Al Sharpton Gets Civil Rights History Wrong

Posted: Oct 09, 2011 11:00 AM

Turns out Herman Cain may have been onto something when he said blacks have been brainwashed into voting for democrats. MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton has made it clear he is one of those people Cain was talking about. Sharpton claimed on his show Friday night that democrats supported the Civil Rights act of 1964, problem is, more republicans supported the bill than democrats. The Klu Klux Klan was also founded by democrats and democrats threw Martin Luther King Jr. in jail.

Media Research Center's Noel Sheppard explains:

The House version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by only 61 percent of that Chamber's Democrats versus 80 percent of the Republicans.

More importantly, it was Republicans that ended a Democrat filibuster preventing a vote on this bill in the Senate. 82 percent of Republicans voted for cloture versus 66 percent of Democrats.

In the final Senate vote on the Act, 82 percent of Republicans voted "Aye" versus 69 percent of Democrats.

The same is true for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 when 94 percent of Senate Republicans voted in favor of the bill versus 73 percent of Democrats. The final vote on the House's version was even more stark as only one Senate Republican voted against it compared to seventeen Democrats.

In the House, 82 percent of Republicans supported the bill versus 78 percent of Democrats.

Also, Sharpton recently debated Herman Cain's "blackness," with Professor Karen Hunter on his radio show, saying Cain isn't trying to get black votes but trying to impress the Right.


And now, I give you Alfonzo Rachel, who wonders why blacks are so loyal to democrats.

The Democrat party has been the pro-slavery party, the pro-segregation party, the anti-civil rights party, but the majority of the black community votes democrat.