Liberals act as though it’s a random bit of trivia that Lincoln was a Republican when in fact the anti-slavery, abolitionist movement in America was Republican and Democrats supported slavery in the South. The KKK was an offshoot of the Democratic Party, with the Klan assassinating Republican politicians and planning more. Republicans tried to ban voting by members of the Confederate Army after the war in an attempt to elect blacks to offices but the Democrats on a national and local level opposed the ban. Eventually, the GOP kept losing elections on a pro-black, anti-Confederate platform in the postwar South and retreated, leaving Dems in control of the South. Although slavery was abolished, discrimination became institutionalized on a milder but more permanent basis under the white Dems and segregation became the norm, worse in some locales than others but still present.
The Jim Crow Laws were established by Southern Democrats, and they fought like heck to maintain them, resisting any attempt by Republicans to counteract them. For example, President Eisenhower’s desegregation of the Little Rock, AR public schools was bitterly contested, requiring him to send in the military. His attempts to pass a federal civil rights law was stymied by Democrats and LBJ’s legislation of the civil rights act passed only because Congressional Republicans ended the Democratic filibuster. A larger % of Republicans voted to pass the Civil Rights bill than Democrats. Will the GOP ever try to restore historical accuracy and educate younger voters, especially blacks, on its vital role for minority rights?
You’ll also note that the North never owns up to any of its ugly history of abuse or discrimination, e.g., against the Irish or child labor or indentured servitude of penniless white immigrants, including the deadly fires that killed hundreds in textile mills. No word on how that privilege helped some of today’s wealthy New England dynasties.
http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/ is a website that documents the history of the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, mocking the South and Appalachia of today is accepted sport of liberals, black leaders, Democratic politicians, and their MSM.
Today, black Democrats can say anything in the current ‘you owe me’ grievance market. Donna Brazile is a big black operative in the liberal DNC. In her sarcastic tweet to provide cover for Obama here, she uses “hillbillies” as a generic insult, much as we might say “Neanderthal.” And she works for the political party asking Kentuckians to vote for that party today. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/09/dems-say-only-hillbillies-want-a-strategy.php
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I am just outraged that Obama hasn’t pasted together an #ISIS “strategy” to satisfy the craven political ravings of hillbillies yet.
Oh, dear. Death of another much-loved liberal meme of grievance. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/08/21/european_explorers_didnt_bring_tuberculosis_to_americas_study_says.html