150 Years Ago Today… Republicans Freed the Slaves

Another Great moment in Republican Party History.
On this day in 1863 Republicans freed the slaves.

Republicans rejoiced. Democrats cursed.
Grand Old Partisan reported:

On New Year’s Day in 1863, the Republican Party’s Emancipation Proclamation came into effect. While Republicans rejoiced, Democrat politicians and newspapers denounced President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) for freeing slaves. Demonstrating their depravity, New York’s Gov. Horatio Seymour, who would be the 1868 Democrat presidential nominee, denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as “a proposal for the butchery of women and children.” The Louisville Daily Democrat called it “an outrage of all constitutional law, all human justice, all Christian feeling.”

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  • David

    Look at the consequences now

  • ruready?

    As soon as the blacks got the vote, the democrats manipulated them and bought them off for slave wages. In other words, most blacks are still slaves. They are and it is depairingly sad. I despise democrats for exploiting the black man’s opportunity to be freedom.

  • bigkahuna

    And 100 years later Liberals started to reverse the process with welfare, foodstamps and the bigotry of low expectations. 150 years later…They have succeeded

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  • Oops. Wrong thread. Sigh. New Year’s Day.

  • Lime Lite

    And now they’re instrumental in destroying America from within. Not sure if this is the outcome Lincoln foresaw? Expect things to get worse going forward. They have smelled victory and together with the liberals, Muslims, bitter Hispanics and other third-world immigrants with no skin in the game, America will become a shell of it’s former self.

  • Robert Herbo

    Overheard several days later, “I did what?”

  • and the democrap party has spent the last 140 years trying to re-enslave blacks and all thier opponents.

    right after the civil war the democrap party should have been outlawed.

  • bg


    Democrats Have an Appetite for Slavery

    scroll for more..

    missing links:

    “House Negros”


    scroll for more..


  • who is going to free the american worker from their enslavement by the american politican in 2013?

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  • Ceroth

    And the Democrats of today are trying to re-enslave us.

  • Jack

    And now the repubics just sit back and let the dems call them racists and make up history.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    That was then, this is now and things have certainly changed. I need only cite the constant racist comments on this blog. GP readers racist???? I know, I know…. Fire away, I’m logging off for the evening. Happy new year.

  • airon-later

    A Liberal Republican ( Lincoln ) was the driving force in emancipating the slaves in this country. Moreover, the hardline Republicans of the day – and yes, some Democrats – were against this. And as anyone with even a partically functioning brainstem should easily recognize, the centrist Republican party of Lincoln’s era is NOTHING like the Republican party ( centrist or otherwise ) of today. I find it quite ironic and more than a shade pathetic that the Modern American Right excuse or deflect their actions in today’s socio-political climate by saying “oh, oh, oh, but WE freed the slaves!!!!” To quote Joe Biden…………..MALARKEY!!! For all his hyper-partisan dribblings, Hoft likely knows that this post – and a plurality of the vaccuous nonsense he vomits out into the cyber-landscape – flies in the face of well recorded history and the reality of our modern era. But, if it makes you sleep better at night to boast that the Republican party actually care about the oppressed in this country, that’s your perogative. Unfortunately, that won’t make it correct.

  • Elizabeth

    I agree with several of the comments. The blacks are still slaves, but they don’t realize it. They are slaves to the Democrat party which keeps the majority of them down and “in their place” in crime infested cities, where they aren’t allowed to protect themselves (GUN CONTROL). Many millions of black babies have been murdered on abortion tables, thanks to the Democrat mentality that its “your choice”. Funny how Democrats are only “pro choice” when it comes to baby killing, but they don’t want you to have a choice to be able to protect yourself with a gun or have a choice whether or not to work for a union. Most of the major cities are run by Democrats, which has gone on for decades and nothing ever gets better for black people. Despite all this, blacks continue to vote Democrat.

  • Lyle

    Another reason NOT to vote Republican.

  • Buzzy

    It’s more than time for the Republicans to demand that actual history be taught, not the version which keeps the blacks in victimhood. The first black slave owner, fully a slave not an indentured servant, was a black man named Anthony Johnson.


