by Rush Limbaugh in the Limbaugh Letter, April 2016
We have entered the season when Republicans get accused of racism, bigotry, resurrecting Jim Crow, and embracing the Ku Klux Klan. Oh wait, that happens 24/7, 365 days a year. But it's not every day that these accusations are rightly turned back on the accusers. Yet that's what happened on March 1, during Super Tuesday primary coverage, live on CNN: a KKK throwdown.
In the wake of the Donald Trump/David Duke disavowal brouhaha, the following heated exchange occurred between commie Van Jones and conservative Jeffery Lord, who suddenly interjected facts and history so shocking to the conventional wisdom that they're virtually never aired on any news broadcast:
No, Mr. Jones, it's not absurd. It's the truth. A truth you and your comrades in the Democrat Party and in the media and in academe have been covering up for decades, I guaran-damn-tee you the CNN audience had never heard it before that night. While the media obsessively fabricates signs of racial bigotry that doesn't exist on the right, the truly vilest racism imaginable has been unleashed via the Democrat Party throughout American history:
Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, KKK
"Those of you who believe the n***er is your equal and ought to be on an equality with you .. of course will vote for Mr. Lincoln." -- Stephen Douglas, Democrat, debate with Lincoln, August 27, 1858
"Before the Civil War, the Democratic Party was the Party of slavery ... almost all of its leaders were slave owners..." -- Bruce Bartlett, Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party's Buried Past, 2008
"Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Democrat ... justified his ruling [on the Dred Scott case] on the grounds that blacks were 'a subordinate and inferior class of beings who had been subjugated by a superior race.'" -- Wrong on Race
"The Democratic Party's war against African Americans continued after the Civil War .. Democrats, both North and South, fought the attempt to implement the equality for African Americans gained at such high cost. This opposition was often violent. Indeed, the Ku Klux Klan operated as the de facto terrorist arm of the national Democratic Party during Reconstruction." -- Mackubin Thomas Owens, Ashland University, 12/02
"Democrats defeated Reconstruction in the end and on its ruins created Jim Crow ... In the 1920s, the Republican Party platform routinely called for anti-lynching legislation. The Democrats rejected such calls in their own platforms." -- Mackubin Owens
The Democratic Convention of 1924, held in New York's Madison Square Garden, has been dubbed by historians as the 'Klanbake'. Hundreds of delegates present were members of the Ku Klux Klan, which was so powerful that a plank condemning Klan violence was unwaveringly rejected. To celebrate, some 10,000 hooded Klansmen staged a massive rally complete with burning crosses and calls for violence against blacks and Catholics." -- Discoverthenetworks.org
[Jim Crow laws] were the post-Civil War laws passed enthusiastically by Democrats ... These laws segregated piblic schools, public transportation, restaurants, rest rooms, and public places in general (everything from water coolers to beaches). The reason Rosa Parks became famous is that she sat in the 'whites only' front section of a bus, the 'whites only' designation the direct result of Democrats." -- Jeffery Lord, The Wall Street Journal, 8/13/08
"Democrats opposed every civil rights measure proposed by the Republican Congress [during Reconstruction] ... The denial of voting rights was pervasive throughout the South, as were pettier forms of discrimination such as separate rail cars, rest rooms, and drinking fountains, which persisted well into the 1960s. Much more serious were laws and perverted legal systems that put many black men on chain gangs, where they were rented out as hard labor for a pittance, effectively reestablishing, under state supervision, the worst slave conditions." -- Wrong on Race
"Lynching of blacks for the most trivial of offenses was pervasive throughout the [Democrat-run] former Confederacy. Indeed, it was virtually a form of entertainment that even children were permitted to watch. -- Wrong on Race
"[B]ull Connor -- who infamously unleashed dogs and fire hoses on civil-rights protesters -- was a member of both the Democratic National Committee and the Ku Klux Klan." -- Discoverthenetworks.org
"[As] Birmingham's Commissioner of Public Safety in 1961 ... Connor encouraged the violence that met the CORE Freedom Riders at the Birmingham Trailways Bus station by promising local Klansmen that 'He would see to it that 15 to 20 minutes would elapse before the police arrived." -- "Freedom Riders", PBS documentary aired 2/6/12
"[T]he DNC website that describes the Party's history .. [is] scrubbed clean of the not-so-little dirty secret that fueled Democrats' political successes for over a century and a half and made American life a hell on earth for black Americans." -- Jeffery Lord, The Wall Street Journal, 8/13/08. Lord lists the many pro-slavery and pro-segregation Democrat Party platforms, the Democrat-sponsored Jim Crow laws, the Republican-sponsored civil-rights laws rejected by Democrats for decades.
