The first post written on this blog announced that, in solidarity with those who get the vapors when they see the confederate flag, we would not refer to another longer standing symbol of slavery and racism…the Democrat Party. We have been faithful to that pledge! However as the candidate of that party has demonstrated an inability to utter a complete sentence without accusing anyone who opposes her of racism it is time to review again the history of racism and the Democrat Party.
From the inception of the party until 1865 the Democrat Party was the defender of the peculiar institution, i.e. slavery. The term “solid south” describes the unstinting protection of slavery and support for the extension of that vile institution to new states as we expanded westward. It took a Republican President, a Civil War and the 13th Amendment (vigorously opposed by the Democrats) to finally end the “peculiar institution”.
Without missing a beat the Democrats, for the next century, embraced segregation, Jim Crow, voter suppression, poll taxes, grandfather clauses, lynching and created the Ku Klux Klan to continue and enforce their oppression of Blacks. They opposed any attempt to expand civil rights to the freed slaves and took great pains to ensure that Blacks were not able to vote in state or Federal elections. These racist policies lasted 100 years until the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Acts were enacted in the 1960’s.
But the Democrats were not done. LBJ announced a war on poverty which, when implemented by his administration, resulted in two things: the destruction, among the poor, of the family structure and the increase of dependence of the poor on the government…a de facto slavery. Sadly this program has institutionalized poverty. More than 70% of Black children are born into single parent households. Crime in the inner-city is out of control. Chicago has witnessed the murder of Blacks at an epidemic rate…note that Chicago has very strict gun control laws and has been run by Democrats for a century.
So how has the modern Democrat Party responded to these depressing data…by making it worse. They support the importation of low wage, unskilled and uneducated illegal immigrants to take jobs across the US. The result is increased Black unemployment and the reduction of average wages for US workers.
They support the divisive group known as (Some) Black Lives Matter and they perpetuate the myth that the police are engaged in a assault on the Black community. The result is an increase in the rate of crime in the inner-city which has a disparate impact on Blacks. The vast majority of the murders of Blacks are committed by other Blacks. That fact is studiously ignored by Hilliary and the Democrat Party.
Bill Clinton has suggested that we can rebuild the great city of Detroit (once the richest city in the US and now a wasteland) by resettling Syrian refugees in the Motor City. What an insult to the Black residents! This piece of Clintonian inanity suggests that the Blacks simply can’t get the job done which dovetails with the immigration policies of the left.
Here’s a thought…George Soros has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to undermine the US government and our Constitution. His history suggests that he has always successfully invested in negativity. I want to suggest that Mr. Soros invest some of those dollars in building factories in the blighted cities of Milwaukee, Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago. Institute a practice of hiring only local residents and pay them the “living wage” that the Democrats are so fond of trying to impose on the business community. He could show us all how to successfully attack poverty and bring pride to the Black community in each of those cities. I can guaranty that nothing so positive would be embraced by Soros.
And now we are told that Trump’s rallying cry to make America great again is really a racist wink and nod to all those closet Southern white racists. President Clinton apparently has forgotten that when he ran for President in the 1990’s he too wanted to “make America great again”. Was he sending the racist message to those same white Southerners? Remember he did comment to another member of his party in 2008 that not too many years before before Obama would have been bringing them coffee.
This horrible, racist country has elected a Black President twice. So let’s check how things are going on the Obama plantation. Black income down, Black food stamp participation up dramatically, Black unemployment up, Black poverty up, Black home ownership down and the crime rate in Black communities rising. Wouldn’t it have been nice if some of these increases had been real positives for the Black community? But you must remember that the Democrats want dependence not individual success. They want to ensure that the Blacks will vote only for Democrats despite the fact that the Democrats have failed to deliver on every promise they have made to their Black constituents. And when Donald Trump reached out to the Black community, when he went to Detroit to meet with Black leaders and voters and when he suggested that they had nothing to lose by voting for him the Democrats responded by increasing the volume and hysteria of their spurious accusations of racism.
Perhaps troglodyte Trump is on to something. Perhaps the Black voters will at long last reject the siren song of the Democrats and try something new. Perhaps the Black community will finally understand that the party of racism is not the Republican Party…the party of Lincoln, the party of the Supreme Court Chief Justice who engineered the unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the party that passed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution.
The latest evidence of the genius of common core math. When Obamacare was rammed through the Senate it was argued that there were 20 million people without healthcare. It was recently announced that we had reduced the number of uninsured by 50% and now only 27 million did not have healthcare. Apparently the Obama administration feels it is perfectly acceptable to make numbers up as required.
Maybe this dizzying display of legerdemain is the cause of Hilliary’s fainting spells all other explanations having been discredited!