91 Responses to “Democrat Civil Rights Leader Drops Race Card Bomb on McCain-Palin”

  1. 51

    Aye Chihuahua


    Here’s a test for you Kool Aid.

    (No fair using Google)


    1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP who were themselves white?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    7. What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the1957 Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s University of Michigan Affirmative Action decision, and is spending over $200 billion to fight AIDS in Africa and on programs to help black Americans prosper, including school vouchers, the faith-based initiative, home ownership, and small business ownership?
    [ ] a. Democratic Party
    [ ] b. Republican Party

    NOTE: In the The Black Republican magazine on page 51, all answers are “Republican Party” and on page 52, all answers are “Democratic Party”.

    10. What Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and was the Party of the Ku Klux Klan?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    11. What Party from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as citizens?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    12. What was the Party of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    13. What was the Party of President John F. Kennedy who voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law as a Senator, then opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after becoming president, and later had the FBI (supervised by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy) investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a communist?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    14. What is the Party of current Senator Robert Byrd who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Fritz Hollings who hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina when he was the governor, and Senator Ted Kennedy who recently insulted black judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    15. What was the Party of President Bill Clinton who failed to fight the terrorists after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, sent troops to war in Bosnia and Kosovo without Congressional approval, vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    16. What is the Party of Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s, and who lost the 2000 election as confirmed by a second recount of Florida votes by the “Miami Herald” and a consortium of major news organizations and the ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that blacks were not denied the right to vote?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

    17. What Party is against the faith-based initiative, against school vouchers, against school prayers, and takes the black vote for granted without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, lynching blacks and passing the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that caused great harm to blacks?
    [ ] a. Republican Party
    [ ] b. Democratic Party

  2. “ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous
    2. having no rational or orderly relationship to human life”

    Is an apt description of your entire list you hate filled troll.

    How many votes do we have to kick this moonbat scum back into the racist ditch it crawled out of ?

  3. 53

    More Kool-Aid Please


    Is that the best you can do? Copy and paste from some self-serving, carefully crafted piece of propaganda!

    Yeesh. I guess you guys really can’t come up with any actual, factual arguments that aren’t prepared for you in advance.

    Nitey-nite! You’ve been p0wned! Deal with it.

  4. 54

    More Kool-Aid Please

    Oh, please Mike! Please ban me! Please, please, please!!!

    God forbid anyone with dissenting opinion should invade your comfy little circle jerk! Who gets the cracker tonight? Do you take turns, or is it every “man” for themselves?

  5. 55

    Aye Chihuahua


    @More Kool-Aid Please:

    Gosh Mike, what part of my list was ABSURD?

    All of it.

    Do you care to dispute any of the names on my list?

    Yes, all of them.

    Facts are always helpful when trying to make a point. You should try to use some!

    Well, there you go.

    So far all you’ve got is a list of names and not the first fact.

    Provide proof for each and every name on your list to support your argument.

  6. 58

    Aye Chihuahua


    Where are your facts there KA?

    Where are they?

    Are you completely unable to support your list of names with an actual factual argument?


    Anytime now will be fine.

    Oh, by the way, I didn’t see your list of answers to the test.

  7. 59



    Yeesh. I guess you guys really can’t come up with any actual, factual arguments that aren’t prepared for you in advance.

    Musta missed where Kool-aid presented anything but his own opinion on some pols. Anyone see any “factual arguments” in his posts?

    I guess Kool-aid’s one of those who think the world is responsible for proving he’s a bigoted fool… t’would never occur to him he’s done that quite nicely himself.

    Nitey night yourself, Kool-aid. We’re all happy you can retire now, happy with some false sense of smugness. But with a bar so low for yourself, I suspect you’re the quintessential picture of “ignorance is bliss”.

  8. Kool Aid: You don’t have a dissenting opinion. You are disseminator of hate and racism. You have no place in a rational, mature discussion of these important issues.

    You’re such a fool you give clowns a bad name.

    I’m glad you saved me the trouble of banning your worthless hide but should you return I’ll have no problem deleting your absurd idiotic remarks.

    The last thing we need around here is another left wing moonbat troll with more bile than brains.

