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  • Martin Luther King's struggle was against Democrats

    01/15/2009 3:05:31 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies · 469+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | 1-15-2009 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1901, the Alabama Democratic Party called for a convention to write a new state constitution that would prohibit African-Americans from voting. Despite vocal opposition from Booker T. Washington and other Republican civil rights activists, the Democrat scam succeeded. Democrats dominated Alabama's 1901 constitutional convention, and its chairman was a Democrat. In his opening address, he said: "If we would have white supremacy, we must establish it by law -- not by force or fraud... The negro is descended from a race lowest in intelligence and moral precepts of all the races of men." Alabama's African-American citizens...
  • When the Republicans nominated a Democrat for Vice President

    08/29/2008 11:28:34 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 8 replies · 132+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 29, 2008 | Michael Zak
    Most history books written by Democrat professors downplay the fact that the Worst President Ever was a Democrat. Did the Democrats nominate him? No, he was the 1864 Republican nominee for vice president.Andrew Johnson – Andrew Jackson Johnson, to be precise – was the only southern Senator not to go with the Confederacy. For being strong on nation security, this hardline Democrat was nominated to be Abraham Lincoln's 1864 running mate. // continued at http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2008/08/andrew-johnson.html
  • FDR appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court (Today in History)

    08/17/2008 4:08:43 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies · 225+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 17, 2008 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1937, sixteen Republican Senators voted against confirming a former Ku Klux Klan member to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) was known to have been in the KKK, but President Franklin Roosevelt and the Democratic Party kept the documentary proof hidden until after his confirmation.
  • FReeper Michael Zak of Grand Old Partisan on WCTC 1450 AM this afternoon (April 7, 2007)

    04/07/2007 9:08:08 AM PDT · by shoptalk · 20 replies · 414+ views
    WCTC 1450 AM Radio ^ | April 7, 2007 | Keith Rasmussen and Maggie Glynn
    Michael Zak will join Loud & Clear (Central Jersey 1450 AM WCTC) to discuss his book, Back to Basics for the Republican Party, and his blog, Grand Old Partisan, this afternoon (March 10, 2007). Mr. Zak emphasizes the fact that the Grand Old Party was established by anti-slavery activists to oppose the pro-slavery policies of the Democrats. To this day, the Republican Party has an extraordinary, though overlooked, record of achievement in advancing civil rights in the United States and around the world. Mr. Zak will be the guest of Keith Rasmussen and Maggie Glynn who host Loud & Clear...
  • Celebrating The first Republican National Convention

    06/15/2006 11:31:38 AM PDT · by since 1854 · 4 replies · 441+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 15, 2006 | Michael Zak
    Saturday is the 150th anniversary of the first Republican National Convention, which opened on June 17, 1856. Why is it that Republicans are so easily outmaneuvered by Democrats? Why do Republicans so readily fight among themselves? Why is it so difficult to advance the Republican policy agenda? Here's why. Democrats control most of the media, but they also write most of the history books, thereby controlling what even Republican activists think they know about their Party's glorious heritage.
  • Celebrating Juneteenth

    06/20/2006 2:58:35 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 787+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 19, 2006 | Michael Zak
    Today, Americans celebrate "Juneteenth" - when in 1865 slavery finally ended throughout the entire United States. Sadly, few people know that Juneteenth was a high water mark for African- Americans. Soon after that great day, the Democratic Party defeated the Reconstruction policies of the Republican Party, postponing the civil rights movement until the 1950s.An important fact which most history books ignore is that Abraham Lincoln's 1864 running mate was a Democrat, Andrew Johnson of Tennessee. And so after Lincoln's assassination, it was a Democrat who would be President of the United States for the first four years after the Civil...
  • The Grand Old Party at 150

    06/17/2006 12:54:31 PM PDT · by rdmartinjd · 15 replies · 534+ views
    TheVanguard.Org ^ | 17 June 2006 | Rod D. Martin
    "For the past century-and-a-half, the Republican Party has proven to be the most effective political organization ever to champion equality and human rights in the United States and around the world."-- Michael Zak This weekend marks a proud milestone for Republicans, the 150th anniversary of the first Republican National Convention. Founded in 1854, the Republicans, distinct from Democrats, grounded their party on two noble convictions: that America was truly one nation, not a polyglot of regions, races, or classes, and that American identity was based not on blood or soil, but on its founding ideal -- the dignity, worth, and...
  • Who Killed Slavery?

