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Reader Comments on Dems and Republicans’ History

19 May

One of my readers made an interesting point that I believe African-Americans should think about.  Thanks Denny!

 

“The problem with the Republican party started with the “Southern Strategy” popularized by Richard Nixon. Why we don’t just tell the truth and apologise for this terrible thing is beyond me. We should be reaching out to ALL Americans – especially blacks, who used to be a core constituency of ours – to show them that WE are the party that best reflect their values.

Having said that, here are some FACTS that Barack Obama left out of his so-called ‘race speech.’

Which party started the KKK and the Jim Crow era? The Democratic party. Which party had a man named Robert Byrd FILIBUSTERING the Civil Rights Act of 1965? The Democratic party. Which party FOUGHT against Americans who wanted blacks freed from slavery? The Democratic party. Which party was formed EXPRESSLY to oppose the Democrat party on the issue of slavery? The Republican party.

Which party passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery? The Republican party. Which party turned right around and formed the KKK to make sure blacks went BACK to the plantations after the 13th Amendment was passed? The Democratic party. Which party passed the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution so that blacks could have due process in law, so that their right to vote would not infringed upon regardless of their race or skin color? The Republican party.

Which party at one of its conventions called itself the “white man’s Party?” The Democratic party. Which party stacked the Supreme Court with racists who then finally rendered blacks 3/5ths human being in the infamous Dredd Scott case? The Democratic party. Which party has a history and pattern of terrorizing black Americans for over 170 years? The Democratic party.

Which party caused the destruction of the black family unit after the 1965 Civil Rights Act passed by hooking blacks on government programs? The Democratic party. Which party accused those who opposed hooking blacks on those government programs “racists” and “uncle Toms?” The Democratic party. Which party started affirmative action programs? The Republican party.

Which party pushed for and passed welfare reform to help poor blacks extricate themselves from government dependency programs, reducing poverty rates in black communities by 54%? The Republican party. Which party BLOCKED extension of welfare reform that Democrat Bill Clinton twice vetoed? The Democratic party.

Which party FOUGHT to exclude blacks from getting a good education for over 170 years? The Democratic party. Under which party did black business and black home ownership set record levels? The Republican party. Under which party have black students made the greatest gains in over 30 years? The Republican party. Which party has enabled over 283,000 loans to small business (30% of which went to minority businesses) totalling $63 billion in five years, almost as much as was spend in the previous 40 years? The Republican party.

Which Party freed 3.8 million blacks from the tax rolls? The Republican party. Which party started the funding of the first African American museum and culture center? The Republican party. Which party had the very first and second black Secretaries of State, and the first black National Security Advisor? The Republican party. Which party spent three times ($15 billion) more on AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean than had been previously spent? The Republican party.

And finally, which party continues to pit blacks Americans against white Americans for disgusting political gain? The Democratic party.

Now do you know why Barack Obama left out THE MOST RELEVANT information about the history of racism in America?

Thanks for listening.”

 
 

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