Saturday, April 14, 2007

Rokita Says Blacks In A Slave-Like Relationship With Democratic Party

In what may well become a Don Imus-like moment, Secretary of State Todd Rokita (R), while speaking at a Daviess County Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner this week, bemoaned the fact that African-Americans favor Democrats over Republicans by a 90%-10% margin. He then went on to say blacks were in a slave-like relationship with the Democratic Party. The Washington Times-Herald's Nate Smith, quoting Rokita, writes:

Rokita spent some time revisiting the party’s history, especially concerning the African-American vote. He said that African-Americans vote 90 percent Democrat and questioned why.

“How can that be?” Rokita said. “90 to 10. Who’s the master and who’s the slave in that relationship? How can that be healthy?”

Lincoln, Rokita mentioned, was a Republican and asked spectator Kelci Newton, 14, if she knew the abolition and reconstruction movements were created by Republicans. She said “No.” Then the Secretary of State made what he called a “strong statement.”

“We have everything to be proud of,” Rokita said. “And the reason is because — to the core — this party is made up of more true leaders than any party on the face of the earth.”

While Rokita's intent in raising the issue was to encourage the party to reach out and seek greater diversity within the party, black leaders will likely respond negatively to the comparison. To be fair to Rokita, I've heard conservative black Republicans make a similar comparison, but as was the case with radio talk show host Don Imus' racially offensive comments about the Rutger's women's basketball team, it matters who is making the statement.

Rokita would also be well-counseled to practice what he preaches. He has hardly sent a message of tolerance by embracing Advance America's Eric Miller and appearing at the immigrant-bashing, homobigot's events around the state. The mixing of religion and politics was apparent in Rokita's speech as well. “It is Republicans under God (emphasis added) that will save this country if it is to be saved,” Smith quotes Rokita. “Just as we did when we founded this party in the mid 1800s.”

Rep. Bill Crawford (D-Indianapolis) is likely to be the first to take on Rokita's slave comment. Crawford is a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Indiana's voter ID law touted by Rokita. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed an Indianapolis district court judge's ruling upholding the constitutionality of the law. Crawford and other plaintiffs contend the law disenfranchises minority voters.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Rokita anyway? He's been making sure his name is heard far too often in the last few years. Is he planning on taking a shot at Lugar's seat when he retires?

Anonymous said...

Todd couldn't carry Lugar's jockstrap. And Lugar's seen his better day, for sure. Pence has made no secret of his desire to move into Lugar's shoes when that day comes.

But Democrats will have something to say about that, too. It'll be 2012, the end of the first (new) term of the Democratic Presidential administration.

Rokita's comments aren't that surprising. He's an idiot. He wedge-whacks with the best of them.

Kudos to a smalltowon newspaper that grabbed this typhoon by the tail and held on.

Wilson46201 said...

A good posting, AI - it's food for thought!

Wilson46201 said...

Just checked: Daviess County is less than 1% African-American -- an interesting venue for Rokita's speech...

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts. The facts he stated are true.
After the civil war, the democrat party kept African Americans enslaved for a hundred years.

Wilson46201 said...

Interestingly, when Democratic President Lyndon Johnson finally broke the back of legal segregation, African-Americans continued massively to support the party of FDR. 1932 was the first party-changing election for Blacks - this was cemented in 1964.

For the last 40 years, Republicans have not been able to make any substantial political gains amongst Black voters. History lessons are important but in politics the voting question is : "What have you done for me recently?" The GOP hasn't been able to answer that adequately for most Black voters.

Wilson46201 said...

Interesting sidenote: the political stranglehold the racist South held on national politics is broken. For the first time ever, there's only one Southerner in either party leadership in both the House and Senate - that's African-American Jim Clyburn, Democratic majority leader from South Carolina. On both sides of the Hill, there are now only two committee chairs total from the South.

Conservative Southerners used to rule the roost in Congress. No more. Quite a positive change!!!

Anonymous said...

Todd's right, and it needed to be said.

Anonymous said...

It's time to recognize that Blacks might be the most racist people in the country. When an entire race votes 90% for a party, they aren't an objective people who apply thoughtful deliberation to their voting decisions.

It's time all races openly discuss the double standard that applies to racial commentary insofar as Blacks are concerned.

The Liberal media squelches all dissent about Black racism while attacking Whites who dare question any issue concerning the Black community.

We need to have a frank discussion about race.

Anonymous said...

