Early Black Historical Figures were all Republicans
This installment deals with the forgotten Black Republicans of the post-Civil War era and early 20th century and the damage Democrats have done to America’s cities. Those who assume that African American’s civil rights leaders have always been Democrats are simply wrong. In the 19th century, when they were given a chance to be publicly involved in the political phase of their struggle for their own freedoms, EVERY African American leader stood with the Republican Party. They knew their interests would be best served by membership in the Party that fought to free them from slavery, not the Democrat Party that fought to keep them in chains.
Here is a list of some of the real heroes of freedom all Americans should know about regardless of race.
Ida B. Wells
Ida Wells was the leader of the fight against the Democrats’ lynchings of African American men throughout her life. Ida was a journalist suffragette Civil Rights activist and Republican. 
W. E. B. Dubois
Dubois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. The NAACP was founded as a direct response to the vicious attacks against African Americans by the Democrats’ Ku Klux Klan. Dubois was a Republican. 
Brooker T. Washington
Washington was the President of the Tuskegee Institute one of the leading African American colleges of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also a driving force in the use of tooth brushes for better oral health. Washington was a Republican.
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs” Washington said correctly anticipating the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. 
Douglas, who served in Republican U.S. Grant’s administration once said, “I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.” 
Tubman was known as the “Moses” of African Americans. She personally led approximately 300 slaves to freedom during her nineteen daring trips into slave holding territory where she would have been murdered on the spot if discovered. The danger Tubman faced was greatly increased by the Democrat passed and enforced Fugitive Slave Law. Harriet Tubman was a Republican. 
Carter G. Woodson
Woodson was the father of “Negro history Week” in 1926. He was quoted as saying “Switch parties if you are not being represented.” Also instrumental in the establishment of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson was a Republican. 
Mary McLeod Bethune
McLeod Bethune was the founder of a school for African American girls that became Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Florida. She was the leader of the National Council of Negro Women. When she was appointed Director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration Bethune became the first woman ever to lead a federal agency. Mary McLeod Bethune was a Republican. 
Randolph was a labor leader. He organized a march on Washington in 1941 and another in 1963 where Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech was delivered.
Randolph once said, “By fighting for their rights now, American Negroes are helping to make America a moral and spiritual arsenal of democracy. Their fight against the poll tax, against lynch law, segregation, and Jim Crow, their fight for economic, political, and social equality, thus becomes part of the global war for freedom.” A. Philip Randolph was a Republican. 
George Washington Carver
Carver was the leading agricultural scientists of his time. He is credited with developing more than 300 uses for peanuts and 118 uses for sweet potatoes. He founded the George Washington Carver Foundation. Carver was a Republican.
Hiram Rhodes Revels
Revels of Mississippi was the first African American United States Senator. He served as a Republican. He was the president of Alcorn State University. 
Bruce was a Republican United States Senator from Mississippi and the first to serve an entire term (March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1881). 
In 1947 when Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball. He campaigned for Richard Nixon and worked in the administration of Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller. The General Manager of the Dodgers who hired Robinson was Branch Rickey. Both men were Republicans. The Democrats who ran other teams did not hire African American players for years.
The thoroughly liberal Democrat City of Boston was the last city whose team, the Red Sox hired an African American player. That was in July 1959. 
Democrat quotes about African Americans and other minorities
Lyndon Johnson quotes: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next two hundred years,” said after signing the 1964 Civil rights legislation made necessary by the barbaric treatment of African Americans by Democrats for the preceding 130 years. 
“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a nigger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.” -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess. 
Chapter Six: Damage done by Democrats to America’s cities
This section lists Democrat bosses who helped ruin America’s cities and damage our entire nation. 
Government sources list the ten poorest cities in America with populations of at least 250,000 (as measured by the percentage of residents living at or below the federal poverty level) as follows:
1. Detroit at 36.4% has elected Democrat mayors continually since 1961.
2. Cleveland 35% has elected two Republican mayors since 1941.
3. Buffalo 28% has elected Democrat mayors continually since 1965.
4. Milwaukee 27% the last Republican mayor left office in 1908. Since then the town has actually elected three mayors running as Socialists – yes Socialist!
