My reply to a comment regarding Chris Rocks pro-Obama video "Vote for Obama- cuz he's white":
The HuffPo commenter wrote: I find it humorous Barack Obama [is a] democrat president. Gee its ironic how the Republicans are label racist when the reason they first organized was to put an end to racism. Wake up America try to educate yourself!!!
The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by a group of renegade Democrats, Whigs, and political independents who opposed the expansion of Slavery into new U.S. territories and states. - http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/... -
**NOTE - not opposed necessarily to slavery but opposed to its expansion to other states.**
The modern Republican party was taken over by Dixie-crats in the 60's in protest of the Civil rights laws passed by Johnson Admin. - So for the last 45-50 years, racist as it can be. They spend untold millions trying to come up with a way of saying it without really saying though...Socialist, Nazi, Welfare queens, Food-stamp nation, takers, "don't care about their lives", Democrat, early voters - to a Republican - these all just code-words for people of color. So don't act like your party as it is today is the same party that fought against slavery in the 1860's. Because by 1867, they really still didn't give a dang about black people and were afraid of miscegenation, and did not offer the blacks on the country any leg up whatsoever post-civil war.
These attitudes are simply enhanced by the same Rs now: racist, red-neck, repugnant, restrictive, reversed, regressive, recalcitrant, reluctant, rabid, religious, racketeer,Republican.