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    Default Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    I wonder why Blacks are democrats when US history shows that that party was behind all of the racism of the past....?

    How convenient that this gets left out when all the talking heads rattle their heads....

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    Quote Mary Beth Brown: History Shows Kamala Harris Is 100% Wrong on Racism & Republicans

    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris of California participates in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Oct. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City.Alex Wong / Getty ImagesDemocratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris of California participates in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Oct. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

    By Mary Beth Brown
    Published October 16, 2020 at 12:25pm

    At Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearing during her lecture about voting discrimination in the South, Kamala Harris neglected one especially glaring fact that Democrats would rather everyone forget.

    The best lies have an element of truth.

    Unlike Harris, and her foreign-exchange-student parents from Jamaica and India who never grew up in America’s South — former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s African-American family lived in Alabama during the 1950s and experienced true bigotry and racism in their own lives.

    So, what ugly truth did Harris leave out?

    The fact that it was the Democrats who were the bigots and racists who instigated the dehumanizing voting discrimination towards black Americans that Harris described and condemned.

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    From firsthand experience, Condi sets the record straight, “The first Republican that I knew was my father, John Rice,” Condi said when speaking at the Republican Convention in 2000. “My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did,” she announced. “I want you to know that my father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.”

    Condi says that on that day in 1952, college-educated Reverend John Rice stood before the Democratic Party polling official and told him that he wanted to register to vote. The official pointed toward a jar full of beans, informing John Rice that if he could guess the correct number of beans in the jar, he could vote.

    That did it for John Rice. He was not about to stand for that kind of degrading treatment. Earlier he had heard from some of the Republican members at his church that the Republican party did not reject black people by using such insulting practices. After finding a Republican woman at the courthouse, John registered to vote.

    Harris conveniently neglected to bring up the fact that it was the Democrats who committed the voting discrimination that she condemned. In contrast, Republicans have always promoted and stood for freedom, civil rights and the dignity and value of human life.
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    Author Michael Scheuer sums up the two political parties this way: “The Republican Party is the party of civil rights and the four F’s: faith, family, freedom and fairness. The Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and socialism.’’

    Chairman of the National Black Republican Association Frances Rice says, “It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks…

    “It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.”

    Rice says that it in the 1960s during the civil rights era that “Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs.”

    In May 1963, thousands of black children participated in a peaceful march in Birmingham. Under orders from Democratic white supremacist Bull Connor, firemen sprayed the children with powerful fire hoses, sending innocent children hurtling down the street and injuring some of them.

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    Condi Rice witnessed all the violence as she stood safely at a distance with her father. She also remembers from her childhood that “Bombs went off in the neighborhood all the time, and some of those heroes, people my parents knew really well … their houses were being attacked all the time. And there were Night Riders in the community.”

    The KKK and other racist groups were started by Democrats. Night Riders were marauding groups of armed white men who drove through black neighborhoods at night bent on frightening and injuring the residents by shooting, bombing and setting fires. Condi said later, “Those terrible events burned into my consciousness.”

    What happened next helps to explain another of Condi’s stances. “I have a sort of pure Second Amendment view of the right to bear arms,” Condi said in 2001. She speaks from personal experience.

    To protect his family from the Night Riders, Condi’s father joined other men patrolling and guarding their neighborhood armed with shotguns. This vivid memory of her father is the basis for Condi’s strong beliefs about gun rights. She realizes how important it is for individuals to be able to defend themselves and their families.

    If those guns had been registered, Condi reasons, Bull Connor could have confiscated them under some legal pretense, thus leaving the black community defenseless.

    Night Riders’ actions sound a little like present-day antifa and leftist rioting that Democrats seem to support, and explains why Americans, like Condi’s dad, are buying guns in record numbers to defend themselves.

    Like other Democratic leaders, Harris likes to attack problems in America’s past, but then leaves out important positive steps that were taken to try and help rectify them — by Republicans.