  9. 61



    @More Kool-Aid Please: I knew the pitter patter of running feet would echo through the halls once Aye asked the dummy to support his list. They love to copy and paste lists from KOS and DummiesU but draw a blank at thinking for themselves.

  10. 62


    Kool aid,

    Voilà une supposition colorée mais fort improbable. Votre longue liste semble issue d’un malentendu qui repose sur une méprise née d’une confusion.

    Je reste hébété devant l’insolence de vos accusations gratuites. L’intellect obscurci par des horions sans prestige, vous restez sourd aux arguments les plus sensés.

    Je vais vous exposer l’astuce de la chose dont vous ne pourrez malheureusement pas subodorer toute la valeur.

    Voici en quelques traits incisifs: Je crains que vous ne barbotiez à grand bruit dans l’erreur la plus totale. Vous n’êtes qu’un inculte en plus d’être un lamentable pendard. Il serait préférable que vous n’insistassiez plus pour ne pas permettre une aggravation permanente de votre infirmité mentale.

    Me fais-je comprendre? Si vous ne comprenez pas, faites semblant.

  11. 63


    Damn, How embarrasing;
    Even with 2 years of high school French & side-by-side French/English Nostradamus interpretations, I could only figure out about 75% of that Craig, but got the gist of it LOL..

  12. 64



    Don’t worry about it. French is very complicated. Besides, I have a special writing style; I was a French teacher in high school for a few years. I have no problem reading English. But it is so much more difficult to write it. I get so frustrated here, because I can’t really express what I really want to say. But I guess I’m making some progress.

    I’m glad you’ve got the essential of my post. I would like to translate it, but I couldn’t, it would lose all of it sparkling effects… lol

  13. 68



    After Palin finished her remarks this morning, the man holding the stuffed monkey seemed to notice that a video camera was pointed at him, at which point he removed the Obama sticker from the doll’s head and crumpling it up in his hand. He then handed the doll to a young boy who was watching the rally from his father’s shoulders. The boy’s parents later told CBS News that they weren’t acquainted with the man who gave their son the stuffed monkey.

    That’s a very odd clip; and I can’t tell that the man noticed a camera was on him prior to his taking the sticker off the doll. Perhaps an Obama supporter 😉 ? Plant? Whatever he is, he looks to be a douchebag.

    So what was your point?

  14. 69



    Gimme a break. Like there are only racists in the R party, or like R’s are the only ones who show some anger or frustration (see also Daily Kos or Democratic Underground or any anti-war rally or a simple Madonna concert!).

  15. 70



    wonder if America is ready for a black president, or will it show the true racial legacy of the icemans inheritance

    Torrance Stephens’ post is part of the racial divide problem.

    So, if America doesn’t elect Obama, it’s because of “the Bradley Effect”? Puh-lease….

  16. Oh yes Fit Fit and no name Obama minions have burned George Bush in effigy but do you see us holding Obama personally responsible?

    The difference here is that John Lewis is an ELECTED DEMOCRAT and an Obama supporter who is a key player in Georgia and national politics. It’s appalling that a man of his stature would resort to these kinds of incendiary tactics.

    Your efforts to dismiss what Lewis has said and done is tantamount to enabling the very kind of racism you people claim to abhor.

    You play the race card then complain when the moneky comes back to bite you on the ass.


  17. 72

    Steve Rowland

    From townhall.com: On Friday during a town hall-style meeting in Lakeville, Minn., a supporter told McCain that he feared what would happen if Obama were elected. McCain drew boos when he defended his rival as a “decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”

    In another exchange, a woman told McCain that she didn’t trust Obama because “he’s an Arab.” Shaking his head and taking the microphone from her, McCain replied: “No, ma’am. He’s a decent, family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.”

    Basically, McCain had abdicated the race as far as I am concerned. Apparently he never read “The Case Against Barack Obama”, et al, and the fact of the matter is Obama is a scary individual.

    Palin is the only one of the ticket pushing to show some earnestness in trying to overcome whatever lead Obama has with just a few weeks before the election.

    John Lewis is one of the biggest racists in the Congress, trust me,I know, I live in Atlanta. The MSM are pulling all the stops as are black democrats: Question Obama on the legitimate points and its all ‘racist’, ‘stroking the fires’, etc, etc.

    Hope Obama wins, lets these freaking idiots who want him in so badly bend over and watch themselves get a new one drilled. They don’t have a clue. Rage? You bet I got some, I have no patience for morons.

    Then again…maybe McCain knows more that he is letting on and what worries me is maybe he is correct: I don’t have to be scared of Obama being president…yeah…I have a lot more to fear of those controlling Obama…..and McCain. Does it make any difference who is elected?

  18. 74


    To answer your question. Yes we are ready for a black president, but certainly not “this candidate”. Did you hear racial prejudices being spouted by Republicans when Condolisa Rice was given a cabinet position or Collen Powell? No. Did you hear any from the independants? No. Did the Clinton’s or Carter put any blacks in positions of political power? No.

    I’ve heard Republican’s say if the McCain-Palin ticket had been a Powell-Rice ticket, they would have supported them just as readily.

    The fingers are sadly being pointed at the wrong party.

    As has been pointed out above and as history shows, it has always been the Republicans who supported “Blacks”. The Civil War was started by Republicans against the Democratic South which was financially backed by Southern Democrat plantation owners. Southern Democrats were the ones that were importing slaves. They liked the status quo just as it was, with their Black slaves under their complete power and control and dependent upon them for their every need.

    During the Civil Rights movement, Southern Democrats were in control of Congress and LBJ, a Southern Democrat, from Texas was president. LBJ supported the Vietnam War and a draft that sent thousands of our countries young blacks to fight a war they neither supported, nor understood. Nixon, a Republican, got us out of that war.

    Most Liberal Democrats are the old Southern Democrats and their ideals under a different name. Their socialism agenda goes back to post Civil War reconstruction. The South was in a deep depression long before 1929. BTW Blacks were not the only slaves in our society. My own heritage is that of ancestors who were of indentured servitude status, which did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. It wasn’t until 1927 when that was lifted. FDR came in with his New Deal, which created socialist entitlement programs. That re-established the government as “Massah”, lording power and control over the poor who sucked at the government teat and became comfortable and complacent in their poverty while the primarily Democratically controlled government did whatever the hell they wanted. Very few were or even are still willing to take charge and do what they need to do to lift themselves by their own bootstraps to make their own lives and those of their children better. Many of the poor see welfare checks as a right, not a privilage and only vote for those who will funnel more unearned money into their hands. Contrary to modern Democratic rhetoric during this campaign, most Republicans are not ignorant “trailer trash” as they would like everyone to believe. The “trailer trash” welfare sucking cross-sections of our society support them.

  19. 75


    Heck, I would have supported a Powell-Rice ticket. What the Democrats don’t understand is that we have given high office positions to black people. Whether it be Senate, House, in the executive branch, or in the Supreme Court. I’m still at a loss as to why these racist sentiments arise during a presidential election – we’re not denying anyone of any race anything.

  20. 76


    I’m not a big Powell and Rice fan; but I’d support them if they were the Republican ticket.

    Oh, yes…and also: Alfonzo Rachel for White House press secretary:

  21. 77



    As far as which party has more of a history of racism (kind of a ridiculous issue, as Scott suggests), if we are to play that game, then….

    Read: Unfounded Loyalty by Wayne Perryman

    Then please note this partial list:

    The Republican Party was formed in 1854 specifically to oppose the Democrats, and for more than 150 years, they have done everything they could to block the Democrat agenda. In their abuses of power, they have even used threats and military violence to thwart the Democrat Party’s attempts to make this a progressive country. As you read the following Republican atrocities that span three centuries, imagine if you will, what a far different nation the United States would be had not the Republicans been around to block the Democrats’ efforts.

    March 20, 1854
    Opponents of Democrats’ pro-slavery policies meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish the Republican Party

    May 30, 1854
    Democrat President Franklin Pierce signs Democrats’ Kansas-Nebraska Act, expanding slavery into U.S. territories; opponents unite to form the Republican Party

    June 16, 1854
    Newspaper editor Horace Greeley calls on opponents of slavery to unite in the Republican Party

    July 6, 1854
    First state Republican Party officially organized in Jackson, Michigan, to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

    February 11, 1856
    Republican Montgomery Blair argues before U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of his client, the slave Dred Scott; later served in President Lincoln’s Cabinet

    February 22, 1856
    First national meeting of the Republican Party, in Pittsburgh, to coordinate opposition to Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

