Ask anyone with maybe a half a brain what the Democratic Party is, and, most times, you will get an answer that it is the party that helps the poor. This is perhaps the most exclusive fact that has ever been tossed out to the people. The Democratic Party has been stating that it helps the poor since it first voted to keep the Slaves. When the Republicans did away with Slavery in 1865 by passing the 13th Amendment with only 23% Democratic vote, they gave Democrats a fit because then, Democrats could not “own” those it wanted to vote for them. Then when it came time for the Government to allow citizenship to former slaves under the 14th Amendment in 1868, Democrats refused to allow that; not a single Democrat voted to allow Slaves to become citizens. Even when the right to vote for all came to a vote, including the former Slaves, in 1870, yet again, Democrats refused to vote for that. But the Democrats did not stop at that point; it seems the Democratic Party did not wish to help the very people they now want to vote for them. Does anyone wonder what the Democrats did support or defend through the years? Below is a short list, which shows the real actors of hate towards the minorities by the very group laying claim today of helping the poor. Nothing much has changed in the Democratic Party, only that the party has gone much more towards the side of Socialism and Communism.
From 1868-1948, there were 20 Democratic Party platforms that either openly supported segregation or were silent on the subject.
The infamously racist "Jim Crow laws" of the post-Civil War era -- mandating segregation in virtually all public settings throughout the South -- were passed enthusiastically by Democrats.
Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which was passed by a Republican Congress over the veto of President Andrew Johnson, who had been a Democrat before joining Abraham Lincoln's Republican ticket in 1864. The law gave blacks with the right to own private property, sign contracts, file lawsuits, and serve as witnesses in a legal proceeding.
Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which was passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by Republican President Ulysses S. Grant. The law prohibited racial discrimination in public places and public accommodations.
The Democratic Party's 1904 platform used the term "Sectional and Racial Agitation" to condemn the Republican Party's protests against segregation and against the denial of voting rights to blacks. This "agitation," said the Democratic platform, sought to "revive the dead and hateful race and sectional animosities in any part of our common country," which in turn would bring "confusion, distraction of business, and the reopening of wounds now happily healed."
Between 1908 and 1920, there were 4 Democratic platforms that were silent on the issues of blacks, segregation, lynching, and voting rights. By contrast, the Republican platforms of those years specifically addressed "Rights of the Negro" (1908), opposed lynching (in 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928), and (with the advent of the New Deal) the dangers of turning blacks into "wards of the state."
At the direction of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson in 1913, Democrats segregated the federal government.
The Democratic Convention of 1924, held in New York's Madison Square Garden, has been dubbed by historians as the "Klanbake." Hundreds of the delegates present were members of the Ku Klux Klan, which was so powerful that a plank condemning Klan violence was unwaveringly rejected. To celebrate, some 10,000 hooded Klansmen staged a massive rally complete with burning crosses and calls for violence against blacks and Catholics.
Democrats created the Federal Reserve Board, passed labor and child welfare laws, and created Social Security with Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom and FDR's New Deal. But these programs were created as the result of an agreement to ignore segregation and the lynching of blacks.
Thousands of Democratic local officials, state legislators, state governors, U.S. congressmen, and U.S. senators were elected as supporters of slavery and then segregation between 1800 and 1965.
In return for election support, three post-Civil War Democratic presidents -- Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt -- agreed to leave the issues of segregation and lynching unaddressed.
Three-fourths of the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives came from Democrats, as did four-fifths of the opposition in the Senate. That opposition included such figures as future Democratic Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a former Klan member) and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore Sr., father of Al Gore.
The Birmingham, Alabama Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor -- who infamously unleashed dogs and fire hoses on civil-rights protestors -- was a member of both the Democratic National Committee and the Ku Klux Klan.
Given all these discretions toward the black people over the years, one has to wonder what the Democrats do to HIDE those past years. One big answer is to quickly label anyone questioning the Democratic Party as racist, or any other label that will divert attention away from the real Democratic Party.
We hear constantly about the “Progressives” and their ideas: now just what the hell is this new word being tossed around by the likes of Keith Ellison and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom are linked heavily to the Socialist ideas that, in some instances, border upon Communism?
