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Tricks and More Tricks

It’s somewhat ironic that Halloween falls so close to Election Day on the calendar. The inevitable deception, trickery and shenanigans that come with the political season are well-suited to this time of year when mischief takes center stage. This is certainly true in political ads as desperate candidates and their supporters make one last breathless plea for your vote.

Texas is a hotbed of tom-foolery this year. Feminist darling and pro-late-term abortion activist Wendy Davis is running for governor against Republican State Attorney General Greg Abbott. Davis has taken self-humiliation to new heights—or maybe it’s new lows— with one of her recent ads. The ad features an empty wheel chair, making a tasteless reference to Abbott’s disability. He was injured in 1984 when a tree fell on him and is confined to a wheel chair.

Even members of her own party thought that was tacky. But she didn’t stop there. She later accused Abbott, who is married to a woman of Mexican ancestry, of wanting to ban interracial marriage. As if these weren’t enough, she became a Twitter joke last week when she tweeted a picture of some young ladies that she said were some young supporters who had just voted early for her. It turns out that the photo was of a group of young Virginia College Republicans who were campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

Until all these outlandish political stunts, Davis was best known as the abortion activist who lobbied hard against restrictions on late-term abortions in Texas in early 2013. This was around the time that Philadelphia’s own Dr. Evil Kermit Gosnell was on trial for running his House of Horrors for decades on the backs of poor women and their children.

Speaking of horrors, the National Abortion Rights Action League is hitting Colorado hard with ads against Republican senate candidate Cory Gardner. The Washington Examiner calls the ads “cartoonishly bad” and that is a pretty good description. The radio ad is so bad from start to finish that it’s hard to believe they paid someone good money to write it. It features a couple talking about their inability to locate any condoms at any store in town due to Gardner’s so called “banning of birth control”.

Meanwhile, long-time Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu stuck her foot in her mouth by insulting the very people she needs to vote for her on Tuesday. Landrieu, who has been in the Senate since 1997, is in a close race with her Republican rival, and like other Democrats in her situation, she’s not real happy having to defend Obama’s actions. So, she suggested that the South is still racist and sexist and is hard on women and minorities like Obama. Referring to the South in general and Louisiana in particular, Landrieu said. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that.”

She’s been elected and re-elected in Louisiana, as has Obama by the population as a whole. Where is the evidence of sexism and racism?

Continuing the race baiting in an effort to scare Black voters into going to the polls, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was at a rally to get Governor Andrew Cuomo re-elected. He claimed the GOP was a hate-filled, racist collection of monsters that live as if it were 1862: “Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over and they and think they won the Civil War.”

Huh? They won the Civil War? Which they is he referring to? If only these idiots knew history. As has been documented here on this blog, it was Democrats in the South after the Civil War who formed the KKK, and it was a group of abolitionists after that same war that began what became the Republican Party in an effort get rid of slavery. Apparently, Rangel has long had a habit of comparing Republicans to Confederates…and he keeps on winning his own seat again and again.

So, in the waning days and hours before Election Day, it seems like Democrats keep resorting to the same, tired accusations. They try to get women to vote for them based on abortion and contraception, and Blacks to vote based on the fear of being returned to slavery.

When women, minorities or any other voter, for that matter, continue to choose the same people to represent them, even though they still don’t feel like any progress has been made, maybe they deserve to be tricked and not treated.

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Hidden History

          **CONTENT WARNING:  The picture below is very offensive, but is part of our history, though obviously not one of America’s finest moments.  There’s no doubt we’ve come a long way since then.

In the last post, I mentioned the little-known connection between the National Rifle Association and the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s, and how the NRA encouraged and helped to train Blacks in the safe use of firearms in defending themselves against the violence of the KKK.  As it turns out, a man named Clayton Cramer has been researching and writing about the Second Amendment for many years, and I came across an article that he wrote titled, “The Racist Roots of Gun Control”.  It’s a little on the long side, but interesting reading, especially in light of the constant attacks that the Second Amendment has been facing in recent months.  It’s never the people we’re so often told it is who are the real racists that want to take away rights and control the lives of others.

Which brings me to this topic as what’s usually known as Black History Month draws to a close.  I don’t really like that designation too much because I believe that history is history…it’s all of ours.  It’s just American history—the good, the bad and the ugly.

The media and political hacks of today would have us believe that one party is for Civil Rights and one is not; that one is for the “working class” and the other only wants to help the rich; that one is pro-immigrant while the other party is against all immigration; and that one party wants to make voting as easy as possible for everyone and the other party wants to disenfranchise Blacks, Hispanics, low income people and the elderly.

When you go digging around for long-forgotten truths from history, you’re sure to find something.  Sometimes it’s intentionally forgotten by the elitists in academia who currently write the history books.  Take a look at this campaign poster from the 1866 governor’s race in Pennsylvania:

Racist Democrat campaign poster from 1866

Racist Democrat campaign poster from 1866

 

This poster was one in a series of racist posters used by the Democrat candidate against his Republican opponent to slam the Republican Party for its support of Black voting rights.  Here’s another one that can be found in the Library of Congress:  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2008661700/

You won’t see this information on the Democrat National Committee’s website under their “About Us” tab.  Despite their deeply racist roots and lack of support for Black voting rights that is their heritage, Democrats now get about 95 percent of the votes of Black Americans.  It may surprise some of these people that many of those whose lives they celebrate during this month in particular every year, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver were all Republicans.

The party of President Abraham Lincoln, The Great Emancipator, was started in the 1850’s as an anti-slavery party, particularly to promote the idea of no new slave states in the emerging territories in the West.  Freed slaves willingly joined the Republican Party, which continued to hold the Black vote until FDR came along with his New Deal policies in the 1930’s.  Not just Blacks, but working class Whites then voted in huge numbers, shifting the balance of power to Democrats for quite a long time after.  By the time the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, there were majorities of Democrats in both the House and Senate.  In spite of that fact, the Act would not have passed but for the votes of Republicans, as all of the Southern Democrats voted against it (including former VP Al Gore’s father Albert Gore, Sr. from Tennessee).  That’s just another little gem of truth that gets ignored by today’s revisionist media.

This power shift in the Black vote from Republican to Democrat in the 1930’s reminds me of a quote that’s often attributed to Benjamin Franklin:  “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

It seems the end has been coming for a very long time.  Let’s hope and pray for another change in course before it’s too late.