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The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Fourteen

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

This installment reveals how Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt acted like a king and dictator who managed to be wrong on virtually every decision he was required to make.

Emperor and Dictator

From his first days as Chief Executive, Franklin Roosevelt pushed aside the Constitution in order to act as an emperor and dictator rather than an elected President.  Upon taking office, Dictator Roosevelt made private ownership of gold illegal and sent government agents to invade private homes and businesses searching for gold to confiscate with fervor the Spanish Conquistadors would be proud of.

Before Roosevelt’s illegal Gestapo raids our money was backed by gold. Roosevelt devalued the price of gold to a fixed $35.00 per ounce. [25]

It is important to note that in spite of all of Roosevelt’s spending – whether legal or illegal – from 1933 to 1941 the unemployment rate did not fall below 14.3%. In fact unemployment sky rocketed 4.7% from 1937 to 1938 and hit 19% when the federal inflated money stream (read STIMULUS MONEY) ran dry.  Dictator Roosevelt tried the same wild and senseless “stimulus” spending Barack Obama has tried and had as little success.   [26]

Besides prolonging the Great Depression, which greatly benefited him and the Democrats, Roosevelt wasted no time violating the 1932 Democrat platform he was elected on which called for  reducing  government spending by 25%, a balanced budget, currency backed by gold and the discontinuation of ‘extravagant’ Republican farm programs.  The platform said, “We believe that a party platform is a covenant with the people to be faithfully kept by the party entrusted with power.”[27]

Roosevelt’s Double Deal

While Franklin Roosevelt called his approach to governing his “New Deal”, “Double Deal” was more like it.

Roosevelt was sworn in on March 6, 1933. Two days before his ascension to the throne he imagined himself to be taking over; he rejected a suggestion by his predecessor Republican Herbert Hoover, the man he defeated. Hoover had called for a “bank holiday” which would suspend all banking activity in the nation. Nevertheless, on March 7, 1933 Roosevelt declared a bank holiday based on the dubious claim that he had the power to do so based on the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917.  Dictator Roosevelt decreed that banks could only reopen when and if he said they could. [28]

To fully appreciate the dire situation Roosevelt put America in immediately upon his taking office, it must be understood that the Democrats Roosevelt selected to “pull us out of the Depression” had a 180 degree wrong approach to solving our problems. They thought that falling prices caused the Depression when in reality it was the Depression that caused prices to fall!

This stunningly wrong notion caused the Democrats to raise consumer prices by creating artificial shortages. They thought cutting production would get us back on track. To make his theory fit, Democrats gave Emperor Roosevelt the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 which restricted production per acre and other provisions that hamstrung the farming industry. It taxed food processing and paid farmers to cut back their production thereby introducing the cancer of the “something for nothing” mentality into the American mindset. [29]

Millions of rank and file Democrats who had gleefully voted for him and would genuflect at the name of Franklin Roosevelt suffered real hunger for no reason except to prove his unworkable economic theories. It has been estimated that perhaps 50% of children in America went without adequate food during the Roosevelt Administration. [30]

The central aim of the Roosevelt “recovery” plan was to regulate and control every business because America “needed” the highest prices possible produced by the least work possible at the highest labor costs possible. In Emperor Roosevelt’s mind this passed for sound economic recovery theory.

The National Recovery Administration

Socialist Democrat Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration (NRA) was the forerunner of Socialist Democrat Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).   The Obama circular emblem used by the now all but gone ARRA was purposefully suggestive of the shield style emblem used by Roosevelt’s NRA.  Democrats never change their socialist goals, just the pictures they have to use to explain them to their supporters. [31] [32]

Both were passed with an artificially generated atmosphere of fear.  Both were extravagant wastes of money. Neither fulfilled its promise of ending high unemployment, and both unnecessarily added to the national debt.

The dangerous socialist policies of the NRA were managed by retired Army General Hugh Samuel Johnson. 

