Ohhhh my god.. back then, republicans were left leaning and democrats were more conservative. Eventually, republicans had so many wealthy white men in their party that they began working to benefit themselves and their families instead of continuing to be progressive. It was around (if I can remember correctly) the 1920s-30s when the parties began to shift because some republicans didn’t like how conservative their party was starting to get. So all the liberal republicans moved on over to the Democratic Party. And then when the conservative democrats didn’t like that, they moved on over to the Republican Party. If you don’t believe me I can send you multiple sources and video essays. Here’s one:
And logically, it just makes sense. Why would the same party that voted for the freedom of slaves also vote against social welfare programs that would greatly improve the lives of POC still recovering from the past?
I will say this time and time again because democrats are not the racists they used to be. If they were, why the heck would they vote for a black president.
Oh you poor uneducated naive liberal…yet again misses the reality for the lies. YOUR party has not changed since their inception. Democrats have ALWAYS been against blacks…period. Let’s take a look at that history, shall we.
June 17, 1854
The Republican Party is officially founded as an abolitionist party to slavery in the United States.
October 13, 1858
During the Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) said, “If
you desire negro citizenship, if you desire to allow them to come into
the State and settle with the white man, if you desire them to vote on
an equality with yourselves, and to make them eligible to office, to
serve on juries, and to adjudge your rights, then support Mr. Lincoln
and the Black Republican party, who are in favor of the citizenship of
the negro. For one, I am opposed to negro citizenship in any and every
form. I believe this Government was made on the white basis. I believe
it was made by white men for the benefit of white men and their
posterity for ever, and I am in favor of confining citizenship to white
men, men of European birth and descent, instead of conferring it upon
negroes, Indians, and other inferior races.”. Douglas became the Democrat Party’s 1860 presidential nominee.
April 16, 1862
President Lincoln signed the bill abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. In Congress, almost every Republican voted for yes and most Democrats voted no.
July 17, 1862
Over unanimous Democrat opposition, the Republican Congress passed The Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”.
April 8, 1864
The 13th Amendment banning slavery passed the U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition.
January 31, 1865
The 13th Amendment banning slavery passed the U.S. House with unanimous Republican support and intense Democrat opposition.
November 22, 1865
Republicans denounced the Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting the “black codes” which institutionalized racial discrimination.
February 5, 1866
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduced legislation (successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson) to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves.
March 27, 1866
Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoes of law granting voting rights to blacks.
May 10, 1866
The U.S. House passed the Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens. 100% of Democrats vote no.
June 8, 1866
The U.S. Senate passed the Republicans’ 14th Amendment
guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all
citizens. 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no.
March 27, 1866
Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoes of law granting voting rights to blacks in the District of Columbia.
July 16, 1866
The Republican Congress overrode Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting the voting rights of blacks.
March 30, 1868
Republicans begin the 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.”
September 12, 1868
Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24 other blacks in the Georgia Senate (all Republicans) were expelled by the Democrat majority and would later be reinstated by the Republican Congress.
October 7, 1868
Republicans denounced Democrat 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) was assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku
Klux Klan. Hinds was the first sitting congressman to be murdered while
December 10, 1869
Republican Gov. John Campbell of the Wyoming Territory signed the FIRST-in-nation law granting women the right to vote and hold public office.
February 3, 1870
After passing the House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment was ratified, granting the vote to ALL Americans regardless of race.
February 25, 1870
Hiram Rhodes Revels (R-MS) becomes the first black to be seated in the United States Senate.
May 31, 1870
President U.S. Grant signed the Republicans’ Enforcement Act providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights.
June 22, 1870
Ohio Rep. Williams Lawrence created the U.S. Department of Justice to safeguard the civil rights of blacks against Democrats in the South.
September 6, 1870
Women voted in Wyoming in first election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell.
February 1, 1871
Rep. Jefferson Franklin Long (R-GA) became the first black to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 28, 1871
The Republican Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1871 providing federal protection for black voters.
