Skip to comments. History Of The Democrats And The KKK.....(Why the Democrats started the KKK) Live Leak ^ Posted on by IrishMike The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans, both black and white, according to a new television program and book, which describe how the Democrats started the KKK and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.
The National Review article by Deroy Murdock cited the comment from Indiana Republican Gov. Oliver Morton condemning Democrats for their racism.
"Every one who shoots down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro schoolhouses and meeting-houses, and murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls himself a Democrat," Morton said. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2309727/posts