Todd's right. It's a lose/lose senario. Democrats take the black vote for granted and the Republicans write them off. No wonder Latinos, the largest minority group, are getting ahead faster, both parties are competing for their votes.

Wilson46201 said...

One could also ask why the Republicans have absolutely NO African-American Members of Congress (or Senators) whatsoever.

None.

Nada.

Zilch.

Wilson46201 said...

" No wonder Latinos, the largest minority group, are getting ahead faster, both parties are competing for their votes."

The powerful xenophobes in the GOP like Tancredo, Sensenbrenner and their ilk are working overtime with talk of "illegal aliens" to drive Latinos into the outstretched, welcoming arms of the Democrats. Even Eric Dickerson, posing as a moderate Republican, campaigned on the immediate first necessity of building a complete fence on our Southern border before discussing other issues of immigration.

Anonymous said...

Yes, bring the Latinos to the Democrat Plantation. I think they're too smart. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Also, after 70+ years of slavish devotion to the Democrats and with their condition not improving, you'd think blacks would look elsewhere. Democrats take them for granted, Republicans write them off, generally speaking.

Wilson46201 said...

In the 2006 elections, Illinois Latinos increased turnout by 97% and California Latinos 24% --- muchas gracias, Tom Tancredo! Nancy Pelosi is now Speaker of the House.

Peter said...

Also, after 70+ years of slavish devotion to the Democrats and with their condition not improving, you'd think blacks would look elsewhere. Democrats take them for granted, Republicans write them off, generally speaking.

Conditions have improved for blacks in the last 70 years; there's a big difference between 1937 and 2007. However, that's sort of nitpicking; conditions for blacks don't seem to have improved much since the '70's.

I agree, too, that dems largely (not entirely, but largely) take blacks for granted. But the reason they can do this is because R's are going far beyond writing blacks off - many of their proposals tend to make things worse for blacks. See, for example, the recently disclosed data showing that the civil rights division of the DOJ brought zero civil rights claims involving blacks...or go back to Nixon's "southern strategy" or the Willie Horton ad...and so forth.

When one party offers little but supports the status quo, and the other party is trying to drag you backwards - well, the only rational choice is to vote for the status quo party.

Anonymous said...

The Willie Horton ad was run by Al Gore, Pete.

Nice try at revisionism.

Wilson46201 said...

Nice try at revisionism -- the Willie Horton issue was originally raised by Gore within a Democratic Party primary but it was Republican George H.W. Bush who used the Willie Horton television advertisement nationally and prominently. By the way, it was a gay Republican consultant (who is now "gay-married" in Massachusetts) that developed that nationally notorious Republican advertisement.

But nice try at revisionism! At best, you seem to be saying the GOP is as racist as the Democrats are? Pretty thin pablum there!

Anonymous said...

[QUOTE] Wilson46201 said...
-- the Willie Horton issue was originally raised by Gore within a Democratic Party primary[/QUOTE]

Exactly.

What's the relevance of the sexual orientation of the campaign manager? Apart from irrelevance, you should respect peoples' privacy.

Wilson46201 said...

Wikipedia has an excellent article about the Willie Horton racist ads run by the GOP in 1988. Interestingly, Gore raised only the general question of prison furloughs against Dukakis but it took the GOP campaign to use the photos of Willie Horton prominently and incessantly.

Look up "Willie Horton" in Wikipedia - a sordid little tale that demonstrates why Blacks are repulsed by the GOP.

Wilson46201 said...

Considering the GOP orthodoxy of fierce opposition to "homosexual marriage" - it's a little hypocritical to have one of those "married" Sodomites doing the dirty campaign work for Republicans...

Kinda like those closety gay Republican Congresscritters who vote for Constitutional Amendments against "gay-marriage" while secretly sucking cock cheating on their wives...(or closety gay GOP non-lobbyists)

Wilson46201 said...

By the way, that "gay-married" GOP Sodomite is also Jewish --- peculiar since there's only ONE Jewish Republican congressperson out of over 200. Of course, no openly gay GOP congresscritters and nary an African-American Republican congressman...

The GOP isn't particularly diverse when it comes to positions of power, is it now?

Anonymous said...

Simple Sambo" and "Ignorant Mammy"": That's how Democrats view Blacks
By Frances Rice

Democrats, who claim that they care about diversity, use despicable racial stereotypes, just as Democrats did during the days of slavery and Jim Crow, to slur black professionals, such as Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele.

