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Obama recently spared Andrew Jackson, the Democratic Party’s first president, from being cut from the twenty, instead throwing Hamilton on the ten to the social justice wolves. It’s historically appropriate that the party often accused of plantation politics was founded by an actual plantation owner
originally posted by: neo96
See how this played out ?
Cops are responsible for their 'racism'.
The founders are responsible for their 'racism'.
The Republicans are responsible for their 'racism'.
Democrats are not.
Don't forget "the rich are responsible for racism."
Jackson and others had presented the alternative to slavery as a 1 percent tyranny of big Wall Street banks. The entire Occupy Wall Street narrative dates back to the left’s attempt to preserve its monopoly on the black vote through slavery while building a utopian agrarian society immune from economics. And not that much has changed.
When the Democrats included support for a civil rights bill in their party's presidential convention platform in 1948, a group of right-wing Democrats from 13 states -- including South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and the rest of the American South -- splintered off and formed the States Rights Democratic Party, also called the Dixiecrats.
The Dixiecrats had three principal themes in their political platform that distinguished them from the Democratic Party. The first was a defense of states' rights. Dixiecrats believed in the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution and its protection against the meddling of the federal government in state government affairs, which they viewed the Democrats as doing with the New Deal and civil rights legislation. The second theme was the preservation of the southern states' cultural heritage, namely the racial status quo. This theme was intertwined with their third theme of opposing civil rights. The notion among Dixiecrats was that African-Americans were racially inferior. An end to segregation would therefore disrupt their proper social order, while civil rights legislation would only devastate the South's economy and politics through integrated workplaces and voting booths.
originally posted by: masqua
A racist is an egotist with a colour chip on his or her shoulder. Like Trump (not a democrat, or is he?).
Would you say that a southern democrat would run on the same values and platforms that today's democrats would run on?
The Democratic donkey is the symbol that was attached to the party during its worst days and is associated with its corruption and treason.
While it’s tempting to pretend that the Democratic Party of slavery had nothing to do with the same party of today, that’s a convenient myth.
The Democratic Party platform of 1856 denounced opposition to immigration in the name of “the liberal principles… which makes ours the land of liberty and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation…“ which “have ever been cardinal principles in the Democratic faith”.
Why did the Democratic Party demand equal rights for immigrants, but not black slaves? Due to the three-fifths compromise, they already had the black vote “all locked up”. Literally. The Democrats enjoyed unearned seats in Congress based on a population that for the most part could not vote.
Jackson and others had presented the alternative to slavery as a 1 percent tyranny of big Wall Street banks. The entire Occupy Wall Street narrative dates back to the left’s attempt to preserve its monopoly on the black vote through slavery while building a utopian agrarian society immune from economics.
originally posted by: neo96
Plenty of those in the Black Panthers, and Black Lives Matter.
For the record anyone thinking that immigration laws of this country should be followed doesn't make them a 'racist'.
What It means is a universal standard that no person, or group of people is above the law.
...and in Japan, China, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Bosnia... I could go on and name every country on the planet, but you insist that racism is the fault of American Democrats, completely ignoring it all started by colonials in merry old England during the 16th century.