Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican and remained a Republican until the day he died as affirmed by his niece, Dr. Alveda C. King

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  1. Martin Luther King Jr. writes this about the 1964 Republican National Convention:
    "The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The “best man” at this ceremony was a senator whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy."

      • LOL, he never said that. What we have here is the very fool that the Internet was created for. He read that somewhere, wanted to believe it, and repeated it…as so many ignorant people do these days.

        MLK lived in his time. So he saw first hand that the demokkkRAT party created the KKK, wrote and enforced the Jim Crow laws, unleashed dogs and fire hoses on peaceful protestors and opposed the Republican Civil Rights bills of BOTH 1957 and 1964.

        But of one were completely ignorant of these facts, and read this on the Internet…he would have no way of knowing that it would make absolutely no sense to anyone living at the time.

        • MLK wasn’t a democrat …he wasn’t a republican either —if you’d like to see the source of that [famous] excerpt, check out his autobiography at your local library, or from Amazon.com …I agree, the Internet is not the always the best source of information.

  2. "Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly."

    Right, as in it won't get approved because hujavascript: hideMsgBox();rts the right-wing misinformation efforts.

  3. Well, it looks like Dr King withdrew support and took issue to Goldwater at that time. Dr. Alveda King shared about her Grandfather, Father, and Uncle can also be correct, as they were historicallyRepublican.

    • No it is not historically correct. His niece, who barely knew him, made this claim years ago and has since recanted it. His wife, Coretta Scott King, stated adamantly multiple times before her death that MLK was NEVER a Republican and all such claims are simply false and usually to support some Republican agenda.

      Prior to 1964, MLK studiously stayed independent because he wanted to appeal to both parties. But the 1964 platform and nomination of Goldwater was the first instance (poorly executed) of the Southern Strategy, which the GOP uses to this day. Kevin Phillips subsequently refined the Southern Strategy, which was wholly based on racist appeals via "code word" phrases and "dog whistle" politics. That's the strategy Nixon used to win in 1968. It's the same racist strategy that Lee Atwater admitted to on his deathbed in helping Reagan get elected twice. It's the same racist strategy that GOP National Chairman Ken Mehlman apologized to the NAACP for using, yet again in 2004 elections.

      Another commenter above quoted what MLK wrote about the GOP. The GOP chose to become a white supremacist party. Now it has idiots like Donald Trump spouting racist nonsense every other sentence. I hope the GOP nominates Trump. They'll be beaten so badly that Reagan's win in 1980 will look mild in comparison.

      • The Republican Party fought to end slavery. Remember Abe Lincoln? More democrats than republicans voted against the civil rights act of 1964. America is not a racist country, and the Republican Party is not a racist party. Both accusations are lies. You spread hate in an effort to divide America in an effort to maintain power, victimizing the very people you claim to advocate for. I believe blacks are just as capable of reaching for and attaining the American Dream as everyone else. There are countless examples of those who have done it. In fact, the only candidate I have sent money to in 2016 is Ben Carson. I backed him because of his character, not the color of his skin. You, cara, are a race baiter who is blind to the real color blind America I know. Stop selling hate. You're damaging America and blacks.

      • The further you go back in history, the Republicans were the one ALWAYS on the blacks side, Moron! That is HISTORICAL FACT. Your fucking liberal beliefs are mental. You people just make shit up.

      • You have some serous problems, Obama must of gone to speak to your college a few times .. or you are a fan .
        He has brainwashed a whole generation.. look at all of you in 2016 election , you cant even handle the election, all children are under stress.. for the fear campaign Obama ran ,with lies .. and the media ,and the actors …

      • Thank you for your comments. I encourage you and challenge you if you haven't already to see the documentary Hillary's America I read the book. I would like you to try to refute any of the documentation made by Dinesh D'Souza a brillant Indian born scholar. Democrats and Republicans have much clean up and and neither party is far from perfect however historically pre and post Civil War the Democratic party has been the main abuser and user a black people. And they continue to do it to this day.

      • Cara Ramsey what were you saying about Trump bring nominated and “beaten so badly”?! Hahahaha!

        You liberal liars are beyond foolish and the true racists. I think the Democrats are starting to have a light shone on their history and present.

        You think the Republican Party party that was and IS the party of civil rights just changed? I don’t think so. The Dems would have you see it that way. Their only hand is to give minorities scraps, in exchange for votes. Soon people will be waking up to the scam though.

        Anyways…what did you say about Trump losing??? I bet you believed mainstream media! Lol!

  4. Withdrawing support from a candidate does not in and of itself indicate that King was not a Republican. That would be equivalent to what happened with Mitt Romney when Many Republicans advocated withdrawing support from him based on past voting records. King is on record as having voted for both Eisenhower in the 1950s and Richard Nixon in the 1960 election.

    • Why are White people trying to claim MLK, because when he was alive he was a Communist among other things.
      And for the person who says it’s on record that Dr. King voted ,for Eisenhower and Nixon. You’re a liar, secret ballot idiot.

  5. If anyone has any sense, all you got to do is research history then you will know the truth.
    Lies fail and truth prevails.
    Republicians has always through history fault for equal rights for Blacks.

  6. What is this “all through history “.
    The Republican party only dates back to 1854,shortly before the Civil War.
    Even though some Black people, not the racist idiot who doesn’t know he’s racist in referring to people as “The Blacks”)
    Some people were Republicans, but in most instances that meant little.
    And MLKs neice ,recanted her statement 3 years later. Dr King himself went to whoever help black people, and that was the Democratic party.

  7. It was said that JFK made the call to get MLK out of jail before the 1960 election. Nixon couldn’t get Eisenhower’s approval during the lame duck period. Robert Kennedy disapproved and another advisor convinced JFK it was a vote getter It was then that MLK publicly praised JFK, but he was a Republican voter.
    The Civil Rights act of 1964 was passed with 80% of the Republicans & 61% of Democrats. Goldwater voted against it because he opposed federal power, not civil rights. JFK voted against previous Civil Rights bills.
    The first black Congressmen and Senators were Republicans.
    The Southern states stayed Democratic until fairly recently with Fritz Hollings and Robert Byrd noted for their support of Dixiecrat policies. Thurmond was never a KKK member and opposed lynching and poll taxes.

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