Friday, September 28, 2007

This Day in US History... Dems Slaughter 300 Black Republicans


Grand Old Partisan reminds us of this sad day in American History:

On this day in 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana.

The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a "Negro hunt," killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could fnd.
Emerson Bentley, the white man who was murdered, was editor of a Republican newspaper in the community.
Grand Old Partisan has more on this horrible slaughter of Republicans.

Related news... Michael Medved takes an honest look at slavery in America at Town Hall.
(Picture Martin Frost)

12 comments:

  1. The KKK was a wing of the Demcratic party as southern dems rejected the outcome of the civil war. People need to remember that not only did America's main insurgency group come from the Democrats, so did racism. It was the Republicans who voted for the Voting Rigths Act of the 60's while more Democrats opposed it.

    But we're the racists.....

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  2. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Truthfully, as a Black American, I think that we need to stop depending on white mainstream America to support us. We need to support ourselves and take pride in ourselves. Stop trying to appease white America. If white Republicans don't want our vote, so be it. Let's support a black conservative that stands for conservative values as well as economic independence for his/her people. White America has enough to deal with. Everyone hates them. We certainly don't want to be associate with that? Now do we?

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    1. Afraid to come out of the closet?

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    Anonymous @ 6:02 PM

    [If white Republicans don't want our vote, so be it.]

    oh yeah, by all means stay away from "white" Republicans.. i mean if it weren't for them, you'd probably still be paying homage to your rightful masters, the Dixicrats.. oh wait a sec, you are, only they're called Democrats these days, not only that, some of them are black, go figure..

    Republican party freed the slaves while the
    democrats returned them (lower haight)


    Blacks might be surprised to compare
    Republican history with the Democrats’

    Deroy Murdock
    February 18, 2005
    excerpt:

    Republicans also have supported legislation favorable to blacks, often against intense Democratic headwinds:

    In 1865, Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78 percent of House members voted: "No."

    In 1866, 94 percent of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every congressional Democrat voted: "No."

    February 28, 1871: The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal protection.

    February 8, 1894: Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the GOP's Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.

    January 26, 1922: The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.

    May 17, 1954: As chief justice, former three-term governor Earl Warren (R., Calif.) led the U.S. Supreme Court's desegregation of government schools via the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. GOP President Dwight Eisenhower's Justice Department argued for Topeka, Kansas's black school children. Democrat John W. Davis, who lost a presidential bid to incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1924, defended "separate but equal" classrooms.

    September 24, 1957: Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to desegregate Little Rock's government schools over the strenuous resistance of Governor Orval Faubus (D., Ark.).

    May 6, 1960: Eisenhower signs the GOP's 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.

    July 2, 1964: Democratic President Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former Klansman Robert Byrd's 14-hour filibuster and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats (including Tennessee's Al Gore, Sr.) failed to scuttle the measure. Illinois Republican Everett Dirksen rallied 26 GOP senators and 44 Democrats to invoke cloture and allow the bill's passage. According to John Fonte in the January 9, 2003, National Review, 82 percent of Republicans so voted, versus only 66 percent of Democrats.

    True, Senator Barry Goldwater (R., Ariz.) opposed this bill the very year he became the GOP's presidential standard-bearer. However, Goldwater supported the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts and called for integrating Arizona's National Guard two years before Truman desegregated the military. Goldwater feared the 1964 Act would limit freedom of association in the private sector, a controversial but principled libertarian objection rooted in the First Amendment rather than racial hatred.

    June 29, 1982: President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    The Republican party also is the home of numerous "firsts." Among them:

    Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican. America's first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina's Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi's Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart "P.B.S." Pinchback became America's first black governor.

    August 8, 1878: GOP supply-siders may hate to admit it, but America's first black Collector of Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

    October 16, 1901: GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington. The pro-Democrat Richmond Times newspaper warned that consequently, "White women may receive attentions from Negro men." As Toni Marshall wrote in the November 9, 1995, Washington Times, when Roosevelt sought reelection in 1904, Democrats produced a button that showed their presidential nominee, Alton Parker, beside a white couple while Roosevelt posed with a white bride and black groom. The button read: "The Choice Is Yours."

    GOP presidents Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force's and Army's first black four-star generals.

    November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

    President Reagan named Colin Powell America's first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

    President G.W. Bush named Condoleezza Rice America's first black female NSC chief, then our second (consecutive) black secretary of State. Just last month, one-time Klansman Robert Byrd and other Senate Democrats stalled Rice's confirmation for a week. Amid unanimous GOP support, 12 Democrats and Vermont Independent James Jeffords opposed Rice — the most "No" votes for a State designee since 14 senators frowned on Henry Clay in 1825.

    "The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire," Rice has said. "He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I."

    Maybe next time Herbert really wants to help out the blacks in this country, he will condemn the party with the only former (6) Ku Klux Klan Kleagle sitting in the US Senate.

    If he really wanted to be honest and cared about helping blacks, that would be a good start.]

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    1. Anonymous6:04 AM

      What have you done for the plight of Black America lately?

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    what the heck, another excerpt:

    The House Policy Committee's 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar offers 365 examples of GOP support for women, blacks, and other minorities, often over Democratic objections. Among its highlights:

    "To stop the Democrats' pro-slavery agenda, anti-slavery activists founded the Republican party, starting with a few dozen men and women in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854," the calendar notes. "Democratic opposition to Republican efforts to protect the civil rights of all Americans lasted not only throughout Reconstruction, but well into the 20th century. In the south, those Democrats who most bitterly opposed equality for blacks founded the Ku Klux Klan, which operated as the party's terrorist wing."