In1933 Roosevelt appointed Johnson to run the NRA although there was nothing in his background that would indicate he knew anything about managing such a massive undertaking. Having no credentials for a position has always been a hallmark of elected or appointed Democrats.

Once appointed the heavy drinking Johnson turned out to be an admirer of Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s “corporativism” and he worked to bring Fascism to America.

 Johnson handed out copies of a book outlining the benefits of fascism and personally alarmed Labor Secretary Frances Perkins when he approached her with a copy.

Johnson’s contribution to American freedoms was that his bungling destruction killed the NRA. His bleary eyed administration of the NRA was so poor and his policies so filled with contradictions that he actually put it out of business in two years. He was fired by Roosevelt in 1934 and fortunately the NRA was shut down the next year. [33]

The Second term of the Roosevelt reign  

As Democrats before and since, Roosevelt saw the Constitution as an obstacle to his reign. Because Democrats controlled the entire federal government, Roosevelt had only the Supreme Court and its “pesky” concerns with “Constitutionality” to contend with.

Of course he had no respect for America’s institutions so just weeks after he was inaugurated for the second time in January 1937 Roosevelt launched his attacks against the Court. On February 5, two days after hosting the Justices of the Supreme Court at a White House dinner, Roosevelt announced a plan to change the Court. He had an opening to fill but could not find a reliable stooge to appoint so he felt he had to take things into his own hands. He proposed that he be allowed to add an additional member for each sitting member who was over seventy.

“Coincidentally” the Court’s most conservative members were over seventy at the time.  The plan would add an additional six members to the Court and their presence would ensure Roosevelt’s socialist schemes would be judged Constitutional.

Even his most ardent supporters were shocked by the naked power grab. As Barack Obama has done since his election victory, Roosevelt greatly over estimated his mandate despite having won a 523 to 8 Electoral College victory.

 For the first time Americans were outraged at what he was doing. Roosevelt had torn the cover off the real Democrat Party’s soul and it was frightening to those both in and out of politics. His Democrat Party was seen for the crude power hungry mob it was and still is. The plan was defeated by Congressional Democrats, not because they had suddenly developed a love for America’s cherished institutions, but because they knew it was a bad political move – politics and what is best for their Party are always at the bottom of what Democrats do. [34] [34a]

The Schechter Brothers

One of the great stories of the fight against Roosevelt’s plans to make America a socialist country involves the Schechter Brothers, four kosher poultry merchants from Brooklyn. The NRA had decided kosher laws were illegal and demanded the Schechters scale down their cleanliness standards to conform to federal secular ones. The brothers said “No” and fought all the way to the Supreme Court where they appeared in the black clothes and beards of the Orthodox Jews they were. On May 27, 1935 the Schechters won one of the first and most important legal battles against Roosevelt’s evil plans. [35]  

From 1933 to 1937, supported by a river of federal spending, the economy improved. Nevertheless, with Roosevelt safely re-elected he had to admit there was no more money left. When the federal spending was shut down, the nation went into a serious recession. Even the Democrats in Congress were afraid to follow Roosevelt so sharply to the left and most of his new spending bills were killed in the Congress.

The 1938 off-year elections saw a Republican resurgence that did not give them control, but did slow Roosevelt’s “Moscow Express.” [36]…..

Note: Due to the strong interest readers of CiR have shown in this material, this series will continue each Wednesday Friday and Sunday.

This material comes from my book, Crooks Thugs and Bigots: the Lost Hidden and Changed History of the Democrat Party, but if you cannot wait to read more of the history of the Democrat Party.

If you don’t know the truth all you’ll have are Democrat lies.

