KKK honored at Democratic convention

KKK honored at Democratic convention

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chrissy

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#1 Dec 4, 2012
The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, mostly black Republicans, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.

An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of democratic party supported KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.

The documentation has been assembled by David Barton of Wallbuilders and published in his book “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” which reveals that not only did the Democrats work hand-in-glove with the Ku Klux Klan for generations, they started the KKK and endorsed its mayhem as a way of intimidating and controlling blacks who did not support oppressive democratic policies.

“Of all forms of violent intimidation, lynchings were by far the most effective,” Barton said in his book.“Republicans often led the efforts to pass federal anti-lynching laws and their platforms consistently called for a ban on lynching. Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never did condemn lynchings.”

Further, the first grand wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, no Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves and, to this day, the party website ignores those decades of racism, he said.

“Although it is relatively unreported today, historical documents are unequivocal that the Klan was established by Democrats and that the Klan played a prominent role in the Democratic Party,” Barton writes in his book.“In fact, a 13-volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably documents that fact.

The democrats have continued to see blacks as "property", and enact degrading laws and policies that harm the poor black population and keep them dependent on the government master.

Blacks continue to believe that they are "cared" for by programs that trap them in poverty and prevent them from fulfilling their potential under the guise of solidarity with he very party that has oppressed them for decades.

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#2 Dec 4, 2012
Even if all that you posted is true,you know and I know,the Democrats of today,will say that the ones that backed the KKK then,are todays Republicans. I can already hear it,can't you?
chrissy

United States

#3 Dec 4, 2012
Fr Time wrote:
Even if all that you posted is true,you know and I know,the Democrats of today,will say that the ones that backed the KKK then,are todays Republicans. I can already hear it,can't you?
Yes that myth has mad the rounds for years as a way to justify the racist history of the democratic party. Just can't believe people are dumb enough to believe it!

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#4 Dec 4, 2012
Never said the original post was without some merit. I merely stated that there would be 'fallout'. I see that is the case.
chrissy

United States

#5 Dec 4, 2012
Fr Time wrote:
Never said the original post was without some merit. I merely stated that there would be 'fallout'. I see that is the case.
I'm sorry I think I worded that wrong, I understood the point you were making, I was just complaining at the ignorance of those who by into that theory, not you.

I usually agree with most of your posts.
bumblescum

Natchitoches, LA

#6 Dec 4, 2012
Fr. Time,

Just because you say "imagine the fallout" doesn't make that fallout invalid.

Many of today's republicans are the natural hiers of the klan. Just take a look at our own David Duke, Nixon's adoption of "the Southern Stragey" or Reagan's State Right's Speech in Philadelphia MS.

The honest truth is that today's Republican Party bears as much semblance to it's past great leaders such as Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, Rockefeller or George Romney as a house cat does a saber tooth tiger.

I long for the day that we have a legitimate republican party rather than one run by a conglomerate of economic oilgarchs, homophobes, Christian Taliban, closet racists and diaper wearing whore mongers.

And yes the Democrtaic Party does have a racist past but the republican party has a racist present. You tell me which is worse.

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#7 Dec 4, 2012
I thought the democrats were liberals? That's what all of you have been claiming for years. You know ..... in favor of environmental regulations, gay marriage, gun control, affirmative hiring practices, those type things. Now you claim this. I wish you guys would make up your mind.

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#8 Dec 4, 2012
The defense rests. Almost psycic.

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#9 Dec 4, 2012
bumblescum wrote:
Fr. Time,
Just because you say "imagine the fallout" doesn't make that fallout invalid.
Many of today's republicans are the natural hiers of the klan. Just take a look at our own David Duke, Nixon's adoption of "the Southern Stragey" or Reagan's State Right's Speech in Philadelphia MS.
The honest truth is that today's Republican Party bears as much semblance to it's past great leaders such as Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, Rockefeller or George Romney as a house cat does a saber tooth tiger.
I long for the day that we have a legitimate republican party rather than one run by a conglomerate of economic oilgarchs, homophobes, Christian Taliban, closet racists and diaper wearing whore mongers.
And yes the Democrtaic Party does have a racist past but the republican party has a racist present. You tell me which is worse.
I agree. The 'new' Republican party is nothing like the old one. Your fourth paragraph is a fairly good description of it.

