Biden and Sanders at Democratic presidential debate
Biden and Sanders at Democratic presidential debateReuters

If the upcoming presidential election on November 3, 2020, were not so serious, it would be downright hilarious just watching the Democrats' efforts to project onto President Trump their own lengthy and shameful record of racism.

As Bill Federer of has exhaustively documented:

  • In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices Democrats, decided that Dred Scott, a black slave, was not a citizen, but property.

  • After the Civil War, when Republicans enacted the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in America, southern Democrats reacted by creating the anti-black Jim Crow laws.

  • In 1866, Republican Rep. Thaddeus Stevens introduced legislation to give former slaves “40 acres and a mule,” to help them now that they had their freedom, but Democrats opposed it.

This lopsided picture continued unabated through the 19th century and into the 20th century. Only space limitations prevent me from providing a doctoral thesis' worth of documentation.

  • In 1953, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) proposed “to use whatever authority exists in the office of the President to end segregation”…but Southern Democrat governors objected!

  • In 1964, Democrat senators held the longest filibuster in U.S. history––75 days––to try to prevent the Civil Rights Act from passing. Finally, Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) persuaded the leaders of his party to support a compromised bill, famously saying: “I’ll have those 'n - - ers' voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

  • In 1994, as Stephen Frank documents, then-Senator Joe Biden sponsored a Bill that put tens of thousands of black men in prison—and it took 15 years till President Trump was able to get rid of that discriminatory law.

Into the 21st century

  • In 2009, Sammy Benoit in wrote an article exposing former President Jimmy Carter’s animosity, contempt, even hatred toward Jews and Israel. Among the numerous examples he cited was this: “Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were ‘too many Jews’ on the government's Holocaust Memorial Council.”

  • Democratic WVA Senator Robert Byrd personally filibustered the Civil Rights Bill for 14 hours and 13 minutes on June 10, 1964.

  • In 2010, Byrd was still around and the Senate’s president pro tempore. For many years he had also been a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan–– Exalted Cyclops and Kleagle. Byrd also recruited 150 of his friends to start a new KKK chapter, as well as using the n-word on live television in 2001.

Then-Senator Biden praised Byrd lavishly in his eulogy on the former-KKK member’s death in 2010, as did current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Biden also eulogized arch segregationist Strom Thurmond (D-SC), and had high praise for proud segregationists Sens. James Eastland (D-MS) and Herman Talmadge (D-GA), as well as for Governor George Wallace–– of the famous remark “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”––who blocked black students from entering the University of Alabama.

There is more...

  • Hillary Clinton never fails to break into a thick Southern accent when speaking before a black audience, as in this performance in a church in Alabama and when quoting a hymn familiar to the audience––“I don’t feel no ways tired.”
  • The Democrat Governor of Virginia. Ralph Northam, was pictured smeared in blackface and said he’s not sure if it’s him, but that he distinctly remembers wearing blackface on a different occasion.

  • And who can ever forget Joe Biden’s words on hearing of the candidacy of Barack Obama for president: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

“Bright and clean.” Really.

And yet, former VP Biden is the only candidate the Democrats could think of to run for the presidency. And now he says he prefers a “woman of color” to be his VP. Right here, I could say “I rest my case” about Democrats and racism.

How utterly patronizing! How pathetically bowing to political correctness! How demeaning to cite race instead of experience, credentials, track record, character, voting record, on and on.

Biden sounds like his old boss, Barack Obama, who wanted his regime to “look like America,” and in the name of political correctness and a belief in a globalist/Islamist philosophy ended up with the worst economy, the weakest military, and the most failed medical and education systems in American history. That didn’t look like any America most of the country recognized.

At this point, the Democrat Machine hopes they can get Joe Biden across the finish line so the really extreme far-leftist powers-that-be can inflict their anti-Americanism, antisemitism, and inherent racism––via Antifa and Black Lives Matter––on our entire country.

Clearly, if there is anything systemic about racism in America, it can be found in the Democrats’ DNA.

Joan Swirsky is a New York based award winning author and journalist. Her work can be found at