  • Buzzy

    Now we have blacks in state school committees, in VA and Fla. wanting to claim that blacks are not intelligent enough to be able to keep up with the rest of the population in test scoring. They rank every other race above the intelligence level of blacks because they claim that blacks “don’t start at the same place.” Why aren’t blacks outreaged at those that want to call them dumb, stupid, and not as smart as the other races?

  • bg


    Buzzy #20 January 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    via link at #11..

    Black Slave Owners

    [According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.

    To return to the census figures quoted above, this 28 percent is certainly impressive when compared to less than 1.4 percent of all American whites and less than 4.8 percent of southern whites. The statistics show that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters.]

    disclaimer.. albeit Blacks still have it much better in America, and that
    by far the least number of slaves were shipped to America, it’s still no
    excuse for what was done to Blacks in America, that said, not to mention
    what was done to Whites..


    Segal also observed that: “White slaves from Christian Spain, Central
    and Eastern Europe” were also shipped into the Middle East and served
    in the “palaces of rulers and the establishments of the rich.” He records
    that: “All slavic eunuchs.are castrated in that region and the operation
    is performed by Jewish merchants.”]


  • JenBee

    Not surprised at all that airon-later pops in to troll this thread… no Dem/Progressive can stand to see in print the fact that it was indeed the Republican party that freed the slaves. He must therefore do all he can to deflect and distract from this FACT OF HISTORY, or else his Dem party looks bad.

    But airon-later, no matter how much you troll, no matter how much you push your Alinsky rules (‘Repeat something enough and the ignorant masses will believe it’), no matter how much you desperately try to deflect, no matter how much you want us to believe your revisionist history, the FACT is that the Republican party has done so much more than your party to advance the freedom of Blacks and other minorities.

    1863 – First Hispanic governor was a Republican

    1864 – Republicans freed the slaves

    1866 – Republicans passed the 14th Amendment

    1869 – Republicans passed the 15th Amendment

    1870 – First African-American Senator was a Republican

    1871 – Republicans outlawed the Ku Klux Klan

    1875 – Republicans passed the 1875 Civil Rights Act

    1887 – First women mayors in America were Republicans

    1924 – Republicans passed the Indian Citizenship Act

    1928 – First Hispanic US Senator was a Republican

    1938 – First Asian-American US Senator was a Republican

    1957 – Republicans passed the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    July 17, 1862
    Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

    April 8, 1865
    13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

    April 9, 1866
    Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

    May 10, 1866
    U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

    February 3, 1870
    After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

    March 1, 1875
    Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

    May 21, 1919
    Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no

    August 4, 1965
    Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose.



  • paul52

    Not much mention of this on lamestream media, if any. Hmmm…..

  • The whole Republican versus Democrat thing with the Civil War is out of context. The fact that few Republicans resisted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, shows that Democrats were either for liberty–or used liberty is a disguise. While Republicans were just trying to appease rioters, looters and Counterculture commies. I know that we would of been better off without the South on both counts. Thank you Lord, that i am a Yankee.


    The Civil War ruined our Nativist movement.

  • Patty

    Gee! Doubt if MSNBC will be jumping through hoops to tell the nation this.

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  • donnersturm1933

    Freed from slavery 150 years ago – and they’re STILL bitching about it.

    “Git ovah it!”

  • Martha Donnelly

    Typical of most politician’s, however, Lincoln only freed the slaves of the Confederacy not the slaves who were building the US Capitol.

  • Firepower, ‘freed the slaves’ should read: rid the Republic of the institution of slavery in the South.

  • bg


    #25 January 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm
    S. Wesley Mcgranor

    yeah right..

    tell me,

    why do you have a computer if you’re
    not going to research your opinions??

    more at link, in connecting links, and threads..


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  • dek512

    Then why did this great document not free slaves in border states or regions of the south that were under Federal control???

