The 20 most embarrassing moments in Democratic Party history

Posted by: Phineas on February 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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I know, I know. “Only 20”, you ask? Via Liberty Unyielding, let’s think of this as a Greatest Hits album. Here are the first six:

 1) The Trail of Tears (1838): The first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson and his successor Martin Van Buren, herded Indians into camps, tormented them, burned and pillaged their homes and forced them to relocate with minimal supplies. Thousands died along the way.

2) Democrats Cause The Civil War (1860): The pro-slavery faction of the Democrat Party responded to Abraham Lincoln’s election by seceding, which led to the Civil War.

3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK.

4) 300 Black Americans Murdered (1868): “Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor.”

5) The American Protective League and The Palmer Raids (1919-1921): Under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson, criticizing the government became a crime and a fascist organization, the American Protective League was formed to spy on and even arrest fellow Americans for being insufficiently loyal to the government. More than 100,000 Americans were arrested, with less than 1% of them ever being found guilty of any kind of crime.

6) Democrats Successfully Stop Republicans From Making Lynching A Federal Crime (1922): “The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer’s (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.”

Now, none of this is to say that the average voting Democrat today is a sheet-wearing racist terrorist or a supporter of arresting people for daring to criticize the government. Far from it.

But, as I’ve written before, the Democratic Party has successfully whitewashed its dirty history on race and made the Republicans, the party that fought slavery, Jim Crow, lynching, and supported civil rights look like the historical villains. This record is in desperate need of correction.

Click through for the rest and for a great Jonah Goldberg quote from Liberal Fascism.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “The 20 most embarrassing moments in Democratic Party history”


  1. Carlos says:

    No, they aren’t “…a sheet-wearing racist terrorist…” on the outside, but an honest look at what the Democrap party does to every minority in its “big tent” will bring one to the conclusion that they are the same racist, bigoted, self-loathing, misogynistic group led by Jackson and Van Buren then and equally evil people now.

  2. Lorica says:

    Well Carlos, there is no doubt that the leadership of the Dem party is just as evil. The average Dem is sadly deceived by these evil people, but then again Holy Scripture does say the devil comes as an angel of light, so deception goes hand in hand with evil. – Lorica

  3. On point #14 “Escalation in Vietnam (1964)”, it is worth noting JFK got us involved there in the first place. LBJ made it worse with the phony Tonkin Gulf incidents (they never happened) to get his War Powers Act and making no efforts on the part of our POWs. It took a Repubican, Nixon, to straighten the mess out and salvge a “peace with honor” including a full accounting of the POWs, John McCain being numbered among them.

  4. Carlos says:

    Hate to disagree with you, Drew, but we werer losing an average of a plane a week from the USS Enterprise in the last couple of years of the ’50s, and that would make it Eisenhower’s war.

    What Kennedy did was escalate it some, but Texas Liar Johnson jumped in whole hog and allowed the LSM traitors to run us as the bad guys losing the war, and America at the time hated losers.

    Obviously they don’t hate losers now, hence, the questionably elected prez we’ve got with his merry band of thieves and losers, and losers running Congress (yes, John, I’m talking ’bout YOU, too!) and losers who voted for them.

  5. Wrongo, Carlos. We had no active combat role in Vietnam until JFK and LBJ got that started. The French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in ’54, after which our role was simply advisory. The commiecrats got the shooting war started. Having left Korea in ’53 Eisenhower was not so eager to immediately get us involved in another Asian land war. BTW the USS Enterprise was scrapped in ’58 and later rebuilt as a nuclear carrier in the ’60’s.

  6. Brontefan says:

    There is plenty of documentation that JFK was not about to send ground troops to Vietnam. Basically, he refused the Joint Chiefs of Staff… and it’s on video. It was LBJ who escalated the Vietnam war. Kennedy, having served in WW2, was not interested in having a ground war in Vietnam. Military advisors only. AND BTW, Drew… the president who got us into the Vietnam issue was Harry S. Truman. Once again, Dems believed we could succeed where another country was unable to.

  7. Not possible, Brontefan. Truman was President until ’53 at which time Korea was winding down and Eisenhower was elected to succeed him. Truman did desperately want a shot at upstaging the recently-defeated French. Agreed about JFK and the “advisors” and LBJ watching the war on TV in the Oval Office, thiking he knew more about it than the on-scene commanders. This despite the fact he never wore a uniform in defense of this country.

  8. Carlos says:

    Not to dispute you, Drew, but I guess my friend the cop who served on the USS Enterprise was a liar, then, when he told me back in ’68 about losing those planes. My memory might be shallow on what years he told me, but it certainly remembers what he said about losing the planes.

  9. Lorica says:

    Actually I always considered Vietnam Truman’s war…. If you go back far enough, this would have never started if Truman would have done the right thing in 48. – Lorica