The Left’s new slur: “Tea Klanners”
Holding signs that say, “New shape, same hate”, Lefty protesters try a new tactic to try to demonize the Tea Party. But as usual, it is bound to fail miserably.
The reason for the assertion that the Tea Party has any association to the KKK is pretty clear, because the KKK was actually an arm of the Democratic Party much as ACORN is today. But the Democrats would like you to forget that fact.
Dr Eric Foner wrote about this in his book, “A Short History of Reconstruction” in 1990. And to bolster his credibility even further (since many Democrats deny the roots of the KKK), Foner is a liberal and also a professsor at Columbia University.
Racism, the KKK, and tradition Democratic voting were all traditions that carried on from generation to generation, as is noted by the statement by KKK Grand Dragon Nathan Bedford Forrest:
“I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat. My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat. My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days…. My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat…. My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”
In his book, Dr Foner details the origins of the KKK, and it’s true purpose, which was basically to terrorize and kill white and black Republicans:
“Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.”
What can be learned about the KKK and the Democratic party is that the ties of radicalism run deep in the power structure of the party itself. To the leadership of the party, this radicalism is to be used to undermine and destroy their enemies. And if their “radical arm” becomes discredited, the party lives on. They just disband, rename, and form a new radical “limb” to rip and tear at their enemies. In the end, their enemy is the American people.
As the KKK fell from favor via it’s horrible actions, the Democrats suddenly said they were “anti-racism” but at the same time electing people like Robert Byrd, (former?) Klansman, to the US Senate. The party then moved on to embrace the Leftist radicals of the 60s, such s the Black Panthers, and groups like the “Weather Underground” which spawned radicals like Barack Obama’s “friend and neighbor” William Ayers. Ayers, who attempted actual attacks on America ala Timothy McVeigh, was not only not demonized, he was glorified and enriched by his Democrat roots.
ACORN came next, and as we know, helped to elect many Democratic candidates via stuffing the ballot boxes in many races, while using “volunteers” to provide false names and dead folks to provide a “means to an end” and we know that end was Democrat power.
Now that ACORN has been discredited due to some very shrude videos by two young Conservatives and Andrew Breitbart, they are supposedly “disbanding”. But are they gone? No, they will simply rename and come back in their next virulent form.
My prediction is that the Left already has it’s next radical group lined up, and that is radical Latino groups aligned with Communism. We saw this during the last press for Amnesty by President Bush. Remember the “May Day” rally of thousands of Mexican illegals holding Mexican and Communist flags?
To the Democrats, radicalism is a tool. We can only point out that fact to America and let them decide if the Democratic party is one they would like to rule their lives.