April 20, 1871
The Republican Congress enacted the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democrat Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed blacks and all those who supported them.
October 10, 1871
Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto was murdered by a Democrat Party operative. His military funeral was attended by thousands.
October 18, 1871
After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deployed U.S. troops to combat Democrat Ku Klux Klan terrorists.
November 18, 1872
Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “Well, I have gone and done it — positively voted the straight Republican ticket.”
January 17, 1874
Armed Democrats seized the Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate.
September 14, 1874
Democrat white supremacists
seized the Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow the
racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William
Kellogg. Twenty-seven were killed.
March 1, 1875
The Civil Rights Act of 1875,
guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race,
was signed by Republican President U.S. Grant and passed with 92%
Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition.
January 10, 1878
U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduced the Susan B. Anthony amendment
for women’s suffrage. The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it four
times before the election of a Republican House and Senate that
guaranteed its approval in 1919.
February 8, 1894
The Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland joined to repeal the Republicans’ Enforcement Act which had enabled blacks to vote.
January 15, 1901
Republican Booker T. Washington protested the Alabama Democrat Party’s refusal to permit voting by blacks.
May 29, 1902
Virginia Democrats implemented a new state constitution condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing black voter registration by almost 90%.
February 12, 1909
On the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, black Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
May 21, 1919
The Republican House passed a constitutional amendment granting women the vote
with 85% of Republicans and only 54% of Democrats in favor. In the
Senate 80% of Republicans voted yes and almost half of Democrats voted
August 18, 1920
The Republican-authored 19th Amendment giving women the right to
vote became part of the Constitution. Twenty-six of the 36 states needed
to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures.
January 26, 1922
The House passed a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime. Senate Democrats blocked it by filibuster.
June 2, 1924
Republican President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill passed by the Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans.
October 3, 1924
Republicans denounced three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.
June 12, 1929
First Lady Lou Hoover invited the wife of black Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL) to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country.
August 17, 1937
Republicans organized opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and
Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black who was later appointed to the U.S.
Supreme Court by FDR. Black’s Klan background was hidden until after confirmation.
June 24, 1940
The Republican Party platform called for the integration of the
Armed Forces. For the balance of his terms in office, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) refused to order it.
August 8, 1945
Republicans condemned Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic
bomb in Japan. It began two days after the Hiroshima bombing when former
Republican President Herbert Hoover wrote that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”
May 17, 1954
Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948
Republican vice presidential nominee, was nominated to be Chief Justice
delivered the landmark decision “Brown v. Board of Education”.
November 25, 1955
Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration banned racial segregation of interstate bus travel.
March 12, 1956
Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemned the Supreme Court’s “Brown v. Board of Education” decision and pledged (Southern Manifesto) to continue segregation.
June 5, 1956
Republican federal judge Frank Johnson ruled in favor of the Rosa Parks decision striking down the “blacks in the back of the bus” law.
November 6, 1956
African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy voted for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President.
September 9, 1957
President Eisenhower signed the Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act.
September 24, 1957
Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy
and Lyndon Johnson, President Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne
Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate their public schools.
May 6, 1960
President Eisenhower signed the Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming a 125-hour, ’round-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.
May 2, 1963
Republicans condemned Bull Connor, the Democrat “Commissioner of Public Safety” in Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 black schoolchildren marching for their civil rights.
September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defied an order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson (appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower) to integrate Tuskegee High School.
June 9, 1964
Republicans condemned the 14-hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010.
June 10, 1964
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticized the
Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act and called on
Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
was introduced and approved by a 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. (D).
President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen,
the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.
August 4, 1965
Senate Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcame Democrat attempts
to block 1965 Voting Rights Act. Ninety-four percent of Republicans
voted for the landmark civil rights legislation while 27% of Democrats
opposed. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and
other measures devised by Democrats to prevent blacks from voting, was
signed into law. A higher percentage of Republicans voted in favor.
February 19, 1976
President Gerald Ford formally rescinded President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII.
