The REAL History of Blacks, Republicans and Democrats — in BIZARRO WORLD!
It always brings a smile to my face when some white Republican puts down his racist Tea Party sign and says that the Republican Party, the party of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, is the TRUE champion of Black America. Even Herman Cain, former CEO of the nasty-ass Godfather's Pizza chain says today's Blacks have been BRAINWASHED into thinking that only Democrats and Liberals care about them. And he points to the rich, pro-black history of the Republican Party and the efforts of Democrats "back in the day" to keep the Black man in his place.
A delightfully inane website called "Untold Black History" never fails to put the word "Democrat" right next to the initials KKK. And this comprehensive telling of "Untold Black History" stops at 1964... as does MOST Republican thinking.
Let's examine this "Untold History" that anyone paying attention in school already knows, OK?
The website claims, "1820 - Democrats Passed the Missouri Compromise."
Now, I don't know whether to call this a lie or a sin of omission, since in 1820 there WAS no "Democratic Party." In 1820, the two major parties were the Federalists, championed by folks like John Adams, and the Republicans, headed by Thomas Jefferson. Now, keep in mind THESE Republicans became first the Democratic-Republican Party, then the Democratic Party in 1828. But there WAS no Democratic party in 1820 as the "Untold Black History" website maintains.
Jefferson, prominent in the party that would become the Democratic party, was against it. And in 1857, the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision rendered the whole point moot, saying Congress did not have the power to say which state could be "slave" and which could be "non-slave", and that blacks did not qualify as citizens anyway.
The "Untold History" site claims that in 1850, Democrats passed Fugitive Slave Law. Well, again, we have to call "bullshit" on that. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was a part of an overall "Compromise of 1850" that historians believe delayed the Civil War for a decade. The compromise was designed by Henry Clay (a Whig — not a Democrat), and negotiated through Congress by Democratic Senator Stephen Douglas, narrowly winning passage. So to say "Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave law" is an outright lie.
What else they got?
Well, in 1854, "Many Democrats who were Against Slavery Formed the Republican Party." KINDA true.Continued on the next page