|An 1860's Democrat Poster|
Nearly a hundred years later, the Democrat Party was still fighting to save the institution of slavery and proudly declaring their disdain for "Negroes". It was a time that they felt unabashed about such sentiments, as evidenced by the poster to the left, something our children will never see today in a school textbook in spite of its historical significance.
Then there is the recently departed "Liberal Lion" of the Senate, Robert Byrd, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940's, rising to the ranks of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops. In eulogy, former President Bill Clinton mentioned Byrd's "brief daliance" with the Klan, but the levels to which the deceased Senator rose in that vile organization suggests otherwise. But Clinton's cavalier excuse for Byrd's transgression was even more telling; Clinton said that Byrd only joined "to get elected". Really? That would suggest that in order to get elected as a Democrat, Byrd had to pose as a raging racist.
Byrd once said in opposition to integration of the U.S. Armed forces, "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.” Lovely fellow, that Robert Byrd. But he did recant and ultimately claim to champion Civil Rights, even though he filibustered the vote in 1964 by holding the floor for 14 hours.
|Byrd's Klan Garb|
Herman Cain answered his Black critics succinctly. He stated that he "left that plantation long ago". Hopefully, he can get a large portion of the Black population to follow suit. Sphere: Related Content