Why do so many Democrats believe the KKK was a republican founded organization?
The Klan were Democrats and THAT is are the party of segregation, anti-abolition, and most recently through the Trayvon/Zimmerman tragedy party of race-baiting (to this very day).
MLK was a republican, the democrats cannot claim him and clearly denounced and murdered him.
The so-called "switch" between the parties NEVER occurred except as a "bait and switch" by revisionists in the progressive wing of their propaganda division.
Like so many lies and myths that democrats must believe to follow the words of their demagogues and sell our freedoms for entitlements, this is one of them. Otherwise, where is your evidence?
Or are you party-line nuts simply ABOVE empirical data?
@Nutsack - Sure, I DARE you to post "Why do so many REPUBLICANS believe the KKK was a democrat founded organization?" You WILL get fools to agree with it. Wanna try it, nutless wonder?
@Phoenix - "You are claiming something true without a source" could you be more of a hypocrite? I'm asking the question... you NEED TO PROVIDE the evidence to counter solid FACT.
- 8 years agoBest Answer
Hardly a day goes by without a member of the far left wing falsely accusing conservatives of racism, bigotry, and a wide array of similar nasty things. They are not only dishonest, but they often border on the absurd. For instance, you may or may not have heard Democrat Senator Robert Byrd's outburst of racist bigoted slurs, more specifically the "n-word," on national television in March of 2001.
I. Acts of Bigotry by Prominent Democrats and Leftists:
Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV: Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and is currently the only national elected official with a history in the Klan, a well known hate group. Byrd was extremely active in the Klan and rose to the rank of “Kleagle,” an official Klan membership recruiter. Byrd's choice of words speak volumes about his bigotry considering the fact that the Klan is a notorious hate group, and the racist "values" it promotes are anything but American. One of the earliest criticisms of Byrd's Klan ties came in 1952 when he was running for Congress. Byrd responded by claiming that he had left the Klan in 1943 while noting that "(d)uring the nine years that have followed, I have never been interested in the Klan." Byrd was lying, however, as he engaged in correspondence with a Klan Imperial Wizard long after he claims to have ended his ties with the hate group.
In a letter to the Klan leadership (Source) dated 3 years after he purported to have ended his ties with them, Byrd wrote "I am a former kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County and the adjoining counties of the state. The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd continued his racist diatribe "It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state of the Union" and followed with a request for assistance from the hate group's leadership in "rebuilding the Klan in the realm" of West Virginia.
Byrd escalated his racist rhetoric to an appalling level. In the letter, Byrd vowed that he would never fight in an integrated armed services noting "(r)ather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds" Byrd's racist opinions have shown their ugly face in his behavior in the Senate. Byrd led the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, according to the United States Senate's own website, filibustered the legislation to the bitter end appearing as one of the last opponents to the act before a coalition of civil rights proponents led by Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen invoked cloture so that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could pass. At the time, Byrd was in the the midst of a 14 hour and 13 minute filibuster diatribe against the key civil rights measure (Source). Throughout the 1960's, Byrd was was one of the staunchest opponents to civil rights in the U.S. Senate. Byrd’s racist history drew attention recently when he went on national television and repeatedly used the n-word, one of the most vicious racial slurs in existence, in an appearance on national television. Byrd uttered the slur on Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow on March 5, 2001. Despite the appalling nature of the remark, it went largely ignored by the mainstream media and the self appointed "civil rights" leadership.
A little known fact of history involves the heavy opposition to the civil rights movement by several prominent Democrats. Similar historical neglect is given to the important role Republicans played in supporting the civil rights movement. A calculation of 26 major civil rights votes from 1933 through the 1960's civil rights era shows that Republicans favored civil rights in approximately 96% of the votes, whereas the Democrats opposed them in 80% of the votes! These facts are often intentionally overlooked by the left wing Democrats for obvious reasons. In some cases, the Democrats have told flat out lies about their shameful record during the civil rights movement.
Democrat opposition to the Civil Rights Act was substantial enough to literally split the party in two. A whopping 40% of the House Democrats VOTED AGAINST the Civil Rights Act, while 80% of Republicans SUPPORTED it. Republican support in the Senate was even higher. Similar trends occurred with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was supported by 82% of House Republicans and 94% of Senate Republicans. The same Democrat standard bearers took their normal racists stances, this time with Senator Fulbright leading the opposition effort.
It took the hard work of Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen and Republican Whip Thomas Kuchel to pass the Civil Rights Act (Dirksen was presented a civil rights accomplishment award for the year by the head of the NAACP in recognition of his efforts).Source(s): Upon breaking the Democrat filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Republican Dirksen took to the Senate floor and exclaimed "The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied.Sadly, Democrats and revisionist historians have all but forgotten (and intentionally so) that it was Republican Dirksen, not the divided Democrats, who made the Civil Rights Act a reality. Dirksen also broke the Democrat filibuster of the 1957 Civil Rights Act that was signed by Republican President Eisenhower.The Democrat Party And in a striking display of hypocrisy, many of the same Democrats who dishonestly shout accusations of "bigotry" at conservatives are practicing bigots of the most disgusting and disreputable kind themselves.
- greweLv 43 years ago
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- REJJILv 78 years ago
AGAIN - MLK SR. was a republican not MLK JR. and DID SWITCH to the democratic party voting for Kennedy and later was also a huge supporter of Jimmy Carter.
The KKK began with extreme right-wingers, but politicians from both parties were known to be members.
- PhoenixLv 78 years ago
What you forget is that the KKK originated at a time when the fundamentals of the parties were reversed. As in those that are democrats today were called republicans at that time. And those that are republicans today were then democrats.
I know that this is addressing your idea of a "bait and switch" but you are not presenting empirical data. You are claiming something true without a source/
Was MLK a republican? Ok, but it does not matter. His behavior was not like today's republicans with their desires to implement the bible into society. For someone wanting empirical evidence, you are supporting a party wanting to implement something with none.
Now you think that republicans are all about freedoms? Then why are THEY the ones wanting to abolish abortion, and why did 5 republican supreme court judges rule in favor of strip searches being legal with anyone who gets arrested?
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- 8 years ago
If you tell a story enough times, soon it is believed. That is what the liberals do often. Just like they blame the recession only on the Gop and Bush, but ignore the fact the democrats played a huge part in it too, especially concerning fannie and freddie. How many times have you heard the liberals blame Bush, but when you mention fannie and freddie, & the lack of regulations, they stare at you like a mounted owl.
- Anonymous8 years ago
The same reason Republicans are stupid enough to think the nazi party and the Democrats have the same ideology.
People just assume things without backing it up with facts.
- myrrdin emrysLv 78 years ago
in case you've been asleep, the two parties have re-aligned since the days of nathan bedford forrest.
what did the confederacy claim was their justification for seceding from the union?
"states' rights", correct?
which party bleats constantly about "states' rights" these days?
it sure isn't the democrats.
try thinking a little deeper next time instead of distorting history by leaving out vital information to justify your irrational hatred of your fellow americans.
- dewdropLv 58 years ago
You are living in the past. The parties have evolved and changed over the years. The reason the South has so many Republicans is because the whites there didn't like the Democratic leanings toward freedom and equality for the blacks.
- Anonymous8 years ago
You see liberals are not dumb they are just stupid and misinformed. If they ever considered opening a history book they would know that the KKK is a liberal organization. Democrats often racial profile whites. They think all christian whites are racist, they also think all christian whites are Republican. So in their mind they think all christian whites are Republican racists.
- yutsnarkLv 78 years ago
Which Democrats believe that? Can you name three?