Which is the Real 'Racist' Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats
Posted by Frank Ross Feb 8th 2010
Once upon a time former Governor, Presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democrat National Committee called the GOP the "White Party." CNN commentator Lou Dobbs took Dean to task for his language.
So was Dr. Dean, and those among the Left who share his understanding of history, accurate? Is the GOP the party of white people? Let's test the good doctor's diagnosis.
QUESTION: During whose administration did the signature of an African-American first appear on U.S. currency? During that of a Republican or a Democrat President?
ANSWER: In 1881, Republican President James A. Garfield appointed Blanche Bruce as Register of the Treasurer, making him the first African-American whose signature appeared on U.S. paper currency. In 1880, at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, when he received 8 votes for nomination as the party's vice presidential candidate, Bruce became the first African-American to win any votes at a major party's nominating convention.
QUESTION: Was the first African-American diplomat appointed by a Republican or a Democrat President?
ANSWER: In 1869, Republican President U.S. Grant appointed Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833--1908) as the first African- American ambassador representing the United States. He was Ambassador to Haiti.
QUESTION: Was the first African-American popularly elected U.S. Senator a Republican or a Democrat?
ANSWER: In 1966, Edward Brooke was the first African-American elected by popular vote to the U.S. Senate. He was a Republican Senator from Massachusetts.
QUESTION: During the late 1950's, William Monroe "Willie" Rainach, Sr., a Louisiana state legislator, led the "Massive Resistance" to desegregation in his state. Was Willie a Republican, or a Democrat?
ANSWER: "Willie" Rainach was a Democrat.
QUESTION: In 1957, nine African-American students attempted to enroll in Little Rock's Central High School. When they were barred entry by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, the President of the United States ordered federal troops to the school to assure their access to an education. Was Faubus a Republican, or a Democrat? Was that President a Republican or a Democrat?
ANSWER: Orval Faubus was a Democrat. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a Republican.
QUESTION: In September 1962, U.S. Air Force veteran James H. Meredith enrolled as the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Governor Ross Barnett strongly opposed his entry into the school. Was Barnett a Democrat or a Republican?
ANSWER: Ross Barnett was a Democrat.
QUESTION: In 1965, the nation's eyes were focused on the Selma Voting Rights Movement and three Selma-to-Montgomery marches. Marchers were opposed by the White Citizens' Council and the Ku Klux Klan. On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, about 600 civil rights marchers left Selma and walked east. At the Edmund Pettus Bridge they were confronted and attacked by state troopers and sheriff's deputies. During this time, Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor, Alabama Public Safety Commissioner, became infamous for his brutal tactics against Civil Rights activists. Was "Bull" a Republican or a Democrat?
ANSWER: "Bull" Connor was a Democrat.
QUESTION: A sitting U.S. Senator once held the position of Exalted Cyclops in the Klu Klux Klan. Although he never served in the Armed Forces, he once wrote, "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side." Of which party is he a member, Republican or Democrat?
ANSWER: Robert Byrd, Democrat Senator from West Virginia, is the longest serving Senator in U.S. history. Once upon a time he wore the white sheet and hood, but has since repented.
QUESTION: In the U.S. Senate's passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which political party had the highest percentage of its Senators vote for the Act? Republicans or Democrats?
ANSWER: 82% of the Republican Senators voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, while 69% of the Democrat Senators voted "Yes."
QUESTION: Was the first female African-American Cabinet member appointed by a Republican or a Democrat President? (Trick question.)
ANSWER: Patricia Roberts Harris, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and then Secretary of Education, was appointed to Democrat President Carter's Cabinet.
QUESTION: When you compare the makeup of the Cabinet members who served under Democrat President Jimmy Carter with the Cabinet members appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, which President appointed the highest percentage of African-Americans to his Cabinet?
ANSWER: Just 1 of the 21 persons Carter chose for his Cabinet, Patricia Harris, was an African-American, or 4.7% of his appointees. Of the 33 persons appointed by Bush to his Cabinet, 4 were African-Americans, or 12.1% (the same percentage reflected in our population). Bush's cabinet also included several other persons of color.
QUESTION: Was the first African-American popularly elected Governor a Republican or a Democrat?
ANSWER: Democrat Lawrence Douglas Wilder was the first African-American popularly elected as governor of a U.S. state. Wilder served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. (Fair is fair.)
QUESTION: When was the race barrier broken with regard to the position of Secretary of State of the United States? Under a Republican or Democratic administration?
ANSWER: During the Republican administration of George W. Bush, Colin Powell became the first African-American Secretary of State. He was followed by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, also appointed by Bush, who was the first female African-American Secretary of State.
QUESTION: When was the race barrier broken with regard to the position of Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces? During a Republican or Democrat President's administration?
ANSWER: Republican President George H. W. Bush appointed General Colin Powell as Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1991. Earlier, Republican President Ronald Reagan appointed Powell as his National Security Advisor.
QUESTION: When the first African-American member of the U.S. Armed Forces engaged in action for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, was the President at the time a Democrat or a Republican?
ANSWER: Sergeant William Harvey Carney (1840-1908) of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Civil War Battle of Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863. The action of the 54th that day was depicted in the movie "Glory." The citation for his medal read:
"When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded."
The President was a Republican named Abraham Lincoln. Let's hope Dr. Dean was a better physician than he is an historian. As well as those who think like him.
"I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
-President Lydon Baines Johnson, Democrat
"These negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they've never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness."
-President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), Democrat
"I shall never 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."
-Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat
"I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a nigger or a Chinaman."
-President Harry Truman, Democrat
If you want You can read it here http://tinyurl.com/2aheyyo for yourself And lets not forget about several other beloved Democrats, Al Gore SR, who was also pro segregation, Strom Thurmond, who was Democrat at the time but upon having his eyes opened switched over and even admited that these southern democrats were hard core socialists. Then there FDR, the most beloved liberal president of all time and who interned the japanese and supported lynchings.
Aren't liberals tolerant and wonderful? THe mosquitos seem to think so...