A common ploy by the extreme right wing is the howl about the racist roots of democrats.
Now, anyone with any kind of decent education in contemporary history understands how the political poles shifted during the Civil Rights era when the traditional southern democrats flocked to the republican party. This has been dubbed "The Southern Strategy."
As a life-long democrat, I'm willing to own my history. However, we also need to look at social evolution.
Here it is in a nutshell:
Democrats in the 1950s
Democrats in 2015 (you know, this century)
Republicans in the 1950s
Republicans in 2015
When the republican party wants to embrace its roots and return to the principles of Eisenhower, I'll be willing to talk to them. Until then, the tedious never-ending telling of the sordid "gotcha" past of the democratic party label, is just that . . . tedious. And dishonest.
After all, this is a historical Christian . . .
And this is a modern Christian
Times change. Institutions change. However, whoever you are, whatever you believe, own your history . . .