On February 2, 1990, Ellison published “Affirmative Action Does Not Make up for Past Injustice,” an article advocating slavery reparations as well as the creation of a geographically self-contained “homeland” for black people:
“Since no one but the WASP elite really appreciates affirmative action, I have a challenge for all fair-minded middle- and working-class white people: I will urge black people to abandon white-dominated, integration-oriented, give-away programs, if you urge white people to justly compensate black people for 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow and 25 years of neo-Jim Crow.
Very strange that he would mention slavery, Jim Crow, and the rest, due to the fact that the Democrats supported all that he claims to be unfair, yet he is a Democrat.
Elizabeth Warren is no better:
Go ahead and look those organizations up to see that some are supported by the Nazi Sympathizer George Soros, whom Warren likes as much as her dear friend Bernie Sanders, the true Socialist.
But let us get back to the “Progressive” Democratic Party, which is what all the “Progressives” seem to relate themselves to. We have to state that the word Progressive as used by the new Democratic Party is so closely aligned to the Socialist/Communist ideology that it may be very hard to draw a line between them.
Pledging a steadfast commitment to “firm progressive principles,”Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to help propel the “long, patriotic, nonviolent, and ultimately unstoppable process” of moving the Democratic Party ever-further to the political left. As PDA phrases it, the organization's ultimate objective is to “rebuild the Democratic Party from the bottom up” and “transform” it—along with “our country”—by promoting “policies that serve the broad public interest, not just [the] private interests” of “corporate elites.”
To advance these goals and set in place “a lasting majority” for Democrats in Congress, PDA, which enjoys a particularly close relationship with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, employs an “inside/outside” strategy whereby it collaborates not only with the Democratic Party itself (inside), but also with pro-Democrat, leftwing activist organizations and nonprofits (outside).
This new “progressive” Democratic ideology wishes to transform the United States, which is not what is needed because what they wish to do is to eliminate the Constitution as it is written and change it into something that is not based upon what the United States was founded upon. But the so-called coalition partners of the Progressive Democratic Party reads like a who’s who in the Socialist books.
“PDA's "coalition partners" in these various campaigns include groups like 350.org, the Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Center for Media and Democracy, Code Pink, Common Cause, Healthcare-NOW, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, MoveOn.org, the National Priorities Project, Peace Action, People for the American Way, Physicians for a National Health Program, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Public Citizen, United for Peace and Justice, and Win Without War.”
Pay particular attention to one group, MoveOn.org, which is directly funded by George Soros. So here it becomes clear that the new Democratic Party is sponsored by the Socialist Soros, who has been bad for freedom. It should be shown that other key members of the PDA are also directly sponsored by George Soros ,the former Nazi sympathizer. The list is below, and all one has to do to find out who supports the Democrats today is just look at the links.
“Other key members of PDA's national team have had close ties to such groups as ACORN (*), Americans for Democratic Action, Amnesty International (*), Catholics United, Moveon.org, the National Lawyers Guild(*), the National Organization for Women, Occupy Wall Street, Organizing For America, and True Majority Action (*).”
It seems that the Democratic Party now has a problem finding a leader and has, for now, 2 of those it is looking at mentioned above, and both are closely aligned with all that is bad for the United States. Let us show some people that support this new Progressive Democratic Party that people like Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison love to name. Remember that these people shown can be directly or indirectly linked to George Soros and Socialists, who wish nothing less than to eliminate our Constitution.
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PDA's advisory board currently includes such notables as Medea Benjamin, John Conyers, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Tom Hayden,Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, and Quentin Young. Other advisory board members have had ties to such groups as the ACLU, the AFL-CIO, After Downing Street, the Black Radical Congress, the Institute for Policy Studies, the NAACP, the National Organization for Women, Pacifica Radio, and the TransAfrica Forum. For a complete list of PDA's advisory board members, click here.
Among the members of PDA's emeritus board are Jodie Evans, Dennis Kucinich, Maxine Waters, and Lynn Woolsey. Other emeritus board members have had ties to such groups as After Downing Street, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, the Green Party, the League of Conservation Voters, Public Citizen, and the United Nations. For a complete list of PDA's emeritus board members, click here.