Breitbart’s BigGovernment: The Ku Klux Klan, Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has falsely accused the Tea Party of having ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking at the NAACP convention, she said: “All those who wore sheets a long time ago lifted them off to wear Tea Party clothing.”
Now is the time to speak some Truth to Power.
It would have been far more truthful for the congresswoman to have admitted the fact that all those who wore sheets a long time ago lifted them to wear Democratic Party clothing. Yes, 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.
Time and time again, polls are showing that everyday Americans have a favorable view of the Tea Party movement. I mean, even when the left-leaning mainstream press wants to run news stories disparaging tea partiers, the only footage they come up with are of flag-toting grandmothers and toddlers dressed in red, white and blue — unless, of course, they deliberately conceal the truth and manufacture a violent or racist angle to fit their needs.
Point being, even without the needed history lesson about the KKK, the comments made by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee’s referenced in Michael Zak’s great piece of writing likely fell on mostly deaf ears. Sure, there are going to be those with an unshakable negative opinion but, for the most part, reasonable Americans simply aren’t going to go along with the farce being perpetuated by Jackson-Lee and the rest of her colleagues on the left.
Nevertheless, as short and as sweet Zak’s piece might have been, I thought it was worthy of Assigned Reading. It’s always nice to know the truth, and when that knowledge can be deployed and result in a lefty neighbor, co-worker or classmate sticking their foot in their mouth — well, that’s progress.