Tuesday on ABC, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Ann Coulter about Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. The former Bill Clinton staffer tried to deny Coulter's very truthful assertion that the Ku Klux Klan was Democrat. Stephanopoulos cannot change the fact that the KKK was Democrat. It's even worse than that. As explained in Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the Ku Klux Klan was the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party.
In recounting the heroic heritage of the GOP compared to the horrid heritage of the Democrats, Coulter's new book covers much the same ground as my history of the GOP, Back to Basics for the Republican Party, first published eleven years ago.
Now is the time to speak some Truth to Power. The Ku Klux Klan was established by the Democratic Party. Yes, the Ku Klux Klan murdered thousands of Republicans -- African-American and white -- in the years following the Civil War. Yes, the Republican Party and a Republican President, Ulysses Grant, destroyed the KKK with their Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.
Stephanopoulos was wrong to claim that the Klan changed from being Democrat "very quickly."
It was a racist Democrat President, Woodrow Wilson, who premiered Birth of a Nation in the White House. That racist movie was based on a racist book written by one of Wilson's racist friends from college. In 1915, the movie spawned the modern-day Klan, with its burning crosses and white sheets.
Inspired by the movie, some Georgia Democrats revived the Klan. Soon, the Ku Klux Klan again became a powerful force within the Democratic Party. The KKK so dominated the 1924 Democratic Convention that Republicans, speaking truth to power, called it the Klanbake. In the 1930s, a Democrat President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, appointed a Klansman, Senator Hugo Black (D-AL), to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the 1950s, the Klansmen against whom the civil rights movement struggled were Democrats. The notorious police commissioner Bull Connor, who attacked African-Americans with dogs and clubs and fire hoses, was both a Klansman and the Democratic Party's National Committeeman for Alabama. Starting in the 1980s, the Democratic Party elevated a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), to third-in-line for the presidency.
Speaking more Truth to Power, the Republican Party has been a resolute enemy of the Ku Klux Klan, terrorist wing of the Democratic Party. To quote from my book, "The more we Republicans know about the history of our party, the more the Democrats will worry about the future of theirs."
You can help me to help the GOP, by informing your contacts nationwide about Back to Basics for the Republican Party and the Grand Old Partisan website, celebrating more than fifteen decades of Republican heroes and heroics. See www.grandoldpartisan.com for more information.