Oreo cookies were thrown by Democrats at Mr. Steele, and two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner, committed identity theft, illegally obtaining Mr. Steele's Social Security number and credit report.
Brazenly, on the left-wing Internet website called "The News Blog," Democrats posted a doctored photograph of Mr. Steele, depicting him as a "Simple Sambo." This contemptible racist stereotype is the same one that Democrats used to demean blacks during the era of slavery and segregation.


In addition to other outrageous racist images produced by several Democrats, cartoonist Jeff Danziger depicted Dr. Rice as an ignorant, barefoot "mammy," reminiscent of the stereotyped black woman in the movie Gone with the Wind who remarked: "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies."




Democrats feel free to display such blatant racism because they know that they can take the black vote for granted. Black Americans need to wake up, think for themselves and get off of the Democratic Party's plantation. The National Black Republican Association is dedicated to exposing the failed socialist policies and racist past of the Democratic Party that has hijacked the civil rights record of the Republican Party.

As Michael Scheuer, author of Imperial Hubris, stated, Democrats remain what American history shows they always have been, the party of "four S's": Slavery, Secession. Segregation, and Socialism.

In his book, A Short History of Reconstruction, the well-respected liberal historian, Dr. Eric Foner, highlights the fact that it was Republicans, not Democrats, who championed civil rights for blacks. The Republican Party was started as the anti-slavery party and fought to free blacks from slavery, while the Democrats fought to keep blacks in slavery. Republicans pushed to amend the constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans pushed to pass civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's, while the Democrats fought against every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's.

Dr. Eric Foner reveals in his book the fact that the Ku Klux Klan was started by Democrats and served as the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party to lynch Republicans, black and white. The recent sham apology made by the Democrats behind the curtain of Congress made no acknowledgement of the fact that it was the Democrats, not Republicans, who fought anti-lynching legislation.

Democrats, who are howling about the much-changed South today voting largely for Republicans, seemed perfectly happy when the then-segregated South voted solidly for the Democrats. Contrary to claims by Democrats, the "Dixiecrats" remained Democrats and declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. The over 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the late 1970's with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy" designed to convince Christians to stop supporting the Democratic Party that was denying blacks their civil rights and start supporting the Republican Party that was fighting to the civil rights of blacks. A few Southern states, such as Louisiana, are still controlled by racist Democrats.

The Republican Party has never turned its back on blacks. Democrats use the biased media to distort the news and create a false image of Republicans. A prime example is the Willie Horton story. It was former Vice President Al Gore who first dug up Willie Horton to use against his rival, Michael Dukakis, during the 1988 presidential primary. Al Gore is given a pass for using Willie Horton against Dukakis during the primary, but George H. W. Bush is bashed for using Willie Horton against Dukakis during the general election.

Inner-city minister, Rev. Wayne Perryman, wrote a book, Unfounded Loyalty, based on his five years of research and sued the Democratic Party, demanding an apology for their 150-year history of racism based on the Democratic Party' States Rights claims. The Democrats admitted their racist past under oath in court, but refused to apologize because they know that they can take the black vote for granted.

Today, the failed socialist policies of the Democrats (who have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years) have turned our inner cities into economic and social wastelands. In an effort to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats, Democrats are fighting every effort of the Republicans to help blacks out of poverty.

Democrats opposed welfare reform in the 1990's, then blocked extension of federal welfare reform in April 2004. Democrats are opposed to school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools. Democrats are opposed to Social Security reform even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the system because blacks on average have a five-year shorter life expectancy than whites. Democrats are crying loudly for an increase in the minimum wage, yet the Democrats, using bogus excuses, blocked the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans in 2006. Democrats are more interested in keeping the minimum issue alive as a political hammer than they are in making life better for poor black people.

Frances Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info



© National Black Republican Association, 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Anonymous said...

DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED CONGRESS SNUBS BLACK DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN
Democrats in control of Congress showed their utter disdain for black Americans when they refused to establish a Reparations Commission and hold hearings as requested by black Democrat Congressman John Conyers of Michigan. In 1989, Conyers first introduced the H.R. 40 bill, Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. He has introduced that bill in every Congress since 1989 and has vowed to continue fighting until the bill is passed. Information about H.R. 40 can be found at: http://www.house.gov/conyers/news_reparations.htm

So, why are Democratic Party leaders in control of Congress turning their backs on Conyers, their fellow Democrat? The answer is simple. A Reparations Commission and hearings would expose the 200-year history of horrendous racism against black Americans by the Democratic Party. We have a prime example in North Carolina.

