A few years ago, a young Democrat posted on a blog, that I belonged to at the time, called me a racist and “fascist pig” because I said that I was a Republican. Furthermore, he stated that his Democratic Party had always been against racism and had always stood for progressive policies.
Quite obviously this young Dem was parroting attitudes from his modern public school history indoctrination classes because as a dealer, student and collector of political buttons and metallic tokens, refuting that claim is quite easy. (Sorry I can’t seem to post the full ribbon.)
One more try on the Fremont portion of the ribbon.
Here is a campaign ribbon that was issued on behalf of James Buchanan when he ran successfully for president in 1856. It tells that “Old Buck is coming,” and then refers to John C. Fremont who was his Republican opponent. The slogans are, “Fremont, free N-words, off to the Rocky Mountains.” The last phrase refers to Fremont’s career as an explorer and his status as one of the first senators from California.
That does not sound very “progressive” to me.
Here is exhibit two. This medalet was issued on behalf of Democrat, Horatio Seymour, when he ran for president in 1868. The reverse of this pieces reads, “White men to govern, the restoration of constitutional liberty.” Once more, I don’t think that presents a progressive message, but what do I know? I am only a Republican.