I have no problem with you, Yarmony. For the most part, you've regularly provided your own citations and supporting evidence (albeit, in this case, largely Opinion pieces with more than a few quotes taken out of context). You make the effort, though- which Miguel de Casper is too lazy to do. Que lastima!
There are plenty of Democrats, especially in the pre-Kennedy days, who were raging racists. I'm sure you needn't be reminded of the term "Dixiecrats". And the Clermont essay was indeed interesting, but I have to think; if that opinion piece is true, why do blacks as a voting block largely support Democratic candidates (even white ones) at a rate better than 85% in almost every Federal, State and Local election?
My supporting evidence:
Button sold at the Texas Republican Convention (they were able to sell $1500 worth of these until the media publicized it).
Mailer distributed by a California GOP Women's Group
"Barack the Magic Negro" - Song sent out by Chip Saltsman, who was a leading candidate for the Chairmanship of the National Party.
"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either,"
Trent Lott, Senate Majority Leader (R)
These aren't random commentors or man-on-the-street statements - these are Party leaders. I think the GOP has a long, long way to go...
I know many Republicans who are not racist at all, and I know Dems who snicker and make couched racist jokes when they get the chance "all in good fun, of course". TMTTR's link sounds about right...