As a result of the1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission Report of May 31, 2006, the North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee, composed of over 700 party leaders and activists from 100 counties, issued a unanimous and historic apology on January 20, 2007. The report was commissioned by the state of North Carolina and concluded that the Democratic Party was solely responsible for the 1898 murderous rampage against blacks. That reign of terror led to the Democratic Party takeover from Republicans, mainly black Republicans, who controlled the City of Wilmington during Reconstruction. The Commission's report that contains the gruesome details about the killing of black Americans and the usurping of governmental powers by the Democrats can be found on the Internet at: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/1898-wrrc/

We urge our NBRA members to help hold the Democratic Party accountable for their nearly 200-year history of racism and failed socialism that‘s caused so much harm to black Americans. Exercise your Constitutional right to petition Congress. Please join us for our "Reparations March on Congress" for a formal apology to African Americans. We will meet at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 1, 2007 in front of the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Room 235, Cannon House Office Building, and present her with our "Reparations Petition." We will then march to the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and present him with a copy of the petition. Click here to review the petition that is posted on our website. The press will be invited. Please join us and help us hold the Democrats accountable.

Anonymous said...

Democrat Party
By Frances Rice

History shows that the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party. This ugly fact about the Democrat Party is detailed in the book, A Short History of Reconstruction, (Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1990) by Dr. Eric Foner, the renown liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. As a further testament to his impeccable credentials, Professor Foner is only the second person to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.
Democrats in the last century did not hide their connections to the Ku Klux Klan. Georgia-born Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wrote on page 21 of the September 1928 edition of the Klan’s “The Kourier Magazine”: “I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat. My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat. My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days…. My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat…. My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”

Dr. Foner in his book explores the history of the origins of Ku Klux Klan and provides a chilling account of the atrocities committed by Democrats against Republicans, black and white.

On page 146 of his book, Professor Foner wrote: “Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.” Page 184 of his book contains the definitive statements: “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.”

Heartbreaking are Professor Foner’s recitations of the horrific acts of terror inflicted by Democrats on black and white Republicans. Recounted on pages 184-185 of his book is one such act of terror: “Jack Dupree, a victim of a particularly brutal murder in Monroe County, Mississippi - assailants cut his throat and disemboweled him, all within sight of his wife, who had just given birth to twins - was ‘president of a republican club‘ and known as a man who ‘would speak his mind.’”

“White gangs roamed New Orleans, intimidating blacks and breaking up Republican meetings,“ wrote Dr. Foner on page 146 of his book. On page 186, he wrote: “An even more extensive ‘reign of terror’ engulfed Jackson, a plantation county in Florida’s panhandle. ‘That is where Santa has his seat,‘ remarked a black clergyman; all told over 150 persons were killed, among them black leaders and Jewish merchant Samuel Fleischman, resented for his Republican views and for dealing fairly with black customers.“

Frances Rice is the Chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at: http://www.nbra.info/

Anonymous said...

NBRA's Amius Curiae Brief In Support Of Rev. Wayne Perryman Democrats Owe Blacks an Apology DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED CONGRESS SNUBS BLACK DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN "Simple Sambo" and "Ignorant Mammy": That's how Democrats view Blacks Democrats Dupe Blacks about Minimum Wage The Ku Klux Klan was the Terrorist Arm of the Democrat Party Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican Black Republicans Lead Historic “Reparations March” on Congress (with Democrats and KKK picture) DEMOCRATS GIVE LONG-OVERDUE APOLOGY FOR 1898 ATROCITIES AGAINST BLACKS When is Racism not Racism? Order Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican Products NBRA 2007 Annual Meeting and Pioneer Award Ceremony NBRA Statement Of Commitment Democrats Dupe Blacks about Minimum Wage
By Frances Rices

Contempt is what Democrats show toward blacks on the issue of minimum wage. After House Republicans passed a minimum wage increase in 2006, Senate Democrats blocked the bill in a cynical ploy to keep minimum wage alive as an election issue. Then Democrats brazenly and loudly claimed that increasing the minimum wage was at top of their agenda for 2007.