I’ll send you a free PDF of my book write me at

Michigan Democrat Gary Peters empty “jacket” exposes yet another fake Democrat military “hero”

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has to benefit from this news. She is just 2 points down but needs our help. Reach out to her at  

It took a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Breitbart News to get the truth about Michigan Democrat Gary Peters’ military service “jacket.” Once it was opened it became easy to see why he wouldn’t want anybody to review it because it shows, “a man who had a broken service record that was substandard,” according to one of his former Commanding Officers. To be specific, Peters’ former C.O. said, “Gary was pretty much a warm body in virtually all of the units I saw him assigned to. He was never selected for anything.”

Retired Navy Captain Joseph John said, “Gary Peters has misled Michigan voters on his military service record. While we certainly appreciate everyone who enlists and serves on behalf of our country, on the campaign trail Congressman Peters, to put it mildly, has repeatedly made less than accurate statements about his time in the Naval Reserve and said things that aren’t necessarily true about his qualifications in the Naval Reserves.”

Former Congressman Allen West pointed to Peters’ campaign trail boasts of having shot “‘expert marksman” a level that does not exist and said, “As a career active duty Army officer and former Congressman, it always concerns me when those running for political office misrepresent their military service record. The case of now Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut comes to mind.”

Nevertheless, the most surprising of Democrat Peters’ campaign trail lies is that he was a combat Sea Bee who “learned how to build bridges while he could have been shot at.” In reality he was a stateside supply officer thousands of miles from any danger.

Democrats lie about everything including military service. It is an in-born defect of the Democrat brain. They lie because they can get away with lying. The media lets Democrats lie and helps them lie when they have to clean up a mess like this. Figure on the media coming to Peters’ rescue because they know Terri Lynn Land is not going away.   


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The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen

The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

This installment continues by exposing how the Democrats used everything in their reach to keep Blacks down starting with Woodrow Wilson, the Klu Klux Klan’s president and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who thought he was our king.    

Woodrow Wilson: 1913 to 1921

“A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.”

Woodrow Wilson [5]

Woodrow Wilson was a studious looking man who had the heart and mind of a tyrant and street thug. He is regularly rated among the top five presidents ever, but that is because socialist historians are the ones who vote in such polls.

In his 1885 book on Government, Wilson wrote, “I cannot imagine power as a thing negative and not a positive…” [6]

In 1890 in his Leaders of Men, Wilson wrote, “The competent leader of men cares little for the internal niceties of other people’s characters: he cares much–everything–for the external uses to which they may be put…. He supplies the power; others supply only the materials upon which that power operates…. It is the power which dictates, dominates; the materials yield. Men are as clay in the hands of the consummate leader.” So much for the dignity of each person!

“While we are followers of Jefferson, there is one principle of Jefferson’s which no longer can obtain in the practical politics of America. You know that it was Jefferson who said that the best government is that which does as little governing as possible…. But that time is passed. America is not now and cannot in the future be a place for unrestricted individual enterprise.”[7]

Wilson came from a slave holding family in Virginia. They were supporters of the Confederacy and were known for tending to wounded Confederate soldiers. As the President of Princeton University in New Jersey, he vigorously discouraged African Americans from applying for admission. He did such a good job that Princeton’s first African American did not graduate until 1947.  [8]

Upon taking office in 1913, Wilson officially established segregation in the workings of the federal government where none had existed since the end of the Civil War.  Wilson’s Cabinet fired many African American Republicans and replaced them with African American Democrats. [9]

Because of the welcoming attitude of a series of Republican presidents, Washington D.C. had become a major center of employment for African Americans.  Wilson’s entourage quickly changed that. The Democrats brought Jim Crow segregationist laws to Washington, defiling our capitol city and staining our national honor. 

It was Woodrow Wilson who segregated Washington D.C. He ordered separate water fountains to enforce “White only” drinking.  He tried to relocate African-American federal workers to their own buildings so they could not work with Whites; when that initiative failed he ordered the construction of cubicles to enforce separation of the races. 