    Contemporary partisan hyperbole? Consider this 1866 comment from Governor Oliver Morton (R., Ind.), who is immortalized in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall: "Every one who shoots down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro school-houses and meeting-houses, and murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls himself a Democrat," Morton said. "Every New York rioter in 1863 who burned up little children in colored asylums, who robbed, ravished, and murdered indiscriminately in the midst of a blazing city for three days and nights, calls himself a Democrat."

    White supremacists worked club in hand with Democrats for decades:

    May 22, 1856: Two years after the Grand Old party's birth, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R., Mass.) rose to decry pro-slavery Democrats. Congressman Preston Brooks (D., S.C.) responded by grabbing a stick and beating Sumner unconscious in the Senate chamber. Disabled, Sumner could not resume his duties for three years.

    July 30, 1866: New Orleans's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

    September 28, 1868: Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor.

    October 7, 1868: Republicans criticized Democrats' national slogan: "This is a white man's country: Let white men rule."

    April 20, 1871: The GOP Congress adopted the Ku Klux Klan Act, banning the pro-Democrat domestic terrorist group.

    October 18, 1871: GOP President Ulysses S. Grant dispatched federal troops to quell Klan violence in South Carolina.

    September 14, 1874: Racist white Democrats stormed Louisiana's statehouse to oust GOP Governor William Kellogg's racially integrated administration; 27 are killed.

    August 17, 1937: Republicans opposed Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Supreme Court nominee, U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D., Al.), a former Klansman who defended Klansmen against race-murder charges.

    February 2005: The Democrats' Klan-coddling today is embodied by KKK alumnus Robert Byrd, West Virginia's logorrheic U.S. senator and, having served since January 3, 1959, that body's dean. Thirteen years earlier, Byrd wrote this to the KKK's Imperial Wizard: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd led Senate Democrats as late as December 1988. On March 4, 2001, Byrd told Fox News's Tony Snow: "There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time; I'm going to use that word." National Democrats never have arranged a primary challenge against or otherwise pressed this one-time cross-burner to get lost.

    Contrast the KKKozy Democrats with the GOP. When former Klansman David Duke ran for Louisiana governor in 1991 as a Republican, national GOP officials scorned him. Local Republicans endorsed incumbent Democrat Edwin Edwards, despite his ethical baggage. As one Republican-created bumper sticker pleaded: "Vote for the crook: It's important!"


    hey, ya never know, some "white"
    Republicans might get educated..

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    1. Anonymous6:22 AM

      lets see where do I start? So the voting laws being created around the country are helping Black Americans? The dixiecrats being absorbed into the republican party was very helpful to Black Americans. That's how you reach out to a group of people that have been marginalized, brutalized, treated as second class citizens, had legislation created to keep them out of the economy and unable to exercise their political and human rights as stated by the constitution and not been allowed to vote. I could go on...The history you site may be true, but every time I go on one of these sites to address the historic issues from the past history that have created the conditions Black Americans find themselves in today the republicans tell me to get over it, its the past. So sir, the things you mention are in the past. When Senator John McCain filibustered the Martin Luther King Holiday, Arizona for many years did not observe the holiday, I had to ask myself how racist are you, and this is a great way to get Black Americans to support your party and its ideology.

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  5. Deroy Murdock's article is copied from the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar, which I wrote. The factoids on my calendar are now continued at http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com

    Cheers,

    Michael Zak
    www.republicanbasics.com

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  6. Anonymous5:17 PM

    So when did the GOP change and thus become loathed by African Americans and why hasn't the true story been advanced to show African Americans a history they may not know about. To me The GOP just gave up trying to include African Americans in their party. Big Mistake, I don't know. Can someone enlighten me and pinpoint when The African American Community began hating the GOP.

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    1. Anonymous5:26 AM

      the democrats destroyed the black family and pride through government handouts. it took away any motivation for self responsibility and ultimately turned many of them into slaves of their own lusts and desires.

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  7. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Its sick that history was changed /rewritten by the mouths of democrats as the more times goes all that the democrats has both black and white are the words of what the democrats did" racist " Infact it was black republicans that started repulicans congress.The democrats were and still today the platation party.Look they are so nasty to black republicans Tim Scott SC, NAACP is evil and AlSharpton,jessie jackson are slave masters sooaking in wealtht they made off blacks and they control blacks for the deocrate party.Star Parker who is another great person congresswomen who when she was going to run it was great,untill they found that she is a republican,they demmocrats officails called her a sell out,Aunty Tom..Allan West called him a rasist,Dr.Ben Carson who I said he is a stand up,strong,speaks speaks his mind he was called a racist,all kinds of nasty names by democrats.They can't say it to his face or,any of the blacks who are republicans ..the democrats are cowards ,sick,evil,liars and slaver! NAACP go inside all they preach is racsit of white man,brainwashing ,Star Parker went to NAACP and she said what they talk of to the blacks is totally lies she had to leave.The democrats in past and and still hand over others money to keep them in proverty and for votes.The teaching isn't getting educations blacks out of Union schools,failed schools its to keep the uneducated..D.C.teachers. were promised vouchers for blacks any children to go to the school of choice of failed school Obama promissed and didn't keep that promised 2009 he turned the vouchers off the board! And the blacked are stucked into a brainwashed,noeducation! Democrats. Would want blacks whites as will to think they are there to help when only Destory.They are not for blacks ,they are not for anyone but ,its all about votes to continue mistreating ,destorying and changing our country to worst.Democrats in congress held congress,senate,and house during before and durning part of bush pres .They democrats in congress did cause the bubble of the housing market ..Look it up"Fanny mae ,freddyMac democrats congress caused the housing crisis..Right there on the floor of congress would not control Fanny and freddy..Go watch..its taped in congress hearing,and than go find Nancy Pelosi talking what democrats do and turn and taken their names out and added republicans

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