Sonntag, August 31, 2008

The Big Lie & The Democratic Party...

Let's be blunt: the Democratic Party is the party of the Big Lie.

Look at this and behold The Big Lie:

Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That's why we've worked to pass every one of our nation's Civil Rights laws, and every law that protects workers.

That is The Big Lie.

Just a few days ago I posted this:

Imagine a political party that was heavily supportive of slavery; which then supported segregation and was instrumental in passing Jim Crow laws; which even had a para-military organization serving the interests of the party to actively intimidate opponents (and enough times to kill them); which actively opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution (overturning slavery, reversing Dred Scott, giving blacks the vote); which actively tried to deny blacks with the right to own private property, sign contracts, sue and serve as witnesses in a legal proceeding; that were curiously silent on discrimination, lynchings and voting rights; which actively opposed integrating the US military; which formed 3/4 of the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the party whose members unleashed dogs and fire hoses on protesters demanding their rights under the Constitution (and yes, I mean Birmingham's Bull Connor).
Anyone with a sense of history knows that this party is the Democratic Party.

How can the Democratic Party dare, then, say that they are "unwavering" in their support and that they've "worked to pass every one of our nation's Civil Rights laws"?

I don't have the faintest idea. There is no rational explanation. There is no rational explanation to using The Big Lie. Except that the Democratic Party is so sure that the press will not descend on them and that their clientele, their membership, is too stupid and/or venal to give a shit. Or can someone give me a better reason?

hat tip: Bob Park's Black & Right. Great blog and well worth reading.

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