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.
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.