The REAL Democrat Party

Surprising historical facts the Democratic Party wouldn’t want you to know

NOTE: The following is excerpted from a two-part series offered by Glenn Beck. Although we are not fans of Mr. Beck for varied reasons – every once in awhile – he STILL hits the nail on the head. Don’t believe us? Don’t believe Beck? Get off your cell phones and begin doing some REAL research. The opening salvo is below. Ed.

Democrats can say whatever they want about the GOP today, but the fact remains that the Republican party was instituted to end slavery in a time when Democratic leaders refused to acknowledge black Americans as “persons” instead of “property,” forcibly removed Native Americans from their land, and even established the Ku Klux Klan to fight against constitutional rights gained by blacks after the Civil War.

Glenn Beck turns back time to take a look at the Democratic and Republican Parties and what they stood for over the past two centuries. “Is there any truth to the accusations today’s liberals throw at the GOP?” asked Glenn, introducing tonight’s topic: “The history of the Democratic Party that I’m pretty sure you didn’t learn in school.”

Here are a few highlights from Glenn’s timeline:

1792 – Thomas Jefferson and James Madison founded the Democratic-Republican Party (yes, both together), a party founded on the libertarian principle of limited government.

1829 – The first official Democratic Party president, Andrew Jackson, took office.

1830 – President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law. Under this act, Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi were rounded up and marched to camps farther west.

1830’s – The US Supreme court ruled in favor of Cherokee Indians in a suit against Georgia. The ruling said the Cherokee Nation could not be forcibly removed from their homes. Andrew Jackson overruled the decision and the Cherokee people were rounded up at gunpoint and forced out. One in four Cherokee people died during the inhumane journey which became known as the Trail of Tears.

1840’s – The Democratic Party adopted the doctrine of manifest destiny: the idea that white Americans were divinely entitled to dominate the North American continent.

1854 – A new anti-slave political party was formed to secure equal rights for black Americans. It was named the Republican Party because it’s founders wanted to return to the principles of freedom and equality set forth in the governing documents of the republic.

1856 – The first Republican presidential candidate ran on a platform that included only nine planks, six of which were for black equality and equal rights for African Americans.

That same year, the Democratic platform strongly defended slavery, stating that abolitionist efforts threatened to “diminish the happiness of the people.” The Democrats won the election.

It’s almost unthinkable, but the Democratic assailant was never even charged with the attempted murder of a United States Senator on the Senate floor.

1856 – Founding Republican Party member, Sen. Charles Sumner gave a speech in the US Senate against slavery. Angered by Sumner’s message, Democratic House Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina, crossed the rotunda of the Capitol and in front of the entire Senate, literally clubbed Sumner almost to death.

“It’s almost unthinkable, but the Democratic assailant was never even charged with the attempted murder of a United States Senator on the Senate floor,” remarked Glenn.

1857 – The Democrat-controlled Supreme Court approved the dreaded Dred Scott Decision, which declared that black American’s were “not persons but property” and therefore had no rights.

1860 – Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln ran on a platform that blasted the Dred Scott Decision, opposed the fugitive slave law and announced an intention to end slavery. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote, but won the presidency with 57 percent of the electoral college.

1861 – The confederate flag was created by the Democratic party.

1866 – A Republican-controlled Congress enacted the 13th Amendment to constitutionally ban slavery in the US.

1860’s – The Ku Klux Klan was started by Democrats to murder Republicans: black or white.

1871 – Republican State Senator, Dr. John Winsmith, was shot seven times by the Klan because he was fighting for the rights of blacks in his state. Dr. Winsmith survived the shooting and testified before Congress about the attack.

Glenn’s perspective:

During the past 200 years, Democrats have simply shifted their actions from overt racism to covert racism. The tactics that they use to control minorities in America have just changed. They shifted from actual slavery on the cotton plantations, to making sure that blacks remain on the “plantation” of government assistance, ever dependent on their Democratic overseers.