September 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan established the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to increase black participation in federal education programs.
June 29, 1982
President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.August 10, 1988
President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988,
compensating Japanese-Americans for the deprivation of their civil
rights and property during the World War II internment ordered by FDR.
November 21, 1991
President George H. W. Bush signed the Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation.August 20, 1996
A bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ “Contract With America”, became law.
July 2, 2010
Clinton says Byrd joined KKK to help him get elected
Just a “fleeting association”. Nothing to see here.
And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably
with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The
most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious
appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate
the Negro population….
Only a willing fool (and there quite a lot out there) would
accept and recite the nonsensical that one bright, sunny day Democrats
and Republicans just up and decided to “switch” political positions and
cite the “Southern Strategy”
as the uniform knee-jerk retort. Even today, it never takes long for a
Democrat to play the race card purely for political advantage.Thanks to the Democrat Party, blacks have the distinction of being
the only group in the United States whose history is a work-in-progress.*
In 2010, the Democrat Party website received a face lift and the erroneous statements regarding their so-called civil rights advocacy were removed.
PS: Lyndon Johnson, after signing the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, got on an airplane full of governors and told them that after setting those bills in motion, “I’ll have those (N-word) voting Democrat the next 200 years”.
So what was that you were saying there, princess snowflake?
And just in case you decide to keep biting off more than you can chew…and will predictably follow down a path, as the uneducated love to do…I will leave you with even more reality and facts.
History Lesson: Racist Democrats and the Big Lie
In order to escape their truly wretched past , modern Democrats have adopted as an article of faith the bedtime story that, thanks to Tricky Dick Nixon’s “southern strategy,” the racists who had been the backbone of their party for the better part of a century suddenly switched to the GOP en masse some time around 1968, with the happy result that now all the racists are on the right. Presto – instant virtuousness and a clean slate!
It’s a lie, of course. National Review colleague Kevin Williamson, who addressed this issue brilliantly last year:
than the myth and the cliché is the outright lie, the utter fabrication
with malice aforethought, and my nominee for the worst of them is the
popular but indefensible belief that the two major U.S. political
parties somehow “switched places” vis-à-vis protecting the rights of
black Americans, a development believed to be roughly concurrent with
the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the rise of Richard Nixon.
That Republicans have let Democrats get away with this mountebankery is a
symptom of their political fecklessness, and in letting them get away
with it the GOP has allowed itself to be cut off rhetorically from a
pantheon of Republican political heroes, from Abraham Lincoln and
Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, who represent an expression of
conservative ideals as true and relevant today as it was in the 19th
century. Perhaps even worse, the Democrats have been allowed to
rhetorically bury their Bull Connors, their longstanding affiliation
with the Ku Klux Klan, and their pitiless opposition to practically
every major piece of civil-rights legislation for a century.
As Kevin goes on to point out:If
the parties had in some meaningful way flipped on civil rights, one
would expect that to show up in the electoral results in the years
following the Democrats’ 1964 about-face on the issue. Nothing of the
sort happened: Of the 21 Democratic senators who opposed the 1964 act,
only one would ever change parties. Nor did the segregationist
constituencies that elected these Democrats throw them out in favor of
Republicans: The remaining 20 continued to be elected as Democrats or
were replaced by Democrats. It was, on average, nearly a quarter of a
century before those seats went Republican. If southern rednecks ditched
the Democrats because of a civil-rights law passed in 1964, it is
strange that they waited until the late 1980s and early 1990s to do so.
yet this myth persists – in fact, it’s just about the only response
today’s Democrats have to their own sordid history: pinning it on the
other guy. It makes them profoundly uncomfortable that among the 21 who
voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 can be found Albert Arnold
Gore, Sr., the founder of the Hillbilly Dynasty; Robert “KKK” Byrd, the Conscience of the Senate; and Sleepin’ Sam Ervin of Watergate fame.
