Leftists define anyone who does not agree with them as racist, fascist, KKKers, and with newly garnished epithets like homophobic and transphobic. You always know when Leftists are losing a debate. They play the race card. When they can’t get traction with the facts, they pull the race card or whatever card they need to poison the well.
Some facts that Democrats want to bury are those related to their own party. I won’t even take the time to rehearse all the racist and evil comments and terroristic threats that have been leveled against Pres. Trump from the tolerant Left. There are too many and easily found on less-than-tolerant and diverse Google.
Leftists have their own version of the Jedi mind trick. “Forget our history. You will not remember the Democrat Party’s racist past.”
Do you remember when ex-KKK member and late Democrat Senator from West Virginia Robert C. Byrd (1917–2010) casually used the phrase “white nigger” twice on a FOX news show hosted by Tony Snow?
Byrd was only mildly rebuked for his indiscretion. Even prominent black leaders remained silent. No sensitivity training or calls for his resignation ever appeared. Byrd was not just a member of the KKK, he was a “Kleagle” — an official recruiter who signed up members for $10 a head. None of these “youthful indiscretions” kept him from positions of prominence in the Senate. Why? Because Byrd was a big-spending liberal.
Byrd claimed that he left the Klan in 1943, but a letter he had written to the Imperial Wizard three years later surfaced in which he stated: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia” and “in every state in the Union.” All the usual liberal suspects showed up to oppose the Republican nomination of Charles Pickering, but they were strangely silent when jaw-dropping words like “white nigger” were bandied about and former associations with the KKK are revealed as long as the guy’s a liberal Democrat. If a Republican had said anything near as offensive, he would have been put out to pasture with Jimmy the Greek before the sun set that day.1
At Byrd’s funeral, former President Bill Clinton said the following in defense of the senator’s past as a KKK Kleagle:
“He was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected.”
Byrd used his Klan affiliation to get for votes to grow the Democrat Party! In attempting to “humanize” the former Klansman, Clinton said that Byrd’s KKK past “makes him more interesting.”
Clinton went on to say that Byrd spent the rest of his life doing good things, and it was these good things that erased Byrd’s past KKK affiliation. But this only true if you’re a Democrat. For a Republican, no amount of contrition or time can erase a past indiscretion.
You can’t drive through West Virginia without seeing places named after Robert Byrd. “More than 50 buildings built with funds from US taxpayers directed to West Virginia are named for either Byrd or his wife, Erma Ora Byrd.” Here’s a list. Time to expunge the name of the former Klansman from every edifice.
Let’s consider Democrat President Woodrow Wilson. The film The Birth of a Nationchronicles the fall of the South as a result of the Civil War (1861–1865) and the reinstitution of white political power over the interracial state governments that were put in place during the era of Reconstruction.