“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” (Alice, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass)
Poor Alice; if only she could come to life and see what the Democrat party gets by with in regards to racism, while brazenly projecting their own sins onto Republicans, she would realize that her fondest wish had come true…
Democrats and their media wing (AKA the entire main stream media) have done a masterful job through the years of successfully using the “racism tag” against pretty much every Republican, not just Donald Trump. Having been an avid political junkie since election night of 1980, when I as a ten year old boy saw Ronald Reagan elected, I well remember how he, and every other prominent (and even most non-prominent) Republicans have had to face that canard. Oppose tax hikes? You are a racist. Support the 2nd amendment? You are a racist. Live in the country? You are a racist. Love the red white and blue? You are a racist. Support the police? You are a racist. Oppose abortion? You are a racist. Have a dog? You are a racist…
Mind you, no proof is ever needed. And even when something is utterly, thoroughly disproven (i.e. Trump supposedly calling white supremacists in Charlottesville “fine people”) it continues to be stated ad infinitum, and is rarely ever challenged, and never apologized for.
But there is racism in America. In fact, there has been for a very long time. I could literally write a novel on it. The challenge in this paper will be to find some way to choose just a handful of examples out of the voluminous history of Democrat party racism…
Let’s go back to the beginning.
The first Democratic president was Andrew Jackson. James Buchanan, another Democrat, was the president before Lincoln. Buchanan supported the decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case, which denied a slave’s petition for freedom. (https://www.northfortmyersneighbor.com/2020/08/05/democratic-party-history-steeped-in-racism/)
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by ex-Confederate soldiers Frank McCord, Richard Reed, John Lester, John Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones and James Crowe in Pulaski, Tennessee. The group was originally a “social club” but quickly became a violent white supremacist group. Its first grand wizard was Nathan Bedford Forrest, an ex-Confederate general and prominent slave trader.
Experts agree the KKK attracted many ex-Confederate soldiers and Southerners who opposed Reconstruction, most of whom were Democrats. Forrest even spoke at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. Ironically, all of this information comes from “fact checkers” at USA today who, even after giving these facts, and even after saying “the KKK did serve the Democratic Party’s interests” go on to try and claim that all of this does not show a racist history for the democrat party, since (they claim without any proof whatsoever) the parties magically “switched places” somewhere along the line. (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/30/fact-check-democratic-party-did-not-found-kkk-start-civil-war/3253803001/)
The infamous Jim Crow laws of the mid-twentieth century continue to hang over America’s legacy like a cloud that never dissipates. These laws regulated almost every aspect of life for whites and blacks, and made blacks seem almost sub-human. The author of a well written study on this era said, “The public should come away understanding the three most important facts about Jim Crow: Jim Crow was Dehumanizing; Jim Crow was Deadly; and Jim Crow was Democratic.”
Following Republican Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, his successor, Democratic President Andrew Johnson, allowed Southern states to implement “black codes,” which restricted and controlled the newly freed slaves. The political tide turned with Republican victory in the 1866
Congressional elections. The Republicans fought to elevate the newly emancipated black slaves to full citizenship, successfully engineering two more constitutional amendments. The 14th Amendment, ratified on July 28, 1868, extended equal protection of the laws to former slaves, and the 15th Amendment, ratified on March 30, 1870, guaranteed that all blacks, including former slaves, had the right to vote. The cumulative effect of these constitutional amendments was to make former slaves fully equal American citizens in the eyes of the law. Because most Southern states had substantial black populations, black candidates began to win state and local elections. The first black man to be seated in the House of Representatives, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina, was elected in 1870. In the same year, Hiram Rhodes Revel of Mississippi became the first black U. S. Senator. In all, 16 African Americans served in the U.S. Congress during Reconstruction; more than 600 more were elected to the state legislatures, and hundreds more held local offices across the South. And every single one was a Republican. (http://theacru.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Truth-About-Jim-Crow.pdf)
The historic racism of the Democrat party did not “switch sides” at any point along the way. It is still Democrat, still ubiquitous, it is just less powerful since the voting bloc of the black community has become essential to Democrats winning anything anywhere. But it is still there, and visible for anyone willing to honestly look for it.