The Democrats in Wilson’s Administration used false arguments of “protecting” the health of White workers to separate African Americans from their coworkers. They claimed separate toilets, working and eating areas were necessary to stop the spread of the contagious venereal diseases they insisted African Americans carried. [10] 

Based on Wilson’s example, the Police and Fire Departments in the District of Columbia stopped hiring African Americans. In a nauseating example of Democrat Party paternalism toward all minorities, especially African Americans, Wilson commented on his segregation plan saying, “Off by themselves with only a white supervisor, blacks would not be forced out of their jobs by energetic white employees.”[11]

When a delegation of African American workers asked Wilson about his segregationist policies, Wilson replied, “Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.”  Democrat Wilson told one of the group, “Your manner offends me.” [12]

During a 1914 interview with The New York Times, Wilson also taunted his African American voters saying, “If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me they ought to correct it.”[13]

After a special White House screening of “The Birth of a Nation” perhaps the most racist anti African-American film in history, Wilson’s laudatory review was used as an endorsement which gave it a wider acceptability.  The film was based on The Clansman, a 1905 novel by Thomas Dixon, a personal friend of Wilson’s. Favorably reviewing the movie was Wilson’s way of repaying Dixon for all of his help in the 1912 Election.  [14]

From his first Inauguration Day the racist Democrats knew they had a friend in Wilson. One contemporary observer wrote, “The atmosphere in the nation’s capital bore ominous signs for Negroes.” Reports told of “Rebel Yells” filling the air in Washington. Southern Democrats saw Wilson’s election as a “green light” to pursue their barbaric persecution of African Americans without worry that the federal government would step in to stop them. [15]

Woodrow Wilson gave us the Federal Income Tax and the Federal Reserve System. The Income Tax has worked in tandem with the Federal Reserve System to devalue the work we do and shrink the value of the money we have left after the taxman is finished with us.  [16]

Democrat Barack Obama was not the first President to criticize the Constitution; that honor belongs to Woodrow Wilson. Known for his officious and professorial manner Wilson attacked the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and even criticized the Founding Fathers. [17]

Wilson was a Big Government fan through and through. He did not believe in the checks and balances separation of powers established in our founding documents. Making his point, Wilson wrote, “Government does now whatever experience permits or the times demand…..” [18]

To show his contempt for individual rights, he also wrote, “No doubt a lot of nonsense has been talked about the inalienable rights of the individual, and a great deal that was mere sentiment and pleasing speculation has been put forward as fundamental principle…” He characterized a “true leader” as one who uses the masses of people like “tools.”[19]

Wilson referred to joining the Allies in World War I as a “splendid thing.” He campaigned for re-election in 1916 with, “He kept us out of the War.”  Wilson was reelected in November 1916, Inaugurated on March 4, 1917 and asked for a declaration of war against Germany and her allies on April 2, 1917.  World War I cost us 100,000 dead and another 200,000 wounded. We gained nothing but the hatred of Germany and because of Wilson’s heavy handed treatment of them in the establishment of the League of Nations, the hatred of the Japanese.

Wilson created the Committee on Public Information (CPI). The CPI, which was a government propaganda agency designed to sway American public opinion in favor of going to war with Germany, was established eleven days after his Inauguration.

The CPI used newspapers posters and films, radio, and personal appearances to talk up the war.  The CPI recruited 75,000 men to appear at public gatherings to speak for four minutes about the need for America to defeat Germany. 

Early in America’s involvement in the war, the Democrats who ran the CPI were caught lying about the Navy sinking German submarines. This only came to light when the officers’ on the ship “involved” directly refuted the story. In early 1918 the CPI was again caught lying. Employing a phony picture of just one plane which was being tested and not sent overseas, it reported American battle planes were on route to France.  [20] 

Wilson was not just bigoted against African Americans. His racism extended to Asians as well.

When the League of Nations charter was being written, Japan an emerging nation which helped the Allies win World War I, asked for a clause supporting the principle of racial equality.

Over Wilson’s objections,  Japan forced a vote on the question and won by an 11 to 6 margin, but Wilson bad mouthed the clause and complained that it wasn’t decided by a unanimous vote.

