There is a double-standard in this country when it comes to racism. The group of people who are usually the ones crying “racist!” are the exact ones who, themselves, expose themselves as just that- racists, bigots, or plain and simply- ignorant. We are talking about liberals, or progressives as they like to call themselves these days- the Democratic Party.
Whenever a “situation” comes up, the mainstream media usually find themselves going into a mode of confusion. Surely, if it is a conservative, or Republican, the story will run on the 6:00 news and be on the front page of the New York Times- they’ll check their facts after the public outrage. But when it is a liberal Democrat, as in the case of Harry Reid’s latest gaff, the media tip toes around the story- even acting as if it isn’t there.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Harry Reid said in a private conversation that Barack Obama was a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
The Democrats are defending Reid, even saying that the comments were not racist- but actually a positive comment on Barack Obama. Yeah, if making the point that Barack Obama is more suitable because he doesn’t talk like “a Negro” is a positive- then I guess they have a point- which proves the point that the Democratic Party has a racist mentality.
Just imagine if Sarah Palin had made this comment- they would be burning her at the stake (they already are anyway, so that doesn’t make a difference). What if any of the Republicans made this comment- can you imagine the backlash? The left’s own ignorance in their reaction to this comment says even more then Reid’s words themselves.
But liberals have had a long history of race bating, double-standards, and prejudice. Of course, they are quite open with their displays of hate towards anyone who they don’t agree with- just look at the words used to describe “Tea Party” attenders. And God forbid there be a conservative who has skin that isn’t white- they refer to them as an “Uncle Tom”- as if a black person couldn’t think for themselves, that they have only one choice, the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party has an extremely dark and racist past. Our children will most definitely not learn that the Klu Klux Klan was a militant terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.
Professor Dr. Eric Foner writes about the ignored history of the Klan:
“In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.”
It was one of the heroes of the present day progressives, Woodrow Wilson (a Democrat), who introduced the largest number of bills proposing racial segregation and discrimination in our nation’s history.
It was progressive hero and Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt who gained the majority of black votes due to his “New Deal”, but he banned black American newspapers (feared they were communist). FDR also rejected anti-lynching laws pushed by Republicans.
The liberals, I mean, progressives, love FDR. He also rejected laws pushed by Republicans to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission- a law that did not get established until 1958 under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower.
And then there is good old Harry Truman- he also rejected the anti-lynching laws and Civil Rights Commission pushed by Republicans.
The real “smack-in-the-face” to the left is the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was indeed a Republican. This is one that liberals have lived in denial about for decades. And while they act like they “own” MLK, they also have held up John F. Kennedy as a saint as well. They ignore the fact that JFK, himself, voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Law pushed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. JFK also opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- a march that was organized by a black Republican A. Phillip Randolph (bet you didn’t know that one).
Liberals won’t talk about the fact it was JFK who authorized the FBI to wiretap and investigate MLK (yeah, they thought he was a communist too). While many on the left would point to the wonderful phone call made by JFK to let MLK out of the Birmingham jail, it was agreed to (grudgingly) at the request of Dr. King Sr.
Liberals proudly stand on a pedestal when taking credit for the civil rights legislation achieved by Lyndon Johnson. But had he not had the support of the Republicans due to strong opposition to his own Democrats, the bill would not have passed. In fact, in Johnson’s 4,500 word State of the Union Address, delivered in 1965, he only mentions 35 words devoted to civil rights, and not one word about voting rights- but you won’t read that in any high school history books.
This is just the surface examples of the Democratic Party’s long history of racism. Their party was built on racist policies and ideologies. As liberal “social engineering” policies began to take over across American inner cities throughout the 70s into the 80s and 90s, we have watched a new and more subtle kind of racism and slavery.
The Democratic Party will make an entire race of people feel that they “need” them. Liberal politicians speak down to black Americans, making them feel they can’t make it without the social engineering programs that they themselves put in place- that my friend is racist.
The Democrats have a pretty dark past when it comes to racism- its no wonder the history books are all “re-visioned”. The truth always rises to the top- and in the end it will be the thing that sets us free.
* Thanks to the National Black Republicans and Frances Rice for compiling research on their website. Their work and dedication to freedom and liberty is appreciated by us! Here are some links from their site where information was gathered for this blog post: