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Old 01-18-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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There are ZERO black Republicans in the US Congress. Why is that? The logical answer is that the Republican base is racist.
How many black republicans ran for office in the senate and were defeated? If there were any, it still wouldn't prove republicans were all racist but, it would at least be more logical.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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There are ZERO black Republicans in the US Congress. Why is that? The logical answer is that the Republican base is racist.
That's some pretty &#$%@ed up logic there, but I guess if one isn't the brightest crayon in the box then it'd nevertheless make perfect sense!




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Old 01-18-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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MLK JR WAS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY PARTY SR WAS A REPUBLICAN AS I SAID THAT WAS COMMON FOR BLACKS THEN. THERES REASONS WHY THE SWITCH OCCURED
FOXNews.com - Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Houston

whats even more worse they are trying to tie him to conservatism which he wasnt he was a socialist, so even if he were a republican, the republican party of today by all means would have no ties to MLK JR.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Whew! Of all the idiotic threads and rationale I have ever encountered on this forum, this one ranks right up there with the best of them.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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MLK JR WAS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY PARTY SR WAS A REPUBLICAN AS I SAID THAT WAS COMMON FOR BLACKS THEN. THERES REASONS WHY THE SWITCH OCCURED
FOXNews.com - Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Houston

whats even more worse they are trying to tie him to conservatism which he wasnt he was a socialist, so even if he were a republican, the republican party of today by all means would have no ties to MLK JR.

MLK was a REGISTERED Republican, before he had talks with JFK and promised welfare for his people.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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MLK was a REGISTERED Republican, before he had talks with JFK and promised welfare for his people.
lol...SURE! MLK TALKED WITH ALL POLITICIANS IN THE 60'S wheres the proof he was a registered republican, not even the NBRA can prove this. and some black republicans said they used the sign to try to win over blacks from the democrat party
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Whew! Of all the idiotic threads and rationale I have ever encountered on this forum, this one ranks right up there with the best of them.
why respond, really!
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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My question was about elected representatives to the US Congress. Umm Michael Steele is not now, nor has he ever been a member of the US Congress. Do you also think it's just coincidence the GOP appoints a black man to be the leader of their party after they were just handed a huge defeat by the first black President? lol Thanks for making my point that there are NO black Republicans currently serving in the US Congress. JC Watts was the last. That was in the 90's. Condi and Powell both were APPOINTED. Neither was an elected official.

quote=LynchburgLover;12496599]Ummm, ever heard of Michael Steele, the HEAD of the Republican Party? Last time I checked, he was black.

While there might not currently be any in Congress, Edward Brooke (MA), Blanche Brook (MS), Pearl Burris Floyd (NC), Henry Cheatham (NC),Oscar Stanton DePriest (IL), Robert Brown Elliott (SC),Gary Franks (CT),Jeremiah Haralson (AL), John Hyman Adams (NC),John Mercer Langston (VA),Jefferson Franklin Long (GA),John Roy Lynch (MS),Thomas Ezekial Miller (SC),George Washington Murray (SC),Charles Edmund Nash (LA),Joseph H. Rainey (SC),James T. Rapier (AL),Hiram Rhodes Revels (MS), and J.C. Watts (OK) were all Republicans and in Congress.

Also, lets not forget Condolezza Rice, Colin Powell (where is he lately?),
and many others from this list List of African-American Republicans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

By your reasoning it appears the black Republicans have a bigger problem getting NORTHERNERS to vote for them. Seems many were candidates but not elected.
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Michael Steele may be appointed now but he was the ELECTED Lt. Governor of Maryland. Does that not count?
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Michael Steele may be appointed now but he was the ELECTED Lt. Governor of Maryland. Does that not count?
And look at the way the Republican treat their own house negro, er Chairman.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Not unless you believe Lt. Governor of Maryland is part of the US Congress?!

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I think it's a very fair question. And I think it's one that has bewildered GOP leaders for some time. The GOP has been trying to create an inclusive reputation. That the GOP appointed an African American as Chairman of the Party would certainly appear as a gesture to that end.

Part of the problem for the GOP is that in accepting the money and influence of the religious right, they immediate "exclude" many folks based upon the strong opposition of those in the RR to issues such as abortion and gay rights.

That is a huge double edged sword that the GOP hasn't figured out how to thwart.

Of course, expecting meaningful dialog here on these topics is wishful thinking.


Michael Steele may be appointed now but he was the ELECTED Lt. Governor of Maryland. Does that not count?[/quote]
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