On October 2, 1919 Woodrow Wilson had a massive stroke that left him incapacitated and functionally unable to be the President of the United States.  In concert with Congressional Democrats who should have known better, Wilson’s wife Edith ran the government of the United States for the next six months.  The contempt Democrats have for the Presidency knows no limits. [21] [22]

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 to 1945

Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands alone among America’s presidents as the most power hungry to ever sit in the White House.  Until Roosevelt’s unprecedented and self-centered decision to run for a third term in 1940, Presidents had always voluntarily limited themselves to two terms as a tribute to the example set by President George Washington. 

Roosevelt was also a hypocritical fear-monger – while he preached “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” he worked as hard as he could to keep Americans wrapped in the deepest fear, declaring everything to be an emergency.  He used Americans’ fear as a political tool to force through radical changes that have forever altered the political and economic nature of our country.  [23] [24]

Disrespect for American Institutions

Democrats have a proven track record of ignoring American institutions and traditions; they seem to think that American traditions do not apply to them.

As a prime example, former Democrat Presidents have repeatedly disregarded the unwritten “gentleman’s” agreement to restrain from criticizing their successors.  Whether forced out by term limits or voted out of office, attacking your successor seems to be former Democrat Presidents’ favorite pastimes.

We have seen the hapless stumblebum Democrat Jimmy Carter attack Ronald Reagan and every other Republican since with an especially bile filled loathing.  The low character Bill Clinton never hesitated to attack President George W. Bush by name even while out of the country. Democrats have cheapened the American Presidency and dulled its luster from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama by using the pulpit afforded to Presidents and former Presidents to savage their political enemies.

We cannot legislate against Democrat former (and in the case of Barack Obama, current) Presidents personally attacking past Republican Presidents – nor should we.  We did, however, have to actually amend the Constitution to force Democrats to respect the two term Presidential tradition by outlawing a third consecutive term. We have Franklin Roosevelt to thank for the 22nd Amendment.

   Note: Due to the strong interest readers of CiR have shown in this material, this series will continue each Wednesday Friday and Sunday.

This material comes from my book, Crooks Thugs and Bigots: the Lost Hidden and Changed History of the Democrat Party, but if you cannot wait to read more of the history of the Democrat Party.

If you don’t know the truth all you’ll have are Democrat lies.

I’ll send you a free PDF of my book write me at






















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































“… confident we will stop Ebola in its tracks here in the United States” and if you’re wrong?

By Kevin “Coach” Collins 

The same people who ask us to destroy our economy to satisfy their irrational fears of the global warming hoax, “just in case they are right,” now want us to expose ourselves to Ebola “just in case they are right” about how it is transmitted.  

Living as we did in the 19th century is the prudent thing to do, just in case the charlatan Al Gore is right. But closing the borders to Ebola stricken countries is an insult to Africans  because they KNOW that they are right they tell us..  

If we had an honest media it would be asking tough questions. Since that’s not the case, here is a list of questions the media should ask the CDC’s propagandists and demand answers to.

How many people have to die before this Ebola crisis is called a pandemic?

What if you are wrong and Ebola IS an air borne infection?  

If those who believe it to be an air borne infection are right and you don’t know the true incubation period, how can you say we are safe from Ebola? 

If an infected person who “feels fine” should cough or vomit in our presence, shall we smile and say, “Boy it’s a good thing the CDC said Ebola doesn’t migrate through the air?”     

Why don’t you admit you are merely guessing at the true incubation period?  

The World Health Organization says that as of August 25th  240 health care workers in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola and more than 120 have died. Are you saying all of these infections occurred because of a breakdown in protocols?  

By the way, what is the prescribed “protocol” when treating Ebola infected patients?  

Should our fears prove to be well founded that Ebola is an infectious aerosol and expensive respirators are required for those providing care to victims, how will they be delivered to third world countries?  

