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Old 02-20-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Default Republicans have done more for minorities and women against the will of the democrats

Despite liberals trying to rewrite history, it is clear that the republicans have helped minorities and women far more than the democrats:

1.The First Hispanic Governor was a Republican, in 1863, Romualdo Pacheco of CA
2.Republicans freed the slaves,Republicans passed the 13th Amendment unanimously against nearly unanimous Democrat opposition
3.Republicans passed 14th Amendment to defend African-Americans from their Democrat oppressors in the post-Civil War South.
4.In 1869, the Republican-controlled 40th Congress passed the 15th Amendment, extending to African-Americans the right to vote. Nearly all Democrats in Congress voted against the 15th Amendment. The 15th Amendment was ratified the following year, but using intimidation, poll taxes, registration fraud, and literacy tests Democrats prevented most African-Americans from voting for nearly a century.
5.In 1869, the Republican-controlled 40th Congress passed the 15th Amendment, extending to African-Americans the right to vote. Nearly all Republicans in Congress voted in favor, though a few abstained, saying it did not go far enough. Nearly all Democrats in Congress voted against the 15th Amendment. The 15th Amendment was ratified the following year, but using intimidation, poll taxes, registration fraud, and literacy tests Democrats prevented most African-Americans from voting for nearly a century.
6.The First African-American Senator was a Republican, in North Carolina, Hiram Revels.
7.The 1871 Civil Rights Act effectively banned the Klan and enabled Republican officials to arrest hundreds of Klansmen. The KKK did not rise again until the Democratic administration of President Woodrow Wilson.
8. Republicans passed the 1875 Civil Rights Act that banned racial discrimination in public accommodations. Though struck down by the Supreme Court eight years later, the 1875 Civil Rights Act would be reborn as the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
9.Republicans gave woman the right to vote. In 1878, U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduced in Congress the proposed 19th Amendment, according women the right to vote. Over the next four decades, it was primarily the Democrats who would oppose the measure. Not until 1919, after the Republican Party won majorities in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, did Congress approve what would become the 19th Amendment.
10.A Former Slave Chaired the 1884 Republican National Convention, John Lynch.
11.Bertha Landes, a Republican, was the first woman to serve as mayor of a large American city.
12.A Republican President Appointed the First Jewish Cabinet Secretary, Oscar Straus.
13.In 1924, Republican President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, granting citizenship to all Native Americans. The law had been written by Rep. Homer Snyder (R-NY)
14.The First Hispanic U.S. Senator was a Republican, Octaviano Larrazolo of New Mexico.
15.The First Asian-American U.S. Senator was a Republican, Hiram Fong of Hawaii.
16.In 1940, the Republican National Convention approved a plank in its platform calling for racial integration of the armed forces. Not until 1948 did President Truman finally comply with the Republicans' demands for racial justice in the U.S. military.
17.Judge Tuttle, a Republican, in 1962, ordered the University of Mississippi to admit its first African-American student, James Meredith.
18.In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. The author of Brown v. Board of Education was a Republican, Chief Justice Earl Warren.
19.Republicans Passed the 1957 Civil Rights Act against the filibustering democrats. The GOP improved upon this landmark legislation with the 1960 Civil Rights Act.
20.Republicans Ended Racial Segregation in Little Rock. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops to the state, where they escorted African-American children to school against the will of the Democrat governor.
21.After 911, under Bush leadership,the U.S. military, together with forces from Britain and other allies, destroyed terrorist camps and ousted the Taliban, liberating 27 million people from Taliban oppression, including giving girls the opportunity to attend school and giving women the right to vote.

Read more: Political News: American Achievements: Political Achievements | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP (http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues/accomplishment/#ixzz1mw6ORYyt - broken link)
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yes. The Republican Party used to be the liberal progressives and the Democratic part used to be the conservative reactionaries.

But that's pretty much ancient history at this point.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Well, a good portion of the list is a lie, particularly as you move towards the modern day. But in any case, when the GOP puts forward open racists like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Ruh Santoruh, and Herman Cain (yes, he's also hostile to black voters), history doesn't matter. What really matters is, what is the party doing TODAY, and on that end, the GOP is a disaster for women and minorities.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Yes. The Republican Party used to be the liberal progressives and the Democratic part used to be the conservative reactionaries.

But that's pretty much ancient history at this point.
True around 1800 but not after 1850. Nice try.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Despite liberals trying to rewrite history, it is clear that the republicans have helped minorities and women far more than the democrats:
The Republican party of then, is not the Republican party of today.

Most Republicans from back then would think today's Republican's were Democrats and todays Democrats, more like the Republicans of the day.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: hunt valley
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The republican party of the past, and the republican party of the last 25 years are 2 separate entities entirely.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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True around 1800 but not after 1850. Nice try.
Since the Republican Party didn't come into existence until after 1850, perhaps you need to consider who's trying to rewrite history.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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Up until the early 1960s, the Republican Party was the party of racial progressiveness (if you can call it that ... no one was really all that progressive about these matters). We all know that. I love how this long laundry list stops at that period except for one date in 2001. (Liberating women from the Taliban? Really? Invading a country to kill our enemies, which happens to lead to the building of a few girls schools that have since been burnt down, is what now qualifies as an achievement in Republican circles?)

Had this list been compiled by an honest man and not a scoundrel from the 1960s on the Republicans would have been marked down for such laudable actions like: opposing the creation of MLK Jr. Day as a national holiday, fighting racial intergration in schools, championing "states rights" in conscipicious places like Alabama but not in California , fighting to keep the Confederate battle flag as state flags, opposing women's access to contraception and abortion, and on and on.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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The Republican party of then, is not the Republican party of today.

Most Republicans from back then would think today's Republican's were Democrats and todays Democrats, more like the Republicans of the day.
Gonzales was the first Hispanic Attorney General in U.S. history, by Bush.
Colin Powell the first black Secretary of State, by Bush. Condi Rice the first black woman Secretary of State, by Bush. Justice Thomas is the second black justice, by Bush 1.
Current enough for you.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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The republican party of the past, and the republican party of the last 25 years are 2 separate entities entirely.
True -- the Republican Party has undergone a full blown cultural revolution of the sort that Mao would be proud of. All of the "RINOs" have been ran out, leaving only the tinfoil crank crowd who are still demanding even purer forms of ideological conformity. The Big Tent party has become the Big Top party -- it doesn't even have room for a three-ring circus, just one ring for the clowns.
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