  • bg
  • DecentAmerican

    #17…oh here is this ignorant uneducated racist Aironlater again, spewing his nonsense. Constant whining about how GOP then is different from GOP now, blah blah blah. All of that is simply trying to come up with a logical defense for your Dem party’s UGLY history. But you can’t. You CAN’T chnage your history just because you don’t like.

    YOU, THE DEMs, founded the KKK
    YOU instituted Jim Crow laws
    YOU filibustered the Civil Rights act.

    It was all YOU. It is utter nonsense to believe that one day the parties decided to “switch”, that is just a convenient way to try to wash away your racist history.


    As for helping the oppressed, exactly how how your Dem party and your messiah helped blacks, even today? Unemployment higher for blacks, up to 50% fir black youth. The GOP wants to help all get out of entitlements, but you and the Dems want to keep them in chains.

    Always remember, and it is permanently affixed in history with volumes of evidence:


    And, poor ignorant racist Aironlater, none of your childish foot stomping and rewriting history will change that. Get a good education already, won’t ya?

  • Patty
  • BG, i am not typing a college dissertation. I am anti-intellectual; with an affinity with history and tradition.

  • BG, there is an e in Negro[e]s.

  • Ray

    Lincoln shredded the constitution and expanded government. Sounds like someone we might know.

  • bg


    Lady Mondegreen #16 January 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    you mean the drive by troll droppings of those
    whom regulars in here rebut and expose?? 😯

    racist, hardly La Mo..

    you on the other hand are always making false claims about
    everyone in here, but hey, at least one could say you’re non
    -discriminate.. /s/


  • bg


    S. Wesley Mcgranor #39 January 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    so i’m a lousy typist..

    and if you had clicked on the link
    you’d have known i knew that..


  • bg


    S. Wesley Mcgranor #39 January 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    btw, it can be spelled either way, meantime,
    there’s nothing wrong with Negros.. 🙂


  • wtd

    Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of Legacy of Jihad” and Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism posted a thread comparing Islamic Slavery against American Slavery during Lincoln’s time. . .

    Sesquicentennial Comparisons—Black Slavery in America and Ottoman Turkey

    This weekend, I came upon a remarkable lecture/paper presented at the Anthropological Society of London, and published in its Journal (Vol. 8, 1870-1871, pp. 85-96), “On the Negro Slaves in Turkey.” The presentation was not only a very informed analysis of black slavery in Ottoman Turkey, particularly Istanbul, through 1869, but also included a unique contemporaneous, objective comparison of the plight of black slaves in Turkey and America, during that era.


  • bg


    CO2HOG™ #1 January 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    excellent link..


  • bg


    wtd #44 January 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    [But at the same time it must be taken into account that this great demand for Negro slaves is based upon reasons far above fashion or fancy, as slavery is inherent in the religious and social system of Mohammedanism, and is congenial to the ideas and customs of Mussulman nations. This assertion that slavery is inherent in the very system of Islamism will startle many who believe in the compatibility of that antiquated system with modern civilisation. The arguments, however, which I am going to bring forward cannot fail from establishing such a fact as an axiom, putting it thus beyond the pale of controversy. I will therefore prove that slavery is inherent in the religious system; inherent in the social system; and, also, congenial to the ideas and customs of Mohammedan nations.]

    thanks, but not news to me, slavery in Islam is alive and well as i type..

    and imho, there is no comparison that can be made..



    [However, with the birth of Islam came a rebirth of the slave trade. As Ronald Segal in “Islam’s Black Slaves” documents: “When Islam conquered the Persian Sassanid Empire and much of the Byzantine Empire, including Syria and Egypt, in the 7th Century, it acquired immense quantities of gold.stripping churches and monasteries.either directly or by taxes, payable in gold, imposed on the clergy and looting gold from.tombs.the state encouraged the search and sanctioned the seizure, in return for a fifth of the finds.”

    Segal notes: “Female slaves were required in considerable numbers for.musicians, singers and dancers.many more were bought for domestic workers.and many were in demand as concubines. The harems of rulers could be enormous. The harem of Abdal Rahman III (912 – 961) in Cordoba contained over 6000 concubines! And the one in the Fatimid Palace in Cairo had twice as many.”