If the reports of ISIS fighters being apprehended at the Mexico border are true, have you considered the possibility that they might have deliberately allowed themselves to be captured in order to spread the Ebola virus they have purposely infected themselves with?   

How do you sleep at night knowing you are being guided not by solid medical protocol but rather political expedience in your response to the coming Ebola epidemic?  


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The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Twelve

The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Twelve

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

This installment continues by exposing how the Democrats did everything they could to undermine the Union Army and keep Blacks as their slaves with their own Wesley Clark.  

By 1864 prominent Copperhead editors were calling for “peace at any price.” [27]      

Because their editorials were so treasonous, promoting seditious activities such as draft resistance and organized violent protests, some Democrat, Copperhead editors were arrested, one being John Mullaly of the Metropolitan Record, New York City’s Catholic newspaper. 

A Copperhead newspaper in Wisconsin published a pamphlet titled Abraham Africanus I which accused Lincoln of selling his soul to Satan in return for a lifetime presidency designed to destroy America. Much the same as today’s Democrats, the Copperheads did not hesitate to call for violence toward their enemies. Abraham Africanus I included this paragraph: 

“Fungus from the corrupt womb of bigotry and fanaticism” and a “worse tyrant and more inhuman butcher than has existed since the days of Nero. . . The man who votes for Lincoln now is a traitor and murderer. . . And if he is elected to misgovern for another four years, we trust some bold hand will pierce his heart with dagger point for the public good.” [28]

Democrat Viet Nam protesters following the Copperhead Democrat example


During the 1960s they called themselves YIPPIES. In the 1860s they called themselves The Peace Democrats. There were more similarities than differences between the two.

This section should remind those familiar with 20th century American history (especially from the immediate post World War II period) of the Democrat’s fondness for rewriting historical events they find embarrassing.  During the 1950’s certain historians tried to revise Civil War era history to say the Copperheads were really just figments of Republican propaganda.

The sad truth as explained by more recent books points to these documented facts:

Peace Democrats were so strong that in some states they were able to wrestle away control of State Legislatures.  The Copperheads fomented violence in Northern cities.  The Peace Democrats spread lies and racist propaganda, damaging the Union war effort and dampening the spirits and morale of the troops in the field. 

In other words, the Copperhead Democrats invented today’s Democrat tactic of using the leftist media to try and help America’s enemies win a war they could not win in the field. Fortunately they failed the first time they employed this treasonous stunt or the Democrats’ goal of perpetual servitude for African-Americans might have been realized. [29]

Democrats at every level of government worked to undermine the Union. Mayor Fernando Wood, New York City’s Democrat mayor during the Civil War actually talked about a secession plan for his City.

From 1836 onward, Wood was a member of the Tammany Hall Democrat corruption gang that ran New York City.  Under the bungling Wood, New York City had two Police Departments: one loyal to the City and one loyal to the State of New York.

Wood was a delegate to the 1860 Democrat National Convention where he supported the Southern position of promoting and spreading slavery. When the Southern States began to secede Wood thought it would be a good idea for New York City to secede from New York State and become a City-State.

After war broke out Wood publicly supported it; but when he was defeated for re-election he quickly reverted to opposition to the war. John Kerry was not the first Democrat to be for a war before he was against it.

Wood joined Vallandingham as a leading Copperhead and was always ready to play on New Yorkers’ impatience with the war. Once re-elected to Congress in 1866 Wood, spent the rest of his life fighting the Reconstruction plan under which the South was eased back into the Union. [30]        

Lincoln’s Wesley Clark

Vallandigham was a strong “behind the scenes” (Democrats so rarely allow voters to see who they really are) supporter of George B. McClellan, the feckless former Commander of the Army of the Potomac, in his run for president against Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

As the confused and confusing General Wesley Clark was during his flirtation with the idea he could be president, McClellan was a walking contradiction. He was supported by Vallandigham and his Copperheads – those whose only purpose was to see the Confederacy win so slavery could be maintained– but McClellan personally was on the side of the North during the war.

