Can someone please provide a link or links proving that the KKK is affiliated with the Democratic party?
Granted my grasp of current political events may be less than yours, but it seems counterproductive for the KKK to be affiliated with the DNC, i mean with all the black people attending their conventions, having a black president, etc. I keep hearing on this forum that its a FACT that the modern KKK is part of the Democratic Party. Does this mean Obama and John Lewis, and Cory Booker, and Eric Holder are members of the KKK or that they would be eligible members? I look forward to the mountains of evidence that don't come from Right Wing Echo chambers.
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
No, they can't.
All they can do is point out it was founded by Democrats. Which is like looking at the 1920s Klan and seeing that it was filled with both Republicans and Democrats, although was not existent in large Democrat machines of the cities, as they were virulently anti-Catholic.
Nobody is waiving confederate flags or aryan nation flags at liberal rallies, yet these people show up like crazy at every tea party function.
- Warren TLv 76 years ago
Anyone that knows anything about the history of the South since the Civil War knows that the Democrats controlled the South up to the passing of the Civil Rights Bills in the 60's. It is a very safe bet that most of the members of the KKK back them were Democrats.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Well, it certainly was never affiliated with the Republican party, despite all the attempts by leftist morons, stooges, fools, tools and stool-suckers.
The Democrat KKKers, segregationists, Bull Conners and Jim Crows were never accepted or welcomed into the GOP. Except for Strom Thurmond, they all remained Democrats. And Thurmond had to repudiate his Dixiecrat past to join the Republican Party.
As for the spirit of the KKK, it lives on in the DNC. It is why you liberals are so obsessed with skin color and treating minorities like they are idiot children.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 years ago
>150 years ago the Republican Party was formed based on the single idea of abolishing slavery. The Democratic Party was the party that defended slavery. The very first Republican president abolished slavery, and we fought a war over it. After that, the Democratic Party was the party of the South, instituting Jim Crow laws, open discrimination, 'separate but equal' and all that. The thing is, that was then, this is now.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the Democratic Party was the more liberal party. They did support labor unions, even in those days, and what unions wanted in those days was to exclude women, immigrants and minorities from jobs. But they were generally more progressive than the Republicans (Teddy Roosevelt being a major exception).
But in the South, racist Southerners, unreconstructed Confederates, simply couldn't bring themselves to vote for the Party of Lincoln. So for most of the 20th century there were really two Democratic Parties, a liberal one along both coasts and in big cities, and a super-conservative one in the South. Southern Democrats were sometimes called 'Dixiecrats' In fact, after WWII the Dixiecrats tried to break out as their own party, but failed. Southern Democratic leaders were very powerful because Southerners tended to elect the same guys over and over, so the senator and congressmen with the most time in office were all Southerners.
In the late 1960s, George Wallace, Dixiecrat governor of Georgia, ran for president on a third-party ticket. He exploited a Southern white backlash against the Civil Rights laws of the 60s. He didn't win but he actually did surprisingly well, in fact he did get some electoral votes, something no third party candidate has done since.
After that, President Nixon, the Republican who did get elected, decided to use some of Wallace's campaign ideas to co-opt Southern Democrats and pull them into the Republican Party. This was called 'Nixon's Southern Strategy'. He campaigned against affirmative action and equal rights for women, etc. And all the powerful Democratic leaders in the South switched parties, and the South has been fiercely Republican ever since. Ronald Reagan enhanced this strategy by co-opting the fundamentalist Christian movement, the Bible Belt with issues like abortion, prayer in schools, etc.
So, anyway, when Republicans claim that the KKK was Democratic, that Democrats defended slavery and Jim Crow and all that, yes they're right. But that was then, this is now. Today the Republicans are party of intolerance and discrimination. Every kind of intolerance! Racism, sexism, nativism, homophobia, even religious intolerance.
The best evidence of this is the actions we're seeing in 'purple' states that currently have Republican state governments. They are doing all they can to selectively disenfranchise racial minorities and other groups that tend to vote Democratic.
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- Karl MarxLv 66 years ago
There really isn't a kkk presence in politics or anywhere else these days. The last former kkk member in office was robert byrd who died in 2010 and was a lifetime democrat.
- YB LogicalLv 76 years ago
The history of the Democratic Party did not begin in the past couple of decades
A little research into the history of the Democratic Party provides a cabal of deception.
- justaLv 76 years ago
You are mistaking their claim with current Democrats. The KKK hasn't been a part of the Democrats, but rather the DIxiecrats of the pre-Civil Rights era of Kennedy/Johnson. Those people were Democrats due to Lincoln having won the Civil War, and so they hated Republicans for a long time.
But with the Civil rights act, they went Republican.
You hear a lot of crap on this site, much of it made up or with a grain of truth buried in a haystack of lies.
Its common sense to me to just look up every quote or assertion to make sure it is what they say it is.
The last KKK member was not Robert Byrd Byrd publicly apologize years ago and hadn't been active in the KKK since the thirties., it was David Ernest Duke an American White nationalist, writer, right-wing politician, and a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and former Republican Louisiana State Representative.
- Lord AizenLv 76 years ago
It /was/ affiliated with the democratic party. Nearly all of the KKK politicians were democrats.
Back in the 1860s through the next hundred or so years, that is.
I'd wager that klansmen are more comfortable with the republicans. The modern democratic party actively plays a role in trying to better the lives of black people. The republicans kinda stay silent on the issue of how racism still exists, and klansmen are probably more comfortable with that.
- SeanLv 76 years ago
The democrat KKK grandmaster Senator just recently died. It was a sad day for the left. Bill Clinton told Ted Kennedy Obama should be getting them coffee not being president; they're progressivists, the liberal's masters.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Look them up. None of them were ever Republicans.
No Republican governor stood in the door of a schoolhouse to physically stop black students from entering the school.
The real racist bigots were DemoKKKrats, and they never joined the Republican Party even though they lived into the 1990's and beyond.
Ya, ya, they repented. That's a polite way of saying, they never joined the GOP.Source(s): mommanuke, it works like this: 50 years ago, Democrats were 99% of the KKK. Today, the KKK is only 1% as big as it was then. Because the Democrats burned their KKK cards in 1964, leaving the other 1% as the only members left. Duh, most of those 1% are not Democrats. D'OH!