By Frances Rice
Democrats, who claim that they care about diversity, use despicable racial stereotypes, just as Democrats did during the days of slavery and Jim Crow, to slur black professionals, such as Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele.
Oreo cookies were thrown by Democrats at Mr. Steele, and two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner, committed identity theft, illegally obtaining Mr. Steele's Social Security number and credit report.
Brazenly, on the left-wing Internet website called "The News Blog," Democrats posted a doctored photograph of Mr. Steele, depicting him as a "Simple Sambo." This contemptible racist stereotype is the same one that Democrats used to demean blacks during the era of slavery and segregation.
In addition to other outrageous racist images produced by several Democrats, cartoonist Jeff Danziger depicted Dr. Rice as an ignorant, barefoot "mammy," reminiscent of the stereotyped black woman in the movie Gone with the Wind who remarked: "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies."
Democrats feel free to display such blatant racism because they know that they can take the black vote for granted. Black Americans need to wake up, think for themselves and get off of the Democratic Party's plantation. The National Black Republican Association is dedicated to exposing the failed socialist policies and racist past of the Democratic Party that has hijacked the civil rights record of the Republican Party.
As Michael Scheuer, author of Imperial Hubris, stated, Democrats remain what American history shows they always have been, the party of "four S's": Slavery, Secession. Segregation, and Socialism.
In his book, A Short History of Reconstruction, the well-respected liberal historian, Dr. Eric Foner, highlights the fact that it was Republicans, not Democrats, who championed civil rights for blacks. The Republican Party was started as the anti-slavery party and fought to free blacks from slavery, while the Democrats fought to keep blacks in slavery. Republicans pushed to amend the constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans pushed to pass civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's, while the Democrats fought against every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's.
Dr. Eric Foner reveals in his book the fact that the Ku Klux Klan was started by Democrats and served as the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party to lynch Republicans, black and white. The recent sham apology made by the Democrats behind the curtain of Congress made no acknowledgement of the fact that it was the Democrats, not Republicans, who fought anti-lynching legislation.
Democrats, who are howling about the much-changed South today voting largely for Republicans, seemed perfectly happy when the then-segregated South voted solidly for the Democrats. Contrary to claims by Democrats, the "Dixiecrats" remained Democrats and declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. The racist Democrats that Republicans Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fighting died as Democrats. The over 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the late 1970's with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy" designed to convince fair-minded people to stop supporting the Democratic Party that was denying blacks their civil rights and start supporting the Republican Party that was fighting to grant civil rights to blacks.
The Republican Party has never turned its back on blacks. Democrats use the biased media to distort the news and create a false image of Republicans. A prime example is the Willie Horton story. It was former Vice President Al Gore who first dug up Willie Horton to use against his rival, Michael Dukakis, during the 1988 presidential primary. Al Gore is given a pass for using Willie Horton against Dukakis during the primary, but George H. W. Bush is bashed for using Willie Horton against Dukakis during the general election.
Inner-city minister, Rev. Wayne Perryman, wrote a book, Unfounded Loyalty, based on his five years of research and sued the Democratic Party, demanding an apology for their 150-year history of racism based on the Democratic Party' States Rights claims. The Democrats admitted their racist past under oath in court, but refused to apologize because they know that they can take the black vote for granted.
Today, the failed socialist policies of the Democrats (who have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years) have turned our inner cities into economic and social wastelands. In an effort to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats, Democrats are fighting every effort of the Republicans to help blacks out of poverty.
Democrats opposed welfare reform in the 1990's, then blocked extension of federal welfare reform in April 2004. It took Republicans until 2005 to finally get welfare reform re-enacted. Democrats are opposed to school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools. Democrats are opposed to 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 than whites. Democrats are crying loudly for an increase in the minimum wage, yet the Democrats, using bogus excuses, blocked the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans in 2006. Democrats are more interested in keeping the minimum issue alive as a political hammer than they are in making life better for poor black people.
Frances Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info