McClellan’s battlefield problem was that he was in favor of the war only so long as he was certain to win it and garner credit for the victory. His cowardice froze him to inaction at crucial times and clearly prolonged the war. This could have been the reason for the Copperheads supporting him – he was a useful idiot, as Soviet Leader Stalin would reportedly call sympathetic American Democrats during the Cold War. Perhaps in George B. McClellan they saw a typical opportunistic politician whom they could manipulate to end the war on Confederate terms if they could get him elected to the White House. 

The Democrat ticket in 1864 underscored the type of deviousness for which the Party had already begun to be known.  The Copperheads wanted the ticket to include the strongly anti-war Former Connecticut Governor Thomas H. Seymour. Seymour was the kind of Democrat Harry Reid would certainly be proud to call a party ancestor. Seymour unceasingly attacked the Union cause, attempting to undermine the morale of American troops in the field.  

Presumably the Copperhead Democrats intended to fool war supporters into voting for the bumbling but pro-war McClellan while keeping Seymour in the wings to undermine him. Their hopes were likely that Seymour could bring about the victory Confederate troops could not achieve in the field through political treachery in Washington.  Seymour did not get the Vice Presidential nomination; “Wesley Clark” McClellan lost his Presidential campaign anyway. [31]

Chapter Four: Democrat presidents from Grover Cleveland to Barack Obama

Grover Cleveland/Thomas Hendricks 1885 to 1889 then again 1893 to 1897 with Adlai Stevenson 

Grover Cleveland was essentially a Civil War draft dodger. Bill Clinton was not the first Democrat President to earn that title.

During the Civil War a draft was instituted, with a provision providing for hiring a substitute to take your place.  In 1863, as a 26 year old lawyer from Buffalo, New York, Grover Cleveland paid a Polish immigrant named George Brinski to take his place and report for duty with the Union Army upon his call up.

According to a July 10, 1887 Buffalo Sunday News article, printed while Cleveland was president, Brinski explained that Cleveland had promise to pay him $300 for going off to war in his place. The interview took place in the State Soldiers and Sailors Home at Bath, New York.[1]

Brinski said the deal he struck with Cleveland was for an immediate payment of $150.00 and a second payment of $150.00 after the war was over. Brinski further stated that Grover Cleveland went to Fort Porter in Buffalo to personally watch his induction ceremony, but he never paid the remaining $150 he owed Brinski after the war. 

Brinski was quoted as saying, “I went to the war for [President Cleveland], so he wasn’t in danger of getting killed or hurt, and what has he done for me? He let me go around from one poorhouse to another and now here I am all broken down and dying in the hospital and he won’t lift his hand to help me and he [is] President of the United States. I’m going to tell what he’s done if I die for it. Why, he wouldn’t even help me to get a pension.”[2]

Cleveland’s Character

On Memorial Day 1887, Cleveland went fishing instead of attending any ceremonies. In June 1887 he floated a plan to return Confederate battle flags captured during action in the Civil War.  It was seen as an insult by the majority of Americans and the plan was quietly allowed to die.   When he skipped Memorial Day ceremonies to go fishing, the draft dodging Cleveland set the anti-American military tone the Democrats have operated under ever since. [3]

Cleveland’s second Vice President was Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Stevenson was known for his role in firing 40,000 local Post Masters and replacing them with “loyal Democrats.” [4]


Note: Due to the strong interest readers of CiR have shown in this material, this series will continue each Wednesday Friday and Sunday.

This material comes from my book, Crooks Thugs and Bigots: the Lost Hidden and Changed History of the Democrat Party. If you cannot wait to read more of the history of the Democrat Party, I’ll send you a free PDF of my book.  Write me at

If you don’t know the truth, all you’ll have are Democrat lies.