Republican Party Abandoned Black People After The Civil War – Ozie Lee Hall Jr.

Thank you my brother for sharing the history from the Civil War up until today. Some folk don’t know this history.

After the Civil War and the Republican Party abandoned Black people, Frederick Douglas said the Republican Party has become the party of money. Carter G. Woodson noted the abandonment of Black’s by the Republican Party after the Civil War. Both Republican and Democrats were Anti-Black. In 1933, Mary McLeod Bethune made a deal with President F.D.R., a Democrat which resulted in the New Deal. This is the point where Black people joined the Democratic Party in mass numbers. Safety net programs were started. Whites benefited more then Blacks but the program turned the nation around after the Republicans collapsed the economy in the Great Depression. Through the Democratic Party, Blacks got civil rights laws passed, voting rights laws, anti-lynching, and made major progress. The Republican Party has consistently been on the other side trying to role back Black progress. Democrats like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond switched parties and became Republicans. Massive numbers of racist white Democrats switched party and became Republicans. Republicans are now engaged in voter suppress against Blacks, gerrymandering election districts against Blacks, and repressive measures to suppress Black progress like refusing to extend the Voting Rights Act or enforcement of civil rights laws. When Republicans start telling Black people about how the Dems are against them and how the Republicans support them, it is the greatest insult to our intelligence. Let’s get real. The Republican Party came into existence because the divisions over slavery (before the existence of the Republican Party) threatened the economic interest of Northern Whites. The south was experiencing massive slave uprisings, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vessey, and Nat Turner. David Walker made an appeal to colored people of the south. John Brown started a rebellion at Harper’s Ferry. The war was only officially declared in 1861. More Blacks fought in the civil war in relation to population than did Whites. Black got freedom because whites had no choice. Move to recent times. Republicans again collapsed the U.S. economy under George Bush in 2008. President Obama rebuilt the U.S. economy and created a trend in low unemployment and economic growth. Trump comes in and attempts to discredit Obama on the basis of race but claims credit for the U.S. economy which credit rightfully belongs to Obama. Trump got in office by crook and Russian support. The only question which now remains is how many people are willing to sacrifice their lives to support a criminal, Donald Trump, who lies to the American people multiple time per day since taking office. Trump has never sought to unify the nation but has been constantly driving the wedge. He’s a Russian agent and must go. American Democracy will survive Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Whether history give it one page or ten pages, future generations will visit the graves and say what assholes they were.

Party Realignment And The New Deal

The realignment of black voters from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party that began in the late 1920s proliferated during this era. This process involved a “push and pull”: the refusal by Republicans to pursue civil rights alienated many black voters, while efforts—shallow though they were—by northern Democrats to open opportunities for African Americans gave black voters reasons to switch parties.26

The 1932 presidential contest between incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover and Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was something of a turning point. During his first term, Hoover had tried to ingratiate himself with southern segregationists, and his administration had failed to implement economic policies to help African Americans laid low by the Great Depression. Still, Hoover received between two-thirds and three-quarters of the black vote in northern urban wards.27 Most black voters sided with Republicans less out of loyalty than because they were loath to support a candidate whose Democratic Party had zealously suppressed their political rights in the South. African Americans mistrusted FDR because of his party affiliation, his evasiveness about race in the campaign, and his choice of a running mate, House Speaker John Nance Garner of Texas.28

As late as the mid-1930s, African American Republican John R. Lynch, who had represented Mississippi in the House during and after Reconstruction, summed up the sentiments of older black voters and upper middle-class professionals: “The colored voters cannot help but feel that in voting the Democratic ticket in national elections they will be voting to give their indorsement [sic] and their approval to every wrong of which they are victims, every right of which they are deprived, and every injustice of which they suffer.”29 (Read more)

Still Think Both Parties Are The Same?

I know that’s right! Don’t get it when folks say both parties are the same. If that was the case i would not be a Democrat. Do I agree with all Democrats? No! But I don’t agree with the Republicans whose only mission is to not support President Barack Obama just because he is black. But race don’t matter!

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General Colin Powell: The Republican Party is Headed for a Brick Wall

The Republican party is in trouble, that’s no secret. It continually marginalizes minority populations and has thoroughly ostracized itself with women voters. Republican General Colin Powell sat down with Bill Maher to discuss the current status of the Republican party.

According to Powell, the GOP has to do more to appeal to minorities and learn to accept compromise, as the founders they so often exalt and call upon did.

Watch the interview below. (Source: Read more)

Herman Cain Feels Left Out By A White Republican Party (VIDEO)

Herman Cain is feeling left behind by his party.

Herman Cain said the Republican Party has a branding problem.

“The RNC sent out a flyer to some of its members talking about potential 2016 presidential candidates. Do you know what they had in common? … ,” he said. “They were all white.” Where was Allen West. Where was Dr. Ben Carson. And have they ruled out the possibility that I might consider another run?”

None of this should surprise Herman Cain. If he kept his eyes open he would have seen that people like him, Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and other minorities’ sole purpose is to be used as props. They generally have no power or say in the direction of the Republican Party. (Source)

Bishop Paul S. Morton Says Due to the Recent "Direction" of Democratic Leadership, He Is Coming Out as an Independent – Christian News

Response: I understand where the Bishop is coming from and can relate. The only thing about being an Independent is during the Primary Election you can only vote for on party such as a Democratic or Republican Ballot. You can’t vote for both. So how do you determine which ballot you want? Do you look at the candidates or do you look at the party’s platform? In the General Election it does not matter.

For years, African Americans have voted overwhelmingly for any and everybody on the Democratic ticket. However, due to the recent "direction" of Democratic leadership, Bishop Paul S. Morton is taking a stand. "For the first time in my life I’m coming out as an independent!" he states.

In an exclusive interview, Bishop Morton tells Worship360:

"I have been a Democrat since I started voting in America, but this party is getting farther and farther away from what Kingdom people believe. For too long, Democrats have taken our vote for granted but kingdom people have rights too, and don’t want to be taken for granted. We will not just except anything. (More)

Republican policies seem bent on dismantling public education by Gardenia Hobbs – Rocky Mount Telegram

The public education system in this country was created for two purposes – to prepare our youth to be successful in a career of choice and to provide knowledge and skills that will make them informed and engaged citizens.

I am sure I am not off-track by saying that the majority of our renowned scholars, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, everyday people and yes, politicians, received their educational anchors in a public school system. Now, in this era that stresses preparedness in order to be competitive in a global economy, the Republican legislative majorities in this and other states are on a crusade to destroy the very system that gave them the foundation to launch their careers. They have aggressively passed legislation that eliminates equal educational opportunities for all students as well as the principles of social justice. (More)

19 Times Democrats Tried to Negotiate With Republicans

To hear almost any Republican lawmaker speak in post-shutdown Washington is to hear that Democrats are refusing to negotiate to reopen the government and avert a debt default. It’s a talking point that may be selling well, but it’s only true if you ignore anything that happened before last Monday at about 11 p.m.

Republicans think they’ve hit talking-point gold with the message, as we learned from a candid "hot mic" moment last week when Sen. Rand Paul privately told fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell that he didn’t think Democrats had "poll-tested" the "awful" message. " ‘It’s my way or the highway.’ That’s what he’s saying. Complete surrender, and then we’ll talk to you," House Speaker John Boehner told ABC News on Sunday. (More)