VIA the Democrat Party (seems they forgot 188 years of actual history):
Democrats have a long and proud history of defending Civil Rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans. From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 to including marriage equality in the party platform in 2012, Democrats have fought to end discrimination in all forms—including discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity or national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
The truth VIA Black and Right:
1858: U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”
Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”
13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition
13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition
Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law
U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no.
From the 1850s through the civil rights act of 1964, which was filibustered for 14 hours by Senator and former Klansman Robert Byrd, the Democrat party has opposed every piece of civil rights legislation.
The Dixiecrat Myth
By some magical process, the Democrat party became the enlightened party, and the Republican party became the racist hate mongers of today. This myth has been reinforced through the stereotyping of the southern states as racist, backwoods rubes who would oppose a minority political candidate at every turn. What has never been explained is why these states continually elected Democrat governors at a much higher rate than any other party of any other candidate. In order for the Dixiecrat myth to be believed, you have to suspend all logic, and believe that the voters in the south are only racist when it comes to national elections.
Alfonzo Rachel discusses it here (18 minutes, but very informative):
And now we have the modern Democrat party, the party of the poor, the party who for the underprivileged, and against the rich, supporting the occupy movement, and social justice, and economic justice, well, for themselves alone it seems.
Via Yahoo News in 2014:
Party of the rich: In Congress, it’s the Democrats
Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits
But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California.
The richest: New York’s 12th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper East Side, as well as parts of Queens and Brooklyn. Democrat Carolyn Maloney is in her 11th term representing the district…
Democrats say the “party of the rich” label is more about policies than constituents.
During the 2012 presidential election, Republican nominee Mitt Romney declared, “We’re not the party of the rich. We’re the party of the people who want to get rich.”…
In the election, Romney carried only one income group: people making $100,000 or more, according to exit polls. But when it comes to Congress, the rich districts like their Democrats…
The Democrat propaganda machine would love to have America ignore their party history, their practice of viewing every issue through the prism of race, gender, religion, have or have not, and convince America that the reason everyone is worse off is because they are being treated unfairly for some reason. They are the party of treating people differently based on who they are, they are experts on defining victimhood for voters, and preying on them.
The government wants citizens to treat everyone equal, they reserve the right to discriminate based on what they say is fair, racial justice, economic justice, social justice. Nothing can be equal, it can only be just, and someone must pay. Well except for them, who are not only rich themselves, but also the party of the rich, the party of unequal treatment, the party of victims everywhere.
The media is aiding and abetting this narrative, through their biased and hypocritical coverage. One of the latest instances would be the coverage of Chris Christie’s bridge incident, as compared to Ted Kennedy’s bridge incident.