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Democrats: 154 Years of Progress Uninterrupted by Common Decency

Blair31 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 4:42 PM
The Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats. Nathan Bedford Forest was the first Grand Wizard, or Grand Cyclops, of the KKK, which was founded in 1866, in Pulaski, Tennessee.
Carl469 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 9:24 PM
EVERYONE in the South for the century after the war was a Democrat, including people who fought the Klan. It was custom. Ultimately, it was Northern Democrats, aided by Democrat President LBJ, who successfully ended the reign of the KKK. Your reading of history is highly selective.

The Klan was defined by three things: 1) absolute separation of the races; 2) secrecy in the service of intimidation; and 3) Southern Protestantism. That nominally, Klansmen were Democrats doesn't even register on the radar screen. By the way, let the blacks do their own P.R. How about sticking up for whites for a change?
OhGosch Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 9:41 PM
TheHeretic Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:38 PM
"EVERYONE in the South for the century after the war was a Democrat, including people who fought the Klan." That is a bare-faced lie. EVERYONE was not a Democrat. Those who opposed the Klan were Republicans. "It was custom." And what "custom" was that? Answer: the "custom" of bitterness over losing the Civil War, the "custom" of white supremacy, and the "custom" of slavery, succeeded by its son, Jim Crow segregation. In 1966, a Democrat running for office in Georgia said, "The last time the Republicans came to Atlanta, they burned it down." This was an obvious reference to the Civil War. That Democrat was Jimmy Carter.
TheHeretic Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 12:05 AM
"Ultimately, it was Northern Democrats, aided by Democrat President LBJ, who successfully ended the reign of the KKK. Your reading of history is highly selective." No, YOUR reading of history is highly selective. The 1st civil rights law since Reconstruction was the 1957 Civil Rights Law. It was proposed by REPUBLICAN President Eisenhower and strongly supported by REPUBLICAN Vice President Nixon. In Congress, the Democrats watered down the REPUBLICANS' proposals. In the House of Representatives, 151 REPUBLICANS, but only 128 Democrats voted for the law. In the Senate, 37 REPUBLICANS, but only 23 Democrats voted for the law.

The once-every-four-years national convention season begins this week with the Republican Party finalizing the nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Democrats take their turn the following week with the renomination of Barack Obama and, presumptively, Joe Biden.  ;-)

The whole political party system was not even in place in the United States until well after George Washington’s first oath of office.  The first semblance of a political party formed out of a remnant of the Federalists, who organized the U.S. Constitution in 1787.  According to my legacy 1964-65 Encyclopedia Britannica, “The political group which became known as the Federalist party...

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