Tennessee Democrat Wants to Remove Bust of Democrat KKK Founder from Statehouse

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:59 am

So Democrats are finally getting around to cleaning up their ugly history of racism. Fine with us.

Tennessee officials are pushing to get statues of a Confederate general turned founding KKK leader known for singling out black Union soldiers for slaughter removed–or at least covered up–in their state.

As lawmakers seek to remove a bust of general Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol, a couple of Metro Nashville Council members are seeking to cover up a private statue of Forrest that sits along an area highway.

The moves from state and local lawmakers come days after nine people were gunned down in a historic black church in South Carolina, prompting a national debate over Confederate symbols.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat, and Tennessee House Minority leader Craig Fitzhugh are pushing for the Capitol’s bust to be moved to a museum.

‘Symbols of hate should not be promoted by government. South Carolina should remove the Confederate battle flag from its Capitol, and Tennessee should remove the bust of Forrest inside our Capitol,’ Cooper told The Tennessean.

We agree: Old Democrat symbols of hate should not be promoted. Nice to see they’re finally entering the 21st Century.

The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.

An estimated 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites died at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.

The documentation has been assembled by David Barton of Wallbuilders and published in his book “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” which reveals that not only did the Democrats work hand-in-glove with the Ku Klux Klan for generations, they started the KKK and endorsed its mayhem.

“Of all forms of violent intimidation, lynchings were by far the most effective,” Barton said in his book. “Republicans often led the efforts to pass federal anti-lynching laws and their platforms consistently called for a ban on lynching. Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never did condemn lynchings.”

Further, the first grand wizard of the KKK was honored at the 1868 Democratic National Convention, no Democrats voted for the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to former slaves and, to this day, the party website ignores those decades of racism, he said.

“Although it is relatively unreported today, historical documents are unequivocal that the Klan was established by Democrats and that the Klan played a prominent role in the Democratic Party,” Barton writes in his book. “In fact, a 13-volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably documents that fact.

Such an ugly history of Democrt racism.  Let’s recount:

It was Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat, who founded the Ku Klux Klan.
Woodrow Wilson segregated Federal Buildings and jobs after 50 years of integration under largely Republican administrations.
It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted Jim Crow Laws.
It was the Democrat Party in the South that instituted “separate but equal”.
It was the Democrat Party in the South that supported the Ku Klux Klan.
It was George Wallace and the Democrat Party in the South that said “Segregation Forever”.
It was Orval Faubus and the Democrat Party that wanted the Arkansas National Guard to enforce segregation, and Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican President, that sent the 101st Airborne to integrate the schools.
It was Bull Connor, a member of the Democrat National Committee, who turned the hoses on the marchers in Birmingham, and it was the Republicans who made up the majority that passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, over the filibuster of such Democrat paragons as William Fulbright and Al Gore Sr. — and Grand Kleagle Byrd.
(And no, the Dixiecrats didn’t join the Republican Party – most of them remained Democrats.)
It was the Democrats who kept Grand Kleagle Byrd in the party.
It was Democrats who called General Colin Powell a “house nigger”.
It was Democrats who called Condi Rice — who grew up with and knew the little girls in Birmingham who were blown up, by Democrats — an “Aunt Jemima” and ran cartoons of her with fat lips doing Hattie McDaniel riffs.

Need we go on?

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7 Responses to “Tennessee Democrat Wants to Remove Bust of Democrat KKK Founder from Statehouse”

  1. keep the kulaks out! on 24/24/15 at 2:31 pm

    If Hussein the RAT views himself as the next Abe Lincoln does this mean civil war is coming?

  2. formwiz on 25/25/15 at 11:07 am

    I wish them tons of luck.

    They’ve been trying to take down memorials to Bedford Forrest for years. My wife has relatives there and he is very popular.

    PS Fort Pillow may have been more Yankee propaganda than actual fact.

    You want somebody who singled blacks out, try William Mahone or Union general Jefferson C Davis.

  3. Ken in NH on 26/26/15 at 11:09 am

    This is where the stupid party shines. Instead of running shamed-face to do the Democrat’s bidding, they should be standing up and saying with a magnanimous tone, “it is about time that we help the Democrats shed their racist roots.”

  4. djm1992 on 27/27/15 at 3:48 am

    “Nevsky on 24/24/15 at 11:16 am
    You can take Confederate Flag out of a Democrat. But racism, not so much, ……..”

    I think the best way to say it is: You can take the Democrat out of the Confederate Flag, but you can never take the Confederate Flag out of the Democrat……..

    The “Press” has been taking the Democrat out of the Confederate Flag for decades now -and shoving the Republican into it whenever and wherever they can………..

  5. burt on 30/30/15 at 3:19 pm

    Bedford Forrest – Fort Pillow.
    Why blacks are slaves of the Democratic Party is beyond me.