Over the course of this election we have been hearing Obama shout about racism. We have seen him play the race card over, and over again. Whenever Obama’s opponents uncover more dirt on him, he blames it all on some perceived effort to try to make him look bad because of the color of his skin.
Geraldine Ferraro brought this up during the Democratic Primaries, and she was shouted down. Now, the Republicans, and their candidates are being accused of being racist? Enough is enough. I have a little history lesson for everyone…
1. Abraham Lincoln who was the Republican Party’s First President was the man responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves.
2. Democrats, primarily in the South were the ones who wrote and enforced the “Jim Crow Laws” that subjugated former slaves, and their now-free children, and granchildren.
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. Frederick Douglass was a Republican. George Wallace was a Democrat.
4. It was the Republicans in Congress who pushed for and passed the Civil Rights Amendment while Democrats fought against it.
5. It is Conservatives and Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds that has examined the content of Barack Obama’s character, and found it sorely lacking, and indeed dangerous.
6. In his book, Obama himself wrote that playing the race card could help keep people focused on things OTHER than the accusations being brought against you in an election (he learned this watching Harold Washington, Jr.’s Campaign in Chicago.
I will leave you with the following wisdom from some true American Heroes of Equality:
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”
– Booker T. Washington
“Every colored man who has a vote to cast, would cast that vote for the regular Republican Party and thus bury the Democratic Party so deep that there will not be seen even a bubble coming form the spot where the burial took place.”
– Robert Smalls, Civil War Hero & Ex-Slave
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”
– Frederick Douglass