Vermont Democrat Party chair Bruce Olsson published a commentary recently proclaiming yet again that Republicans are "racist." This is particularly rich since the Democrat party is the oldest and most enduring racist political party in history, and its racism continues to this day. Here are the facts:
The Democrat Party was founded in 1828.
Its first national party platform, ratified during the 1840 Presidential
election, stated: “ that all efforts by abolitionists or others, made
to induce congress to interfere with questions of slavery… are
calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences, and
that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the
happiness of the people… and ought not to be countenanced by any friend
to our political institutions.”.............