The Democratic Party Thinks Blacks Are Stupid!
by Frances Rice
A book that is well worth reading is They Think You're Stupid by Herman Cain. Information in that book and recent articles in liberal newspapers demonstrate that Democrats want to continue the political anomaly where the Democratic Party takes the black vote for granted. The primary method used by the Democrats is to falsely accuse the Republican Party of being "anti-black."
Given the commendable civil rights record of the Republican Party that was started in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, as well as the current policies and actions by Republicans to help blacks prosper, the accusation that the Republican Party is "anti-black" is ludicrous on its face.
As author Michael Scheurer so succinctly stated, history shows that the Democratic Party is the party of the four S's: Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and now Socialism. The Democratic Party has hijacked the civil rights record of the Republican Party and taken blacks down the path of Socialism that has turned our black communities run by Democrats for the past 40 years into economic and social wastelands.
Considering the horrendous record of racism and "anti-black" Socialist policies of the Democratic Party, the question becomes, how do Democrats keep blacks voting overwhelmingly for a party that has caused so much harm to blacks?
With the help of the liberal media, Democrats use a combination of deception, hypocrisy, and re-writing of history to paint the Republican Party as a racist party, causing blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans, not a vote for Democrats.
A prime example of deception by the Democrats involves the effort to gain a voting member of Congress for the residents of the District of Columbia. Democrats recently blasted Republicans for legislation not passing in Congress. Yet, Democrats fail to mention the provision in our Constitution which designates DC as federal land and prevents DC residents from having a representative in Congress. In order to change that provision, there must be an amendment to the Constitution. The Democrats know this. Even so, Democrats want to deceive blacks by continuously introducing legislation in Congress, rather than seek an amendment to our Constitution. Why? They simply want to keep the issue alive to use against Republicans who refuse to go along with the unconstitutional scheme of the Democrats.
Shamefully, the Democrats are trying to blow smoke in the eyes of blacks about the S-Chip program that provides health insurance for poor children. In a typical sinister ploy, the Democrats want to expand the S-Chip welfare program to include over 700,000 adults, some with family incomes over $60,000. When Republicans objected to this expansion, including a veto by President Bush, Democrats accused Republicans of not caring about poor "children."
Every election cycle, Democrats try to deceive blacks by claiming falsely that Republicans "disenfranchise" blacks, even though blacks are voting in record numbers and, after several investigations in 2000 and 2004 by civil rights organizations and liberal newspapers, Democrats have produced no blacks who were denied the right to vote. If even one black person had been denied the right to vote, that person's name would have been blasted on the front page of every newspaper in this country.
In spite of evidence to the contrary, Democrats continue to repeat the mantra that "Republicans do not care about poor blacks." Ignored is the fact that, since the War on Poverty that began in the 1960's, more than $7 trillion dollars haves been spent on poverty programs, with over $500 billion spent on 80 poverty programs in 2006 alone. Contrary to the claims by Democrats, the No Child Left Behind Act which brings accountability to the school system is fully funded to the tune of $13.1 billion. In reality, Republicans have cut no programs designed to help the poor. Unknown by most blacks is the fact that a federal law mandates an automatic increase in funding for poverty programs.
Meanwhile, it is the Democrats who are actually taking actions that harm blacks. Democrats are aligning with the Teachers' Union and blocking providing school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black parents get their children out of failing schools. Democrats are putting the special interests of the Teachers' Union over that of poor blacks. Democrats do not want to acknowledge that the money belongs to the people, not the buildings.
Democrats are also aligning with the AARP, one of the Democratic Party's biggest special interest groups, by blocking Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the system because blacks on average have a five-year shorter life expectancy.
In an ultimate display of hypocrisy, Democrat Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted against the minimum wage bill even though Democrats used minimum wage as a wedge issue during the 2006 election. The liberal press that supports the Democratic Party issued not one word of condemnation when Clinton and Obama, plus all of the other Democratic Party presidential candidates, refused to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Detroit debate that was to be aired on FOX News. Yet, there was a media firestorm when four of the Republican Party presidential candidates did not participate in the Morgan State Tavis Smiley debate aired on PBS.
Democrats claim that they care about diversity, but readily demean black professionals who do not tow the Democratic Party's liberal line, slandering blacks as "vile," "Uncle Toms" and "Sellouts," including Dr. Condoleezza Rice, General Colin Powel, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Janice Rogers Brown and Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. Democratic Party operatives even insulted black Democrat Juan Williams, calling him a "Happy Negro" on CNN, for daring to expose the failed Socialist policies of the Democrats in his book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America.
One example of hypocrisy is how the Democrats use the name "Willie Horton" to castigate Republicans. Democrats do not mention that it was former Vice President Al Gore who first brought up Willie Horton's name against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis during the 1998 primary election because, after Dukakis released convicted murderer Willie Horton from prison on a weekend furlough, Horton raped a woman and stabbed her husband.
In the general election, former President George H. W. Bush followed the example of Al Gore and used the name of Willie Horton against Dukakis who was the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Today, Democrats condemn G.H.W. Bush about Willie Horton, but hypocritically give Gore a pass.