Democrats used the media to deceive and convince blacks that killing the minimum wage bill was justified. While ignoring the multiple benefits, Democrats mischaracterized one provision of the bill: the death tax reduction that would help the heirs of small farmers and small business owners keep their land and businesses, rather than sell them to pay the death taxes. A true measure of the duplicity of Democrats in duping blacks can be gained from a review of the major provisions of the bill passed by House Republicans.

Minimum wage. The bill would have increased the hourly minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 in three steps: $5.85 on Jan. 1, $6.55 on June 1, 2008, and $7.25 on June 1, 2009.

Incentives to hire welfare recipients. The law would have revived incentives for businesses to hire welfare recipients and other workers facing barriers to employment.

Middle income tax cuts. The legislation would have extended through 2007 some tax breaks that expired in 2005. The tax cuts included a deduction for college tuition, a deduction for teachers who purchase classroom supplies, and a deduction for state and local sales taxes that are also paid by poor people

Home mortgage insurance tax cut. The law would have allowed homeowners to deduct the cost of premiums for mortgage insurance for one year.

Research and development. The bill would have extended the business research and development tax credit through 2007.

Abandoned mines. The legislation would have increased contribution to states for an abandoned mine fund.

Whistle blower incentives. The law would have allowed whistleblowers to be paid 15 percent to 30 percent of taxes eventually collected from tax evaders who owe more than $2 million.

Death tax. The bill would have gradually increased the amount that would be exempt from taxation when people (including athletes and owners of small farms and small businesses) die. By 2015, the amount that would have been exempt from taxation would have been $5 million for an individual and $10 million for a couple. Also in 2015, estates worth up to $25 million would have been taxed at the capital gains tax rate of 20 percent, which would have been an increase from the current rate of 15 percent. Estates larger than $25 million would have been taxed at 40 percent in 2010 and 30 percent in 2015.

Lost in the debate is the fact that, in reality, raising the minimum wage makes middle class blacks poorer and keeps poor blacks poor. It increases prices and drives small businesses out of business. The minimum wage is not intended to be a living wage for people raising a family. Instead, it is the entry-level pay for untrained and unskilled workers. Democrats have used minimum wage as an emotional, election year gambit so often until now an overwhelming majority of Americans (83 percent to 14 percent), favors raising the federal minimum wage to $7.15 per hour, according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Several states in recent months have passed minimum wage laws based on popular sentiment..

Democrats arrogantly kill legislation that would help poor blacks because they know that blacks will vote for Democrats regardless of the harm they cause to black people. Democrats want to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. In April 2004, Senate Democrats blocked passage of a bill renewing the 1996 federal welfare reform law, ending federal welfare reform in June 2004. Federal welfare assistance is now back to being just a government handout that breaks up families and traps inner-city blacks in poverty. Democrats oppose school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools. Democrats oppose Social Security reform even though blacks on average loose $10,000 in the current system due to a shorter life expectancy for blacks.

It’s time for black Americans to think for themselves and get off of the Democrat Party’s plantation.

Anonymous said...

Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

By Frances Rice

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860's, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950's and 1960's.

During the civil rights era of the 1960's, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman's issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was President Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Senator Al Gore, Sr. And after he became president, John F. Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King's leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860's, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon‘s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation‘s first goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans.

Critics of Republican Senator Barry Goldwater who ran for president against Democrat President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.

Those who wrongly criticize Goldwater, also ignore the fact that President Johnson, in his 4,500 State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King's protest against the Viet Nam War, President Johnson referred to Dr. King as "that Nigger preacher."

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist "Dixiecrats" did not all migrate to the Republican Party. "Dixiecrats" declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. Today, some of those "Dixiecrats" continue their political careers as Democrats, including Democrat Senator Robert Byrd who is well known for having been a "Keagle" in the Ku Klux Klan.

Another former "Dixiecrat" is Democrat Senator Ernest Hollings who put up the Confederate flag over the state capitol when he was the governor of South Carolina. There was no public outcry when Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd praised Senator Byrd as someone who would have been "a great senator for any moment," including the Civil War. Democrats denounced Senator Trent Lott for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond. Senator Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Senator Byrd and Senator Thurmond were alive during the Civil War, and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.

The thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970's with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy" which was an effort on the Part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.

