"The Horrors Of Negro Rule"
Hint: It's the one that published this passage in an editorial:
It has of late become the custom of the men of the South to speak with entire candor of the settled and deliberate policy of suppressing the negro vote. They have been forced to choose between a policy of manifest injustice toward the blacks and the horrors of negro rule. They chose to disfranchise the negroes. That was manifestly the lesser of two evils. . . . The Republican Party committed a great public crime when it gave the right of suffrage to the blacks. . . . So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of the blacks will impend, and the safeguards against it must be maintained.If you guessed the New York Times, you would be dead-on right.
The quote is one of about 40 presented in a WSJ Opinion Journal Extra, Whitewashed, The Racist History the Democratic Party Wants You to Forget, by Bruce Bartlett. The quotes start with Thomas Jefferson, and on their run-up to Joe Biden, they cover the pre-Civil War years, the Jim Crow years, and the years of the civil rights movement (with a special visit from the Kennedys).
It's not just blacks that get disparaged, either. The Dems, including FDR, were every bit as racist in their dealings with Mongoloids ... oops, that's not exactly PC today; Asians.
Yes, parties can change, and it's beyond refute that the dregs of the old racist Southern Democrats now are likely to vote GOP if they're not voting independent. But it is also indisputable that the Dems hang onto their racism under thick covers of cloying concern (i.e., opiating minorities through welfare and victimism to forestall "the Horrors of Negro Rule"), and that the GOP is not today anything approaching the old racist Democratic party of yesterday.
Only the Dems could come up with quotes like these. We Republicans might be able to pen something this ripe about the ACLU, al Qaeda or the cut and run Dems, but against blacks? No, that was the domain of one party and one party only: The party of Hillary, Obama and Edwards.
Oh, and the party of Chris Dodd, too, who in 2004 said:
"I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation."hat-tip: memeorandum