    Islam’s Black Slaves also reveals that the castration of male slaves was common place. “The Calipha in Baghdad at the beginning of the 10th Century had 7000 black eunuchs and 4000 white eunuchs in his palace.” It was noted that there were widespread “homosexual relations” as well. Islam’s Black Slaves notes that Islamic teachers throughout the centuries consistently defended slavery: “For there must be masters and slaves.” Others noted that blacks “lack self-control and steadiness of mind and they are overcome by fickleness, foolishness and ignorance. Such are the blacks who live in the extremity of the land of Ethiopia, the Nubians, Zanj and the like.”

    Ibn Khaldun (1332 – 1406) the pre-eminent Islamic medieval historian and social thinker wrote: “The Negro nations are as a rule submissive to slavery.because they have attributes that are quite similar to dumb animals.”

    By the Middle Ages, the Arab word “abd” was in general use to denote a black slave while the word “mamluk” referred to a white slave. Even as late as the 19th Century, it was noted that in Mecca “there are few families.that do not keep slaves.they all keep mistresses in common with their lawful wives.”

    It was noted that black slaves were castrated “based on the assumption that the blacks had an ungovernable sexual appetite.”

    When the Fatimids came to power they slaughtered all the tens of thousands of black military slaves and raised an entirely new slave army. Some of these slaves were conscripted into the army at age ten. From Persia to Egypt to Morocco, slave armies from 30000 to up to 250000 became common-place.

    Even Ronald Segal, who is most sympathetic to Islam and clearly prejudiced against Christianity, admits that well over 30 million black Africans would have died at the hands of Muslim slave traders or ended up in Islamic slavery.]

    much more at link and here..

    [just scanned the piece, it’s quite long and hard on the eyes, also
    think i may have read it before, will get around to checking it out
    more thoroughly when i have the time]


  • BG, no it cannot; you mistake its lack of use–as an excuse for a misspelling.

  • bg


    #47 January 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    S. Wesley Mcgranor commented:

    BG, no it cannot; you mistake

    prove it..


  • bg


    re; #48 January 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm bg

    yes i know, it’s an island..

    ask me if i give a bats guano, if i misspelled
    or mistyped it, as you cna see i know how to
    spell it with an e..

    get a life already.. 🙄


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  • Southern Draw

    Looks like someone likes the negroes!

  • airon-later

    It’s quite cute how some here will toss out a few select pieces of legislation and actions by the Republican party that existed in the mid to late 1800s and a minimalist amount during the 60s and conveniently ignore the rest of well-recorded history in order to push a narrative that is so patently false on it’s face that anyone who bothers to research the real history of this country – especially the Republican Party – even a modest amount would double over with laughter.

    The point is quite clear – the Republicans of yesterday and NOT the Republicans of today. The same holds true for Democrats.

    So feel free to call me a racist, Alinskyite, uneducated, whatever-talking-point-Fox”News”-and-Limbaugh-force-feed-you if it make you feel you are morally superior to me. The fact is that American history, socio-political history, and plan facts will never disuade any of you sychophantic lot from really opening your eyes to what the Republican party has become, what they were, and how you have adopted laziness and ignorance and divisiveness as the foundation of virtually all your actions.

  • Wiggs

    Republicans did not free the slaves. The Emancipation proclamation only freed slaves in states that were in an open state of rebellion to help with the war effort. Don’t get it twisted. Most people still don’t get that. It was an act of necessity, not “the right thing to do”. The party’s true beliefs were held in the fact that they resisted the Civil Rights Act and the end to the Jim Crow laws.

  • Richard the Lionheart

    But who will free the Whites?