5. St. Louis 26.7% has elected Democrat mayors continually since 1943.
6. Miami 26.5% save for one; Miami has never had anything but Democrat mayors.
7. Memphis 26.2% has elected only Democrats.
8. Cincinnati 25.7% has elected Democrat mayors continually since 1985.
9. Philadelphia 25% has elected Democrat mayors since 1952.
10 Newark New Jersey 23.9% has elected Democrat mayors since 1907.
Tammany Hall, the incubator of corrupt Democrat bosses
Tammany Hall’s first Boss was the treasonous Aaron Burr. Along the way from Burr’s days to the Civil War, Tammany Hall grew in power and wealth – most of which was dishonestly acquired.
From 1865 to 1871 the “Tweed Ring”, as they were called, swindled the City of New York out of somewhere between $75 and $200 million. Tammany Hall was the name of the Democrat club that, with the brief exception of the LaGuardia period, ran New York City for one hundred years until the 1970s.
Although the Democrats did everything they could to bring about the defeat of the Union Army and Navy in their war to preserve the United States as one country, Tammany Hall’s Democrats had no trouble stealing the millions of dollars the war generated.
Because of the Erie Canal, the North was able to trade with Chicago and the Midwest throughout the Civil War. The money from this trade kept England and France from sending troops to join the Confederates and made New York State truly the Empire State as the richest state in America. Those riches found their way into thieving Democrats’ pockets in both Albany and New York City the financial hub of post war America.
Tammany’s first mayor
In 1854 Democrat Fernando Wood was the first Tammany boss to become the City’s mayor. This election set the stage for the ascension to power of William “Boss” Tweed.
Wood was a Copperhead or “Peace Democrat.”
Fernando Wood actually called for New York City to secede from the Union before Mississippi the second state to secede. As early as January 7, 1861 two days ahead of Mississippi, Democrat Wood delivered a speech to the City Council proposing that New York City become a free, unaffiliated city-state.
Calling the United States government a “venal and corrupt master,” Wood, whose city was at the very center of organized Democrat crime, wanted to leave the Union.
In spouting this line Wood was delivering on his campaign platform which was pro-Southern, pro-slavery and built on economic opportunism. At that point in history, New York City was sending the federal government 86% of all of its tax receipts.
Becoming a city-state would keep all of those millions of dollars at home and make them more easy to steal by the Democrats.
New York City was living very well on the backs of Southern Democrats’ slaves. Fully forty percent of all the money spent by European merchants as Dixie’s cotton passed through New York went to the City’s merchants via any number of fees. The fashionable Brownstone homes of the era were built on the institution of slavery and the Democrats in Manhattan had no intention of helping Abe Lincoln destroy their racket.
Secession was the kind of talk which was readily received by the Democrat controlled New York City. Lincoln was hated in New York and in fact was the target of many Democrat dirty tricks in the City, all designed to derail his candidacy.
Wall Street’s Democrats actually staged brief “Panics” that disrupted the nation’s economy then “leaked” stories to the willingly “blind” Democrat media saying the disruption had been caused by fears of a Lincoln victory. The Democrats in the media ran with these stories to stir up fear of Lincoln’s plans to put an end to slavery.
The racist liberal who ran the New York Herald, which was the City’s largest most influential newspaper, warned working class White men they would have to compete with 4 million emancipated slaves if Lincoln was elected and put in a position to free them.
The Daily News which was run by Benjamin Wood the mayor’s brother warned that a Lincoln victory would mean, “..we [New Yorkers] shall find negroes among us thicker than blackberries swarming everywhere.” New York Democrats under Wood’s leadership forced others to “swear loyalty to the White race.”
