Prima facie evidence proves that they are. There are many corrupt Dems in the U.S. Congress. Yet only Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters and William Jefferson are being charged with their illicit behavior. Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, and countless others are equally corrupt and on a much grander scale than that happy band of miscreants, Rangel, Waters and Jefferson!
I recall that it was Dems who put the Jim Crow laws in place. It was Dems who stood in schoolhouse doors in the South trying to prevent black students from enrolling in formerly all white schools. In point of fact, it was Dems who carpetbagged to the South post Civil War and proceeded to institute "separate but equal" and "whites only" traditions!
What I don't understand is why on earth any person of color would find a home as a member of the Democratic Party! Blindness? Stupidity? Lack of knowledge of history?
My mind is officially boggled!