Once a Sharecropper's Daughter, Always a Sharecropper's Daughter

Now, for a moment of racial enlightenment, we turn to Rush Limbaugh:
I was on the first cup of coffee and we were talking about this incredible sight yesterday of Barbara Boxer lecturing Judge Janice Rogers Brown. Here's this white, wealthy, elitist liberal from San Francisco -- I think she's actually from Marin -- lecturing a black daughter of sharecroppers who has risen on her own to become a member of the California Supreme Court, Janice Rogers Brown.
See, Rush doesn't judges people on the color of their color. He judges people on the content of their color. Or something like that. Just for the record, though, Boxer grew up in a "lower-middle-class" neighborhood in that part of Marin also known as Brooklyn, New York. And at some point in Rogers Brown's youth -- details are sketchy -- her dad joined the Air Force. Then, in 1977, Rogers Brown graduated from law school and became a deputy counsel for the California State Legislature. So presumably she's been living a middle-class life or better for at least, oh, thirty years or so. Still, you've gotta hand it to Rush. A vision of America where a 56-year-old woman who's held important, high-powered jobs for nearly three decades can grow up to become "a black daughter of sharecroppers"? That's pretty inspiring.

Via Wonkette

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The Democrat Party's Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism

The Democrat Party's Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism
A common attack upon conservatives and republicans by the ultra left is
to engage in what has come to be known as "playing the race card" but is
more accurately described as racial McCarthyism. Hardly a day goes by
without a member of the far left wing falsely accusing conservatives of
racism, bigotry, and a wide array of similar nasty things. They are not
only dishonest, but they often border on the absurd, as in NAACP leader
and hyper bigot Julian Bond's recent implication to his organization
that Bush administration officials supported confederate slavery.
Amazingly, Bond's statements went without condemnation from the radical
Democrat party or others in his organization.

Not surprisingly, in all the lies and accusations of racism by the
radical leftwing, the truth becomes distorted not only about the
Republicans but also the Democrats who make these accusations
themselves. For instance, you may or may not have heard Democrat Senator
Robert Byrd's outburst of racist bigoted slurs, more specifically the
"n-word," on national television in March of 2001. Amazingly, this
incident of blatant racism on national television drew barely a peep
from the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Mary Frances Berry, or any
of the other ambulance chasers who purport themselves to be the leaders
of the civil rights movement. In contrast, the main source of well
deserved criticism for Byrd's racist outburst came not from any of the
so called leaders of the civil rights movement but from from Republican
Majority Leader Dick Armey (source). The race hustlers Jackson, Mfume et
al turned a blind eye towards this act of racism by one of their own
party, at most issuing an unpublicized slap on the wrist, or, as was
more often the case, making not a peep. But where the race hustlers turn
a blind eye and spew their lies, it is up to conservatives to set the
record straight with the truth.

In response to the growing practice of racial McCarthyism by prominent
left wing Democrats, it is necessary to expose the truth about the
Democrat Party's record on Civil Rights:

I. Acts of Bigotry by Prominent Democrats and Leftists: Franklin Delano
Roosevelt: Franklin Roosevelt, the long time hero and standard bearer of
the Democrat Party, headed up and implemented one of the most horrible
racist policies of the 20th Century the Japanese Internment Camps
during World War II. Roosevelt unilaterally and knowingly enacted
Japanese Internment through the use of presidential Executive Orders
9066 and 9102 during the early years of the war. These orders
single-handedly led to the imprisonment of an estimated 120,000 law
abiding Americans of Japanese ancestry, the overwhelming majority of
them natural born second and third generation American citizens.
Countless innocents lost their property, fortunes, and, in the case of
an unfortunate few, even their lives as a result of Roosevelt's
internment camps, camps that have been accurately described as America's
concentration camps.