    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • JenBee

    Airon-later, yeah, spin it all you like, you cannot dispute historical facts. And clearly you drink the kool-aid if you believe that the liberal Democrat way of ‘helping’ minorities, especially Blacks, is helpful… look at how pitifully decimated the Black family has become: almost 75% of Black babies are born out of wedlock. Black unemployment rate is upwards of 20%, and is even higher in liberal bastions like Detroit, Chicago, etc. Only a little more than half of Blacks graduate from high school. All of this failure stems from the fact that Democratic welfare has made it enticing and productive to do nothing, to achieve nothing, because we are rewarding a lifestyle of doing nothing and being nothing. Democrats reward failure. Republicans reward productivity, and we do all we can to make it enticing. Conservative policies look to lift EVERYONE out of poverty and into a life of productivity and success. You get more of what you subsidize, and Democrats have a history of subsidizing failure. Keep spinning, you look like an idiot and your rhetoric fools nobody here. Go back to Huffpo where you belong.

  • squeaky

    [From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives…] during a low key time my very liberal paper ran a story about the irish being used to clean out the swamps as opposed to the black slaves because the irish had no value and if they died you could replace them cheaply. [African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African.]

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  • pagar

    The Democrat Party has worked every day since to put every American in slavery.

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  • snewsom2997

    Worst decision they have ever made.

  • Jim

    Eversince the democrats have been roundin em back up and herding them to new plantations ie. New york city, l.a., chicago hell they even have full reign over their lavish digs.

  • lincoln’s widow

    The more pertinent question is: would today’s Republican party do the same? Judging from comments here, not bloody likely.

  • valerie

    #17 January 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    airon-later commented:

    Hey, Jim, you have all the right enemies and critics.

  • Marcus

    Does anybody knows why Lincoln’s statue has the right hand open, and left hand closed?

    The right hand he signed The Emancipation Declaration, and to fulfill this duty he had to close your heart.
    That’s the real meaning

    It’s a pity, the legacy of Linconl became a great mess

  • And now the people are all slaves to government. We have to fix this somehow. It’s such a travesty.

  • Ray

    Slavery still existed in Missourah,Kentucky,Delaware(as Biden reminded us,he was from a slave state),and Maryland after the “Emancipation Proclamation”.

  • Marcus

    No “The Emancipation Declaration” but “The Emancipation Proclamation” ]


  • #ClearTruth

    First of all, comments here referring to the democrat party as “democratic” couldn’t be more incorrect, or make me any angrier. The democrats aren’t democratic, they are closed minded, reality warpping and demonic in their approach. They are of a much lower intellect, and are willing to follow each other on thier suicidal march into a dark digusting end. The democrats of the 18th and 19th centuries owned and profitted by selling slaves, blacks that they acquired from the equally maniacal muslims of northern Africa who sold them into slavery- they were mostly outlaws and tribal degenerates. Lincoln and the republicans who freed most decendents of those originally shackled earlier by the democrat plantation owners, SHOULD HAVE made the democrat party ILLEGAL. They should have seen that any group that could OWN other humans for profit, breed them, fornicate with them and then murder them when they became free men, should be outlawed, and even tried and executed for these crimes.

  • bg


    re: #11 January 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm bg

    Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

    [Saudi Arabia is a destination country for men and women trafficked for the purposes of involuntary servitude and, to a lesser extent, commercial sexual exploitation. Men and women from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and many other countries voluntarily travel to Saudi Arabia as domestic servants or other low-skilled laborers, but some subsequently face conditions indicative of involuntary servitude, including restrictions on movement, withholding of passports, threats, physical or sexual abuse, and non-payment of wages. Women, primarily from Asian and African countries are also believed to have been trafficked into Saudi Arabia for commercial sexual exploitation; others were reportedly kidnapped and forced into prostitution after running away from abusive employers.

    Some Saudi men have also used legally contracted “temporary marriages” in countries such as Mauritania, Yemen, and Indonesia as a means by which to sexually exploit migrant workers. Females as young as seven years old are led to believe they are being wed in earnest, but upon arrival in Saudi Arabia subsequently become their husbands’ sexual slaves, are forced into domestic labor and, in some cases, prostitution. – U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2009.]


  • bg


    Southern Draw #52 January 2, 2013 at 1:15 am

    oh lookie here, a new racearsed troll replacing the old
    racearsed troll, i’m shocked, s h o c k e d i tell you!! 🙄


  • bg


    in case you missed it.. 🙁

    The Koran and the Cane – Senegal