    March 27, 1856
    First meeting of Republican National Committee in Washington, DC to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

    May 22, 1856
    For denouncing Democrats’ pro-slavery policy, Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) is beaten nearly to death on floor of Senate by U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks (D-SC), takes three years to recover

    March 6, 1857
    Republican Supreme Court Justice John McLean issues strenuous dissent from decision by 7 Democrats in infamous Dred Scott case that African-Americans had no rights “which any white man was bound to respect”

    June 26, 1857
    Abraham Lincoln declares Republican position that slavery is “cruelly wrong,” while Democrats “cultivate and excite hatred” for blacks

    October 13, 1858
    During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee

    October 25, 1858
    U.S. Senator William Seward (R-NY) describes Democratic Party as “inextricably committed to the designs of the slaveholders”; as President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, helped draft Emancipation Proclamation

    June 4, 1860
    Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) delivers his classic address, The Barbarism of Slavery

    April 7, 1862
    President Lincoln concludes treaty with Britain for suppression of slave trade

    April 16, 1862
    President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

    July 2, 1862
    U.S. Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT) wins passage of Land Grant Act, establishing colleges open to African-Americans, including such students as George Washington Carver

    July 17, 1862
    Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

    August 19, 1862
    Republican newspaper editor Horace Greeley writes Prayer of Twenty Millions, calling on President Lincoln to declare emancipation

    August 25, 1862
    President Abraham Lincoln authorizes enlistment of African-American soldiers in U.S. Army

    September 22, 1862
    Republican President Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

    January 1, 1863
    Emancipation Proclamation, implementing the Republicans’ Confiscation Act of 1862, takes effect

    February 9, 1864
    Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton deliver over 100,000 signatures to U.S. Senate supporting Republicans’ plans for constitutional amendment to ban slavery

    June 15, 1864
    Republican Congress votes equal pay for African-American troops serving in U.S. Army during Civil War

    June 28, 1864
    Republican majority in Congress repeals Fugitive Slave Acts

    October 29, 1864
    African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth says of President Lincoln: “I never was treated by anyone with more kindness and cordiality than were shown to me by that great and good man”

    January 31, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

    March 3, 1865
    Republican Congress establishes Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education, and technical assistance to emancipated slaves

    April 8, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

    June 19, 1865
    On “Juneteenth,” U.S. troops land in Galveston, TX to enforce ban on slavery that had been declared more than two years before by the Emancipation Proclamation

    November 22, 1865
    Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

    December 6, 1865
    Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified

    February 5, 1866
    U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

    April 9, 1866
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

    April 19, 1866
    Thousands assemble in Washington, DC to celebrate Republican Party’s abolition of slavery

    May 10, 1866
    U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

    June 8, 1866
    U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans [Senate] vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no [96% of GOP House members also-ws]

    July 16, 1866
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of Freedman’s Bureau Act, which protected former slaves from “black codes” denying their rights

    July 28, 1866
    Republican Congress authorizes formation of the Buffalo Soldiers, two regiments of African-American cavalrymen

    July 30, 1866
    Democrat-controlled City of New Orleans orders police to storm racially-integrated Republican meeting; raid kills 40 and wounds more than 150

    January 8, 1867
    Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

    July 19, 1867
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

    March 30, 1868
    Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

    May 20, 1868
    Republican National Convention marks debut of African-American politicians on national stage; two – Pinckney Pinchback and James Harris – attend as delegates, and several serve as presidential electors

    September 3, 1868
    25 African-Americans in Georgia legislature, all Republicans, expelled by Democrat majority; later reinstated by Republican Congress

    September 12, 1868
    Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and all other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

    September 28, 1868
    Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana murder nearly 300 African-Americans who tried to prevent an assault against a Republican newspaper editor

    October 7, 1868
    Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

    October 22, 1868
    While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

    November 3, 1868
    Republican Ulysses Grant defeats Democrat Horatio Seymour in presidential election; Seymour had denounced Emancipation Proclamation

    December 10, 1869
    Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

    February 3, 1870
    After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

    May 19, 1870
    African-American John Langston, law professor and future Republican Congressman from Virginia, delivers influential speech supporting President Ulysses Grant’s civil rights policies

