The Origins of White Supremacy? Democrats.
Ann Coulter claims “…newly elected Democrats are ‘Jews, Muslims and queers’ who hate white men…”
On Ingraham's Fox News show, Ann Coulter describes her version of the Dem party
"I mean you have the Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with the college queers … you must hate white men. It's the one thing they have in common" pic.twitter.com/xGWe0wH2uP
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) December 12, 2018
Through a distorted recapitulation of post-war reconstruction politics, the Democrats argued that the Republican Party obstructed the good governance of North Carolina after the Civil War and that the fusionist politics of recent years were doing the same again. In July 1868, the Democrats recalled, the Republican Party took over the state political apparatus. “No party ever had a better opportunity to serve a people and win their gratitude” they reflected, “but no party ever treated a people worse.” (Item #382, 7) In an address before the state legislature in 1870, the Democrats enumerated their claims against Radical Republicanism, which they understood to be ruining the state, in an attempt to win political support across party lines. “In the battle we are about to join against Radicalism, reckless extravagance, corruption, swindling, imbecility, and partisan tyranny” they stated, “why should we stop to inquire whether our leaders were in the past Whigs, Democrats, Unionists or Secessionists, so they but lead us to victory and save us from a defeat, the result of which would be nothing less than absolute ruin of the state?” (Item #382, 9) Victorious in the legislative elections of 1870, the Democrats then set out to restore North Carolina’s good governance—a Democratic-controlled, elitist governance.
Following 1870, the next two decades, the Democrats of 1898 remembered, were decades of respectable governance. “So, in 1870,” they recalled, “the Democratic Party obtained control of the legislative branch of government and held it continuously til 1894…During these twenty-four years the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party alone was responsible for the legislation of the State. The challenge is made to the most malignant enemy of this party” the Democrats dared, “to institute the most rigid, searching investigation into the record of that party during all these long years, and it is boldly asserted that he will be unable to find a single scandal, or a single act of dishonesty or extravagance.” (Item #382, 13) To the Democrats, 1894 meant an overhaul of their respectable system as Populists sought out spoils from the Republicans, despite having few political interests in common. (Item #342, 49) Between 1894 and 1898, then, the fusionist government did what the Republican Party had done following the Civil War, that is, defile the government with corruption and ignorance, and threaten the prosperity of North Carolina. It was against the problems caused by fusionism, then that the Democrats campaigned.
Source: Civil War Era NC