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20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

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For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events not of their own making that they often worked the most assiduously against, but find themselves defending liberal misdeeds in order to defend America herself. — Jonah Goldberg

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.”

7) The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972): Contrary to what you may have heard, Democrats in Alabama did not give black Americans syphilis. However, the experimenters did know that subjects of the experiment unknowingly had syphilis and even after it was proven that penicillin could be used to effectively treat the disease in 1947, the experiments continued. As a result, a number of the subjects needlessly infected their loved ones and died, when they could have been cured.

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» 11 Comments

  1. grayscape

    February 25th, 2013

    Every embarrassing moment in the history of America was caused by Democrats/progressives.

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  2. Keeping It Real

    February 25th, 2013

     
  3. xthred

    February 25th, 2013

    I have no problem with items 1 thru 4.

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  4. B. Hussein Obama

    February 25th, 2013

    It isn’t neighborly to use facts …

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  5. Hilly

    February 25th, 2013

    After all this time, what difference does it make?!?!

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 25th, 2013

    Let’s not forget:

    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 — Passed by a democrat congress and signed by a Whig president. It denied the writ of Habeas Corpus (The Great Writ) to any suspected slave. Leaders in free Illinois feared that the state would lose 50% of its black population in 5 years. They lost over 80% in 3 years.

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 — Forwarded by democrat Stephen Douglas of Illinois, it caused a brutal civil war in Kansas when both pro and anti slavery forces practically invaded Kansas to encourage or stop slavery. One good thing did come from this law; it hastened the creation of the Republican Party and so therefore, the end of slavery.

    The Dred Scott Decision of 1856 — The majority opinion (declaring the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional and retaining the institution of slavery) was written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a democrat and appointed by Andrew Jackson. Taney hoped it would end the unrest caused by the issue of slavery but all it did was to stoke the fire.

    Repeal of Civil Rights Laws — late 19th century — When the democrats regained the house, senate, and presidency in the late 19th century, they proceeded to repeal all of the civil rights laws the Republicans had passed. This led to…

    The Jim Crow Laws — These effectively turned blacks into second class citizens.

    Thanks democrats!

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    Great article. I can’t wait to see Barry on the list after he is impeached. Somebody put that traitor under oath!

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  8. So.....

    February 25th, 2013

    Tell me again why blacks are Democrats?
    Is it the free shit?

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  9. Moe Tom

    February 25th, 2013

    Greyscape and Stranded said it all. I sent it on to some school teachers I know for inclusion in their curriculum. Fat Chance.

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  10. Stew Pid

    February 25th, 2013

    How about when somebody ( Beelzebub, lord of the flies?) decided to remove God from the Democrat party platform? They accidentally put it up for a vote and it didn’t pass (3 times!) so L.A. Mayor Villaragosa had to pretend it did!

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