    May 31, 1870
    President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

    June 22, 1870
    Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

    September 6, 1870
    Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

    February 28, 1871
    Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

    March 22, 1871
    Spartansburg Republican newspaper denounces Ku Klux Klan campaign to eradicate the Republican Party in South Carolina

    April 20, 1871
    Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

    October 10, 1871
    Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

    October 18, 1871
    After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

    November 18, 1872
    Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

    January 17, 1874
    Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

    September 14, 1874
    Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

    March 1, 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

    September 20, 1876
    Former state Attorney General Robert Ingersoll (R-IL) tells veterans: “Every man that loved slavery better than liberty was a Democrat… I am a Republican because it is the only free party that ever existed”

    January 10, 1878
    U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919

    July 14, 1884
    Republicans criticize Democratic Party’s nomination of racist U.S. Senator Thomas Hendricks (D-IN) for vice president; he had voted against the 13th Amendment banning slavery

    August 30, 1890
    Republican President Benjamin Harrison signs legislation by U.S. Senator Justin Morrill (R-VT) making African-Americans eligible for land-grant colleges in the South

    June 7, 1892
    In a FIRST for a major U.S. political party, two women – Theresa Jenkins and Cora Carleton – attend Republican National Convention in an official capacity, as alternate delegates

    February 8, 1894
    Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

    December 11, 1895
    African-American Republican and former U.S. Rep. Thomas Miller (R-SC) denounces new state constitution written to disenfranchise African-Americans

    May 18, 1896
    Republican Justice John Marshall Harlan, dissenting from Supreme Court’s notorious Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” decision, declares: “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens”

    December 31, 1898
    Republican Theodore Roosevelt becomes Governor of New York; in 1900, he outlawed racial segregation in New York public schools

    May 24, 1900
    Republicans vote no in referendum for constitutional convention in Virginia, designed to create a new state constitution disenfranchising African-Americans

    January 15, 1901
    Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

    October 16, 1901
    President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dine at White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

    May 29, 1902
    Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

    February 12, 1909
    On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

    June 18, 1912
    African-American Robert Church, founder of Lincoln Leagues to register black voters in Tennessee, attends 1912 Republican National Convention as delegate; eventually serves as delegate at 8 conventions

    August 1, 1916
    Republican presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes, former New York Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, endorses women’s suffrage constitutional amendment; he would become Secretary of State and Chief Justice

    May 21, 1919
    Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no

    April 18, 1920
    Minnesota’s FIRST-in-the-nation anti-lynching law, promoted by African-American Republican Nellie Francis, signed by Republican Gov. Jacob Preus

    August 18, 1920
    Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

    January 26, 1922
    House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

    June 2, 1924
    Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

    October 3, 1924
    Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

    December 8, 1924
    Democratic presidential candidate John W. Davis argues in favor of “separate but equal”

    June 12, 1929
    First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

    August 17, 1937
    Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

    June 24, 1940
    Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

    October 20, 1942
    60 prominent African-Americans issue Durham Manifesto, calling on southern Democrats to abolish their all-white primaries

    April 3, 1944
    U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas Democratic Party’s “whites only” primary election system

    February 18, 1946
    Appointed by Republican President Calvin Coolidge, federal judge Paul McCormick ends segregation of Mexican-American children in California public schools

    July 11, 1952
    Republican Party platform condemns “duplicity and insincerity” of Democrats in racial matters

    September 30, 1953
    Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

    December 8, 1953
    Eisenhower administration Asst. Attorney General Lee Rankin argues for plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education

    May 17, 1954
    Chief Justice Earl Warren, three-term Republican Governor (CA) and Republican vice presidential nominee in 1948, wins unanimous support of Supreme Court for school desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education

    [GOP President Dwight Eisenhower’s Justice Department argued for Topeka, Kansas’s black school children. Democrat John W. Davis, who lost a presidential bid to incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1924, defended “separate but equal” classrooms.]