Woodrow Wilson, Democrat
"The white men of the South were aroused by mere instinct of self-preservation to rid themselves ... of the intolerable burden of governments sustained by the votes of ignorant negroes..." -- Woodrow Wilson on the KKK in his 1902 book A History of the American People, quoted at Vox, 11/20/15
"[O]ne of Wilson's very first acts in office was to institute comprehensive racial segregation throughout the federal government, a policy that had not previously existed under Republican presidents. Where Wilson's appointees were unable to put blacks and whites into separate offices and buildings, room dividers were installed to prevent whites from even having to gaze upon their darker-skinned coworkers." -- Wrong on Race
"In a 1913 open letter to Wilson, W.E.B DuBois ... wrote of 'one colored clerk who could not actually be segregated on account of the nature of his work [and who] consequently had a cage built around him to separate him from his white companions of many years." -- Vox, 11/20/15
"He [Wilson] believed that blacks held an inferior position in society, and as president of Princeton University fro 1902 to 1910, he did not welcome African American students." -- Anthony Slide in American Racist, quoted at American Thinker
"Franklin Roosevelt ... wouldn't even allow his black and white servants at the White House to eat together." -- Wrong on Race
"FDR enforced segregation through red-lining and liked to tell jokes about 'darkies'." -- Daniel Greenfield, Rename the Racist Democratic Party, at FrontPage Mag, 12/1/15
"Hitler didn't snub me; it was our President who snubbed me. The President [FDR] didn't even send a telegram." -- Jesse Owens, on his gold medal Olympic win in 1936, according to a report at Foundation for Economic Education. FDR invited all U.S. Olympians to the White House except Owens, who finally made it to the White House when invited in 1955 by President Dwight Eisenhower, Republican.
"President Roosevelt, when I went up to lunch with him [before nomination to Supreme Court], told me there was no reason for my worrying about my having been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He said that some of his best friends and supporters he had in the state of Georgia were strong members of that organization." -- Hugo Black, 1968 memo, in Hugo L. Black by Howard Ball. It is believed that FDR forced a quick confirmation of Hugo Black in 1937 to avoid mention of his long association with the KKK.
Robert "Sheets" Byrd, Democrat
"I shall mever fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather 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." -- Robert Byrd, 1945 letter to notorious racist Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D, MS), expressing anger over Truman integrating the U.S. military, Discoverthenetworks.org
"Enamored of the Ku Klux Klan parades that he witnessed in his youth, Byrd joined the KKK in 1942 and was eventually elected Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. In his 2005 memoir, Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields, Byrd describes the Klan as a fraternal assembly of 'upstanding people' who at no time engaged in, or preached violence against, blacks, Jew, or Catholics. He adds that it was a Klan official who first persuaded him to seriously consider a career in politics." -- Discoverthenetworks.org
"Sen. Byrd was a 'Kleagle' -- an official recruiter who signed up members for $10 a head. He said he joined because it 'offered excitement' and because the Klan was an 'effective force' in 'promoting traditional American values'." -- Michelle Malkin, "Sen. Robert Byrd, Ex-Klansman", Jewish World Review, 3/8/01
Byrd's political career almost ended when he ran for Congress in 1952 after his Republican opponent revealed his sordid KKK past, according to The Washington Post. Byrd lied during a radio interview that he had only belonged to the KKK from "mid 1942 to early 1943".
"Republicans in West Virginia discovered a letter Sen. Byrd had written to the Imperial Wizard of the KKK three years after he saya he abandoned the group. He wrote: 'The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia' and 'in every state in the union'." -- Michelle Malkin
"During his  Senate campaign, ]Byrd] told a newspaper reporter that he personally felt the Klan had been incorrectly blamed for many acts committed by others." -- The Washington Post, 6/19/05
"Senatoe Robert C. Byrd['s 14-hour] ... individual filibuster of the 1964 Civil Right bill is the second longest in history ... only a true believer would undertake such a futile gesture." -- Wrong on Race
"As the floor manager for the segregationists, Byrd made the argument that the writers of the Declaration of Independence 'did not intend that these words should be taken literally to be true' when they wrote that 'all men are created equal'." -- Discoverthenetworks.org. Byrd was eventually rewarded by his fellow Dems with the position of Senate Democrat leader from 1977 to 1989.
