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HORIST: Klobuchar glorifies a white supremacist President

(Something to ponder during Black History Month.  It is part of a dialogue on racism that the left does not wish to explore.)

In one of her boilerplate speeches, Minnesota Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar glorified one of the most racist presidents since the days of slavery.  In fact, the entire Democratic Party turns a blind eye to his racist history to celebrate him much like Republicans celebrate President Lincoln.

No, I am not talking about Democrat President Woodrow Wilson.  Most Americans already know that he was an outrageous racist as president of Princeton – where he blocked black enrollment – and as President of the United States – where he segregated the military and Executive Branch of the federal government, believed in eugenics – the faux science designating inferior humans — and promoted the Ku Klux Klan.  But even Wilson is honored and revered by modern-day Democrats.  It is no small irony that hypocritical left-wing Democrats gather at the Woodrow Wilson Center – a progressive think-tank.

Klobuchar’s reference is to President Franklin Roosevelt – the autocrat President who was characterized as America’s first dictator, who was elected to four terms in the White House – the last within weeks of his expected death.  Like most autocrats, he clung to power until his death.  He was so dangerous that Congress immediately passed a constitutional amendment limiting future presidents to two terms.

Klobuchar relates an apocryphal story of a weeping man – sometimes white, sometimes black depending on the storyteller — watching Roosevelt’s funeral train pass by.  When asked if he knew the President, the man said, “No, but he knew me.”  Klobuchar uses the story to proffer the claim that she – like Roosevelt – knows each of us.  Nice story, but she honors a man who was an avid racist and White supremacist.

More than Wilson, Roosevelt is revered by Democrats, including most blacks.  It is based on ignorance of America’s racial history the permeates American politics.  Not only was Roosevelt a hardcore racist, his policies did more damage to the lives of black Americans than any President since the end of slavery.

To wit.

  1. FDR was the young navy officer who carried out the segregation of the military as part of the Wilson administration.
  2. In his run for governor of New York, he ordered that his staff should not allow negroes to have photographs with him.
  3. He opposed marriage between the races – and even stated that a child conceived between a Caucasian and an Asian – specifically a Chinese person — would result in an “unfortunate” outcome.
  4. He ordered the rounding up of Japanese Americans to be sent off to concentration camps during World War II. He said it was because we were at war with Japan.  However, he assured German and Italian Americans that he would not do such a thing to those of European ancestry.
  5. FDR’s New Deal policies were crafted by southern racists and designed to take jobs away from blacks so that Depression-desperate whites could take them. Prior to the Depression, black and white unemployment rate was about the same – although blacks had the lowest level jobs.  Because of his policies, black unemployment rose to over 50 percent while white unemployment rose only to 20 percent.
  6. The NAACP of the time called Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act (NRA) the Negro Riddance Act.

(Several years ago, I was giving a speech at a black Baptist church.  A lady parishioner said blacks appreciate Roosevelt because “he got us out of the Depression.”  I had to remind that lady that based on the history of black unemployment in Democrat-run cities, they were not out of the Depression yet.  But I digress.)

  1. FDR’s sadly successful plan to use welfare as a means or maintaining black loyalty was advanced by Roosevelt – replacing social justice, economic opportunity, safe streets and freedom of mobility with the new civil rights of generational dependency. The idea was conceived in Chicago by a black congressman named William Dawson.  FDR had him appointed vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee to implement the plan across the nation.  Segregated blacks in our major cities still suffer from the effects of that social policy.
  2. One of the crafters of the New Deal was Hugo Black – who FDR would later put on the Supreme Court alongside his other racist appointments. Black was a former member and unrepentant sympathizer of the Ku Klux Klan.
  3. Virtually every program of the New Deal was administered by racists. When whites were compensated for the loss of land to be used to create the TVA, blacks were not.  The Boulder Damn project had 25,000 workers and only 25 blacks could be counted.
  4. During World War II, German prisoners in Texas were allowed to be seated in theaters in the front rows with white American soldiers while black American servicemen were relegated to the back rows. German soldiers were even allowed to have jobs on local farms while blacks could not.
  5. Roosevelt spent time at a spa in Warms Springs, Georgia for the supposed healing quality of the waters – especially in terms of polio. Blacks were not allowed, with Roosevelt claiming that blacks did not get polio.  What few people know is that FDR owned the spa.  It was his policy that banned blacks – including children with polio.
  6. Roosevelt held an annual birthday party at the spa to which America’s elite would assemble and drop lots of money on the President. The spa was so notorious for its racism, that black leaders refused to participate in the fundraising.
  7. Roosevelt supported malicious medical programs that involuntarily sterilized black women — known in the community as a “Negro appendectomy.”
  8. It was during that progressive era that black males were intentionally infected with syphilis to “study” the advancement of the disease – and were not properly treated even after the penicillin vaccine had become a common cure.
  9. When the American track star Jesse Owens won gold medals against Hitler’s team in the 1939 Olympics, the white American players were invited to the White House, but not superstar Owens. When it was said that Hitler snubbed Owens, the athlete said, “No, my President snubbed me.”

And the list goes on … and on … and on.  Roosevelt lived and governed as THE most racist and a white supremacist of the Twentieth Century – alongside Wilson.  Although Wilson’s racist policies were never able to have the enduring impact of Roosevelt – an impact that is still found in America’s segregated and impoverished inner cities.

While Democrats, the left-wing media and the entire progressive movement have called for the removal and destruction of the statues and monuments of Confederate leaders, they lift their glasses high to toast a man who was not only a strident racist, but an outrageous hypocrite, to boot.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

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  1. michael gladstone

    Democrats are.famous for destroying the English language and American history. Finally, .Mr Horist is stating the truth.

