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October 22, 2013 - 11:48 am

It’s a fact of history that the Tea Party has no connection to the Ku Klux Klan. At the same time, it’s a fact of history the Democratic Party has deep historical ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

The Klan was founded by Democrats in the South upset that the Confederacy had lost the Civil War, the proximate cause of which was slavery. Over the course of the next several decades, the Klan grew far past the old Confederacy’s borders and attracted support up north. Its power climaxed in the early 20th Century, when Klan supporter and Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Wilson, a believer in racial segregation, embraced the 1915  pro-Klan film The Birth of a Nation and had it screened at his White House. The cross-burners and lynch mobs of yore were composed of Democrats. The Klan favored racist eugenics policies to control minority population in the United States. Those policies animated Margaret Sanger to found abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood, which still exists and strongly supports the present Democratic Party nationwide. It places the overwhelming majority of its clinics in minority neighborhoods.

Again, these are just facts.

Today’s Democratic Party has executed a remarkable propaganda turnaround and its sinister elements are rarely brought up outside websites like this one.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) smeared the Tea Party in a fundraising email Monday night, using the image of a Klan burning cross manipulated to spell “Tea Party.” Today, Grayson is fanning the flames.

In response to a whether he thought the fundraising email went too far, Grayson said in a statement that the tea party has used a host of insensitive and racially charged names and imagery to depict Democrats, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

“Tea Party members have circulated countless altered pictures depicting President Obama and the First Lady as monkeys. Tea Party members also called my fellow Member of Congress, civil rights hero John Lewis, a ‘n***ger,’ and Rep. Barney Frank a ‘faggot,’” Grayson wrote verbatim in a written statement. He continued, “One could go on and on, because there is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation. If the shoe fits, wear it.”

While Grayson deserves criticism for all this, he deserves some credit too. He knows where his bases is, and what they believe despite the facts, and he is successfully pandering to them. Don’t be surprised if he rakes in more donations from that email.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Projection. Maybe Alan Grayson actually is in the KKK?
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I could quibble over the author's historical accuracy, specifically events related to the Reconstruction Era, but that would be diverting from the issue.

I will, however, agree with the main thrust of the article that the democrat in question is projecting a lot onto the political opposition that the democrats themselves are more largely guilty of.
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I remember the bucolic days between when Grayson was ejected from Congress in the 2010 election and when, after crafty redistricting, he was once again elected to be spew his daily bile.

Ah. The good old days, brief as they were.

The man is a certifiable threat to the republic.
47 weeks ago
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Well, he represents his district well. Just like Cindy McKinney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHJbSvidohg
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The BIG problem I see..

Is in the graphic.. He used a LOWER CASE T and then an upper case P..
47 weeks ago
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Projection. Maybe Alan Grayson actually is in the KKK?
47 weeks ago
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The Dem Party and its adherents are still the premiere promoters of institutional racism in the United States. No mainstream entity outside that unfortunately very large umbrella even comes close.

Why is there a Association of Black Journalists in 2013? Why is there a Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian Caucus? Why are those who racially huddle institutionally railing at those who don't? Have they no mirrors? Why is any group that is largely white automatically suspect while every other ethnic group gets a pass? Who was dumb enough to create and support "negro spotting?" Not white folks. Not conservatives.

The Dems certainly don't have the simple principles that would show them the dragons they are chasing are themselves. Radical feminist and racialists are the worst bigots and purveyors of hate-speech in America.

Everyone likes to pretend they understand Orwell but they don't. The simple lesson is that evil has no face. It can and does look like anything - even gays, women and black folks. But no, they can do no wrong, and so they do.
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Tea Party members have circulated countless altered pictures depicting President Obama and the First Lady as monkeys. Tea Party members also called my fellow Member of Congress, civil rights hero John Lewis, a ‘n***ger,’ and Rep. Barney Frank a ‘------,’” Grayson wrote verbatim in a written statement.

Grayson should be pressed for specific incidences and specific names.
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Agree. Also, why should the Tea Party stand and take this kind of abuse. At the very least they should demand an apology and a public statement on FLA TV stations. Pardon to Betty White, but I hear a Twisted Sister song in the background.
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Also, why should the Tea Party stand and take this kind of abuse.

They shouldn't when it's all fabrication.
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I'll help: I call Alan Grayson an @$$hole.
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