    Republicans have a long history of helping black Americans, from Republican Abraham Lincoln fighting to free black people from slavery in America, amending the Constitution to grant black Americans freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th) and the right to vote (15th) and their civil rights laws, including President Dwight Eisenhower pushing to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

    While Democrats just talk about helping black Americans, President Trump has worked to help them by starting opportunity zones, jobs, prison reform and now the Platinum Plan.

    Harris’ distorted history lesson alone reminds us of many decades of the Democratic Party’s policies and actions that hurt black Americans.

    Despite growing up facing Democratic racism and bigotry in the South, Condi is an optimist, rather than a pessimist, like Harris, who just seeks to divide people to further her socialist plan for America.

    When giving sage advice to college graduates, Condi said, “But for all our past failings, for all of our current problems, more people now enjoy lives of hope and opportunity than ever before in all of human history. This progress has been the concerted effort not of cynics but of visionaries and optimists … who never accepted that they were powerless to change that world for better.”
    Maybe changing to Republican was what they needed to do all along...?

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    Default Re: Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    Quote Posted by Maia Gabrial (here)
    Maybe changing to Republican was what they needed to do all along...?
    Shoot yeah. Just imagine, if all Americans did that it would probably solve most, if not all of our problems huh?
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    Default Re: Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    The Democratic party of today is not the Democratic Party of 50+ years ago, same as the Republican one. While both do manipulate and led along the groups they target for support via the means of various carrots, people naturally line up to support sources of power/authority who seem, at least outwardly, to be standing up for them.

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    Default Re: Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    Quote Posted by Maia Gabrial (here)
    I wonder why Blacks are democrats when US history shows that that party was behind all of the racism of the past....?
    Near-unanimity is undeniably a persistent feature of Black voting behaviour. From 1964 to 2008, according to a report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, an average of 88 percent of Black votes went to the Democratic Party’s presidential nominees, a number that increased to 93 percent in both of the Obama elections.

    In 1938 and an equal number of blacks identified as republicans / democrats

    Here are the reasons on why Blacks vote primarily Democrats
    • President Truman a democrat made and appeal for civil rights in 1948, black voters were naturally drawn to the democrat party.
    • The civil rights act of 1964 passed by President Johnson a democrat cemented the black to the democrats for almost 60 years. Without JFK this bill would never have seen the light of day. A point of interest, it took both parties to pass the civil rights bill.
    • The civil rights bill spawned the equal rights bill, voting rights bill and the equal housing bill which further enhanced the democrat position in the black community.
    • The Republicans never went after the black vote in earnest and essentially turned these voters over to the democrat party.

    There are a lot more nuanced reasons but the one mentioned above are primary.

    There is a major realignment happening within the black community. It will most likely take another 4 or 5 election cycles (16-20 year) to see a significant shift. The democrat leadership thought they would lock the black vote up for a generation after the civil rights bill, they never expected their hold on the black vote to last so long.

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    Default Re: Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    Snarky comment. I'm sure you knew what I meant, Gracy May. It just makes me wonder why blacks would choose the side that hasn't really looked out for them. Makes no sense to me.... But Chris is right, the Democratic party is not the same as the olden days. Don't get me wrong the Republican side is probably doing shady things as well, but they've been too silent about it. Sneaky, maybe. But heck, right now they seem to be the lesser of 2 evils....

    Wouldn't it be nice if our govt was actually honest and really cared about it's ppl? I've seen alot of lip service over the years and lots of false promises. Lots of pandering until they win. In the olden days before the 2 party system began, politicians ran on their reputations and a platform that they thought would interest most Americans. Imo it may be best if we went back to THAT system. Maybe less corruption. (Who am I kidding? Politics is infested with crime. Check out the book "Profiles In Corruption" by Peter Schweizer. There should be FBI investigations from what is revealed in that book. Oh, forget that, too. The FBI is just as corrupt..... )

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    Default Re: Why are many Blacks Democrats?

    A great many blacks are Trump supporters — a lot more than is convenient for people to be allowed to know.

    This was from a few days ago (176,000 views), but the video was banned on Twitter.

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