But you left off misogynists. There were approximately 1100 anti-women Republican bills across the nation just since 2010 (in only two years). Were there 1100 Republican job bills? But they felt the need for that many attacks against women. Btw, for any Republicans reading this, yes, women can become pregnant from rape. Or was it God intended rape victims to become pregnant? I lose track from month to month where Republican beliefs are concerned.

Since: Jul 12

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#10 Dec 4, 2012
Hello? All I wanted to do was a little fishing,but instead started a forest fire. Using the quotes from a few nut cases that call themselves Republicans,cannot describe what all conservatives believe. Just as I don't judge Democrats by such things as Black Panthers and the like. Take a break,there are more things that should concern all of us,such as jumping off the so called 'fiscal cliff',or Barry spending us into oblivion,along with Nancy and Harry's help.

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#11 Dec 4, 2012
Fr Time wrote:
Hello? All I wanted to do was a little fishing,but instead started a forest fire. Using the quotes from a few nut cases that call themselves Republicans,cannot describe what all conservatives believe. Just as I don't judge Democrats by such things as Black Panthers and the like. Take a break,there are more things that should concern all of us,such as jumping off the so called 'fiscal cliff',or Barry spending us into oblivion,along with Nancy and Harry's help.
I know where it comes to sexism within the 'new' Republican party it isn't only 'a few' of the party. It's the majority. A friend and I began a thread posting various issues concerning the Republican party and their present views on women. The different issues and quotes we put ran several Topix pages long.
bumblescum

Baton Rouge, LA

#12 Dec 5, 2012
Fr Time wrote:
The defense rests. Almost psycic.
If the klan of the past isn't today's republicans explain Strom Thurmond.

And just because you predicted someone would say it does not make it false.

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#13 Dec 5, 2012
Jenny,if you are speaking about equal pay for equal work,I'm all for it. But,when it comes to the issue os abortion,then I'm totally pro-life. My beliefs are based on my PERSONAL moral and religous convictions,and to me abortion constitutes murder of a human being. In no way do I think that GOD wills someone to be subjected to the horrible crime of rape. And,I assure you I have the utmost respect for women. If you have any other issues,please feel free to post them. Thanks.

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#14 Dec 5, 2012
BS,if you will look deep down,you will find that everyone,at one time or another,has shown or felt a twinge of racisim. All races and creeds. I believe it's a part of being human. And,at the same time,certainly not saying it's right. As far as explaining the racist zealots on both sides of the political fence,I cannot. As far as Obama is concerned,I don' disagree with him because he black or biracial,I just think he's wrong,period.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#15 Dec 5, 2012
That would be a real story if this was 1868.
Wingnuts try to enter the 21st century.

Hi Jenny.

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#16 Dec 5, 2012
Fr Time wrote:
Jenny,if you are speaking about equal pay for equal work,I'm all for it. But,when it comes to the issue os abortion,then I'm totally pro-life. My beliefs are based on my PERSONAL moral and religous convictions,and to me abortion constitutes murder of a human being. In no way do I think that GOD wills someone to be subjected to the horrible crime of rape. And,I assure you I have the utmost respect for women. If you have any other issues,please feel free to post them. Thanks.
Fair pay is definitely an important issue. They have twice blocked Washington fair pay bills between 2010 and now, and attempted to abolish state equal pay laws across the nation. In one state they 'did' abolish the state's fair pay law.

Did you know since 2010 there has been Republican attempts to give states the power to ban the pill in their states? Not the morning-after pill, but the standard birth control pill. Rick Santorum is one of them.

Here's a statement Santorum made in support of giving each state the authority to ban birth control .....

"I think it's (the pill) harmful to women. I think it's harmful to our society to have a society that says that sex outside of marriage is something that should be encouraged or tolerated, particularly among the young. And I think we've very, very harmful long-term consequences to our society. Birth control to me enables that, and I don't think it's a healthy thing for our country."