Republicans meanwhile, as a general rule, have always fought for the rights of self-determination for minorities, any minority. They tend not to promise that the government will take care of them, instead the GOP, if true to its non-progressive roots, has a philosophy that allows people to have the opportunity to take care of themselves, to chart their own course, make their own destiny, to thrive rather than just survive.

Democrats today are positioned as the keepers of the flame of liberty, the ferocious fighters in defense of the underdog, but honestly, if you look at the facts, nothing could be further from the truth.

Watch Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares her wisdom in the PragerU video below:

Many people today see Democrats as the champions of racial equality and civil rights. Some left-leaning politicians, celebrities, and other people of prominence have even labeled all Conservatives as ‘racists’ and claimed that Republican policies hurt blacks, women and minorities. But take a long look at Democratic and Republican politicians and policies starting with America’s fledgling years through to our current culture and you may find yourself rethinking who really stands for racial equality.

“The roots of the Democratic party … were deeply and unquestionably racist,” said Glenn. “I know this is quite a statement to make but Democrats repeatedly lied to, broke treaties with, and slaughtered Indians. They supported slavery, fractured the nation with secession of the South, and in large measure were responsible for thrusting America into the Civil War which cost over 600 thousand lives.”

1912 – The ‘Godfather of Radical Progressivism’ Woodrow Wilson was elected president.

1913 – Wilson established the first-ever progressive income tax which led to the need for the IRS, the Federal Reserve, he pushed for bigger government, and made the Presidency superior to Congress.

1915The Birth of a Nation, a film that glorified the Ku Klux Klan, was released. A great admirer of the film, Wilson said: “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation . . . until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.”

1917-1918 – Wilson passed the Espionage and Sedition Acts which prohibited criticism of the government, armed forces or the war effort (after promising to keep America out of WWI during his re-election campaign). Fifteen-hundred people were arrested, fined or imprisoned under the laws.

1917 – After announcing that all German-Americans were ‘alien-enemies’, Wilson forced 1000’s of German-Americans into two internment camps in America.

To learn more on this topic, check out the PragerU videos below:

The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Was it, as some people say, because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites? Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains:

To call someone a racist is a serious charge. A racist is someone who believes that one person is superior (or inferior) to another person simply based on their skin color. It’s a belief that is both foolish and stupid. But conservatives are accused by progressives of being racist on an almost daily basis. Is it a fair accusation? Or, is it just political posturing? And, if it is political posturing, what does it say about the people making the charge? Derryck Green of Project 21 has some provocative answers:

Written by Glenn Beck and published by The Blaze ~ April 12, 2018.

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7 thoughts on “The REAL Democrat Party

  1. Mike

    I noticed that the video never mentions more recent history. Here is some.

    1) Prior to 1964, both parties had both liberal and conservative members. Remember the southern conservatives, the ones who broke away from the United States and started a huge war for the stated purpose (in their secession documents) of keeping slavery. Note that many southern sheriffs and mayors were members of the KKK. The Klan was the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party in the South. There were NO liberals there.

    2) When Democratic president LBJ enacted JFK’s Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 65, LBJ said, “We (Democrats) have lost the South for a generation.” He was wrong. The Dems lost the entire conservative faction for…well, conservative Christians STILL don’t vote Dem.

    (Read those secession documents. They detail how slavery is God’s will in the Bible.)

    3) Nixon took the Southern Strategy to the field. Yes, politics got very racist. That went a very long way to appealing to the conservative South, and we see the South start to turn red. Later, Lee Atwater, buddy of pro-segregationist Strom Thurmond, the oldest and most conservative axe-handle wielder in the federal legislature, called Nixon’s Southern Strategy the “blue print” to use for the GOP’s future success. Then Atwater ran Ronald Reagan’s campaign.