When Copperhead Democrat financiers threatened to stop buying federal war bonds the Republican publisher of the New York Tribune called their bluff and urged the government to sell its bonds directly to individuals.
The Copperhead Democrats even considered forcibly taking over the Brooklyn Navy Yard but gave the scheme up before it could materialize.  
The reign of Democrat Boss William M. Tweed included his leadership of both the New York County (Manhattan) Democrat Party and his position as the “Grand Sachem” or leader of Tammany Hall. It began in 1860. Tweed will be revisited, but George Washington Plunkett’s Tammany Hall career must be examined in order to understand the Tweed years.
Plunkett was a Democrat, New York State Senator whose power base was Tammany Hall. Plunkett was so corrupt that he eventually had no conception of right and wrong. Plunkett actually publicly made a distinction between “honest graft” and “dishonest graft.”
Plunkett once described the difference between honest and dishonest graft by saying “… for dishonest graft one worked solely for one’s own interests, while for honest graft one pursued the interests of one’s party, one’s state, and one’s personal interests all together.”
Plunkett was a practitioner of “insider” land purchases. He would get his Democrat pals in the City government to secretly draw up plans for a park or some other public works project using eminent domain confiscations to condemn privately owned land (often that meant Republican owned land) making it available for public use.
By the time the plans became public, Plunkett and other Democrats would already have bought up either the land itself or in the case of a new public park, the adjacent property. Plunkett classified this type of crime as “honest” graft.
Conversely, buying the land THEN having your Party build a project next to it would be “dishonest” graft according to the morally challenged Democrat Plunkett.
Selling public service jobs was another source of “honest” graft for Democrat Plunkett. Not surprisingly Plunkett hated the concept of Civil Service jobs.
When Plunkett was pressed to defend his life of crime in the Democrat Party of 19th century New York State politics, he is famous for responding, “I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em.”
When William Magear Tweed was the boss of Tammany Hall, Manhattan’s Democrat club, it became an actual criminal gang.
He got to the top of the corrupt Democrat operation by buying votes with honest taxpayers’ money. Tweed sold patronage jobs and used tax dollars to create as many of them as he could. These “make work” jobs went to his supporters – period!
Tweed is most well-known for his part in the construction of a new New York County courthouse. The project began in 1861 and cost a staggering $13 million. It included spittoons that cost the City $100 each and the finest marble interior money could buy. One carpenter who “worked” on its construction was paid $360,751 (in mid-1860’s dollars) for a month’s work in a building containing very little wood. A plasterer who also “worked” on the building got paid $133,187 for two days “work.” Both kicked back most of their “pay” to Tweed and his Tammany Hall gang.
Eventually Tweed was convicted of stealing more than $25 million from the honest taxpayers of New York City and died in 1877 in a federal prison in lower Manhattan. 
Tammany Hall temporarily gets cleaned up
The Reverend Charles Parkhurst
By the 1890s Tammany Hall’s corruption had become so pervasive that doing something to counteract it became a matter of the life or death of the City of New York.
Since there was no appreciable Republican political presence in the City, leading the fight to clean up New York fell to private citizens. The mantle of leader in this fight was assumed by the Reverend Charles Parkhurst, a Manhattan pastor.
Rev. Parkhurst was revolted at the fact that the Democrats who ran Tammany Hall had co-opted the City’s police and made them their graft collectors. The police were immune from investigations because the only ones who could investigate them were exactly the people who wanted them to continue shaking down bar owners, pimps, gambling house operators and other criminals. As long as the Democrats in Tammany Hall got their cut they were happy with the arrangement and so were the cops.
Parkhurst successfully appealed to the Republican controlled New York State Legislature for help. Clarence Lexow, a Republican State Senator from Nyack, a small town just above the City, was selected to chair a committee which would carry his name. The money for the Lexow Committee was appropriated, but the Democrat Governor Roswell Flower vetoed it!
