As a reminder for the historically inept, the Republican Party opposed slavery and fought to abolished it. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, supported slavery and fought to expand it. In 1865, the 13th Amendment passed with 100% Republican support and only 23% Democrat support in Congress.
The 14th Amendment, which gave citizenship to freed slaves, passed in 1868 with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The 15th Amendment, which gave freed slaves the right to vote,passed in 1870 with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in Congress. Meanwhile, the KKK was started by and consisted of individuals who were also Democrats.
In 1957, Republican President Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957 while his Democratic opponent, Lyndon Johnson, opposed it. In 1964, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in Congress supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Despite these facts, liberals foolishly cry that Republicans are racist. They’re called “racist” for criticizing the IRS, for having the Republican National Convention during a hurricane, for wanting to own a gun to prevent break-ins, and for mentioning “Constitution” or “respect for the Founding Fathers.” They’re called “racist” for calling Obama “angry,” for saying Obama lies, for noting that Obama is privileged, for saying unions boss Obama around and for supporting voter ID laws. And perhaps most ridiculously, Republicans are called “racist” for saying “I want my country back,” for being fans of Hermain Cain, for fighting for the 2nd Amendment, for trying to keep Obama from being reelected and for disliking Obama and fact that he’s president.
Ultimately, these false accusations of racism undermine the seriousness of actual racism and the sickening history of the Democratic Party.
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