    4) Reagan was the Great Communicator. Pretty smart fella. Using the Southern Strategy, his campaign picked Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Mississippi (which southerners proudly claimed as the site of the murders of three civil rights workers). Reagan spoke on States Rights, of course. (States Rights in 1980?) Everyone saw the symbolism. Reagan was co-opting the Jimmy Carter crowd and completing Nixon’s Southern Strategy. Up north, Reagan focused on the Welfare Queen, a caricature of a black woman living it up on welfare. (Nobody mentioned that most people on welfare have always been white.)

    It worked for Reagan. The South became totally red. Later, the Justice Dept under Bush issued a threat assessment stating that the biggest threat to the US from 1990 onward was the extremists on the Right Wing. Even after 9/11, the number of terror incidents, bombings, burnings, and mass murder were overwhelmingly Right Wing. Blacks and other racial minorities were a big target.

    Note that when the nation’s popular vote overwhelmingly voted a Black man into the Oval Office. the ranks of the “patriot militia” soared. Guns were flying off store shelves. Ammunition was hard to keep in stock. You probably all personally saw this. This was when Mitch McConnell held a secret meeting of the GOP leadership in a restaurant in DC, on Obama’s inauguration night, to tell the GOP that they would fight Obama on Every vote, even on matters they previously supported, to ensure that there could be NO successes under the Obama presidency.

    After Obama, the US was clearly ready for a woman president. So began THREE years of televised investigations of GOP investigation of Hillary. Funny thing: Never, not once, did the GOP find anything to actually charge her with. A lot of lies were told on Fox. Fox even went to court to get permission to lie–the court could not disagree, since the press is protected quite well with the First Amendment–truth or lie.

    Before 2016’s campaign began, the GOP started using a piece of software called “REDMAP” which scientifically drew district boundaries to ensure GOP victories in every state. GOP state lawmakers and GOP governors enacted Voter suppression laws to complete the gerrymandering. The courts struck down these laws as being blatantly racist in their design. The voter suppression laws were enacted right before the election, and telephone “robot” calls told certain voters when to vote–on the wrong day! So a majority of America’s voters voted for Clinton (even after Comey’s announcement). But all the GOP arrangements worked. The district gerrymandering proved to be the key–the Electoral College worked exactly the OPPOSITE that the congress originally intended. Trump probably didn’t even need the Russians.

    (I can’t help but notice that Trump set up a campaign headquarters and sent his son to stump for him at a major rally on the Neshoba County Fairgrounds.) He was signalling the southern conservative’s paramilitary arm, the KKK, that Trump was on their side.

    Putin spent millions on Trump, maybe billions, when you include the Russian army hackers and intel agencies. It started about the time that Manafort was working for Putin’s Ukrainian president, who ended up machine gunning his citizens in Kiev and fleeing the country. Now unemployed, Manafort offered to work for other Russians, specifically to ensure that Russia’s interests were represented in the US political environment. Shortly, Manafort starting working for Trump. Additonally, millions of rubles were funneled through Russian donations to the NRA, which spent $50 million to get Putin’s man elected.

    One last note: Notice that the KKK, Nazis, Aryan Brotherhood, and other proven, well-known murdering terrorist organizations are on the GOP side now. The racist killers and bombers are REPUBLICANS now!

    Check every fact I mentioned. Every bit of this is well documented. Don’t look at Dem or Liberal sites–go to websites that are impartial and fact-based.

  2. The Publisher Post author


    You are so full of hate and anger over history posted – here or otherwise – that you just can’t stand yourself.

    For beginners – take what was posted here – as an example of what history was – you can’t change it.

    BTW – if you don’t like what is posted on this blog – then just go elsewhere… but then again – I think that you just have too much fun here. In fact – what do you do for a “living”? Maybe you should just open up your own blog – that way you can be sure that anyone who comes there – will get (your interpretation of) “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth“. In fact – I have checked – you can get the domain name of (No offense to you Mark.)

