Sunday, December 24, 2006
This Day in American History
It was shown as a heroic force for good in the 1915 D. W. Griffith movie The Birth of a Nation, which nearly ruins the otherwise first great epic movie. I like to point out that its members have been, if not exclusively Democrat, overwhelmingly Democrat. The soon to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Robert Byrd (D-WV) was a leader in the Klan in his youth. Yet black Americans vote overwhelmingly for Democrats and think the party specifically organized for the abolition of slavery, the GOP, are the racists. Some mysteries absolutely defy explanation.
The better question is why do poor whites in the south continue to vote for a party who's main agenda is cutting taxes for the wealty and doing away with the capital gains tax?