Perhaps most telling about the racist nature of Roosevelt's order was
his clearly expressed intention to apply it almost entirely to Japanese
Americans, even though America was also at war with Germany and Italy.
In 1943, Roosevelt wrote regarding concerns of German and Italian
Americans that they t0o would share in the fate of the interned Japanese
Americans, noting that "no collective evacuation of German and Italian
aliens is contemplated at this time." Despite this assertion, Roosevelt
did exhibit his personal fears about Italian and German Americans, and
in his typical racist form he used an ethnic stereotype to make his

Expressing his position on German and Italian Americans during World War
II, Roosevelt stated "I don't care so much about the Italians, they are
a lot of opera singers, but the Germans are different. They may be
dangerous." Roosevelt also appointed two notorious segregationists to
the United States Supreme Court. Roosevelt appointed South Carolina
segregationist Democrat Jimmy Byrnes to the court. Roosevelt later made
Byrnes a top advisor, where the segregationist earned the nickname
"assistant president." Byrnes was Roosevelt's second choice behind Harry
Truman for the VP nod in his 1944 reelection bid. Roosevelt also
appointed segregationist Democrat Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the
court. Black was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan with a notorious
record of racism himself.

Hugo Black: A former Democrat Senator from Alabama and liberal U.S.
Supreme Court Justice appointed by FDR, Hugo Black had a lengthy history
of hate group activism. Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the
1920's and gained his legal fame defending Klansmen under prosecution
for racial murders. In one prominent case, Black provided legal
representation to Klansman Edwin Stephenson for the hate-induced murder
of a Catholic priest in Birmingham. A jury composed of several Klan
members acquited Stephenson of the murder, reportedly after Black
expressed Klan gestures to the jury during the trial. In 1926 Black
sought and won election as a Democrat to the United States Senate after
campaigning heavily to Klan membership. He is said to have told one Klan
audience "I desire to impress upon you as representatives of the real
Anglo-Saxon sentiment that must and will control the destinies of the
stars and stripes, that I want your counsel." In the Senate Black became
a stauch supporter of the liberal New Deal initiatives of FDR and a
solid opponent of civil rights legislation, including a filibuster of an
anti-lynching measure. Black led the push for several New Deal programs
and was a key participant in FDR's court packing scandal. Roosevelt
appointed Black, a loyal ally, to the U.S. Supreme Court. During the
Senate confirmation of Black's nomination, the issue of his strong Klan
affiliations caused a public controversy over his appointment. Following
the confirmation Roosevelt claimed ignorance of Black's Klan past,
though this claim was dubious at best. Black's first Senate election,
which occurred with Klan support, had been covered nationally a decade
earlier in 1926. Black's Klan affiliations were a well known part of his
political background and recieved heavy coverage in the newspapers at
the time of his appointment. On the court, Black became a liberal
stalwart. He also continued his career of supporting racism by authoring
the opinion in favor of FDR's Japanese internment program in the
infamous Korematsu ruling.

Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV: Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan
and is currently the only national elected official with a history in
the Klan, a well known hate group. Byrd was extremely active in the Klan
and rose to the rank of "Kleagle," an official Klan membership
recruiter. Byrd once stated that he joined the Klan because it was
effective in "promoting traditional American values" (Source). Byrd's
choice of words speak volumes about his bigotry considering the fact
that the Klan is a notorious hate group, and the racist "values" it
promotes are anything but American. One of the earliest criticisms of
Byrd's Klan ties came in 1952 when he was running for Congress. Byrd
responded by claiming that he had left the Klan in 1943 while noting
that "(d)uring the nine years that have followed, I have never been
interested in the Klan." Byrd was lying, however, as he engaged in
correspondence with a Klan Imperial Wizard long after he claims to have
ended his ties with the hate group.

In a letter to the Klan leadership dated 3 years after he purported to
have ended his ties with them, Byrd wrote "I am a former kleagle of the
Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County and the adjoining counties of the state.
The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its
rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd continued his racist diatribe "It
is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state
of the Union" and followed with a request for assistance from the hate
group's leadership in "rebuilding the Klan in the realm" of West
Byrd's racism extends far beyond his Klan membership. In a letter he
wrote on the subject of desegregating the armed forces, Byrd escalated
his racist rhetoric to an appalling level. In the letter, Byrd vowed
that he would never fight in an integrated armed services noting
"(r)ather 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".