    But I must say – the ‘tit for tat’ “conversation” between the two of you is marvelous. Frankly – I am not against it. It opens up entire new worlds of understanding for other readers as to why this country is so damned screwed up.

  3. Mike

    Dear Publisher,

    Thanks for the feedback and the invitation at the end.

    I reviewed my post above. Can’t find the hate and anger you allege. Not even any sarcasm. Just facts to make my counterpoint.

    Regarding the suggestion to depart, I am disinclined to acquiesce as to your proposal. Where would I go? I’m banned at all the major RW sites, from Fox to Breitbart and several militias in between. Seems those “true American Patriots” really, really don’t like to read facts that show them the error of their ways.

    You wrote: “But I must say – the ‘tit for tat’ “conversation” between the two of you is marvelous. Frankly – I am not against it. It opens up entire new worlds of understanding for other readers as to why this country is so damned screwed up.”

    Publisher, America is not “so damned screwed up.” 1968 was way worse. Prior to that, there were whole decades that were horrific.

    My purpose? Simple. I provide easily verifiable facts so readers can get something other than very weird (in my view) Trumpian, anti-American hogwash. That hogwash has pushed people who used to be conservative into their new digs—thinking they are the only “real” Americans, usually with a capital ‘P’ Patriot. Exclusivism is not an American ideal.

    If I ever post a fact out of context or with an erroneous interpretation, pls correct me.

  4. Mark

    Two points:

    As a lifelong Independent (first voted in 72) who didn’t become a Christian until 1993, my question is:


    “Look, I know that there are many true Christians who identify with the Democratic Party, and I know that there are many Christians who are conservative, but who don’t identify with the Republican Party (even though we tend to vote GOP by default). But this news from Colorado this week (this was in 2015) shows why many of us simply do not trust Democrats and liberals when it comes to safeguarding our religious liberty.”

    2. In the spirit of the thread on the history of the Democratic Party…let’s review some current Democratic members and their use of the 2nd Amendment:


    – Nidal Hasan – Ft. Hood Shooter: Registered Democrat and Muslim.
    – Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter
    – Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush, registered Democrat.
    – James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu¬py guy, progressive liberal, hated Christians.
    – Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
    – Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat
    – James J. Lee who was the “green activist” leftist took hostages at Discovery Channel – progressive liberal Democrat.
    – Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter – Leftist, Marxist.
    – Ohio bomb plot idiots were occupy Wall St. Leftists.
    – Harris and Klebold, the Columbine Shooters – families registered Democrats and progressive Leftists.
    – The guy who shot up the Republican Softball team…registered Democrate

    Hmmm…no Conservative NRA members involved in mass shootings?

    Maybe to cut gun violence via mass shooting we should just ban Democrats from owning guns?

  5. Mike

    Mark, I expected better from you. You’re usually pretty smart.

    When you use “THE LIST” in a cut’n’paste, you propagate the same lies. That’s a 4–year-old piece of garbage from an unnamed source that is quoted far too often. When I see it, I have two thoughts: First, I worry that the idiocracy is gaining ground in America. Second, I’m sorry to see that the poster has fallen into believing stupid crap the Right Wing Propaganda Machine puts out.

    Your list encouraged me to do a little quick research in 3 directions. First, of course, I saw what the usual fact-checking websites had to say: “Pants on Fire.” Second, I started reading their biographies. Third, I realized that this list’o’lies is designed to stoke hate between Americans by convincing conservatives (and whatever the Trumpists are) that Democrats are immoral or even evil. (Keep your eye on the long game: WHO would want to put a giant, hate-filled wedge between Americans. Ask yourself if you are on their side.)

    In some cases, the sentence takes a fact that is kinda true and adds more that is unwarranted. In some cases, it’s just a lie, and the opposite is true. In all cases, the utility of the assertion is nil, since several crime psychology experts have said that the killers are not motivated by party politics, they never say they are, and even in cases where a party motivation might be inferred, the facts are often otherwise.

