From Jackson to Joe: The Democrat Party’s Long History of Character Assassination and Cheating


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“To say that corrupt means corrupt the ends is to believe in the immaculate conception of ends and principles. The real arena is corrupt and bloody. Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.”
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

If there are two things running rampant in this country right now, it is character assassination and election fraud—instigated and perpetuated by Democrats, but tacitly endorsed or permitted by corrupt Republicans.  This is hardly anything new.  The Democrat party has been relying on underhand tactics to secure victory since its very inception.  Alinsky may have produced, to a large extent, the modern Democrat party’s philosophy and tactics, but he himself came out of a mentality created not only by Marxism but by the Democrats of the past and their philosophy.

From the beginning, Democrats mainly relied on character assassination and outright lies to further their campaigns.  The very first Democrat president, Andrew Jackson, took down his opponent through clever but completely untrue accusations, widely circulated and imaginatively related (with a great deal of name-calling—similar to today).  Even biased sources have to admit that, while Andrew Jackson’s life provided an abyss of corruption and character flaws that might reasonably convince Americans he was no fit president, the widely circulated and colorfully woven attacks on John Quincy Adams were baseless.  Jackson was undoubtedly a war hero from the War of 1812, but, aside from that, his life was hardly admirable.  “Jackson was famed for his incendiary temper and had led a life filled with violence and controversy.  He had taken part in several duels, killing a man in a notorious one in 1806.” 

Furthermore, Jackson had militia members under his command executed after they were accused of deserting in 1815, an action that was not only severe but actually had a very “shaky” legal basis.  While Jackson’s wife may have been accidentally a bigamist (believing she had been divorced when she married Andrew, even though she wasn’t), there were more solid allegations of adultery and violence against him during his frontier days.  And, as Dinesh D’Souza showed in his movie Hilary’s America, Jackson was a hardened racist and a vicious slave owner.  The main attacks against President Adams claimed that he had procured an American girl as a mistress for the czar while a diplomat in Russia, and that he had used government funds to buy a billiards table for the White House, both of which were completely baseless and untrue.  That didn’t stop the Democrats, Jackson’s supporters, from trying to pass off Adams as a dishonest “pimp” at every opportunity, though.

History Net reports a rise in actual cheating in elections post-Civil War (especially post-Reconstruction), when the Democrats, having lost the war with the Republicans, turned to more devious but no less racist and violent means for ensuring the disenfranchisement of black Americans and for stopping the rapid power gain of the Republican party.

“Between 1865 and 1900, there were 262 disputed House elections. Most occurred in the states of the former Confederacy. The 1880 election that produced the 47th Congress of 1881-83 gave rise to 19 cases of alleged election fraud. One egregious example was the race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina. In that state’s First Congressional District, a one-two punch of violence and fraud wrenched political power away from a black majority that had voted strongly Republican during Reconstruction.”

Leading up to the 1880 election, there were numerous instances where Democrats used hired or volunteer thugs to ensure a Democrat would win an election he was likely to lose, and the Ku Klux Klan was not the only group of formerly Confederate Democrats who participated.  The congressional race mentioned above provides a striking example.  Samuel J. Lee, a former slave, an outstanding attorney, and the first black speaker of the South Carolina House, was running for Congress in Darlington County.  The county was majority black and had formerly voted 80% Republican.  Thanks to the moving of a polling place last minute on election day, and Democrat Red Shirts aggressively wielding guns and knives to prevent any black Republicans from getting into the polls, the county went 90% Democrat and the former slave-owning Democrat John S. Richardson “won” the election over Lee.  Lee’s contesting of the election cited evidence of moving of polling places, ballot stuffing, voter intimidation, and prevention of poll workers from doing their jobs. Sound familiar, anyone?

The Elections Committee Democrats, with the help of a couple of corrupt Republicans, rejected Lee’s suit.  The House passed a minority resolution to unseat Richardson, but various devious Democrat tactics, such as the “disappearing quorum” (members not voting even when present), ensured that the fraudulent election held and Lee did not succeed in claiming his seat.  This sort of intimidation, ballot stuffing, etc., was widespread in the South before as well as during the Jim Crow era on the part of Democrats, and more elections than Richardson’s were fraudulent.

This voter fraud continued well into the 1900s, even when the Civil Rights Movement began to ensure the wane of activities among openly terrorist groups like the KKK and Red Shirts.  As John Surinak wrote in an opinion piece for the Lake Geneva Regional News, “At one time, my father was a good Democrat.  He was a delegate to the Michigan State Democratic Convention and voted three times for Truman for president. Yes, you are correct, Truman only ran once for president. Dad’s voting escapade was arranged by the State Democratic Party. In 1952, he became a Republican and voted only once in each election. In 1959, Mayor Daley (D), after votes in other parts of the state of Illinois were counted, declared the vote count for Chicago making sure it was enough for Kennedy’s victory.  Mayor Daley gave the infamous instructions to Democrats, ‘vote early, vote often.’”  Solid evidence pointed to the fact that Daley stuffed ballots and otherwise rigged the election in Illinois (and if Nixon had won Illinois and Texas, two states the Republicans contested as showing voter fraud, he would have been president) to ensure John Kennedy would win the presidential election (see 12/14/20 Mark Levin podcast).  So, both Harry Truman and John Kennedy “won” the presidency in elections where cheating may or may not have pushed them over the top.

Even President Obama (an ardent admirer of Saul Alinsky), who ran against two less-than-inspirational candidates (John McCain and Mitt Romney), cheated—apparently Democrats can’t help themselves.  The Democrats have never believed in the Constitution, certainly, from Andrew Jackson forward, but they now seem incapable of facing a legitimate election, even when the odds are apparently in their favor.  Concerning the 2012 Election, Townhall notes that there were five swing states where election fraud was carried out by Democrats to ensure an Obama victory.  As one example states, “In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote. An additional 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties have voter registration rates over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious. Obama miraculously won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland, and received over 99% of the vote where GOP inspectors were illegally removed.”

And, of course, this 2020 election is perhaps the biggest scam in American history (see my other articles).  The “Trumpslide” absolutely crushed Biden—and yet, due to corrupt, oligarchical, and cowardly judges, legislators, and congressmen in both parties, Joe Biden may be sworn in as the next president of the United States.  This election fraud tactic is nothing new, as someone like Samuel Lee could have told us; but, it is just as effective now as it was when Lee lost his seat.  Sadly, too, the character assassination of opponents and blatant mendacities about them, as old as the Democrat party, apparently still works on the judges and representatives of this country, even if half of all American voters are finally sick of it.

Our Republic literally hangs in the balance.  We should all pray that Truth and Justice will triumph.  Let us pray that the words of the Father of our Country George Washington were correct when he said, “Truth will ultimately prevail, when there is pains to bring it to light.”

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