Byrd's racist opinions have shown their ugly face in his behavior in the
Senate. Byrd led the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and,
according to the United States Senate's own website, filibustered the
legislation to the bitter end appearing as one of the last opponents to
the act before a coalition of civil rights proponents led by Republican
Minority Leader Everett Dirksen invoked cloture so that the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 could pass. At the time, Byrd was in the the midst of a 14
hour and 13 minute filibuster diatribe against the key civil rights

Throughout the 1960's, Byrd was was one of the staunchest opponents to
civil rights in the U.S. Senate. Byrd's racist history drew attention
recently when he went on national television and repeatedly used the
n-word, one of the most vicious racial slurs in existence, in an
appearance on national television. Byrd uttered the slur on Fox News
Sunday with Tony Snow on March 5, 2001. Despite the appalling nature of
the remark, it went largely ignored by the mainstream media and the self
appointed "civil rights" leadership. Whereas a similar remark by anyone
other than a leading Democrat Senator would assuredly prompt the likes
of Jesse Jackson to assemble protest rallies demanding resignations, the
Jackson crowd was eerily quiet following Byrd's remarks, issuing only
low key suggestions that Byrd should avoid making such bigoted remarks.

In a sickening recognition of Byrd's appalling political career, the
national Democrat party has done nothing but embrace the West Virginia
senator with leadership roles and practically every honor imaginable. To
this very day the Democrats call former Klansman turned U.S. Senator
Robert Byrd the "conscience of the Senate." They have embraced him as
their party's central pillar in all ways possible. Byrd has been
reelected more times than any other Democrat senator, has served as a
Democrat in Congress, a Democrat State Senator in West Virginia, and a
Democrat State Delegate in West Virginia. Democrats have made repeatedly
elected Byrd into their national party leadership and into the U.S.
Senate leadership. He became secretary of the Senate Democrat Caucus in
1967, and Senate Democrat Whip in 1971. The Democrats elected former
Klansman Byrd as their Senate Majority Leader from 1977-1980 and as
their Senate Minority Leader from 1981-1986. Byrd was again elected
Democrat Majority Leader from 1987-1988. Democrats made Byrd the
chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and President Pro
Tempore of the Senate from 1989 until the Republicans won control of the
Senate in November 1994. Following the defection of Jim Jeffords in June
2001, the Democrats again made Byrd the chairman of the Appropriations
Committee and elected him to the highest ranking office in the Senate:
the President Pro Tempore, a position which also put this former
Klansman 4th in line for the presidency. Byrd lost his position when
Republicans retook the Senate in late 2002, but continues to serve as
one of the highest ranking members of the Democrat Senate leadership

Senator Ernest Hollings, D-SC: Hollings is liberal Democrat Senator from
South Carolina who is also notorious for his use of racial slurs. He
rose out of the Democrat Party's segregationist wing in the 1960's as
governor of South Carolina. While in office as governor, Hollings
personally led the opposition to lunch counter integration in his state.
The New York Times reported on March 17, 1960 that then-governor
Hollings "warned today that South Carolina would not permit 'explosive'
manifestations in connection with Negro demands for lunch-counter
services." According to the article, Hollings gave a speech in which he
"challenged President Eisenhower's contention that minorities had the
right to engage in certain types of demonstrations" against segregation.
In the speech Hollings described the Republican president as "confused"
and asserted that Eisenhower had done "great damage to peace and good
order" by supporting the rights of minorities to protest segregation at
the lunch counters.
Governor Hollings' support for segregation continued throughout his term
and included his attendance at a July 23, 1961 meeting of segregationist
Democrats to organize their opposition to the civil rights movement.
Hollings was one of four governors in attendence, all of them Democrats.
The others included rabid segregationists Orval Faubus of Arkansas and
Ross Barnett of Mississippi. The New York Times reported on the meeting,
noting that among the strategies discussed were using the segregationist
White Citizens Council organization to mobilize political opposition to

