That statement is echoed time and time again in a Google search of the words "Democrat" and "bigotry". Apparently the truth behind each party and what they have and do stand for havew been somehow "switched at birth" and now Republicans are called racists while the Democratic party paints itself in the colors of freedom and liberty. But what is the real truth? Several sources that I came across told the same story of a Democratic party that opposed civil rights, that supported the KKK, and that some believe is steering our country down a path to socialism.
According to Joseph Farah's observation on WND.com about how the Democrats were going to present their own history and the history of their party. He wrote that he got to thinking about this after listening to Vice President Joe Biden insinuate to a mostly black audience this summer that Republicans sought to enslave them, again.
Specifically, Biden said Mitt Romney is “going to let the big banks once again write their own rules – unchain Wall Street!” Looking around the room, Biden said in his best attempt at a Delaware drawl: “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
Biden is hardly alone. Democrats have been lying about themselves and their opponents for so long, few Americans understand the deep history of racism in the party. Even fewer comprehend that Republicans were the liberators of the slaves and the party that fought segregation.
But let me give you a brief history of the Democratic Party, not according to me, but according to one of the most distinguished liberal American historians, Eric Foner, author of “A Short History of Reconstruction.”
I encourage you to read the whole book as you listen this week to the smug and self-righteous speeches in Charlotte. This is the history they don’t want you to know.
Take note of this summation of Foner’s book: “In effect, the [Ku Klux] 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. Its purposes were political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to destroy the Republican Party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, re-establish control of the black labor force and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern Life.”
Read more here.
The liberal Wikipedia says of "Democrats", with just the tinyiest mention of the KKK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Democratic_Party
Here's another commentary: http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.html
And an interesting video:
Can't wait to read the thoughts of those who identify themselves as Democrats given this information.
Next up, a brief expose of the republican party.