Just for laughs, let’s take a look at the electoral maps for 1968
(Nixon-Humphrey), 1972 (Nixon-McGovern), 1976 (Carter-Ford), and 1992
(Clinton-Bush) to see how the South voted.
First, 1968, as the Vietnam War approached its high-water mark and the antiwar movement was starting to roll:
Nixon picked up some of the
states of the Old Confederacy, largely because of their pro-military
tradition and support for the war. “Wallace,” for those of you born
yesterday, was Democrat George Wallace, a rabid segregationist who
founded the American Independent Party and ran for president on its
ticket. He won 13 percent of the popular vote, and carried five states
in the Deep South for a total of 46 electoral votes.
Four years later, Nixon faced the first modern Democratic Party presidential candidate, George McGovern, who ran on a “Come Home, America”
platform, and on whose campaign many of today’s radicals cut their
teeth. Two items of note in the linked video clip: Missouri Senator Tom Eagleton
was McGovern’s first running mate, who got dumped by the Compassion
Party after it came out that he had been hospitalized for clinical
depression and had undergone shock therapy. The other is McGovern’s
extensive quote from “This Land is Your Land,” a hit for Peter, Paul and
Mary written by the communist fellow-traveler, Woody Guthrie.
Yes, the South voted for the
Republican – but so did every other state except for Massachusetts,
which was the first indication of just how far gone the Bay State
later, Nixon was in San Clemente in the aftermath of Watergate, and a
Southern governor named Jimmy Carter, whose only claim to the White
House was that he was not RMN, was running against the Accidental
President, Gerald Ford:
Yes, twelve years after the Solid South supposedly flipped to the GOP,
here it was, back again, helping to elevate a native son past the
Michigander. The two Reagan wipeouts of 1980 and 1984 began the
alignment of the South with the GOP – but it was partly reversed by
Bill Clinton in 1992:
Back to Bubba
The Republican ascendancy in Dixie is associated with the
rise of the southern middle class, the increasingly trenchant
conservative critique of Communism and the welfare state, the Vietnam
controversy and the rise of the counterculture, law-and-order concerns
rooted in the urban chaos that ran rampant from the late 1960s to the
late 1980s, and the incorporation of the radical Left into the
Democratic party. Individual events, especially the freak show that was
the 1968 Democratic convention, helped solidify conservatives’
affiliation with the Republican party. Democrats might argue that some
of these concerns – especially welfare and crime – are “dog whistles”
or “code” for race and racism, but this criticism is shallow in light of
the evidence and the real saliency of those issues among U.S. voters of
all backgrounds and both parties for decades. Indeed, Democrats who
argue that the best policies for black Americans are those that are soft
on crime and generous with welfare are engaged in much the same sort of
cynical racial calculation President Johnson was practicing when he
informed skeptical southern governors that his plan for the Great
Society was “to have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two
hundred years.” Johnson’s crude racism is, happily, largely a relic of
the past, but his strategy endures.So
the next time a Regressive tries to repeat the Thurmond myth, show him
the maps – and make the Democrats own their history. They don’t like it
very much, and who can blame them?
And for a final dagger in your “theory”…albeit a fake made up one.
“For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive
‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks
to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week.
Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a
cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South
from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights.
A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us.
Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow
Wilson re-segregated the U.S. government and had the pro-Klan film
“Birth of a Nation” screened in his White House.
Wilson and FDR carried all 11 states of the Old Confederacy all six
times they ran, when Southern blacks had no vote. Disfranchised black
folks did not seem to bother these greatest of liberal icons.
As vice president, FDR chose “Cactus Jack” Garner of Texas who played
a major role in imposing a poll tax to keep blacks from voting.
Among FDR’s Supreme Court appointments was Hugo Black, a Klansman who
claimed FDR knew this when he named him in 1937 and that FDR told him
that “some of his best friends” in Georgia were Klansmen.
Black’s great achievement as a lawyer was in winning acquittal of a
man who shot to death the Catholic priest who had presided over his
daughter’s marriage to a Puerto Rican.