In more recent years Hollings, a senior Democrat senator, has made
disparaging racial remarks and slurs against minorities. Senator
Hollings, who was a contender for his party's presidential nomination in
1984, blamed his defeat in the primaries by using a racial slur against
Hispanics. After losing the Iowa Straw Poll, Hollings stated "You had
wetbacks from California that came in here for Cranston," referring to
one of his opponents, Alan Cranston. A few years later Hollings
reportedly used the slur "darkies" to derogatorily refer to blacks. He
also once disparagingly referred to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition as the
"Blackbow Coalition," and called former Senator Howard Metzenbaum, who
is Jewish, "the Senator from B'nai B'rith." Hollings gained
international criticism for his remarks about the African Delegation to
the 1993 Geneva GATT conference, where he crudely remarked "you'd find
these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each
other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva."
Hollings was also the Governor of South Carolina who raised the
confederate flag over the state capitol in the early 1960's in what was
considered at the time to be an act of defiance to civil rights. The
press ignored Hollings and his role in the flag issue at the same time
the political correctness police were smearing George W. Bush during his
campaign after Bush correctly remarked that the flag was a state issue
to be decided upon by South Carolina and not the national government.

Dan Rather: Rather, the well known television anchor for CBS, is also
a liberal Democrat who has spoken at fundraisers for the Democrat party
in the past. The notoriously left wing reporter appeared on the Don Imus
radio show on July 19, 2001 where he was interviewed about his long term
refusal to cover the Gary Condit (D-CA) scandal involving an affair with
a missing intern despite the scandal's national prominence. Rather noted
on the air that CBS had basically forced him to cover the story that was
on every other network and on the front page of all the major
newspapers, all this after Rather avoided it for months. Rather stated
on the air, refering to CBS, that "they got the Buckwheats" and made him
cover the Condit scandal. The term "Buckwheat" is considered an
offensive racial stereotype that stems from an easily frightened black
character named "Buckwheat" on the Little Rascals comedies. It is
widely regarded as a racial epithet and has long been condemned as an
offensive stereotype by several civil rights organizations. In several
past incidents (see here and here) the use of the epithet "Buckwheat"
has recieved condemnation by the NAACP, Al Sharpton and other left wing
organizations. These left wing organizations and personalities have
demanded that other media personalities be fired over using the epithet,
and even staged a protest at a school over the mere allegation that the
racist stereotype had been used by a teacher. Yet these same liberal
groups have, to date, remained completely silent now that one of their
own, Dan Rather, is guilty of using the same offensive racial stereotype
they have condemned elsewhere on a national radio show. It's just more
proof of how the left wingers who cry the loudest with accusations of
racism against others turn a blind eye when somebody of their own left
wing ideology is the undeniable culprit of a blatantly racist act or

Cragg Hines: Hines is one of the most rabidly partisan DC based Democrat
editorial columnists to work for a major newspaper, and he makes no
attempts to hide it. To Hines, pro-lifers are "neanderthals," as is
often the case with those who differ in opinion with him. Ironically,
Hines, a columnist who regularly touts himself as an enlightened
progressive, is also known for racial remarks and religious intolerance.
He attacked Senator Jesse Helms in an August 26, 2001 editorial with not
only the usual liberal name calling, but also with a racial epithet.
Hines used the racial slur "cracker" to attack Helms. He used the
epithet not only within the article's text, but he even included it in
the piece's title. In a sense of heavy irony, Hines' article accused
Helms of bigotry for, among other things, opposing liberal policies like
affirmative action. He didn't seem to object to himself for his own
bigotted language in the same article. Hines has also drawn heavy
criticism from Catholics including a letter to the editor from the
former President of the U.S. Catholic Bishop's Conference for his
seemingly agenda-driven criticisms of Catholicism and its religious
leaders, often based on little or no historical evidence, which he has
expressed in numerous editorial columns.