At the urging of Parkhurst and Lexow, the City’s Chamber of Commerce put up the funds and the Lexow investigation got underway. The Lexow Committee proved that at the direction of Tammany Hall’s Democrats the police were engaging in voter intimidation and voter fraud as well as the usual shakedowns.
One of the most obviously guilty, yet uncooperative, witnesses was William Devery a New York City Police Captain. Because of his stonewalling he was demoted by Teddy Roosevelt, the lead member of the Police Supervisory Commission at the time.
When the consolidation of New York City (into its present form), became official on January 1, 1898 Tammany Hall Boss Richard Croker made certain Devery was appointed the first Police Commissioner of the new 7000 man city police force. Once again, it was business as usual for the Democrats and their Police Department.
The stink of corruption emanating from Tammany Hall and the Police Department incensed the honest people of the City. An October 1898 Haper’s Weekly magazine contained an extensive description of how all of the good the Lexow Committee investigation did was already gone. It told of the return of “business as usual” and increasing rates of crime under the Democrat controlled Tammany Hall’s strangle hold on the City.
In the interval between the Lexow investigation and 1899, Republican Teddy Roosevelt had become Governor of New York State. With the help of a Republican controlled Legislature he set about once again cleaning up the crime and corruption that engulfed the City of New York under the Democrats of Tammany Hall. 
In October 1900 Harper’s Weekly published another article revealing the extent of the corruption of Tammany Hall and the City’s Police Department. The title “The Cost of Tammany Hall in Flesh and Blood,” was dramatic, but it delivered on its promise.
It described the increased death rates from the filthy conditions the poor were allowed to live in under the “Party of the Little Guy.” The furor it created once again put Democrat William Devery under investigation for voter fraud. Something had to be done and the Republicans acted.
As he was leaving office to become William McKinley’s Vice President, Roosevelt signed legislation that forced Devery out of office by eliminating his job. As soon as Teddy was gone, the Democrats of Tammany Hall appointed Devery the Chief Inspector making him the ranking member of the uniformed force. It was Democrat Party business as usual once again.
Finally, the results of the somewhat more honest election of 1902 put Tammany Hall temporarily out of power. They were defeated and William Devery, the Democrat’s Graft -Collector-in-Chief, was finally forced out forever. Unfortunately Boss Richard Croker snuck away and lived out his days as a wealthy man in his home country of Ireland.  
The Political Machine of Frank Hague of Jersey City, New Jersey terrorized honest citizens from 1917 to 1947.
Democrat Frank Hague was the mayor of Jersey City New Jersey which he ran like an ATM machine.
It has long been a fact that one of the most corrupt states in America is New Jersey. Picking New Jersey’s most corrupt city is an endeavor which would consume far too much time for our purposes. The easiest route to discovering the worst New Jersey has to offer is to examine Democrat Boss Frank Hague who ran Jersey City for thirty years.
As a young man at the turn of the twentieth century Frank Hague worked for local Democrat bosses leading a squad of goons who would beat up anyone who threatened their power. At 21, voter fraud put Hague in the office of Ward Constable. His knack for getting Democrats elected soon became well known. He quickly had a sheriff’s job paying triple what honest workers made.
Hague was a perjurer who falsely testified in a criminal case, but among the Irish Democrats who supported him this made him a hero.
To keep his lucrative position as the custodian of Jersey City Hall, Hague had the aldermen who would be voting on the measure beat up. Hague kept the job.
While the trademark of Hague’s reign was, of course, voter fraud he was, as were all Democrats and especially those of his time, an opponent of civil rights. He would regularly have political opponents beaten by either his own private army of thugs or the Jersey City Police Department. He even had idealistic Princeton University students who descended on Jersey City to act as poll watchers beaten up. Some were hospitalized; all were sent packing before the end of the day.
The John Longo case
A persistent opponent of Hague’s within the Democrat Party was John Longo. The first time Longo challenged Hague he was arrested and a Hague appointed judge sent him to prison for nine months. The next time Longo crossed Hague six Hague stooges gave fraudulent testimony to convict him again. This time he went to prison for 18 months on orders from another Hague appointed judge. Hague was never shy about his opinion of himself and would regularly say, “I am the law,” and “I decide; I do; Me!” 
