Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Why do Democrats want us to think the parties switched places?

Democrats fought to keep slavery.

Democrats started the KKK.

Democrats established segregation and Jim Crow laws.

Now they want to escape from their shameful past by pretending Republicans did those things.

Is that why they want us to believe the parties switched places, even though DemoKKKrats like Robert "KKK Kleagle" Byrd was a leading Democrat until the day he died in 2010?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    I'd be ashamed of being a dem.

    How dems treat the troops:… 92% drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law. It’s happening across the nation.


    Democrats embrace pres. Teddy Roosevelt’s (1901-09) "change" for America:

    -National healthcare

    -Social insurance for the elderly, unemployed and disabled

    -Limited injunctions in union strikes

    -Federal income tax

    -Inheritance tax

    TR didn't care how "change" would impact the Constitution: “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I think we have got to face the fact that such an increase in governmental control is now necessary.”

    Dem. pres. Wilson's (1913-1918) "change": “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” He may have been the first multiculturalist: “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way: “Every nation is exceptional in its own way.”

    A generation later dem. pres. FDR articulated “change” (before Congress, 1/11/44):

    -“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights...”

    -The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation

    -The right of every family to a decent home

    -The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health

    -The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.

    LBJ’s “change,” The Great Society, became the largest redistribution of wealth program in history. But Obama is “out-changing” them all.

    It is only because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (none existed a generation ago!) that we are learning the truth about how successful the democrat party has been with their “Change”:

    -2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.

    -6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.

    -9/6-9/2012… Those who believe government should have more control over our lives: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.

    -Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.

    ------------- “The Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children.” After [democrat] Wilson was elected in 1912 blacks were segregated or dismissed from federal positions.


    -100 members of Congress from the South (96 Democrats and 4 Republicans), present a "Declaration of Constitutional Principles" that criticized the Supreme Court in its Brown v. Board of Education decision for desegregating schools and protested civil rights initiatives.

    -“During this period, they [KKK] often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama; or with governor's offices, as with George Wallace [democrat] of Alabama who, on his inauguration as governor of Alabama on January 14, 1963, proclaimed 'Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'” wikipedia

    -Which party promoted the 1964 Civil Rights Act (outlawing discrimination against Blacks and women)? In the Senate, democrats 63%, Republicans 80%; in the House, Democrats 61%, Republicans 80%.

    Which party opposed the 1965 Civil Rights Act? In the Senate, democrats 27%, Republicans 6%; in the House, democrats 22%, Republicans 18%.

    -For years Dem. Senator Robert Byrd was the "Grand Dragon" of the entire Mid-Atlantic states. (6/19/05 Washington Post). He filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was the longest-serving senator in history and democrats chose him as their Senate leader many times. He died in-office two years ago: “VP Biden said today that with the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd the Senate lost a legend and he lost a dear friend and mentor.” 6/28/10 ABC News

    -The New Yorker: Bill Clinton said: “A few years ago, this guy [Obama] would have been carrying our bags.’”…

    -12/3/93 The Baltimore Sun: Jesse Jackson admits: "I hate to admit it, but I have reached a stage in my life that if I am walking down a dark street late at night and I see that the person behind me is white, I subconsciously feel relieved."

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  • 7 years ago

    There is a June 11, 2009 article puhblished by Esquire magazine titled "Why White Supremacists Support Barack Obama" you should read. While you're at it take a good look at some ancestors of Obama's mom.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

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  • 7 years ago

    Lets Run on Harry Reid's (Democrats) ability to pass a budget in the senate in 4 years. The problem is the senate not the house

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because that is what happened in the 1960s - 1970s.

    It is more accurate to say that it was the Conservatives in the Democratic Party that did all of those horrible things. But when the civil rights act became law in 1964 the Conservatives left the Democrat party and first started a "State's Rights" Party, which failed, and then moved to the Republican Party, where they are today. That is why there are so many racists in the Republican party.

    But you are right on one thing. Conservatives cannot escape their shameful past. Live with your shame.

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  • 7 years ago

    Get back to me after you have a poll as to party affiliation of KKK members and the militias.

    And then there is the GOP operative who recently said there weren't enough angry white men to carry the election for Romney.

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  • 7 years ago

    Why do Republican's on the Internet only either have a selected memory or limited knowledge of history.

    Give it a rest, isn't it exhausting to continuously lie!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    So you're saying today's KKK members/White Supremacists will be voting for President Obama?

    Good luck with your theory...

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  • 7 years ago

    The past is the past. The Conservatives would like to run on their history rather than focus on their current policy.

    I'd like to vote on my current life and my children's future. You can keep living in the past if you choose. I'm past it.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because they hate taking ownership of their failures.

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