Just a reminder from PBS

Expert from PBS:

A good feeling between the races existed as long as white Democrats controlled the state politically. But when a coalition of predominately white Populists and black Republicans defeated the Democrats in 1896, and won political control of the state, Democrats vowed revenge in 1898. For many Democrats, black political power, no matter how limited, was intolerable. Daniel Schenck, a party leader, warned, “It will be the meanest, vilest, dirtiest campaign since 1876. The slogan of the Democratic Party from the mountains to the sea will be but one word … N*****.” The Democrats launched their campaign by appealing to the deepest fear of whites…

It’s hard to believe these folks are calling Tea Party Patriots racist.