    04/17/2006 8:22:15 AM PDT · by LS · 56 replies · 1,410+ views
    Washingon Times ^ | 4/17/06 | Michael Zak
    Now more than ever, Republicans should take great pride in our Party's heritage of civil rights achievement. They should remember the words of Joseph Rainey, the South Carolina Republican and former slave who was the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives: "We love freedom more, vastly more, than slavery; consequently, we hope to keep clear of the Democrats!" And, it was Mary Terrell, an African-American Republican who co-founded the NAACP, who declared: "Every right that has been bestowed upon blacks was initiated by the Republican Party."
  • "A Storied Record on Civil Rights": 150th Anniversary of the Republican National Committee

    02/23/2006 12:59:39 PM PST · by LS · 16 replies · 510+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/23/06 | Michael Zak
    Especially during February, Black History Month, the Republican Party should take great pride in its heritage of civil rights achievement. While celebrating the birth this month of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, Republicans should also honor a friend and adviser to the "Great Emancipator," Frederick Douglass. Douglass, who would celebrate his birthday on Feb. 14, had a favorite saying: "The Republican Party is the ship; all else is the sea."
  • Republican Party Historian to Speak at Fund-raising Dinner

    01/22/2006 2:18:43 AM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | January 14, 2006 | THERESA HOGUE
    Abraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved leaders. He was an advocate for the abolition of slavery, a skilled orator and a passionate defender of the union. He was also the first Republican to be elected president of the United States. Lincoln will be honored Feb. 5 during the Benton County Republican Women’s annual Lincoln Day Celebration Dinner. The event is the group’s primary fund-raiser of the year, and the money raised will go toward various community service projects, including its biggest project, donating dictionaries to fourth-graders around Benton County. In the last two years, the Benton County Republican...
  • Democratic petition asks Steele to retract support for book on GOP, race

    06/11/2005 8:23:33 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 38 replies · 862+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 06/11/05 | David Nitkin
    Democratic petition asks Steele to retract support for book on GOP, race Lierman calls publication 'divisive commentary' By David Nitkin Sun Staff June 10, 2005 The Maryland Democratic Party has launched a petition drive asking Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele to repudiate his support of a book on the racial history of the Republican Party. Democratic Chairman Terry Lierman said Michael Zak, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party, used inflammatory language during a Lincoln Day dinner in Southern Maryland last month. "Mastery over blacks has always been Democratic policy," the Calvert Recorder quoted Zak as saying during...
  • "Back to Basics for the Republican Party" author to be on RightTalk radio program tomorrow, May 17

    05/16/2005 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 198+ views
    Congress of Racial Equality ^ | May 16, 2005 | Michael Zak
    CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY New York City, NY – Joining us this week will be Michael Zak, author and Executive Director of the Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation for the heritage of the Republican Party. We will discuss his book, “Back to Basics for the Republican Party”, a history of the GOP. To learn more, please select the following: http://www.www.republicanbasics.com http://www.lincolnreaganfoundation.org “The CORE Hour” airs live every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST on the internet at www.RIGHTALK.com and is replayed over the weekend.
  • For Filibuster, The Senator Goes Nuclear (The Nuclear Option originated on Free Republic)

    04/29/2005 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 35 replies · 1,331+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 29, 2005 | Alicia Colon
    The idea for implementing such a motion probably originated with an Internet posting on a conservative Web site written in 2003 by the author of “Back to Basics for the Republican Party,” Michael Zak, who has done extensive research on the GOP’s historical support for civil rights. The article brought Mr. Zak to the attention of the director of outreach at the Senate Policy Committee, Barbara Ledeen. Mr.Zak later explained his idea to a policy adviser in the office of the Senate majority leader, Senator Frist of Tennessee. Mr. Zak also sent his option idea by e-mail to several key...
  • Introducing the Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation

