The Ku Klux Klan, Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

16 Jul
by  Michael Zack
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has falsely accused the Tea Party of having ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking at the NAACP convention, she said: “All those who wore sheets a long time ago lifted them off to wear Tea Party clothing.”

Now is the time to speak some Truth to Power.

It would have been far more truthful for the congresswoman to have admitted the fact that all those who wore sheets a long time ago lifted them to wear Democratic Party clothing. Yes, the Ku Klux Klan was established by the Democratic Party. Yes, the Ku Klux Klan murdered thousands of Republicans — African-American and white — in the years following the Civil War. Yes, the Republican Party and a Republican President, Ulysses Grant, destroyed the KKK with their Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

How did the Ku Klux Klan re-emerge in the 20th century? For that, the Democratic Party is to blame.

It was a racist Democrat President, Woodrow Wilson, who premiered Birth of a Nation in the White House. That racist movie was based on a racist book written by one of Wilson’s racist friends from college. In 1915, the movie spawned the modern-day Klan, with its burning crosses and white sheets.

Inspired by the movie, some Georgia Democrats revived the Klan. Soon, the Ku Klux Klan again became a powerful force within the Democratic Party. The KKK so dominated the 1924 Democratic Convention that Republicans, speaking truth to power, called it the Klanbake. In the 1930s, a Democrat President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, appointed a Klansman, Senator Hugo Black (D-AL), to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the 1950s, the Klansmen against whom the civil rights movement struggled were Democrats. The notorious police commissioner Bull Connor, who attacked African-Americans with dogs and clubs and fire hoses, was both a Klansman and the Democratic Party’s National Committeeman for Alabama. Starting in the 1980s, the Democratic Party elevated a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), to third-in-line for the presidency.

Speaking more Truth to Power, the GOP has been a resolute enemy of the Ku Klux Klan, terrorist wing of the Democratic Party.

To quote from Back to Basics for the Republican Party, “The more we Republicans know about the history of our party, the more the Democrats will worry about the future of theirs.” See for more information.

This article is available at the Grand Old Partisan blog. You can help me to help the GOP, by sending this permalink to your contacts nationwide.

The purpose of the book Back to Basics for the Republican Party is to show Republicans how they would benefit tremendously from appreciating the heritage of the GOP.


Posted by on July 16, 2010 in Politics, Religion


8 responses to “The Ku Klux Klan, Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

  1. Richard Mertens

    July 17, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Thhis is absolutely true. However, the Democrats of this time in history were mainly Southern conservatives, clinging hard to preserve Jim Crow, segregation and other vestiges of American apartheid. Hardly what one would call progressive or liberal.

    So it is best to remember that the Klan was founded to prevent change, foment racism and continue propagating a two tiered country, all with the blessing of conservative protestant churches. Hardly a liberal philosophy by any definition.

  2. Rev. Tommy Davis, DDCS

    July 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    The racial divisiveness prevalent today would not exist if the Democrats in control of the Southern states had left African Americans alone at the moment in history when blacks were freed from slavery and began “Juneteeth” celebrations to commemorate their emancipation. Instead Democrats set for themselves the horrendous task of keeping blacks in virtual slavery.

  3. DariusK

    August 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

    As a member of the black community, let me offer some thoughts. First, democrats try to point to the fact that southern politicians before the civil rights movement labelled themselves as “conservative.” What is lost on today’s generation is that term had a significantly different meaning at that time then it does today. Conservatives of today by no means share the same idealogy as those democrats, but liberals of today do. One need only research the party platform and it’s actions to verify such. The labels may have changed, but the underlying philosophy has not. Martin Luther King understood that. Since the 1930’s the democrat party has done little more than pay lip service to the black community, which is why he was a Republican. Regardless of what they claim, Democrats have historically been more of a barrier than a benefit to racial equality. That trend still continues. Take a good look at the black community. Since the civil rights act was passed, we have blindly followed the Democrat Party based solely on this bill being passed under a Democrat president. Nevermind that Republicans first introduced a similiar measure in 1860, about 100 year prior to it finally passing or how much Dems in congress at the time did everything they could to keep the bill from passing (Byrd, still a dem until his passing, filibustered it for 14 hours. Al gore’s father also fought against the bill). What’s also been lost in the annals of history is the multitudes of legal cases and federal actions that took place in the 10 to 15 years following to force democrat-controlled areas of the country to abide by that bill. The black community owes the Democrat party no loyalty. In the past 30 years, what has that lyielded? Living conditions have gotten worse (especially in the inner cities), education is at an all time-low, and crime rates are at an all-time high. Is this what MLK really fought for? Democrats have always been opportunists, and only jumped on the bandwagon for votes. Nothing more. For those of you who try to paint the party in a different light today, I say look at the illegal immigration situation. Whether you realize it or not that is nothing more than America’s modern day slave-trade. And where do your so-called defenders of the little guy stand on that issue? It’s about time my brothers and sisters woke up and saw these charlatans for the frauds they are.

  4. DariusK

    August 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

    By the way, Richard, you are incorrect in your assessment of the KKK’s founding. The klan was founded by ex-confederate soldiers who, after the civil war, wanted to return America to it’s slave-bearing ways and held a deep-seated hatred towards Lincoln, the founder of the Republican party. This anti-republican sentiment has pervaded the KKK throughout most of it’s existence, as well as a very strong anti-catholic sentiment. Many whites have been killed for these reasons, besides being sympathetic to the black community. Democrats can make any accusation they like, but only one political party has ever publicly endorsed the KKK and it was NOT REPUBLICANS.

  5. Angie

    February 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    GAYYY. That is all.

  6. Anomynous

    March 24, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Stuff the KKK

  7. United Races

    July 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    UNITED RACES and The Holy Book of Racial Government

    From London to The Shires to Britain to Europe to The World.


    This is the most powerful religio-political movement for more than 3500 years, possibly.



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