Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Democrats have always supported Civil Rights. Oceania withholds comment.

This bit on the Democrat's own history is some brazen to the point of Orwellian and Stalin style airbrushing.

For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers' rights, and women's rights. We are the party of Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, FDR, and the countless everyday Americans who work each day to build a more perfect union. Take a look at some of our accomplishments, and you'll see why we're proud to be Democrats.

Emphasis added. There's more lies and insanity that can be read here.

But let's just focus on the bolded par. Well? Civil War anyone? Remember the poltical process that lead up to it? How the Republican Party got formed? What the Democratic party was doing at the time?

You know, for the science-based, teacher-caring, intelligent party the Dems are really counting on American citizens being historically ignorant.

How ignorant? This ignorant.

During the first half of the 19th Century, the Democratic Party was the party of racism oppression and slavery. This is not a debatable assertion, it’s simply a fact. The Democrats were divided over slavery, between those who accommodated it and those who actively supported it. Their party officially supported slavery in its six platforms from 1840 to 1860. They opposed the constitutional amendments that wiped out slavery and set the freed slaves on the path to full voting citizenship. They repealed a Republican-passed civil rights law in 1892. Again, not debatable: Simply a fact.

Now the Dems can, and do, claim that they got better and cleaned house. There's also that the Democratic party (and the Whig party) were split on the issue of Slavery. For example the Free Soilers were anti-slavery, and the Southern Democrats took the lead of the Fire Eaters by bing quite pro-slavery. But to deny that the Democratic party, (even the Democratic National Committee dates to 1848) has an acceptance of slavery in its roots is insane.

Just look at the 1860 presidential election.

And it is good that they no longer openly support slavery as part of their political platform. But I guess it's too much to even admit to skeletons like that.

And of course the Dems are still against other civil rights.

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