After wrongly convincing black Americans that a minimum wage increase was a good thing, the Democrats on August 3rd kept their promise and killed the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans on July 29th. The blockage of the minimum wage bill was the second time in as many years that Democrats stuck a legislative finger in the eye of black Americans. Senate Democrats on April 1, 2004 blocked passage of a bill to renew the 1996 welfare reform law that was pushed by Republicans and vetoed twice by President Bill Clinton before he finally signed it. Since the welfare reform law expired in September 2002, Congress had passed six extensions, and the latest expired on June 30, 2004. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools and Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because of a shorter life expectancy than whites (72.2 years for blacks vs. 77.5 years for whites).

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. Over $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats' stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party's economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

Wilson46201 said...
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Anonymous said...

Again, Gary, an auto-edit feature with "Delete" function should be required for all local blogs...the keywords that would trigger such a delete: Wilson, Jocelyn, Frances Rice, et al

Your thread is now officially highjacked.

And Todd is still an idiot. This comment cemented his status: he will not be re-elected. But his damage is done, i.e. Voter ID, etc.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts. Why should the real bigots dominate the blogs with their limited knowledge of American History and public opinions?

credo said...

Wow. It looks like this blog has taken on the national race discussion.

The constitution does not say anything about parties..it speaks of citizens.

Neither party wanted African-Americans to be citizens.

Lincoln was from Kentucky, southern, ran for President in Illinois, northern. A wedge-whackers, seeking power, using African-Americans as the deciding factor on placing raced white men, not women in seats of power.

Unless, some one can show me that Dr. King, Jr. was a republican.I rather go by what he wrote in his book, in his own words, Why we can't wait.

Many African-Americans do not participate in the political process. Those who do, more than likely vote the Democratic ticket, because they see folks who look like them in such a party.

They vote their interest, rather than not vote. But because they choose not to participate in the political process does not mean they do not have an opinion how they are viewed in America.

Limited use of language determine may impact how you communicate to one another. Imus and crew were not limited in their vocabulary. And they intention used language and the media to hollered out their views about African-Americans. And we hollered back, that these women are neither uncouth or the H-word.

Rokita was trying to do an outreach. He misstepped. As if a 14 year old can relate to those who were enslaved. He tried to sell a produce by comparing it to a produce that is not much different from the one that is already being used by African-Americans. So, both are evil.

What ever African-American received in land grant colleges, it does nothing to compare to the lives lost, the lives maimed, the lives destroyed under slavery.

Racists.since blacks folks have been given so many great things, they can't be racists.. they can be ungrateful..but not racists.

Al Sharpton can't pick up a phone and have military might reach to go to wipe out a neighborhood, city or nation. Not even Jessie, but they can be ungrateful, and both Jessie and Al are ungrateful

When you begin to listen to African-Americans instead of tell African-Americans what they should or should not know, you have begone the national discussion.

However, you are listening to your friens, or some that you see in the media, or some you sleep and eat with, who don't have a clue about the millions, and millions of African-Americans in the world.

P.s. I am not a democrat or a republican. But, I will be voting for Obama, not Hillary. How about you?

Anonymous said...

Rep. Bill crawford's claim is wrong. The voter ID Bill only disenfranchises dishonest would be voters in elections.

Wilson46201 said...

It's wise that the spammer who hijacked this thread would hide behind the white hood of anonymity. It would be shameful to use her real name - her lies and deceit have made her name notorious amongst serious political activists and leaders!

None of the defenders of the GOP and its cynical treatment of African-Americans have used their names here. Telling, isn't it?

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Advance Indiana said...

Wilson, you've already posted nearly half of all the comments on this thread. Enough already. Take this fight with these folks elsewhere. I don't want to spend the rest of the day deleting defamatory comments.

Anonymous said...

6:53, Todd CANNOT be reelected. He's been reelected once, and Indiana has term limits on the major statewide offices.

Voter ID is a great idea, since it keeps Democrats from having people vote multiple times or having the dead vote.

Also, Rokita is not a legislator. He did not introduce, vote on or sign the legislation. He's merely entrusted with carrying out the laws that are handed to him by the Legislature and the Governor.

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Anonymous said...

Todd Rokita took a leadership role on Voter ID. The term "leadership role" is really an understatement. He travelled the state shamelessly dredging up support for this ill-planned legislation. His state-sponsored website touted it for over a year.

Again, there was little or no evidence that voter fraud was or is a problem. 9:55 if you have such evidence, your input would've been welcomed during the debate on this ridiculous law. Todd sent out dire invitations for such irregularities, to all 92 county clerks. He received two responses, by his own (reluctant) admission. And one of those was prosecuted.