In 1941, FDR named South Carolina Sen. “Jimmy” Byrnes to the Supreme
Court. Byrnes had led filibusters in 1935 and 1938 that killed
anti-lynching bills, arguing that lynching was necessary “to hold in
check the Negro in the South.”
FDR refused to back the 1938 anti-lynching law.
“This is a white man’s country and will always remain a white man’s
country,” said Jimmy. Harry Truman, who paid $10 to join the Klan, then
quit, named Byrnes Secretary of State, putting him first in line of
succession to the presidency, as Harry then had no V.P.
During the civil rights struggles of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Gov. Orval
Faubus used the National Guard to keep black students out of Little Rock
High. Gov. Ross Barnett refused to let James Meredith into Ole Miss.
Gov. George Wallace stood in the door at the University of Alabama, to
block two black students from entering.
All three governors were Democrats. All acted in accord with the
“Dixie Manifesto” of 1956, which was signed by 19 senators, all
Democrats, and 80 Democratic congressmen.
Among the signers of the manifesto, which called for massive
resistance to the Brown decision desegregating public schools, was the
vice presidential nominee on Adlai’s Stevenson’s ticket in 1952, Sen.
John Sparkman of Alabama.
Though crushed by Eisenhower, Adlai swept the Deep South, winning
both Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Do you suppose those Southerners thought Adlai would be tougher than
Ike on Stalin? Or did they think Adlai would maintain the unholy
alliance of Southern segregationists and Northern liberals that enabled
Democrats to rule from 1932 to 1952?
The Democratic Party was the party of slavery, secession and
segregation, of “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman and the KKK. “Bull” Connor, who
turned the dogs loose on black demonstrators in Birmingham, was the
Democratic National Committeeman from Alabama.
In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America
can’t afford the cost of segregation.” The following year, Nixon got a
personal letter from Dr. King thanking him for helping to persuade the
Senate to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
Nixon supported the civil rights acts of 1964, 1965 and 1968.
In the 1966 campaign, as related in my new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority,”
out July 8, Nixon blasted Dixiecrats “seeking to squeeze the last
ounces of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice.”
Nixon called out segregationist candidates in ‘66 and called on LBJ,
Hubert Humphrey and Bobby Kennedy to join him in repudiating them. None
did. Hubert, an arm around Lester Maddox, called him a “good Democrat.”
And so were they all — good Democrats.
While Adlai chose Sparkman, Nixon chose Spiro Agnew, the first
governor south of the Mason Dixon Line to enact an open-housing law.
In Nixon’s presidency, the civil rights enforcement budget rose 800
percent. Record numbers of blacks were appointed to federal office. An
Office of Minority Business Enterprise was created. SBA loans to
minorities soared 1,000 percent. Aid to black colleges doubled.
Nixon won the South not because he agreed with them on civil rights —
he never did — but because he shared the patriotic values of the South
and its antipathy to liberal hypocrisy.
When Johnson left office, 10 percent of Southern schools were desegregated. When Nixon left, the figure was 70 percent.
Richard Nixon desegregated the Southern schools, something you won’t learn in today’s public schools.
For history is a pack of lies agreed upon.
So run away now. Don’t come on here pretending you know history, when clearly you do not. You look like a complete and utter fool. Stick to cartoons and your fantasy world, because truth and facts are not something you know how to search for and it is obvious you don’t want to know.
Malcolm X was right though….If you are black and vote for a Democrat, you are a political chump. And if you try and claim I made that one up..hear it in his voice.
Hot damn that got my juices flowing 😍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Bringing this back again.
Im going to reblog this everytime
Yeah, and all this history is turned on its head because 20 some odd Democrats went Republican between the 1960′s and 1990′s.
Amazing that people are this willfully blind.
It’s not their fault. They can’t help themselves. Excellent post! Thanks!
Reblogging to find later. Excellent post. @gop-tea-pub
1 more again boss!
Run it up weekly!
Double dog dare liberals to read every word. There WAS NO PARTY SHIFT.