Andrew Cuomo: Cuomo, Bill Clinton's former Housing Secretary and a
prominent Democrat political player in New York, was tape recorded using
racially inflamatory rhetoric to build opposition to a potential
Democrat primary opponent while speaking to a Democrat group. Cuomo
stated that voting for his rival for the New York Democrat gubernatorial
nomination Carl McCall, who is black, would create a "racial contract"
between Black and Hispanic Democrats "and that can't happen." Upon
initial reports, Cuomo denied the statement but later a tape recording
surfaced. Cuomo later dropped out of the race for governor (source). Lee
P. Brown: Brown, Bill Clinton's former drug czar and Democrat mayor of
Houston, engaged in racist campaigning designed to suppress Hispanic
voter turnout during his 2001 reelection bid. Brown faced challenger
Orlando Sanchez, a Hispanic Republican who drew heavy support from the
Hispanic community during the general election. Two weeks prior to the
runoff, Brown's campaign printed racist signs designed to intimidate
Hispanic voters. The signs featured a photograph of Sanchez and the
words "Anti-Hispanic." The signs drew harsh criticism from Hispanic
leaders as their message was designed to intimidate and confuse Hispanic
voters. Around the same time the signs were being used, Brown supporter
and city councilman Carol Alvarado made a series of racially charged
attacks on Sanchez, implying a desire to see the supression of Hispanic
voter turnout in the runoff. Brown staffers also went on record claiming
that Sanchez was not a true Hispanic. The racist anti-Hispanic
undertones of Brown's reelection bid were so great that liberal Democrat
city councilman John Castillo, himself Hispanic, retracted his
endorsement of Brown in disgust and became a Sanchez supporter in the
final week of the campaign. Following the harsh condemnation of the
racist signs and tactics, Brown purported that his campaign was removing
them even though many still lingered around Houston up until the
election. When election day came along, Brown placed more of the racist
signs at polling places, despite his claim to have stopped using them.
The large campaign billboard style election day signs featured, in
Spanish, the word "Danger!" on them followed by Sanchez's name with a
large red circle and slash through it. The signs identified the Brown
campaign as their owner on the bottom. Brown's racially charged
reelection effort barely squeeked by Sanchez on election day, winning
51% to 49% following a series of racially motivated advertisements in
which the Brown campaign appealed to the fear of black voters by
invoking images of the gruesome lynching death of James Byrd, Jr. and by
attempting to pit them against Hispanics. While Brown had the audacity
to declare himself a mayor for all people and all ethnicities at his
victory party, many in Houston fear the racial wounds inflicted by his
campaign will take years to heal.

Mary Frances Berry: Berry is the Democrat chair of the US Commission on
Civil Rights (USCCR). She purports herself to be an "independent" in her
political affiliation in order to hold her job on the civil rights
commission where partisan membership may not exceed 4 for either party,
but is in fact a dedicated liberal Democrat who openly supported Al Gore
for president and has given a total of $20,000 in personal contributions
to the Democrat Party, Al Gore for President, and other Democrat
candidates over the last decade. Berry is an open racist who is
affiliated with the far-left Pacifica radio network, a group with ties
to black nationalist causes. Berry once stated "Civil rights laws were
not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them,"
indicating that she believes the USCCR should only look out for civil
rights violations against persons of certain select skin colors. Billy
McKinney: Former Democrat State Representative Billy McKinney of
Georgia, who is also the father of former Democrat congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney of the same state. During his daughter's failed 2002 reelection
bid, McKinney appeared on television where he blamed his daughter's
difficulties on a Jewish conspiracy. McKinney unleashed a string of
anti-semitic sentiments, stating "This is all about the Jews" and
spelling out "J-E-W-S." McKinney lost his own seat in a runoff a few
weeks later.