    November 25, 1955
    Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

    March 12, 1956
    Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

    June 5, 1956
    Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

    October 19, 1956
    On campaign trail, Vice President Richard Nixon vows: “American boys and girls shall sit, side by side, at any school – public or private – with no regard paid to the color of their skin. Segregation, discrimination, and prejudice have no place in America”

    November 6, 1956
    African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

    September 9, 1957
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

    September 24, 1957
    Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

    June 23, 1958
    President Dwight Eisenhower meets with Martin Luther King and other African-American leaders to discuss plans to advance civil rights

    February 4, 1959
    President Eisenhower informs Republican leaders of his plan to introduce 1960 Civil Rights Act, despite staunch opposition from many Democrats

    May 6, 1960
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

    July 27, 1960
    At Republican National Convention, Vice President and eventual presidential nominee Richard Nixon insists on strong civil rights plank in platform

    May 2, 1963
    Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

    June 1, 1963
    Democrat Governor George Wallace announces defiance of court order issued by Republican federal judge Frank Johnson to integrate University of Alabama

    September 29, 1963
    Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

    June 9, 1964
    Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

    June 10, 1964
    Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirkson, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

    [According to Congressional Quarterly, only 61% of Democrats in the House of Representatives supported the act, while 80% of Republicans voted in favor. In the Senate, 69% of Democrats and 82% of Republicans voted in favor. Among the Democratic senators who voted against the legislation were J. William Fulbright (Bill Clinton’s mentor), who was a racist- pg 82, Do-Gooders, Mona Charen]

    *[Senator Barry Goldwater (R., Ariz.) opposed this bill the very year he became the GOP’s presidential standard-bearer. However, Goldwater supported the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts and called for integrating Arizona’s National Guard two years before Truman desegregated the military. Goldwater feared the 1964 Act would limit freedom of association in the private sector, a controversial but principled libertarian objection rooted in the First Amendment rather than racial hatred.]

    Goldwater was also a founding (lifelong) member of the Arizona chapter for the NAACP.

    June 20, 1964
    The Chicago Defender, renowned African-American newspaper, praises Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) for leading passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act

    March 7, 1965
    Police under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace attack African-Americans demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, AL

    March 21, 1965
    Republican federal judge Frank Johnson authorizes Martin Luther King’s protest march from Selma to Montgomery, overruling Democrat Governor George Wallace

    August 4, 1965
    Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose

    August 6, 1965
    Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

    July 8, 1970
    In special message to Congress, President Richard Nixon calls for reversal of policy of forced termination of Native American rights and benefits

    September 17, 1971
    Former Ku Klux Klan member and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) retires from U.S. Supreme Court; appointed by FDR in 1937, he had defended Klansmen for racial murders

    February 19, 1976
    President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

    September 15, 1981
    President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

    June 29, 1982
    President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

    August 10, 1988
    President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

    November 21, 1991
    President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

    August 20, 1996
    Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

    April 26, 1999
    Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) awarding Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is transmitted to President

    January 25, 2001
    U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee declares school choice to be “Educational Emancipation”

    March 19, 2003
    Republican U.S. Representatives of Hispanic and Portuguese descent form Congressional Hispanic Conference

    May 23, 2003
    U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduces bill to establish National Museum of African American History and Culture

    February 26, 2004
    Hispanic Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) condemns racist comments by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL); she had called Asst. Secretary of State Roger Noriega and several Hispanic Congressmen “a bunch of white men…you all look alike to me”

    National Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed for a 25 year extension by President George W. Bush on July 27, 2006.

    Shattering glass ceilings

    Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican. America’s first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina’s Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart “P.B.S.” Pinchback became America’s first black governor.

    August 8, 1878: GOP supply-siders may hate to admit it, but America’s first black Collector of Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

    October 16, 1901: GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington. The pro-Democrat Richmond Times newspaper warned that consequently, “White women may receive attentions from Negro men.” As Toni Marshall wrote in the November 9, 1995, Washington Times, when Roosevelt sought reelection in 1904, Democrats produced a button that showed their presidential nominee, Alton Parker, beside a white couple while Roosevelt posed with a white bride and black groom. The button read: “The Choice Is Yours.”

    GOP presidents Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force’s and Army’s first black four-star generals.

    November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

    President Reagan named Colin Powell America’s first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

    President G.W. Bush named Condoleezza Rice America’s first black female NSC chief, then our second (consecutive) black secretary of State. Just last month, one-time Klansman Robert Byrd and other Senate Democrats stalled Rice’s confirmation for a week. Amid unanimous GOP support, 12 Democrats and Vermont Independent James Jeffords opposed Rice — the most “No” votes for a State designee since 14 senators frowned on Henry Clay in 1825.

