- Politics and Social Issues
Racist- Democrats or Republicans
The democratic party has been accusing the republican party of racism, sexism, and "hate" in general for as long as I can remember. Never being one to make decisions based only on noise I can not say that I ever really believed it, but I realize that I was affected by the pressure connected to the intensely negative connotations attached to the republican party.
When I was in college my extremely liberal history teacher was teaching the civil war and made a point of not saying anything about Lincoln being a republican, or drawing the connection of the anti-slavery party evolving into the republican party as we know it. Instead, he ranted for 20 minutes every day about how much he dislikes white men. His facts about the civil war were interesting, but it was obvious that he was also trying to manipulate our minds. Having always been interested in history, and always being a book reader, I spent a lot of my free time after taking that class reading books that were published in the 1870s, early 1900s, and the 1920s. I also read extensive diaries written by citizens during the civil war. The changes are remarkable. Modern history books have been altered so much that what the people were really thinking, and what the motives were are no longer clear. There was tremendous hatred by the democrats toward the republicans because republicans called slavery "inhumane." That is one of the big talking points during the 1850s and 1860s.
The "pressure" is one of the biggest strengths that the democratic party has in swaying the general public. They realize that the general public knows absolutely nothing about the economy or the value of our rights as Americans, and traditionally has won elections by creating hype, and turmoil, while the republican party typically wins its elections on issues such as the economy.
Many Americans here in liberal California are afraid to say that they are republican because one of the first thoughts that people have upon hearing this is "racist", and next is "homophobic", and it continues through every level of hate that CNN has conjured up. No one wants to be branded a racist, hater, Stepford Wife, or male chauvinist, and this is often what keeps people's minds closed to the issues.
Why do the democrats do this?
Because they have no real leg to stand on. If Latinos, blacks, whites, men and women were focused on the facts, virtually no one would vote democrat. The party plays on everything it can to keep reality off the minds of the people. And it works!
Here in California I am always impressed when I meet a republican because the pressure to be a liberal democrat in this state is downright excruciating. Once people discover you are a republican, they alienate you.
How Did Republicans Become Branded Racist
In the 1850s there was a strong movement of republicans who were staunchly against slavery. Democrats were mostly confined to the southern states where slavery flourished. When democrats made an attempt to add Nebraska as a slavery state, the anti slavery republicans saw this move as an attempt to grow and make the entire country slave territory, which led to the anti slavery republicans popularity more than doubling from 1854-1859.
Republicanism as we know it today was solidified during these years when the old Whig party became practically obsolete. The republican party fought hard and argued their point that free-market labor is superior to slavery. Freedom of the people to live, work, and prosper are some of those fundamentals that Reagan stood up for in the 80s and the very same ideals are being carried on by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
Abraham Lincoln was a republican president elected in 1860, and the largely christian republicans had made the abolition of slavery its priority which meant that Lincoln had to face the pro slavery democrats of the north and south, and eventually signed the emancipation proclamation that put an end to slavery once and for all. This was just the beginning of freedom for black people in general. In 1870 black men got the right to vote.
So how is it that the democrats have so many believing that the republican party is based around racism?
The democratic party wanted to separate itself from its racist roots because the facts became clear that black people account for a large percentage of votes. If democrats can do everything on earth to draw attention away from their ugly past and somehow make people think that republicans actually want to put black people back in chains, as Biden recently tried to do, then they will pick up the majority of black votes automatically.
Similarly, the democrats talk about how sensitive they are toward women and have all the women who are particularly sensitive to women's issues ready to vote democrat without giving it another thought. When it comes right down to it though, when one of their democrat men does the ultimate disrespect to a woman such as Bill Clinton running around with all the women he could get his hands on while in the white house, the democrats stand by their man. They supported Bill Clinton without a care for poor Hillary as any abused wife makes excuses for why her man was in a bad mood and slapped her.
For some reason being "sensitive and respectful" to women goes out the window during these moments when women's issues are inconvenient. - The democrats actually came up with statements such as, "all the really brilliant men in history have had affairs." Yes, I personally will never forget that one. The talking heads of the liberal media said that Clinton's poor treatment of his wife and family was actually evidence of his superior intelligence as they read out a list of intelligent men through history who were unfaithful to their wives. I guess in the eyes of democrats these republican men, such as Mitt Romney, have respectfully been faithful to their wives because they are too stupid to cheat.
The democratic party is making an effort to gain Muslim votes because of the growing Muslim population. I wonder why female democrats are not more afraid of their party kowtowing to a group of people who have the ultimate disrespect for women by making them wear sacks and throwing acid in their faces when they try to educate themselves. The democratic party is "woman sensitive" when it is convenient- only when they need female votes - as we have seen Obama recently showing tremendous concern for women's issues as we get closer to election.
I periodically will watch very liberal biased news channels such as CNN or MSNBC just to see what stories they are spinning. I heard one of the talking heads recently say that democratic president FDR was so kind to Jesse Owens, the black Olympic gold medal winner in the 1930s. Liberal stations get away with these blatant distortions of facts because they know that most people do not read much and will simply swallow this as- "democrats have always been for the black people."
Being one to read a lot, I distinctly remember reading Jesse Owens biography and reading his own words which I believe to be more credible than any propaganda from MSNBC. He said that "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president (FDR) didn't even send me a telegram." Owens went on to say that even Hitler sent him a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself. Owens was also never invited to the White House nor were honors bestowed upon him by democratic President FDR or his successor- the extremely liberal Harry Truman. The fact is that in 1955, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower honored Owens by naming him an "Ambassador of Sports." These are facts that the sportsman himself said, and you wont hear these facts on CNN at anytime, as it does not support the fabricated image of republicans and democrats that they would like the majority to believe.
The facts point to the left, but the liberal media points to the right.
When Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan was going to be his VP, the liberal media went wild immediately with racist statements such as "two white guys." Its a wonder that so many democrats who consider themselves to be non racist can't hear how racist and unfair that statement really is.
Then Joe Biden took it a step further when he spoke in black dialect, "they gonna but y'all back in chains", in what many African American politicians viewed as "unprofessional and racist." But, Joe Biden's statement was true to democratic tradition, - try to make the people think that republicans were the ones who had slaves, and the democrats were the emancipators.
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