    03/17/2005 8:14:05 AM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 125 replies · 8,848+ views
    Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation ^ | March 17, 2005 | Michael Zak
    The Lincoln-Reagan Freedom Foundation is dedicated to promoting greater appreciation for the heritage of the Republican Party, founded as a civil rights movement in 1854. This "Grand Old Party" has an extraordinary, though overlooked, record of achievement in advancing civil rights in the United States and around the world. Celebrating a Century and a Half of Civil Rights Achievement by the Republican Party For the past century and a half, the Republican Party has proven to be the most effective political organization ever to champion equality and human rights in the United States and around the world. From President Lincoln's...
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    06/30/2004 12:15:42 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 4,561+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists in Congress geared up for a protracted filibuster against the civil rights bill. The bill was...
  • Freeper to have a book signing at CPAC

    01/22/2004 9:57:17 AM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Conservative Poltical Action Conference ^ | January 22, 2004 | Michael Zak
    This Saturday at 11am (not 9:30) I -- aka Grand_Old_Partisan -- will have a book signing at CPAC for the third edition of my acclaimed history of the GOP, "Back to Basics for the Republican Party".
  • Credit where Credit is Due: the Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    08/08/2003 7:37:06 AM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 18 replies · 543+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists in Congress geared up for a protracted filibuster against the civil rights bill. The bill was...
  • Credit where Credit is Due: the Republicans passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    05/08/2003 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 4 replies · 938+ views
    Back to Basics for the Republican Party ^ | May 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act by Michael Zak During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists...
  • Grand Old Partisan's CPAC interview

    03/29/2003 1:59:45 PM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 143+ views
    Free Republic ^ | March 29, 2003 | Michael Zak
    Fellow FReepers know me, Michael Zak, as "Grand Old Partisan". My CPAC interview is the fifth one down, along with the link to http://www.republicanbasics.com/ -- the website for "Back to Basics for the Republican Party", the acclaimed history of the GOP from the Republican point of view.
  • RadioFR TONIGHT 6/9pm! Ted Hayes, PLUS FReeper/Author Mike Zak, Grover Norquist and John Hager!

    02/20/2003 1:35:33 PM PST · by Bob J · 110 replies · 424+ views
    Radio Free Republic ^ | 2-20-03 | Bob J
    Tonight, Doug from Upland interviews Ted Hayes at 7pm, and starting at 6pm we have CPAC interviews with Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform), John Hagar - Head of State Preparedness for Virginia Governor Mark Warner, AND A SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ZAK, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party! Mike is a long time FReeper and goes by the screen name GRAND OLD PARTISAN! If you see him around, thank him for his contribution to the conservative cause!
  • Abraham Lincoln, Republican

    02/17/2003 9:20:21 AM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 1,236+ views
    There is a common misconception today, abetted by Democrat-leaning historians who wish to distance Abraham Lincoln from our Republican Party heritage, that with the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln just waved a presidential wand and freed the slaves. In fact, he was acting on authority granted to him by the Republican Congress in the second Confiscation Act, a copy of which Lincoln appended to the proclamation, stating that slaves held by rebels were to be "forever free". While the Radical Republicans (those radically opposed to slavery) were more eager than he to seize the moment and uproot the entire slave system, there...
  • I am an author with a book signing at CPAC.

    01/30/2003 8:19:40 PM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 13 replies · 405+ views
    I am the author of "Back to Basics for the Republican Party" -- the acclaimed history of the GOP from the Republican point of view. My book signing was 4:15-5pm today, but I'll be at CPAC again on Friday afternoon too. For information about the book, see www.republicanbasics.com.
  • Author of Lincoln Book Calls Memorial Video "Outrage"

    02/13/2003 2:37:33 PM PST · by Grand Old Partisan · 1 replies · 198+ views
    CNSNews ^ | February 13, 2003 | Marc Morano
    On a day when Americans were celebrating the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the author of a book on the history of the Republican Party was blasting a controversial video that implies the nation's first Republican president would have supported today's liberal causes. Michael Zak, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party, a history of the party from Lincoln to the present day, told CNSNews.com that the video, currently playing at the Lincoln Memorial, was "an outrage." The contents of the video were brought to light in a Feb. 3 CNSNews.com article. Zak spoke at an event honoring Lincoln's...