The Democrat Party and the Ku Klux Klan: Aside from the multiple Klan
members who have served in elected capacity within the high ranks of the
Democrat Party, the political party itself has a lengthy but often
overlooked history of involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. Though it has
been all but forgotten by the media, the Democrat National Convention of
1924 was host to one of the largest Klan gatherings in American history.
Dubbed the "Klanbake convention" at the time, the 1924 Democrat National
Convention in New York was dominated by a platform dispute surrounding
the Ku Klux Klan. A minority of the delegates to the convention
attempted to condemn the hate group in the party's platform, but found
their proposal shot down by Klan supporters within the party. As
delegates inside the convention voted in the Klan's favor, the Klan
itself mobilized a celebratory rally outside. On July 4, 1924 one of the
largest Klan gatherings ever occurred outside the convention on a field
in nearby New Jersey. The event was marked by speakers spewing racial
hatred, celebrations of their platform victory in the Democrat
Convention, and ended in a cross burning.

II. Democrat opposition to the Civil Rights Movement: A little known
fact of history involves the heavy opposition to the civil rights
movement by several prominent Democrats. Similar historical neglect is
given to the important role Republicans played in supporting the civil
rights movement. A calculation of 26 major civil rights votes from 1933
through the 1960's civil rights era shows that Republicans favored civil
rights in approximately 96% of the votes, whereas the Democrats opposed
them in 80% of the votes! These facts are often intentionally overlooked
by the left wing Democrats for obvious reasons. In some cases, the
Democrats have told flat out lies about their shameful record during the
civil rights movement. Democrat Senators organized the record Senate
filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Included among the
organizers were several prominent and well known liberal Democrat
standard bearers including:

- Robert Byrd, current senator from West Virginia

- J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator and political mentor of Bill

- Albert Gore Sr., Tennessee senator, father and political mentor of Al
Gore. Gore Jr. has been known to lie about his father's opposition to
the Civil Rights Act.

- Sam Ervin, North Carolina senator of Watergate hearings fame

- Richard Russell, famed Georgia senator and later President Pro Tempore
The complete list of the 21 Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 includes Senators:

- Hill and Sparkman of Alabama

- Fulbright and McClellan of Arkansas

- Holland and Smathers of Florida

- Russell and Talmadge of Georgia

- Ellender and Long of Louisiana

- Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi

- Ervin and Jordan of North Carolina

- Johnston and Thurmond of South Carolina

- Gore Sr. and Walters of Tennessee

- H. Byrd and Robertson of Virginia

- R. Byrd of West Virginia

Democrat opposition to the Civil Rights Act was substantial enough to
literally split the party in two. A whopping 40% of the House Democrats
VOTED AGAINST the Civil Rights Act, while 80% of Republicans SUPPORTED
it. Republican support in the Senate was even higher. Similar trends
occurred with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was supported by 82%
of House Republicans and 94% of Senate Republicans. The same Democrat
standard bearers took their normal racists stances, this time with
Senator Fulbright leading the opposition effort. It took the hard work
of Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen and Republican Whip
Thomas Kuchel to pass the Civil Rights Act (Dirksen was presented a
civil rights accomplishment award for the year by the head of the NAACP
in recognition of his efforts).

Upon breaking the Democrat filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,
Republican Dirksen took to the Senate floor and exclaimed "The time has
come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education,
and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!".

