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By any standard, white voters’ rejection of Democrats in November’s elections was daunting and even historic.
Fully 60 percent of whites nationwide backed Republican candidates for the House of Representatives; only 37 percent supported Democrats, according to the National Election Poll exit poll conducted by Edison Research. Not even in Republicans’ 1994 congressional landslide did they win that high a percentage of the white vote.
Moreover, those results may understate the extent of the white flight from the Democratic Party, according to a National Journal analysis of previously unpublished exit-poll data provided by Edison Research.
Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
What will it take for a viable third party to arise?
The rising phenomenon of Black Conservatism is the subject of a new documentary titled, “Runaway Slave.” With release set for early 2011, a trailer for the movie has already received more than 200,000 views on YouTube
The film, produced by a Georgia-based documentary film studio, follows Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP Chapter President and self-professed Democratic radical turned pastor, political activist, Tea Party supporter and Black Conservative. Rev. Bryant is seen tracing the footsteps of runaway slaves through the Underground Railroad. From the slave ports of New Orleans to Chicago’s Cabrini Green to Martin Luther King’s birthplace in Atlanta, the film explores how 95 percent support of the Democratic Party has negatively impacted the Black community.
“This film was made to reveal the truth behind a 50-year-old lie that has caused an entire people to become slaves to one political idea and party,” said Rev. Bryant. “It looks to dispel the notion that government knows best, and is intended to create a mindset that can free all people and instill a sense of individualism regardless of their color.”
Originally posted by LDragonFire
As for the op it reminds me of homosexuals supporting the Republican party....Not sure why as they don't support there want to have equal rights.
God knows I wish that was true. The party system is stifling the voice of Americans. It needs to end. At a minimum, we need a third or even more parties so that real representation can be reinstated.
I'd be willing to be that people of all races are bailing on the party system altogether.
In 1789, Congress passes, and George Washington signs into law, a bill stating that no territory could become a state if it allowed slavery.
In 1792, the Democrat Party is formed. They are the party that promotes and seeks the continuance of slavery.
In 1808, Congress abolishes the slave trade in America.
In 1818, the Democrats become the majority in Congress. Using their majority, they begin to undo the 1808 and other anti-slavery decisions.
In 1820, the Democrat Party passes the Missouri Compromise, institutionalizing slavery in half of the territories.
For thirty years, Democrats pass multiple laws promoting and protecting slavery, culminating in 1850 with the Fugitive Slave Law. This law takes away all rights to jury trials, representation, and habeas corpus from any black who is so much as accused of being a slave.
In 1854, Democrats pass the Kansas-Nebraska act, opening up those territories to slavery, thus exceeding even the limits of the Missouri Compromise.
In 1854, the Republican party is formed to end slavery. Six of the nine planks in their fledgling platform statement deal with civil rights issues.
In 1857, the Supreme Court rules in Dred Scott v. Sanford that blacks are considered inferior and thus not covered by the phrase "all men" in the Declaration of Independence; that they are property covered by the 5th Amendment; and that no black—not even a free black—could ever become a citizen of the United States. The Democrats support the decision.
In 1861, Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated, and the anti-slavery Republican Party now controls the Executive Branch. The Democrat Party, in complete control of the South, splits the nation asunder and causes a war in order to maintain slavery. Innumerable horrors and 650,000 deaths are required to free the slaves and restore the union.
In 1865, Republicans pass the 13th Amendment, ending slavery.
100% of Republicans vote for it.
Even among northern Democrats, it receives the support of only 23%.
In spite of the 13th Amendment, Southern Democrats continue to deny blacks their citizenship rights, so...
In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed, establishing citizenship and equal protection for all in Federal law.
100% of Republicans vote for it.
0% of Democrats vote for it.
In spite of the 14th Amendment, Southern Democrats continue to prevent blacks from enjoying the real fruits of this citizenship, especially the right to vote, so...
In 1869, the 15th Amendment is passed, establishing the right to vote for all people, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
98% of Republicans vote for it.
3% of Democrats vote for it.
From 1866–1875, the Republican Congress passes 19 civil rights laws. Democrats oppose them all.
In 1875, in order to counter the Democrats' passage of Jim Crow laws, Republicans pass the most sweeping civil rights legislation ever—the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Eight years later, the Supreme Court (mostly Democrat appointees) declares the act unconstitutional.
In 1876, Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. No more meaningful civil rights legislation is passed until 1964.
In 1892, Democrats take control of the White House and the Senate, and they keep control of the House. They immediately begin establishing Jim Crow laws and repealing all civil rights legislation passed by the Republicans. Any laws or amendments they cannot repeal, they skirt with poll taxes and literacy tests.
Beginning after the War, and thenceforward until 1935, ALL blacks elected to Congress are Republicans. In addition to those elected to Federal office, hundreds of blacks—all of them Republicans—are elected to state legislatures in the South.
In 1866, Democrats form the KKK with the express purpose of preventing the election of Republicans in the South. Democrats admit—under oath in Congressional hearings in 1872—that the Klan is a Democrat creation intended to restore Democrat control of the South. The Klan carries out this plan by means of a series of massacres at Republican Party meetings.
In 1901, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to the White House. Democrats and the media are outraged.
In the 1920s, Republicans propose anti-lynching legislation. The legislation passes the house but is killed by the Democrat-controlled Senate.
In 1947, Republican businessman Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, hires Jackie Robinson (also a Republican), thus integrating Major League Baseball.
In 1954, Republican Chief Justice Earl Warren (appointed by Republican Dwight Eisenhower) authors the desegregation decision of Brown v. Board of Education.
In 1956, Democrats express their opposition to Brown v. Board of Education in the "Southern Manifesto." One hundred and one members of Congress—all but four of them Democrats—sign the manifesto.
In 1957, Republican President Eisenhower authors a Civil Rights Bill, hoping to repair the damage done to blacks and their civil rights by Democrats since 1892. Passage of the bill is blocked by Senate Democrats. When the bill finally goes through, it is significantly weakened due to lack of support from Democrats.
In 1960, Republican Senator Everett Dirksen authors a Voting Rights Bill, again, in an effort to undo the disenfranchisement of blacks by Democrats through poll taxes, literacy tests, and threats of violence by the KKK. And once again, Senate Democrats attempt (though in the end unsuccessfully) to block passage of the bill.
In 1964, Congress passes, and President Lyndon Johnson signs into law, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is essentially the law originally authored by Eisenhower in 1957. Democrats, including still-serving Senator Robert Byrd (a former KKK member), employ a filibuster of the bill. Once the filibuster is overcome, a larger percentage of Republicans vote for passage than do Democrats.
In 1965, Congress passes, and President Lyndon Johnson signs into law, the Voting Rights Act of 1964. This is the law originally authored by Eisenhower in 1959. A filibuster is prevented, and passage of this bill also enjoys support from a greater percentage of Republicans than Democrats.
So here we are at 1965, right around the time when black American voters completed the big migration to the Democrats. 100% Republican when they first began voting, 90% Democrat now—what the heck happened?
Originally posted by marg6043
Sorry to bring the "race card" again, but most middle age white Americans, specially from the bible belt tend to vote Republicans.
While many blacks restrain from voting specially in the poor south last election they voted in greatest numbers than ever.
The reasons were obvious.
Now, my prediction is that black voters will go back to minimal voting in the south and that whites in the bible belt will dictate a Republican win.
Now when it comes to the growing minority of hispanic they are been worked out by democrats.