Harry Reid is an obvious product of a government education that he and other Liberals are inflicting on the rest of America, and he should be the poster child for school choice. In his recent comment regarding Republicans’ efforts to block “healthcare” legislation, Reid invoke the ghosts of Democrats past, claiming that Republicans tried to block emancipation and civil rights for blacks.
Like most Liberals, and as I point out in my book The BIG Black Lie, Reid is trying to revise the racist history of the Democrat Party and better yet, to transfer it to the Republican Party. You would too if you had the racist history of the Democrat.
After losing what Democrats deemed “The War of Northern Aggression”—aggression of which came at the hands of Republicans honoring the Constitution—Democrats interpreted things as depicted here:
“Instead of restoring the Union, it [the Republican Party] has, so far as in its power, dissolved it, and subjected ten states, in time of profound peace, to military despotism and Negro supremacy.” —Platform of the Democratic Party, 1868
Apparently Democrats were still smarting from losing all their free labor, as well as their endless supply of sex toys. In an effort to intimidate blacks to allow “off the record” slavery and further oppression that the Democrats missed so much, they ramped up the efforts of the intimidation arm of their party known as the KKK.
This group of rascals rode around in white sheets scaring black and white Republicans, and occasionally hanging blacks who they considered “uppity.” To be considered uppity to a Democrat included things like a black man looking at a white woman, or perhaps a grown black man speaking up for himself. One of the worse things you could do as a black person was to learn to read. Now that was considered uppityness of the highest order and almost guaranteed a black person a lynching.
Republican responded by proposing legislation against the lynching of black folks, as early as 1870 with finally passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1871.
Since 1909 Democrats voted 209 times against anti-lynching legislation put forth by Republicans. Here’s an easier way to understand what I just said. Democrats voted 209 times to allow the lynching of black people. You can see from the quote below the prevailing thought of Democrats throughout history on this issue:
“Mr. President, the crime of lynching . . . is not of sufficient importance to justify this legislation.” –Sen. Claude Pepper (D., Fla.), 1938
Another famous Democrat icon of “uncivil rights”, namely “Lynchum” Baines Johnson voted against this bill as well.
Democrat icon FDR, the keeper of all that is holy in the Democrat Party loved black people so much that he appointed fellow Democrat and racist segregationist James Byrmes to the Supreme Court in 1941. Here is Byrnes in his own words in 1919:
“This is a white man’s country, and will always remain a white man’s country.”
Byrne was later appointed Secretary of State by Harry S. Truman in 1945. Truman you may not know was a member of the KKK in his home state, though Liberal revisionist said he did this only because it was politically expedient. I guess the incineration of 80,000 Japanese non-combatants in Nagasaki, with the second atomic bomb—a bomb that historians now say should have never been dropped—was politically expedient as well. But hey, he just killed a bunch of Japs, right? I think the Democrats called them “Yellow N*ggers” at the time.
Nevertheless the KKK flourished so much so that Democrat Senator Hugo Black lauds them for helping him in his career in politics, as witnessed in this statement.
“This passport which you have given me is a symbol to me of the passport which you have given me before. I do not feel that it would be out of place to state to you here on this occasion that I know that without the support of the members of this organization I would not have been called, even by my enemies, the ‘Junior Senator from Alabama.’ ” —Hugo Black, accepting a life membership in the Ku Klux Klan upon his election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Alabama, 1926
After receiving his “Democrat Lifetime Achievement Award” there was more good news to come for Hugo, as FDR appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1937. A white Black was now able to legally oppress black Blacks…and Johnsons, Jacksons, well you get the point.
So where are we today in the Democrats care and feeding of black folks, their philanthropy to people of color? One only has to read the words of the Liberal icon of racial virtue, LBJ, credited for single-handedly helping the “lowly Negro” by ushering in The Great Society. Who better than to explain the idea of The Great Society and the part blacks were to play, than its author LBJ, as he proclaimed in 1957:
“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. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”
Harry Reid would love to put the history of the Democrats on the Republicans or more importantly cover up the GREAT history of Republicans, the real champions of civil rights. Reid would love to pass yet another scurrilous plan that will do nothing but enslave blacks even more, because that is the idea of The Great Society.
Reid and his ilk are complicit in the destruction of black America, and worse yet, like Margaret Sanger instructed, Democrats are using black “leaders” to do so. And when that doesn’t work, the Democrats have their new and improved version of the KKK, the SEIU thugs to beat blacks back onto the plantation.
If America is looking for a teachable moment, Reid certainly obliged. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
That’s my rant!
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