Monday, August 18, 2008

Great Quiz to Give Your Democrat Friends

The NBRA sends us this interesting quiz.

BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY - Part I

1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP who were themselves white?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

7. What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the1957 Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s University of Michigan Affirmative Action decision, and is spending over $200 billion to fight AIDS in Africa and on programs to help black Americans prosper, including school vouchers, the faith-based initiative, home ownership, and small business ownership?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party

ANSWERS: The correct answer for all questions in Part I of the BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY quiz are all 'b'.

BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY - Part II

10. What Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and was the Party of the Ku Klux Klan?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

11. What Party from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as citizens?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

12. What was the Party of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

13. What was the Party of President John F. Kennedy who voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law as a Senator, then opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after becoming president, and later had the FBI (supervised by his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy) investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a communist?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

14. What is the Party of current Senator Robert Byrd who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Fritz Hollings who hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina when he was the governor, and Senator Ted Kennedy who recently insulted black judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

15. What was the Party of President Bill Clinton who failed to fight the terrorists after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, sent troops to war in Bosnia and Kosovo without Congressional approval, vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

16. What is the Party of Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s, and who lost the 2000 election as confirmed by a second recount of Florida votes by the “Miami Herald” and a consortium of major news organizations and the ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that blacks were not denied the right to vote?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

17. What Party is against the faith-based initiative, against school vouchers, against school prayers, and takes the black vote for granted without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, lynching blacks and passing the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that caused great harm to blacks?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party

ANSWERS: The correct answer for all questions in Part II of the BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY quiz are all 'b'.

9 comments:

Chimpo said...

BS like this is the reason the founders of our country were completely against politcal parties.

Ed said...

Iraq, Russia, Iran, China... they all have or had one-party governments.

I'm not going to preach that our two parties are all perfect, but it's better than the one-sided parties.

Anonymous said...

How is it BS? Aren't those are all facts?

Which party has fought for vouchers so that inner city kids can get out of failling public schools? Which party has a vested interest in keeping minorities in the inner city, uneducated, and on welfare so they will continue to blindly vote for them?

What was the one issue that moved the black voting block from the Republicans to Democrats? Was it welfare?

george said...

Blogger you have to take into account that the Parties have not maintained a consistent ideology over the years. For example, the Lincoln republicans who freed the slaves were against free trade and supported a uniform tariff, while the democrats were against them on both issues. You can also argue that many old democrats who favored segregation joined the republican party after 1968. Thus changing the ideology of both parties.

But the main point that is disturbing about black voting patterns is not their primary party affiliation, but the degree to which blacks vote for that party.

There are about 40 million blacks in the USA. If they were their own nation, they would be larger than Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Georgia and countless other nations.

When was the last time a democracy of so many people voted 90% for one party? The only time you get elections so one sided are in totalitarian environments. Anyone remember Saddam winning 99% of the vote before the war? That vote was correctly ridiculed.

Think if Venezuela (26 million) had an election and Chavez won 90% of the vote. The press would be all over it claiming voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, dead people voting and the like.

So the real issue is why 40 million vote in such a monolithic way.

AKCB said...

why do 40 million people vote in such a monolithic way? Perhaps they remember the New Deal assistance payments. Or perhaps they remember Robert Kennedy's, and to a lesser extent his brother John, stumbling forays into the Civil Rights movement. Or maybe they remember the 1964 & 1968 Civil Rights Acts signed by LBJ?

Or maybe they remember that, far from being a Democrat/Republican divide as the "quiz" would have you believe the real debate was between northern & southern politicians of all stripes (in the House, not a single member of the 10 southern Republican representatives voted the CRA of 1964 AND the percentage of northern Democrats supporting the act was higher than norther Republicans).

Or maybe they remember the Republican party's "southern strategy" of exploiting racism in poor southern whites or the that the Republican party welcomed with open arms such upstanding Dixiecrats as Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond.

Perhaps they recognize a party that has strayed so far from its abolitionist and classically liberal roots into right-wing dominionist, corportist & neocon philosophy that the tenets of its founding are totally unrecognizable in its current form.

This quiz is pretty much douchebaggery of the highest order.

Ed said...

"This quiz is pretty much douchebaggery of the highest order."


No, what is "douchebaggery" is the plain and simple fact that the Deomcratic Party is all about hand-outs for votes: give people welfare and a reason to sit on the couch five days a week and watch TV while hard-working Americans pay them for it.

And don't even bother retorting that they can't find jobs...

SHITLOADS OF ILLEGALS (on the order of MILLIONS) HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER AND FOUND THE JOBS THAT COUCH BUMS COULD'VE HAD.

And don't bother either to pull out a race card: couch bums are black, white, hispanic, native american... any 'tard of any race who got brainwashed by the Democratic party and now has a couch growing in their ass and welfare checks in their hands.

george said...

"perhaps they remember Robert Kennedy's, and to a lesser extent his brother John, stumbling forays into the Civil Rights movement."

Weren't these the guys who ordered wiretaps on MLK? As far as LBJ, his great society destroyed the black family and his war in Vietnam affected blacks in a higher proportion than it did whites.

Bottom line, NO WHERE IN THE FREE WORLD DOES 90% of the population vote in such a manner. Whether you think it justified or not, the black vote should correctly be considered "monolithic".

george said...

akcb, I will agree with you on the neocons hurting republicans. I wish the democrats would take them back.

chris said...

Don't forget Nixon, a republican, started affirmative action.