And now, on a national commission devoted to voter issues, Rokita's narrow view is not upheld by an official study and evidence, and he seeks to edit the results. Cooking the books. How zealous can you get?

As for his re-election, I posted earlier and meant his election to any other office. Sorry for the confusion. He has not earned the trust of Hoosiers to get elected to anything else. Changing a national commission report's language, when the evidence doesn't support your assertion, is delporable. But given Todd's history, not at all surprising.

And for the umpteenth ime, please produce evidence of multiple voter fraud issues, or shut the heck up about it already. Why don't we talk about methods to increase voter turnout, like mail voting, weekend voting, or other nationally-recognized experiments?

Every single effort to open up the voting process in Indiana since 1970, at least, and maybe longer, has been thwarted by the Republican legislative leadership.

When the Republican Party starts walking the walk on increased & authentic voting participation, I'll pay attention. Until then, please move on to another subject.

Anonymous said...

Prior to voter ID, Indiana did not have a mechanism in place to track or thwart voter fraud at the polls. Antidotal evidence is what brought the legislation forward, not some black helicopter, secret society voter supression plot. IDs are now free, and there are other safeguards in place to protect a voter's franchise.

The D'Anne Burley Show said...

Racism is still here but Don Imus is not the issue the most important one is below and I am black and can get no policing agent to investigate corruption and or criminal acts. I am also seeking letters for others who are black who have had racist issue in the times in order to show patterns on this issue.

I am a former Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois, I know much about law enforce and clout, and before that I worked over 35 yrs within Corporate America as an Accountant, Computer Programmer/Analysis, did some actuary work relating to removing employees who got close to retirement age, Developed Businesses, I worked as a para legal from Friedman and Koven which was the second in it's day Law Firm in the World within Conflict of Interest international, also for United States Gypsum, Navistar, FMC Corp, Harris Bank, First National Bank, Argonne National Lab's as Assistant Editor in the Bio lab, and many other larger than live Corporations within their Controllers Dept and World Headquarters, and in the Mortgage Industry of over 8 years seeing already formed terrorist cell operating from withn the Suburb of Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Broadview, Chicago and other neighoring communities. The scandal involved the use of International Drivers Licenses to falsify Identity and create other false ID's such as Drivers License, Corporations, Bank Accounts in order to move and laundery money into Jihad and Al-Qauda cells all over the globe.

Drug Trafficking occured over Operation Mountain Express, which had netted over 52 mega tons of drugs, and drug making material to use to place on the streets and in the hands of mintories, our youth date rape drugs and other nightmare subtances to fund Terror across the world. In Illinois the Illinois trucking scandal was involved because the truck were involved within a operation to move the drugs, laundered money and also guns in and out of the hands of criminal within the KKK and aryan nation and other hate groups. All who were being used as part of the funded Bin Laden Operation, and that was really the involved of Bin Laden. Sept 11, 2001 was a part of a mock terrorist drill which was designed to cover-up the fact that the WTC had design defects that were brought to the port of Authority when it was being built but NYC had no rights to the business plans and could do nothing in the courts because it was alleged that the Port was not governed by the City and or State Regulations and laws because it fell under Marine laws only. In addition because of the first failed attempted to bomb the buildings in 1993 by so-called Islamic Extremist and due to the injuries, death, and claims filed against Lloyds of London in England, Lloyds was on the brick of Bankruptcy and was the Port of Authority, which also would have effected NYC itself in paying off huge amounts of money which would had totally bankrupt the city and the state.

As within the plot of the Savings and Loan Scandal years before as the failed savings institutes had not enough money to pay back the people who had accounts within within the federal Reserve, in both cases I alleged that conspirators from within and outside the government conspired to commit fraud by turning these events into cases for insurance.

In the savings and loan scandal during that time there were mounting numbers of "Banl Robberies in the Midwest and across the US.

The robberies I saw began in the late 80's but expanded into 1990 whereby while I worked within the Courts there was the alleged ex-police officer out of Hoffman Estate called the Bearded Bandit, who with his wife alleged robbed banks all over the suburban area of Chicago Illinois. There were some elements of this case which were not true in fact and covered up for one the wife never shot herself in the front of a home in Streamwood she was shot by special unit op's from what division I am not sure. Then her husband who was capture was killed in a shoot out but what I alleged was that he was gunned down so that he would not share information of the insurance scam. The same issue was happened in areas around Ok City and that could be the reason why Jesse Tredue's brother was allegedly murdered within his prison cell the cover-up the real reason behind the bank robberies.