Democrat Boss James Michael Curley served four terms as Mayor of Boston: 1914-1918, 1922–1926, 1930– 1934 and 1946-1950.
Curley was so notoriously corrupt he was the subject of a popular movie “The Last Hurrah.”
The first time Curley ran for office he was defeated by rival Democrats using voter fraud. To punish him for even trying to be elected they got him fired from his job as a grocery delivery man. Curley won the next time and began his political life.
As most Democrats (then and now), Curley had no respect for law or qualifications to be hired to a public service job. He was caught taking a Post Office job exam for a supporter coincidentally named Curley but not related to him. Curley spent two months in jail.
As is usually the case when Democrats serve time, this episode actually increased Curley’s standing with his basically dishonest supporters.
In 1947 while the serving mayor of Boston Democrat Curley was sent to federal prison for mail fraud. Undaunted, he neither resigned nor suspended himself, but famously continued to function as Boston’s mayor while in prison. Democrat President Harry Truman, himself a product of the corrupt Prendergast Democrat machine of Kansas City, ordered Curley’s release after just five months. Truman later granted Curley a full pardon. Democrats do things like that. 
Tom Pendergast was the corrupt Chairman of the Jackson County Missouri Democrat Club. During his reign which lasted until he was sent to prison for income tax evasion in 1939 Pendergast enforced his iron grip on Kansas City politics with beatings, shootings and of course voter fraud.
In 1934, he was directly responsible for putting the racist former Klansman Democrat Harry S. Truman in the Senate. The stink of corruption was so heavy in Kansas City at that time that even though the support of the Prendergast machine virtually guaranteed election, three other men turned Prendergast’s offer of endorsement down before Truman accepted his support.
Truman was so obviously in Prendergast’s pocket that he was regularly referred to as “the Senator from Prendergast.”
During Prohibition Pendergast bribed the police to allow his alcohol and gambling businesses to flourish. He bribed politicians to see that his concrete company was always awarded government construction contracts.
In 1934 Mafia thug Charles Carrollo became the leader of Kansas City’s Mafia family with the help of Prendergast and the City’s Democrat Police Chief Otto Higgins. By 1939 the Secretary of the Treasury sent IRS agents to question Prendergast, Carrollo and Higgins. The questions led to all three being convicted and sent to federal prison.
Even from prison, Prendergast was able to swing the 1940 Missouri Senatorial election to insure Truman’s re-election. After serving 15 months in Leavenworth, Prendergast returned to Kansas City and lived quietly until he died in 1945. Knowing it would cost him nothing politically, Truman attended Prendergast’s funeral.
Few Democrat city bosses have been so obviously connected to organized crime and fewer still could claim to have placed their man in the White House.
Holding back the count report: Democrat Voter Fraud 101
To insure Truman would win the Democrat Party’s 1934 state wide primary Prendergast held back the results of his Jackson County kingdom until all of the rest of the state’s results were reported. When the results were given to Prendergast showing Truman down 96,000 votes only then did he release Jackson County’s numbers. Truman won by the ridiculous count of 137,000 to 1,500 and no one challenged the result.
Prendergast was a gambler and a big loser. He lost so regularly that the graft he was getting from the Mafia was not enough to keep up. His greed finally put him in prison. 
Eugene Talmadge Georgia Democrat leader
Eugene Talmadge was a classic racist Democrat political leader. His political career started with his election as the State of Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner in 1926. Talmadge was corrupt from the start and was criticized (but not charged of course) for using state funds to pay for trips to the Kentucky Derby.
When he was accused of stealing $20,000 his answer was, “Sure I stole it! But I stole it for you.”
Talmadge was a racial bigot who disliked Franklin Roosevelt because he surrounded himself with African Americans.