Joe Biden was criticized earlier this year after saying, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”. The former vice-president made the comment in an interview with Charlamagne tha God, a co-host of the radio show The Breakfast Club. (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/may/22/joe-biden-charlamagne-you-aint-black-trump-video)
This is all the more interesting since, at that same time, Rassmussen reported that Trump enjoyed a 40% approval rating amongst likely black voters. In other words, in Old White Joe’s world, millions and millions of black people are not actually black. They became “unblack” just by Old White Joe saying so. Another recent “gem from Joe” was “Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things.” (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/06/joe-biden-latino-african-american-remark-392354)
Earlier this year, at a convention for Black and Hispanic journalists, a Black reporter asked Joe Biden whether he has taken a cognitive test. This was Biden’s response: “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the h— would I take a test? Come on, man! That’s like saying you, before you got in this program, you’re taking a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?” (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/10/opinion/how-many-insults-are-black-voters-supposed-take-joe-biden/)
Take a deep breath… and imagine the howling outrage if Donald Trump had dared to say anything even remotely like that to a black person.
Of course, Biden’s racist comments are not solely confined to the black community. He also said “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bidens-comments-ruffle-feathers)
Joe Biden once called state-mandated school integration “the most racist concept you can come up with,” and Barack Obama “the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.” He was a staunch opponent of “forced busing” in the 1970s, and leading crusader for mass incarceration throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. He described African-American felons as “predators” too sociopathic to rehabilitate — and white supremacist senators as his friends, including Democrat senator and KKK Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd. He offered an amendment designed to keep blacks out of white schools, an amendment that even the NAACP called “racist.”
He said, “The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with,” in a 1975 interview recently unearthed by the Washington Post. “What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ ”
Biden worked tirelessly, over several decades, to make America’s criminal-justice system more punitive than any other advanced democracy’s, which ended up in many cases disproportionally affecting blacks. It is hard to name an infamously unjust feature of America’s criminal-justice system that Joe Biden didn’t help to bring about. Mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine, civil asset forfeiture, and extensive use of the death penalty — the Delaware senator was involved in establishing them all.
Biden is famous for his lead role in crafting the 1994 crime bill, or, as the senator preferred to call it (as recently as 2015), the “1994 Biden Crime Bill.” (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/joe-biden-record-on-busing-incarceration-racial-justice-democratic-primary-2020-explained.html)
Of course, Joe is not alone in his racist views. Other liberal legends have been just as bad. Bill Clinton was quoted as telling Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), “A few years ago, this guy (Barak Obama, who was then running for President) would be getting us coffee.” Even Al Sharpton condemned his comment as racist. (https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/75627-sharpton-bill-clintons-remarks-may-have-been-racist)
It is everywhere amongst Democrats, whether politicians, newscasters, the disdain for blacks, especially those who do not toe the Democrat party line, is palpable. A sports anchor in Connecticut was fired just today (October 1, 2020) from his position after he called black Republican Senator Tim Scott an “Uncle Tom” on Twitter. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8795079/Emmy-nominated-sports-reporter-fired-calling-Sen-Tim-Scott-Uncle-Tom.html)
Mind you, though, the racism of the Democrat party is, at least, equitable. By that I mean that they are more than willing to be racist against anyone of any skin color if it suits them.
Amy Coney Barrett, the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court, along with her husband has raised their five biological children, and also adopted and raised two black children, orphans from Haiti. And what did that amazing act recently bring?
She and her husband were labeled as “white colonizers” by liberal lion Ibram X. Kendi, author of the incredibly ironic New York Times bestseller “How to Be an Antiracist.” He even referred to those kids as “props.” (https://nypost.com/2020/09/28/bu-professor-suggests-amy-coney-barrett-is-a-white-colonizer/)
I could go on forever. What it boils down to is that the Democrat party uses race as a wedge to divide America. What it boils down to is that the Democrat party is the undisputed home of hate. What is boils down to is that brilliant blacks like Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, Larry Elder, Candace Owens, Tim Scott and others are routinely mocked and minimized by the so called “party of inclusion,” the Democrat party. What it boils down to is that Democrat policies have majority black cities and black families in utter disarray, because the only time the party really “cares” about them is when an election rolls around.
What is boils down to is that they, and everyone else, can do better than support a party that cannot see past the color of a man’s skin, no matter what color that skin is.
Pastor Bo Wagner can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His books are available by clicking the “Store” link above.