It's not so much an issue if it will succeed, it is a matter that the Republican party is attempting it. The extremist-religious movement has gained a large and strong foothold within the Republican party. What will happen if they get a Republican President in power? The Republican party has changed badly, it's not the same as it used to be.

There also was at least two Republican attempts to pass state laws in their states listing being a single mother as a major contributing-factor in child abuse.

There's also bills attempting to ban full sex-education and go to only abstanice-only sex-ed. Which teen girls which suffer for by way of pregnancy. Look at Mississippi. They by law only allow abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex-ed. The result is they have the highest teen pregnancy rate in America. They have more pregnant teens than places like New York and California.

As for abortion there are many attempts to do things such as laws requiring invasive transvaginal ultrasounds (which is the same as rape with a foreign object).

The list of things such as this goes on. All within the last two years. There were about 1100 anti-women bills nationwide. They didn't put that much time and energy into attacking the jobless rate. But they did in attacking us.

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#17 Dec 5, 2012
WDRussell wrote:
That would be a real story if this was 1868.
Wingnuts try to enter the 21st century.
Hi Jenny.
Hi, WDRussell!!! I hope you're doing well.

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#18 Dec 5, 2012
A few views of women by the Republican party. And this is only some of them .....

Weve got real issues to talk about, not the latest bimbo eruption.
~~ Republican Jon Huntsman (2012)

"I think it's harmful to women. I think it's harmful to our society to have a society that says that sex outside of marriage is something that should be encouraged or tolerated, particularly among the young. And I think we've very, very harmful long-term consequences to our society. Birth control to me enables that, and I don't think it's a healthy thing for our country."
-- Republican Rick Santorum, on why he wants states to have the power to ban birth control pills. The pill, not abortion.

"You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious."
-- Republican Governor Scott Walker (2012), on why he repealed Wisconsin's 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act

"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare (pregnancy from rape). If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
-- Republican Todd Akin (2012).

Btw, what the heck did Akin mean by 'legitimate' rape? Does he think we have nothing better to do than lie about being raped?

Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her. I dont think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.
- Pat Robertson, two days after campaigning with Mitt Romney one weekend. Robertson, of the 700 Club, said this in answer to a man asking him what he should do about his wife who doesnt respect him.'Something has to be done'? What is the 'something' which should be done to correct disrespectful wives? Robertson doesn't think 'these days we condone wifebeating. Have we 'ever' condoned it? Maybe back in the 'good old days' that the 'new' Republicans & religious extremists are attempting to take women back to.

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
-- Pat Robertson, who one weekend campaigned with Mitt Romney.

But this (the two quotes above) are also a good example of how profoundly the Republican party is catering to the extremist-religious movement. Romney was out 'campaigning' with Pat Robertson.

"I think Kirsten Gillibrand is an attractive woman, I think she's bright, and I think she's probably a good mom herself."
-- Bruce Blakeman (Republican U.S. Senate candidate) on Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Notice how he perceived the Senator's looks and ability as a mother are more important than her political standing as a Senator.

"I'm going to treat you like a lady... now act like one."
-- Sen. Arlen Specter to Rep. Michele Bachmann. Specter was a Republican that switched to Democrat in 2009. Treat you like a lady? Again, its an example of how Republican men perceive women in politics (or in any job). Why should a woman Senator or Representative be treated any different than a male one when shes doing her job in Washington?

"What's the difference between selling out your party's values and the oldest profession?"
-- Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller about Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. Guess what he just called her.

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#19 Dec 5, 2012
Did you know Florida's Republican governor vetoed funding for 30 rape crisis centers? Not proposed new centers, ones already existing. Do you know when he did the veto? In the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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#20 Dec 5, 2012
A Republican Presidential candidate, while governor, vetoed a widely supported bill that would make the morning-after pill more accessible to those which needed it and require hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims.

But his veto didn't stand long. The state Senate voted unanimously to overrule it, and the state House voted 139-16 to do the same.

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