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Racist- Democrats or Republicans

Updated on February 3, 2013

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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      8 years ago

      The true racists are the ones, who keep calling others racist,

      The term today is different than before,

      It means that you hate anyone who has a different opinion

      And you want to make them feel bad like a little kid

      Crying to get there way

      Then comes the blame and name calling……

      How many times do you hear openly bad thing’s said

      about Jewish people, white people, rich people,

      Skinny people, Christians or for that matter kind people

      How can a government use the race card and lie or

      Create division and hate.

      I don’t want my children or grand children

      Growing up thinking all this is ok

      DEMOCRATS are the WORST example for American children


      Know wonder there are so many bullies in America

      They grow up thinking it is ok

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      The democrat party seems so inclined to see race in everything it has tended me to wonder why they are so race conscious. They should get acquainted wit Martin Luther King who preached that we should judge folks by character and not the color of their skin.

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      Hi Patriette,

      Nice to see you here. You are so right. It is not easy to get through to people once they have the fear and misunderstanding set in. I am very pleased that one of my really close friends of many years who is black and voted for Obama is now a Republican. I am thrilled because she was unhappy when she was voting for Obama and made excuses for not accomplishing much in life, and now she has completely turned around. She is taking responsibility and believing in herself. It is really inspiring to see the changes she has made.

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      8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      There has been so much dumbing down and revisionist history by k-12, the mainstream media, politicians and Hollywood, that it is beyond belief. Whenever I have an opportunity, or a teachable moment presents itself, I try to make the case why I am a Republican and why they should be too. It is no easy feat trying to reach some people. But, if only one peron decides to register as Republican because of what I said, then I've accomplished something big. This is a thoughtful and informative hub, Skarlet....

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      8 years ago from Arlington, TX

      History is history no matter how the Democratic knuckleheads try to rewrite it.

      The Frog

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      Writer David 

      8 years ago from Mobile, AL

      The problem with Democrats is that they do not like dissent. If you differ from their opinion or agenda, then they are racist as you pointed out in this excellent hub. Witness the reaction of Barack Obama when pressed on any issue. He has a carefully cultivated persona that is backed up by the ever present teleprompter. That is the way of the Democrats in this nation today. They are all style with little in the way of substance.

      Every once in a while, the true nature (racists) come out of Democrats. Herman Cain self-destructed during the primary campaign. But, he was receiving unrelenting attacks from the liberal news media. If a black man steps off the Democratic plantation, then he is quickly ostracized by Progressives. A strong black man or woman is the Democrats greatest fear. Someone who can think for themselves is viewed with suspicion and who must be brought under control. One final thought....have you ever been curious why late Senator Richard Byrd of WV was never brought to task over his membership in the KKK? Imagine if he had been a Republican for a moment. Great hub!

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      8 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      You can thank Richard Nixon for the poor relations between Republicans and blacks. Up to the late 60s, the black vote was predominately Republican. After all Lincoln freed the slaves and without Republican votes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed - the Democrats were against it. Remember the Dixiecrats, as southern Democrats were called, numbered among them Orville Faubus who tried to block black university students in Arkansas, same story with Gov. George Wallace in Alabama. The Democrats of the first half of the 20th century were outspoken racists - at least those who lived south of the Mason-Dixie line.

      Nixon came along and in a tough race (I don't recall if it was '68 or '72) titlted the Republicans towards the southern whites as opposed to the blacks. This was the so-called "Southern Strategy" and it worked for Nixon and probably for the Republican presidents who followed him.

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from California

      @billybuc- thank you for your comment. I know what you mean. Anytime such a subject is written about there are fireworks.

      @Mike- Thank you. I would love it read on CNN because I am always hearing them take every opportunity to say that Fox is biased. Fox is not anywhere near as vicious and biased as CNN. I also remember watching a tea party on Fox that panned this huge crowd of white and black people standing together, and after a few minutes I decided to see what CNN was showing. They were also showing the tea party, but the camera was zoomed in on the white people. This made it easy for them to say the tea party is a bunch of white racists. I was so angry because I had seen the same scenes in long shot on Fox News.

      @ Sis- Yes, it really is tiresome, but it is being dragged up as often as possible. The other day I stopped in a coffee shop and could hardly eat because the family in the booth next to mine was ranting about how the republican party is based on racism. The worst part is they were drumming this into the heads of their children.

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      Angela Blair 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      The racism thing has had far too long a run as a headline. Educated, thinking people of every skin color have moved on with their lives and have quit riding this dead horse -- it will, however, always be there thanks to the "Black Caucus" in government and those who can't make a better argument about anything. Super Hub! Best/Sis

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      Old Poolman 

      8 years ago

      I loved this hub. You are correct that very few read these days, and depend on getting their information from a source who puts their own spin on whatever they say. I wish there was a way to have your hub read live on CNN or MSNBC. It just might open a few eyes to the truth.

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is the third political hub I've read this morning...the campaign must be heating up. It will be an interesting election. I choose not to discuss politics or religion, but I respect your opinion and can appreciate a well-written hub, no matter the point of view.


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