    “The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire,” Rice has said. “He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.”

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    Wordsmith: I think both Rocky_B and my point was that even if Powell was on the Republican ticket and a white man was on the Democratic ticket, we’d still vote Republican. Anyone is better than Obama. Of course, the distinct policy issues are still very important, so we can’t not consider that.

    He he…”We will no longer be known as the ‘United States of America”; we’d be known as the ASS – ‘American Socialist States’.”

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    Fit fit

    Fit said:

    Republicans filled the void with the Southern Stategy adopting racism as an unspoken party plank.

    Really? Fit, you wouldn’t be calling me a racist now, would you?

    That’s gotta be the top of the line most offensive statement you’ve ever made here since I’ve been around. You *can’t* be serious.

    And may I remind you that it’s your party who has been all about race and gender for the past year? May I remind you it’s your party and their pocketed media who have been suggesting that an Obama loss will be due to closet racism?

    May I also remind you it’s Obama who’s all about race and affirmative action? All about minority subprime loans?

    It’s your candidate who is proud to be a hypenated American?

    But I… as a registered Republican (but Indy in voting)… is a racist with an “unspoken” party plank?

    Chutzpah, dude….. massive cahones.


    The only person I accuse of being racist here is Scrapiron (he could make Obama’s racist grandmother cringe). There several planks in the Republican platform which I know you don’t agree with (seen the AGW statement this year Mata?). I don’t assume anything you believe until you voice your opinion.

    I don’t know what you mean about this “your party” business, I’ve never registered with any party in my life and never will. I guess that’s why I have no problem acknowledging the faults with the Democratic party.

    I’m sorry if you are offended, but if you refuse to acknowledge that the Republican party has benefited from racial anxieties for the past fourty years, I accuse you of being in denial.

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    Thanks for the clarification, Fit. That’s an unusual tact by you… going to the “unspoken plank” bit and generalization of everyone via party affiliation.

    That’s what I keep trying to stress here. Both the DNC and GOP have their fair share of bigots and racists. It’s not a “blanket” anything. Fact is there is scum in both parties… today and over history.

    Which then brings me to your closing statement that I “refuse to acknowledge that the Republican party has benefited from racial anxieties for the past forty years”

    The DNC has benefited from keeping racial divisions alive, well, and festered for the past 40 years. The DNC party is still the one today, playing the gender and race card, but trying to blame it on the GOP. THat’s because they need to keep this age old myth alive that the GOP is nothing but a bunch of rich old white guys who hate women and minorities.

    The DNC is already laying the ground work of a guilt trip… that if you don’t vote for Obama, you are racist. Forget that I’m a confirmed and devoted capitalist that hates socialism. The party and media are already pronoucing that any Obama loss is a statement that the nation is racist. Nice…

    It is the DNC who benefits when the nation is divided into classes of “victims” in order to push their welfare, social programs in legislation.

    And you call me in denial??? Lord love ya, Fit. You do give me a grin sometimes.

    You truly should reread Wordsmith’s walk thru history above.

    BTW, I say “your party” because, whether you are registered or not, at this time you are standing in the Obama camp. So, for this moment, the DNC is “your party” of choice. Unless, of course, you’re a Ron Paul, Bob Barr or Cynthia McKinney kind’o’guy…. which I somehow doubt.

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    Racism, you bet there is. If you are a black radio talkshow host and support anyone other than Obama, his ‘backers’ come after you. Going by that logic I guess since I am white I should vote for McCain? I will not give in to the racists like J. Jackson who think that way. But I will give in to common sense and say I am voting for McCain in hopes to keep America on the path that made it great, not some Obama idea of socialism. Barack could be a disaster in the highest office. Hopefully he will go back to the Chicago political machine.

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    Kool Aid drinker, like some other idiots I’ve seen, thinks that just because Kevin Phillips gave Nixon bad advise that he didn’t take that he was a Republican insider whose conspiricy theories can be believed based on said “fact.” It’s pretty obvious from his writings, though, that he is neither Republican nor Conservative, and that he is also a heavy Kool Aid consumer.

    Kevin Phillips is an idiot.

    ..and a dangerous one, at that.

    And, so are the Lefty Kool Aid downers.

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