I am SO sick of Liberals lobbing “racist” at everyone they disagree with. I usually just laugh it off and think how pathetic it is that they can’t actually debate issues. But they are stepping up the attacks and the accusations are getting more outragous. Lets examine the FACTS about who the racists really are.
In 1858, Democrat presidential candidate Stephen Douglas said, “I do not regard the Negro as my equal and positively deny that he is my brother or any kin to me whatever”. In 1862, Lincoln signed a bill abolishing slavery in DC that 99% of REPUBLICANS voted yes and 83% of Democrats voted no.
1865, the 13th Amendment banning slavery was passed with 100% REPUBLICAN support and 63% Democrat opposition. 1866, Due Process and Equal Protection for ALL was passed by 94% REPUBLICANS with 100% Democrat opposition.
1867, Democrat President Andrew Johnson VETOED the law granting voting rights to African-Americans. REPUBLICANS overrode the veto and passed the law. Pres. Johnson said, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be government of white men”.
1894, Democrat Congress and Democrat President, Grover Cleveland repeal Enforcement Act, that granted voting rights to African-Americans.
1956, 97 Democrats in Congress vow to continue segragation in spite of the Supreme Court ruling against school segration. Brown vs Board of Education. 1957, President Eisenhower deploys 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Gov. Faubus to intigrate schools (famous magazine cover with little black girl passing soldiers into school). 1963, Democrat Gov. George Wallace defies order to integrate Tuskegee High School.
1965, Democrats filibuster for 14 hours AGAINST the Civil Rights Act. REPUBLICANS passed both Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act with 94% voting yes.
The Republican Party was formed on one issue, ending slavery. Republicans not only supported and championed rights for African-Americans, they initiated and fought for them. I guess the old saying, “No good deed goes unpunished” is true.