    Those killers did their deeds because they were super-angry to the point of having lost all sense of proportion. And most of them were NOT Democrats or liberals at all. While we’re at it, note that it is NOT liberals and Democrats who terrorize black neighborhoods, burn crosses, firebomb churches, and lynch people for being black, gay, Jewish or Catholic. Unfortunately, those terrorists have some ideological points in in common with the writers whose articles are featured here.

    Looking up your list was a lot of work for me to do, because while it’s easy to assert bullshit, it is time-consuming to analyze and cite credible sources of truth to debunk the bull. Since you put no effort into posting that, I shall not take the time to edit and format and post the truth that I found.

    The old “Christians shouldn’t vote Dem” BS you posted is also a pack of cherry-picked, out of context headlines and unsubstantiated innuendo. It’s only result is to divide Americans. (Again, who would profit by splitting America into factions that viscerally hate one another? Are you on THAT side?)

    I will always tell the truth, and I think you can handle it. If a person has a graduate level mastery of Western history and prehistory and has also paid attention to high school science, then the dominance of Christianity in America becomes easily explained and exposed as just an ancient myth used as a pretty nasty method of keeping control of a big population of poorly educated people.

    The Christian God cannot exist. That’s just a fact. I suspect you know it. No protestations of “but science doesn’t know everything” or “scientists have been wrong before” or “there is more to the universe than science” can change that. I would invite you to try, but a simple list of the relevant facts wouldn’t fit in a post. Again, BS is quick and easy, truth takes time and effort.

    Believing in Christianity OR just acting as a Christian is probably the result of two things. Either the believer doesn’t have the knowledge or the tools to understand it, or the believer knows the damning truth and has decided it’s better to play along. At the level of institutions and societies, Christianity is mass psychosis. At the individual level, it leads to an irresponsible mindset and stifles personal growth. When a nation is strongly guided by it, it leads to illegally overthrowing governments and killing millions of people.

    No more for today.

  6. Mark


    Come on…banning Democrats from owning guns was funny! I’ll deal with that separate. But let’s get to what really matters…

    1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

    Mike I can take the truth…trust me…one night in 1993 God put His mirror up to my face and it was the picture of Dorian Gray staring back at me.

    Here is the 1 Corinthians 1:20 expanded Ph.D – M.Ed., MAEd., MSEd., Ed.M. custom version:

    1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Where is the graduate level mastery of Western history and prehistory and has also paid attention to high school science? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

    Look buddy…I ran around until I was 43 calling myself an agnostic in love with myself…the truth was I wanted to live by my rules, my laws, and my morality. Here is an honest description of me up until that point. I’M NOT SAYING THIS IS YOU…I DON’T KNOW YOU…but this was me…past tense.

    “Many agnostics – atheists are very intelligent. It is not intelligence, or a lack thereof, that leads a person to reject belief in God. It is a lack of righteousness that leads a person to reject belief in God. Many people do not object to the idea of a Creator, as long as that Creator minds His own business and leaves them alone. What people reject is the idea of a Creator who demands morality from His creation. Rather than struggle against a guilty conscience, some people reject the idea of God altogether.”

  7. Mark

    The overriding MASS MURDER statistics that proves the “Democratic Party” has supported more killing then Stalin, Hitler, and Mao combined are below:

    Planned Murderhood has killed:

    – 59,822,719 Americans since 1973
    – 706,726 Americans by this year end.
    – 1,858 Americans on an average day.

    Kinda makes the gun debate deaths seem microscopic in comparison.

    Another interesting fact is that before a tyrant murders their own people…they disarm them first.

    In-between advocating for, funding, and facilitating mass baby murder and driving hard to disarm Americans, I believe the Democratic Party is the Death Party, past, present and future.

    As far as the Republican Party…too many are just Democratic light accomplices.

    God forgive the Dis-united States of America.


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