While he was the Governor of Georgia in 1941, Talmadge wanted the Georgia University system to deny the reappointment of Walter Cocking as a dean of the University of Georgia because Cocking was critical of the poor quality of the state’s African American colleges. When his wishes were disregarded, Talmadge fired the members of the university’s board that had voted in favor of Cocking. This move so incensed the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools that it stripped the white schools in the Georgia State University system of their accreditation.
More than a segregationist and racist, Talmadge was also an admirer of Adolph Hitler calling the Nazi madman “a mighty fine man.”
While there is no evidence that Talmadge was a member of the KKK, a 1954 book “I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan” by Stetson Kennedy contains an accusation that Talmadge used the Klan as enforcers to keep African Americans from voting in 1946.
The story goes as follows: Newly released FBI files tell of the lynching of an African American during the campaign of 1946. Eugene Talmadge was running for re-election and decided to stand by while the lynchings took place knowing they would enflame race relations in Georgia and help him win.
There was a fight which led to a serious injury of a White farmer at the hands of an African American sharecropper. In the subsequent FBI investigation Talmadge was reported to have admitted to J. Edgar Hoover that he would offer immunity to anyone “taking care of [that] negro.”
In his reaction to this story, a Georgia history professor observed, “It’s fair to say he’s one of the most virulently racist governors the state has ever had.”
Richard J. Daley, Boss of Chicago from April 20, 1955 – December 20, 1976
In 1966 Daley was approached by Martin Luther King with a request for help in integrating Chicago’s white neighborhoods. Daley was very pleasant and agreed to the plan in writing. Daley ignored the agreement and is credited with delivering a serious setback to the Civil Rights Movement.
In August 1968 the Democrat National Convention was held in Daley’s Chicago. With the Viet Nam War as the main issue the streets of Chicago quickly became lawless and violent.
Democrats were torn apart as they had been in 1860. When it came time to nominate George McGovern as the Democrat Presidential nominee, Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecticut added a line to his prepared speech. He added: “And with George McGovern as President of the United States, we wouldn’t have to have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago,” then actually suggested the convention be suspended and moved to another city. At that, while many attendees cheered, a television camera caught Democrat Richard J. Daley the mayor of Chicago, saying the words, “Fuck you, you Jew son of a bitch.”
During the 1969 Chicago Columbus Day Parade, Daley marched next to Eco James Coli, a suspected labor racketeer with a 24 year arrest record covering hijacking, assault and battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and grand larceny (for which he was sentenced to eight to ten years). Coli was also the subject of a homicide investigation involving the murder of a Republican politician.
A Chicago Teamsters’ Union official for 20 years, Coli had to be well known to Daley although he denied any knowledge of who was walking next to him and the Governor of Illinois.
In 1960 Democrat Daley helped John Kennedy steal the presidency from Richard Nixon with help from Mafia family head Sam Giancana.
Soon after the 1960 election won by Democrat John Kennedy by a wide Electoral College vote, but one of the smallest popular votes in history, an investigation was conducted by Federal Special Prosecutor Morris Wexler. Kennedy won Illinois by 8,858 votes out of 4.7 million cast.
Wexler reported he found “substantial” fraud and misconduct in an astounding 1,367 precincts within Chicago. The report cited the acceptance of votes from unqualified voters misread voting machine counts and suspect tabulations. Evidence that Democrats bribed voters with free lunches and other inducements was uncovered. These inducements included shots of whiskey for flophouse residents who were driven from polling site to polling site to have them vote for Democrat Kennedy and all down ballot Democrats over and over.
In one precinct, voters asked where to deposit tickets for drawing for hams. In another, a precinct captain handed out slips of paper entitling voters to free lunches.
The Democrat controlled government of Cook County (Chicago) fought and obstructed the investigation at every step of the way. The investigators lodged charges against 667 Democrat Elections officials; all but 3 of the cases were dismissed by a Democrat judge. The remaining three were convicted of election law fraud felonies.
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