that Republicans are the true racists now. The Left is systematically whitewashing history and retelling it in a perverted fashion.
We see what happens when the African American vote doesn’t show up on election day, or happens to swing one way or another. It happened in 2016 for Donald Trump, when many Black Americans woke up to the Liberal fiction that’s been spewing from their televisions for so many years.
1977 – Jimmy Carter (Democrat President): While everyone wants to think this peanut farmer is such a nice guy, and I’m guessing he probably is (Hey, he builds homes with Habitat for Humanity, right? Can’t be all bad.), he does have a sordid past.
After the decision of 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, that it was unconstitutional to keep schools segregated, the school board he served on refused to desegregate the school children of Carter’s home town. In fact, his board also tried to stop the construction of a new elementary school for Black students in 1956. Carter requested construction be stopped, due to the locality of the school. He, and others of like mind, felt the elementary school for black children was too close in proximity to the white schools, and they didn’t want to risk commingling on the streets.
The state board turned down Carter’s request, due to costs, but Carter and his board promised to do everything they could “to minimize simultaneous traffic between white and colored students in route to and from school.”
What a nice guy!
The rest of our political history is mired in shadows of racism from the Left. From Carter to Obama, the Left has pushed for more legislation to empower the state over the citizen. Social services have grown tremendously over the years, due to liberal policies. Economic regulations have also grown under these same leaders. They continue to fight for and pass more and more legislation to keep minorities in a position of dependance on Government.
Liberals have literally been stripping their individual liberty, by way of placing blame on the haves, and promising that government will do everything in their power to make sure the have nots, get what the upper echelons of society are keeping from them.
If you’ve been paying attention to politics and the mainstream media over the last 30yrs or so, you’ll notice that Liberals have changed the game. They continuously project the ideas of racism, sexism, ***phobia on the Republican Party and Conservatism. They’re literally pushing a revisionist history and lies regarding Conservative stances.
Rather than limited government and a Constitution that protects the people from government, and answerable to God, Liberals continue to advocate bigger government, with more control over our lives, where we have a “living” Constitution, that should be able to change with the passing winds, and is full of “negative” liberties (to quote Obama). They would also do their best to remove God (a higher power than Government) from the equation, solidifying thir Socialist Utopia, so that Government is the highest power in the land, answerable to no one but itself.
When you look at the above information, I think it’s quite clear which party is for maximum liberty and limited government. I think it’s obvious which party has consistently had the backs of Black Americans, and has consistently pushed and fought for the end to slavery, desegregation, and Civil Rights, right along with them. Many times, Republicans would put themselves in harm’s way in an effort to aid in securing these freedoms and Natural Rights for their brothers and sisters of another color.