Sadly, Democrats and revisionist historians have all but forgotten (and
intentionally so) that it was Republican Dirksen, not the divided
Democrats, who made the Civil Rights Act a reality. Dirksen also broke
the Democrat filibuster of the 1957 Civil Rights Act that was signed by
Republican President Eisenhower. Outside of Congress, the three most
notorious opponents of school integration were all Democrats:

- Orval Faubus, Democrat Governor of Arkansas and one of Bill Clinton's
political heroes

- George Wallace, Democrat Governor of Alabama

- Lester Maddox, Democrat Governor of Georgia The most famous of the
school desegregation standoffs involved Governor Faubus. Democrat Faubus
used police and state forces to block the integration of a high school
in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The standoff was settled and the school was integrated only after the
intervention of Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Even the
Democrat Party organization resisted integration and refused to allow
minority participation for decades. Exclusion of minorities was the
general rule of the Democrat Party of many states for decades,
especially in Texas. This racist policy reached its peak under the New
Deal in the southern and western states, often known as the New Deal
Coalition region of FDR. The Supreme Court in Nixon v. Herndon declared
the practice of "white primaries" unconstitutional in 1927 after states
had passed laws barring Blacks from participating in Democrat primaries.
But the Democrat Parties did not yield to the Court's order.

After Nixon v. Herndon, Democrats simply made rules within the party's
individual executive committees to bar minorities from participating,
which were struck down in Nixon v. Condon in 1932. The Democrats, in
typical racist fashion, responded by using state parties to pass rules
barring blacks from participation. This decision was upheld in Grovey v.
Townsend, which was not overturned until 1944 by Smith v. Allwright. The
Texas Democrats responded with their usual ploys and turned to what was
known as the "Jaybird system" which used private Democrat clubs to hold
white-only votes on a slate of candidates, which were then transferred
to the Democrat party itself and put on their primary ballot as the only
choices. Terry v. Adams overturned the Jaybird system, prompting the
Democrats to institute blocks of unit rule voting procedures as well as
the infamous literacy tests and other Jim Crow regulations to
specifically block minorities from participating in their primaries. In
the end, it took 4 direct Supreme Court orders to end the Democrat's
"white primary" system, and after that it took countless additional
orders, several acts of Congress, and a constitutional amendment to tear
down the Jim Crow codes that preserved the Democrat's white primary for
decades beyond the final Supreme Court order ruling it officially

Hispanics in South Texas were treated especially poorly by the Democrat
Party, which relied heavily on a system of political bosses to coerce
and intimidate Hispanics into voting for Democrat primary candidates of
choice. Though coercion is illegal, this system, known as the Patron
system, is still in use to this day by local Democrat parties in some
heavy Hispanic communities of the southwest. The next time Democrats
take to the national airwaves to dishonestly accuse Republicans of
racial hatred, remember who the historical record up until this very day
points to as the real bigots: The Democrat Party.

In all possible ways, the Democrat Party is built around the pillars of
ultra leftists, many of whom are known participants in racism and/or
affiliates of racist hate groups. Consider the Democrat Party of today's
heroes and leaders:

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrat icon and orchestrator of Japanese

- Ex-House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, former affiliate of a St.
Louis area racist group

- Ex-Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd, former Ku Klux Klansman
known for making bigoted slurs on national television

- Rev. Jesse Jackson, Democrat keynote speaker and race hustler known
for making anti-Semitic slurs

- Rev. Al Sharpten, Democrat activist and perennial candidate and race
hustler known inciting anti-Semitic violence in New York City

- Sen. Ernest Hollings, leading Democrat Senator known for use of racial
slurs against several minority groups

- Lee P. Brown, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat mayor of
Houston who won reelection using racial intimidation against Hispanic

- Andrew Cuomo, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat candidate
for NY Governor who made racist statements about a black opponent.

- Dan Rather, Democrat CBS news anchor and editorialist known for using
anti-black racial epithets on a national radio broadcast

- Donna Brazile, former Gore campaign manager known for making
anti-white racial attacks. Brazile has also worked for Jackson,
Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis

The simple truth is that the Democrat Party's history during this
century is one closely aligned to bigotry in a record stemming largely
out of the liberal New Deal era up until the modern day. Bigots are at
the center of the Democrat party's current leadership and role models.
And in a striking display of hypocrisy, many of the same Democrats who
dishonestly shout accusations of "bigotry" at conservatives are
practicing bigots of the most disgusting and disreputable kind