Was our actual first black president a Republican?

http://www.google.com/search?q=warren+harding+first+black+president&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Harding#African-American_lineage_contention During the 1920 campaign, Warren Harding was accused of being black by his political... show more http://www.google.com/search?q=warren+ha...

During the 1920 campaign, Warren Harding was accused of being black by his political opponents. Take a look at Harding's facial features (there is a photo of him at the top of his Wikipedia article). Although nothing has been conclusively proven, at the time the KKK (at the height of its power) certainly believed that Harding was black.

Harding's political views were more akin to those of Ron Paul than those of typical Republicans or Democrats today. Harding was a non-interventionist who opposed our involvement in the League of Nations. He released Eugene Debs from prison (the white supremacist progressive Woodrow Wilson, the most racist president in American history, put Debs in jail for giving a speech against World War I and the military draft). Harding got us out of the Depression of 1920 (which was initially worse than the 1929 Depression) by doing the opposite of what Hoover and Roosevelt did to prolong the later Depression. Harding cut taxes significantly. Then, he cut spending by an even greater amount to balance the budget. The economy recovered and the result was one of the most prosperous decades in American history.

Harding has been vilified by historians for decades because of some ridiculous "scandal" (somebody in his administration allowed a few oil companies to drill for oil on government lands without the right permissions) and because his successful Presidency (and yes, Harding was elected in a landslide on a platform of a "return to normalcy" and was extremely popular throughout his Presidency) was a rebuke to everything that they believe in.

Who was our actual first black President? Was it Warren G. Harding or Barack H. Obama?
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