John Gary Peeler a former CIA/BATF/FBI agent was undercover within the KKK he has been on my program and his son John Christropher Peeler is being held in a Ark prison without parole for a crime of murder where there is no body, no crime scene and no evidence nothing to shutup Peeler. Peeler Sr. worked with Timothy McVeigh while undercover within the KKK working on bombing the Ok City Building, he knew about the bank robberies, the plot to take down the building and was able to stop one, but could do nothing about the WTC because no one would listen to him, his story as those of Eric Shine Merchant Marine Presidential Appointed by George Bush Sr., , Mary Schneider who worked 30 yrs within the INS and saw the florida connection of agents allowing Middle Easterns to gain entrance into the US that area of Fla was where the flight school was involved with the alleged training of terrorist cells at the same time I saw within my then office which was a place I was bought to to setup a new business to do Islamic Interest Loans for homes (Noriba) on the wall a huge picture of a boeing 747 class plane which I was told that being use as a picture to explan how to flight within a flight school which operated out of the Palos Hills area with ties into FL prior to 9/11/01.

The story was my nightmare, the government via clouted government officials and those who I had alleged were involved in a major sleeper cell used terrorism against me and my children. By sending in spooks, attempting to setup my bank account with counterfeit money orders, blackball me so I can not work and so that my children can not, criminalized by young son, use traffick tickets and others working within the policing agencies to cover-up and not investigation major corruption and criminals acts within DuPage County in order to shut be up and down and make me homeless. This is the same pattern that had been used on all whistleblowers and then causing them not to have equal rigthts under the amendments of the constitutional.

I am 55 yrs old and I have seen every level of corruption over a spam of 45 years including how entertainers and others were taken out in the same fashion in the 1940's-62 while my father was involvcd as a publisher and reporter.Within his archieve were letters of this and then I was told by other creatible sources over the years of how they watched Mohammad X, who was a friend of my fathers, Joe Louis for saying good things about Jimmy Hoffa, and my father knew Jack Ruby prior to my father's death. My father's name was within the Warren Commission Report of the Death of JFK and my father help Kennedy to get elected within the chains of press he was involved in within the Black Community.

Because of all this I had been watched, and as they attempted to do with Mohammad X's daughter they attempted to set me up over the years. But you see I saw things when I was very young and knew how they operated. Please read on thanks

D'Anne Burley

I need your help and support, with a attorney, money and anything else because the attack at hand is a nightmare. Within hospital settings I was given the wrong meds I feel with intent. I attempted to sue many times but attorneys turned down anything I bought to them as it is within the pattern of all whistleblowers. And if the case goes into the courts they Gag them to stop all further action. My journal exposes this with the top professionals in the World, scientist, journalist, Government Agents, Business Owners and all having information but can do nothing with it because of the corruption from within the policing forces who are allegedly being told not to do there job and or by racial bias which maybe true in my case.

D'Anne Burley
Call me at 1-630-930-9782 or 1-630-812-0171


My father was Dan Burley who was a Managing Editor for many publications, he was a journalist and friends to three Presidents going back to the Roosevelt's, and the King of Ethophian, plus a well known Musician. Dan took the very first Black USO Troop overseas to Burma during WWII under Bob Hope and was a good friend of Walter Winchell and others. When I was born my birth appeared in Walter Winchell's Column, At the age of 10 I had a column called "Thats a Fact" which appeared in two newspapers.

We are indeed in a nightmare and unless the people watch and understand and recover this government from thieves, murders and conspirators we will see something worse than Hitlers Germany in maybe less than one year.

My nightmare is told within the link and I am adding more as I go because if you read this and really understand this government as developing this platform for years and decades. The goal was to remove the constitution replace the people with foreigners who are less expensive for business spending, dumb down the nation and worse. My programs are all involved with showing the ties together. I am one of many whistleblowers who all link into one another many had been within former government agencies, or private businesses

Those within the mainstream press get fired if they go against their owners look at Don Imus he was getting ready to talk about WTC and had covered Ok City. Now its Rosie O'Donnell whose next.

You can call me at any time as well and if you know of any stories needed to be shared please sent it to me because I cover all that no one else will touch - Peace !

Sincerely yours D'Anne Burley Forensic Journalist Talk Show Host featured on truthradio.com rbnlive.com, in your face radio out of South America, Blogtalkradio, and others. Peace!

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