"There are white n***ers. I've seen a lot of white n***ers in my time." -- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV) on Fox News Sunday, CNN, 3/4/01
"[T]he United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason." -- President Obama on Byrd's death, whitehouse.gov, 6/28/10
"Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility." -- Hillary Clinton, The Daily Caller, 6/28/10
"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected." -- Bill Clinton, Robert Byrd eulogy, quoted in The Hill, 7/2/10
"I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill ... I have voted against the so-called anyi-lynching bill." -- Rep. Lyndon Johnson (D, TX) in 1948, the huffington Post
"Buying into the stereotype that blacks were afraid of snakes ... [LBJ would] drive to gas stations with one in his trunk and try to trick black attendents into opening it." -- Adam Serwer, reporter, MSNBC, 4/12/12
"Lyndon Johnson said the word 'n***er' a lot. In Senate cloakrooms and staff meetings, Johnson was practically a connoisseur of the word ... Discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, he'd simply call it 'the n***er bill'." -- Adam Serwer, MSNBC, 4/12/12
"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all ... there'll be no way of stopping them ... It'll be Reconstruction all over again." -- Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D, TX) in 1957, The Huffington Post
"I'll have those n***ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." -- Lyndon B. Johnson, on Air Force One, according to Ronald Kessler's 1995 book,Inside the White House, quoted in The Huffington Post
Jimmy Carter, Democrat
"I can win this election without a single black vote." -- Jimmy Carter to reporter in 1970, in "When Jimmy Carter Ginned Up Race Hatred To Get Elected Governor", American Thinker, 9/17/09
"Then there was the radio commervial in which Carter said he would never be the tool of any 'block' vote, slurring over the word 'block' so that it could be mistaken for 'black'." -- Steven F. Hayward, The Real Jimmy Carter, 2004
"Affecting a South Georgia accent and humorously mimicking his campaign colleagues, [Gerald] Rafshoon would say, 'We coulda won by a lot more if we'd bin able to stop Jimmah saying so many nahs things abaht n***ers.' Carter's other senior campaign aide, Bill Pope, was even more blunt, telling The Washington Post that they had run a 'n***er campaign'." -- Julia Gorin, "Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot", in Jewish World Review, 6/1/06
"In April 1976 ... a glimpse of the old Carter shone through when he answered a question about integration issues, blurting out, 'I see nothing wrong with ethnic purity being maintained.' ... [T]he NY Daily News buried the quote..." -- Julia Gorin, 6/1/06
Bill Clinton, Democrat
"We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better ... In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century's most destructive forces and fought to advance its brightest hopes." -- Bill clinton, on the infamous segregationist Sen. William Fulbright (D, AR), one of the participants in the 83-day filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Los Angeles Times, 2/18/95
"Clinton clearly began to evolve a 'southern strategy' of his own ... Clinton took care to be photographed at an all-white golf club, and also standing at a prison-farm photo-op, wearing his shades while a crowd of black convicts broke rocks in the sun." -- Christopher Hitchens on Clinton's pushback against local "accusations of 'n***er-loving'", The [UK] Observer, 4/18/99
Old Democrat Habits Die Hard
"He sacrificed his career because he was willing to stand up for what he believed ... I thank God my family taught me to hate discrimination for the evil that it is." -- Vice President Algore to NAACP, claiming his father Sen. Albert Gore, Sr. voted for the Civil Rights Act, The Washington Post, 4/26/99. Not only did Gore, Sr. vote against it, he joined in the 83-day filibuster.
"[Y]ou'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva." -- Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D, SC), The New York Times, 12/16/93
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy." -- Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE), on Barack Obama, CNN, 2/9/07
"He was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black Presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a 'light-skinned' African American with no Negro dialect, 'unless he wanted to have one'." -- private remarks by Harry Reid (D, NV), reported in Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, CNN, 1/9/10
"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee." -- Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy, about Barack Obama, quoted in Game Change, Politico, 1/9/10
And that, my friends, is the true racist face of the Democrat party.