Skip to comments.Kennedy legacy: Black voters joining the Democratic Party
Posted on 08/31/2009 4:51:24 AM PDT by Scanian
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The deluded black voter seems to believe that a 10cent increase in the minimum wage is going to change his/her life for the better.
Convinced that they can’t achieve without ‘help’ from the dems in government.
This was an odd reaction since I believe that MLK was a registered Republican.
I did an informal poll at work a few months back. Only one person in addition to yours truly knew that Lincoln was a Pubbie. Everyone else was certain he’d been a ‘Rat.
Frankly, I don’t miss Teddy Chappaquiddick, nor his dubious “legacy”. Black Americans have allowed the Democrats to sucker them for decades and they, apparently, like it!!
When yer gittin’ screwed and ya enjoy it, there ain’t no problem. However, the smart ones have taken a long look at liberalism and realized that the Dems don’t and never have done anything for them except toss them an pccasional bone to keep’em happy in the field.
The GOP COULD try to define itself (instead of letting the Dems define us) and try to lure some of the black voters away from the Dem Party but, like a LOT of things the GOP COULD do, they won’t!!
MLK was a registered communist!check it out!.
Lincoln was a Republican.
Martin Luther King was a Republican.
Jackie Robinson was a Republican.
The KKK were Democrats.
Jim Crow was put in place by Democrats.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats.
And the outcome is that Democrats are God's gift to black folks and Republicans are racist bastards who hate black people.
How the heck did that happen??
Teddy suckered a lot of folks.
How many of them really believe he is innocent of killing Mary Jo?
It was the media and academe.
Wish I could quote chapter and verse, but there is a section in the new National Service Act that specifies a $500/mo stipend. The next line specifies that the stipend for minorities is to be $750/mo.
I am certain that every single new bill being pushed through right now contains similar provisions. I have heard that welfare and food stamp stipends have also increased, but, AFAIK, this can vary by state and even by county and so far I have not heard of discrimination in favor of skin color in those programs.
In 1960 Nixon received thirty-two percent of the Black vote. If Republicans received that amount today, we’d never see a Dem president. What happened? Among other things two strong voices of the Republican/conservative side, W.F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater, were against the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. Whatever one thinks of the merits or demerits of the bill (and despite the fact that more Republicans voted for the bill than Dems), it cemented in the minds of many black voters that Republicans were racists and their party was the Dem party.
Fact check,us government,bio......
King had communist or ex-communist associates, but I’ve never seen any credible evidence he was a party member himself.
He certainly had leftist leanings, though.
King had communist card he did not hide it nor did the msm report much on it.
Then you should have little difficulty posting some evidence that you are right.
I don’t believe this article. The Afro American vote became overwhelmingly Dem during the new Deal. The overwhelming vote for the Dem’s in the black community may have become even more overwhelming because of the Kennedy’s but it was overwhelming before them. Sorry but the main premise of this article is clearly wrong.
One thing we do know: this supposed man of the cloth had the personal morals of an alley cat.
His father was... prior to the Nov ‘60 elections. There was never any evidence Junior was (and even if there were, he would’ve, like his father, ceased to be with the ‘60 election). The oft-cited Frances Rice lamentable piece on “MLK was a Republican” was riddled with errors, and it was even referenced in this article, calling A. Phillip Randolph a “Republican”, when Randolph and his wife were prominent Socialists and ran for Congress from NY as members of the Socialist Party. MLK, Jr. blasted Conservative Republicans and Goldwater, saying he was providing racist Whites a “cover.” He was a proponent of big government solutions to Black problems and continued moving leftward until his death.
That's a very questionable conclusion. While we know they used horrific means to reclaim control (reference the situation in Wilmington, NC where Democrats employed a literal coup d'etat to overthrow the biracial GOP city government), I see no definitive proof they murdered hundreds of Black elected officials. I have no doubt White supremacists who supported Democrats murdered or drove out Blacks who voted Republican, but had there been a situation where elected officials were being murdered en masse, there would've been a stepping-up of federal occupation by the military and an extension of Reconstruction. That would've been intolerable.
"All of the elected officials up to 1935 were Republicans."
This is also not entirely correct. Now while all Black federal Republicans were until 1935, you had many areas that had Black Democrats as well serving at the legislative and city levels. I was astonished to find in TN at least one Black Democrat in the legislature in Reconstruction (I'd surely like to know more about him and how he was able to pull it off !). You also had a lot of patronage positions as well. Even into the 1930s, Blacks were not voting GOP at the percentage they do now for Democrats. Some areas managed to get 1/4th to vote Democrat. If we got that high a percent today, we'd have a lot more GOP officials.
"As of 2004, the Democrat Party (the oldest political party in America) has never elected a black man to the United States Senate, the Republicans have elected three."
It was Zero who became the first Black rodent Senator. One minor correction here, we elected 4 GOP Senators (Hiram Revels (MS) in 1870, Blanche Bruce (MS) in 1875, PBS Pinchback in LA, and Ed Brooke in 1966). Pinchback, who was the first Black Governor of any state, was elected to both the House and Senate after he left the Governorship, but was denied his seat in both.
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