  2. Duane Hayes

    In addition, FDR worked to stop anti lynching laws as requested by southern Democrats. I found this out courtesy of D’Souza.

    • David Barron

      So what you are saying is that FDR wanted Lynching? Please show us your proof that this existed or we will consider the comment as worthless.

      • Larry Horist

        David Barron. Duane did not say FDR endorsed lynching but that he opposed a federal law against lynching. In other words, he was willing to allow it to run rampant in the Democrat southland. Hell …. even those doing the lynching spoke out against it in public. The point remains … FDR was a racist and white supremacist.

  3. JC

    Klobuchar is just one more confused Democrat that doesn’t know the difference between lying and running for president.

  4. David Barron

    First of all we are comparing apples to oranges. In the times of FDR the world was much different. Laws, which Congress makes and the President only approves or disapproves what is presented, were as such for back then. We cannot compare what was present at that time without looking at the full history of what was going on. In the article we see that President Franklin Roosevelt is labeled as a power hungry despot that would not leave office. What was going on at that time where it was extremely unwise to be changing horses in the middle of a raging river? We were at War with two nations at the same time and in two different parts of the world! We needed a strong leader, one who knew what was going on all the time to put the world back in balance and stop those warning nations from advancing their murderous and ambitions grabs of entire countries while wiping out those that opposed them. President Franklin Roosevelt was what this nation needed at the time and he did the job.
    Instead of degrading what he accomplished, keeping this nation and the world pretty much free, we should be praising him for what he accomplished and doing it while undergoing his debilitating physical problems and not showing the enemies his weaknesses.
    It is only our Socialistic Democrats, who today want to destroy everything in their way in order to rebuild our nation into the Socialistic State they envision through their eyes. I, as a veteran and a red blooded American, don’t appreciate this constant attack on my values, on my country, on my beliefs, and on my integrity. To me what President Franklin Roosevelt did is to assure that individuals who do oppose what I feel is important, still have the freedom to do so under our form of government. What I do not believe in is their right, as a minority of the citizens, is to change our way of life, our values, and our beliefs so that we need to conform to their warped since of values, beliefs, and life. We have a Congress who has been charged with the duty of representing ALL Americans and to enforce our laws, make better laws, and properly manage this country so that American will continue to lead the world as a Free Nation, under God, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all. President Franklin Roosevelt assured that would continue.

    • Shelley H Cruz

      Thank you very much for articulating what I could not! FDR was a remarkable brave man, who without doubt had some serious flaws. But he led this country through a terrible time in history! I would not call the Japanese camps “concentration camps”. There is no comparison to the Nazi camps,. However, it was a very misquided policy and tragic for many who lost their property etc. There is no mention of how much influence Eleanor Roosevelt had in tempering some of FDR’s ideas. She was a champion for the Jewish Immigrants She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. Following her husband’s death in 1945, Roosevelt remained active in politics for the remaining 17 years of her life. It is too easy to twist history to meet your current political agenda.

      • Larry Horist

        you folks sure do not know your history. We did not enter the war until FDR was in office for 8 years. He did not end the Great Depression. Unemployment levels remained at Depression levels until the war broke out and we sold military equipment to Europe. And his policies were racist….. as were Wilson’s. But do not excuse him for the times because in those same times Coolidge and Harding pursued policies that were not racist. They and the GOP were fighting against Democrat racism. That is why the GOP wanted an anti-lynching law and passed the first civil rights laws since Reconstruction. Check out your history.

    • Steve Bagley

      The destruction of confederate statues is not only stemming from socialist democrats – it’s stemming from the left…period. This is why the party is so hypocritical – they pick and choose based on how the political winds are blowing – and they do this ten-fold more than conservatives.
      Here’s another great example of the left’s selectivity. Just look at how they revere Margaret Sanger and present awards in her name – Hillary was presented her award – disgusting.
      Regarding blacks and immigrants
      “they are…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”
      She was the founder of Planned Parenthood – what a misnomer. The only thing planned is the murdering of innocent lives. Adoption is a great thing.

  5. Betty L. Smith

    My husbands uncle was a devout Democrat and hated blacks and said Republican’s were the scum of the earth. This is the way they thought and this was in the 50’s. We couldn’t believe he would say something like that, and we grew up in the south and never hated blacks. My husband at the time was in the 82nd Air Borne. It was segregated and he never had a problem with having a black around him. If the black people would check back on history they would see that the Democrat’s were behind the KKK, not the Republican’s. Why the black people usually vote Democratic is beyond me.

  6. TurtleShroom

    The entire American welfare system was designed and administered by the men who ran Jim Crow.

    It was LBJ, though, that re-enslaved the black race, not FDR. His “Great Society” was the direct result of him and his fellow Jim Crow segregationists trying to stop the black race.

    JFK believed the opposite. I believe that it was LBJ and the Old South that got Lee Harvey Oswald to kill JFK. That is how much LBJ hated blacks.

    • Tim

      it was the deep state that killed JFK, not Lee Harvey Oswald….turtle is a moron

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  8. Tim

    read some of Lincoln’s speeches, he was a white supremacist that destroyed the republic as a socialist and enslaved ALL men to the Den of Corruption, that we still enjoy today

    • Larry Horist

      Tim. You need to read all of Lincoln’s speeches. He was an abolitionist all his life. I know it is fashionable among liberal elite to take a few passages out of context and mislabel Lincoln, but that is just ignorant. You need to study Lincoln in depth … not just repeach street gossip.