Why would Women or Blacks of America ever vote for the Democratic Party?

“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"
Thus says the Democrat National Committee website. Too bad it's not Reality.


The following is a very small, truncated list of Democrat civil rights offenses, and Republican civil rights accomplishments. Often achieved over strident democrat opposition.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man with a clear knowledge of history and purpose, was a Republican. Let us take his advise, and judge our parties on the Content of their Character...


Oct. 13, 1858: During the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) intones: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”


Apr. 16, 1862: President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no


Jan. 31, 1865: The13th Amendment, which bans slavery, is passed with unanimous Republican support, and intense Democrat opposition


Nov. 22, 1865: Democrat legislature of Mississippi enacts the “black codes,” institutionalizing discrimination


Apr. 9, 1866: Republican Congress ushers in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on American Blacks


May 10, 1866: Republicans in Congress introduce the14th Amendment, guaranteeing due process and equal protection under the law to all citizens, of every race. 100% of Democrats vote no


Jun. 8, 1866: 14th Amendment gets to the Senate, 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no


Mar. 30, 1868: Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men” fumes as Republicans begin his impeachment trial


Oct. 7, 1868: Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”


Oct. 22, 1868: While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by the Democrat endorsed Ku Klux Klan


Feb. 3, 1870: 15th Amendment is ratified, granting the vote to all Americans regardless of race, with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition


Apr. 20, 1871: The Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing the Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist group, is enacted by a Republican majority


Nov. 18, 1872: After boasting that she voted “the Republican ticket, straight” Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting


Sep. 14, 1874: 27 people are killed when Democrat white-supremacists seize the Louisiana Statehouse to overthrow the racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg


Mar. 1, 1875: Civil Rights Act of 1875 passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition


Feb. 8, 1894: A Democrat Congress and Democrat President join forces to repeal the Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled blacks to vote nationally


Feb. 12, 1909: On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, black Republicans and Women’s Suffragists Ida Wells & Mary Terrell, co-found the NAACP


Jan. 26, 1922: Congress passes a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats filibuster to block it


Oct. 3, 1924: Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan. He’d been defending the Ku Klux Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention


Aug. 17, 1937: Republicans oppose former Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan status had been hidden until after confirmation


Sep. 30, 1953: Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor, writes the landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education


Mar. 12, 1956: Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Brown v. Board of Education, and vow to continue segregation


Nov. 6, 1956: Civil rights leaders Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy proudly vote Republican Dwight Eisenhower for president


Sep. 24, 1957: Despite criticism from such heavyweight Democrats as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR. to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools


May 2, 1963: Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL. arrests over 2,000 African-American school children marching for their civil rights


Jun. 9, 1964: Republicans condemn Democrat Senator Robert Byrd’s (D-WV) 14-hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He was a former Ku Klux Klansman. The Act was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate, and opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr

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Aug. 4, 1965: Despite Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act, 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose

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Feb. 19, 1976: President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order authorizing the internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII


Aug. 10, 1988: President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment


Aug. 20, 1996: Part of the Republicans’ “Contract With America”, a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, becomes law