Another stark example of hypocrisy is the way Democrats ignored the recent use of the "N-Word" on television by Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Now the Democrats are shamefully sullying the memory of Lee Atwater by falsely accusing him of using the "N-Word" in 1981, ten years before he died of a brain tumor on March 30, 1991 at age 40. Atwater was a tough political strategist who beat the Democrats in the political area, but he was not a racist..
Note that the charge that Atwater uttered a racist statement using the "N-word" was made by a liberal Professor Alexander P. Lamis, a native of South Carolina, who had worked as a research assistant at the liberal Brookings Institution before joining the Case Western Reserve University faculty in 1988.
Prof. Lamis claimed that Artwater made a racist statement in 1981, 18 years before Prof. Lamis wrote his book in 1999 (which was written 8 years after Atwater died in 1991) about politics in the 1990s. The title of Prof. Lamis' book is Southern Politics in the 1990s. If Atwater had made such an explosive, racist remark, why did Prof. Lamis not report that to the media in 1981 (or at any time during the 10 years before Atwater died) in order to destroy Atwater as a political strategist?
In Atwater's obituary written by Michael Oreskes that was published in The New York Times the morning Atwater died, Oreskes made an effort to trash Atwater even before his body had cooled, using every negative thing ever written or said about Atwater. Yet, Oreskes never once mentioned any statement made by Atwater in 1981 where he used the "N-word" as claimed by Prof. Lamis. The mean-spirited obituary about Lee Atwater that was published in The New York Times on March 30, 1991 can be found on the Internet at:
Michael Oreskes, Obituary for LeeAtwater
Democrats' Re-written History
An example of Democrats re-writing history involves the murder of blacks in the South during the civil rights era by "rabid racists." Democrats today want blacks to believe that it was Republicans who were the murderers. Instead, history shows that it was the Democrats who were the killers. One liberal historian, Dr. Eric Foner, decided to write an accurate account of history in his book A Short History of Reconstruction. Also, inner-city minister Rev. Wayne Perryman conducted five years of research, wrote a book entitled Unfounded Loyalty, and sued the Democratic Party in 2005 for that party's 200-year history of racism. The Democrats came into court and, under oath, admitted their racist past, but refused to apologize because they know they can take the black vote for granted.
In court, Democrats acknowledge that it was the Democrats who fought to expand slavery; passed those Jim Crow laws and Black Codes; and opposed the passage of very piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's. The Democratic Party, using their terrorist arm, the Ku Klux Klan, went on a Republican-cleansing murdering spree in the South after the Civil War. For years, Democrats lynched and terrorized Republicans, black and white, until they drove Republicans out of the South. This led to the South voting solidly for the Democratic Party for over 100 years after the Civil War because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.
It defies logic to think that all of the racist Democrats suddenly rushed into the arms of the Republican Party after the Republicans were successful in helping blacks gain freedom and civil rights. In fact, Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican because it was Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery; amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote; founded the NAACP; and pushed to pass civil rights legislation in the 1860's, 1950's and 1960's over the objection of Democrats.
Democrats were perfectly happy when the racist South was voting monolithically for the Democratic Party. Yet, Democrats today have the gall to demean Richard Nixon for his "Southern Strategy" in the 1970's that was designed to reach out to fair-minded Southerners and get them to stop voting for the Democratic Party that did not share their values and had caused so much harm to blacks.
It was Richard Nixon who first implemented affirmative action with the expanded 1969 Philadelphia Plan, assisted by black Republican Art Fletcher who was known as the "father of affirmative action enforcement." Nixon was also responsible for the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1970's. The transformation of the South from voting solidly for the Democratic Party was a 30-year odyssey, and Louisiana is still in the hands of the Democrats.
During the modern civil rights era, while Democrats were blocking school house doors and killing civil rights demonstrators, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower sent troops into the South to desegregate the schools. Eisenhower also assured the Brown v. Board of Education decision by appointing Chief Justice Earl Warren to the US Supreme Court. It was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen who crafted the civil rights legislation of the 1950's and 1960's. Republican Senator Everett Dirksen wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was filibustered by Democrats, a law that more Republicans voted for than Democrats. If it had not been for Republicans, President Johnson could not have achieved passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Most black Americans today do not know that Democrat President John F. Kennedy was not a civil rights advocate. In fact Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act, opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. and had Dr. King investigated on suspicion of being a communist in order to undermine Dr. King. Also unknown is the fact that President Lyndon did not have civil rights at the top of his agenda. Johnson failed to mention one word about voting rights in his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965. In that speech Johnson devoted only 35 words to civil rights.
The statement by Johnson about losing the South after passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was not made out of concern that racist Democrats would suddenly join the Republican Party. Instead, it was an expression of a concern that the racist Democrats would again form a third party, such as the short-lived States' Rights Democratic Party. This prediction came true in 1968 when Democrat George C. Wallace started the American Independent Party that attracted other racist candidates, including Democrat Atlanta Mayor Lester Maddox who brandished an ax-handle to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant.
In order for the Democrats to win the White House in 2008, the Democratic Party must keep a "lock" on the black vote, and they are counting on black Americans accepting all of the negative rhetoric spewed out about the Republican Party without question. What they are not counting on is black Americans seeing through the Democratic Party's deception, hypocrisy, and re-written history.
Frances Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and can be contacted at: www.NBRA.info