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Old 01-18-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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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


OK, for the second time....

Martin Luther King Was A Republican. | Gather


What many do not know is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a registered Republican, and so were his father and grandfather. They associated Republicans as the party of Abraham Lincoln. Historically, the perpetrators and the promoters of racism and racist policy in the United States have been Southern Democrats. According to Alveda C. King, who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. King, did not align himself with The Democratic Party, for Southern Democrats were the individuals with attack dogs; cattle prods; and lynch ropes denying African-Americans their rights as they enforced the segregationist policies of Jim Crow.
It wasn’t until 1960, when Dr. King was in Birmingham, AL jail, then Senator John Kennedy called Coretta Scott King and, in essence, made a deal that if the King Family switched parties and supported him for President he would help get Dr. King released and switch his vote to support the Civil Rights legislation. Kennedy had originally not supported the legislation.
Where African Americans were originally part of the Party of Lincoln, whom they credited with the end of slavery and their freedoms, they now became part of the Party of Kennedy who made a deal to get elected president.
Today I fear that African Americans are now becoming the party of the establishment. Meaning they are registering as Democrats because that is what is expected of them. Being a Dem. is part of their “Street Credibility.” They have forgotten the Southern Dems. who opposed civil rights. However, since the Civil Rights movement, how many of them have risen out of their situations? The Dems. make numerous promises and provide several entitlements to them, yet they are no better off. Only the African Americans who have abandoned the entitlement mindset, and have embraced the opportunities America has to offer, have risen out of the ghettos and are lead successful lives. There is an old saying, “No one ever got rich clinging to their welfare check.”
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: stairway to heaven
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Yup, and they are still making deals to keep these narcissistic csrs like pelosi et al in power. I didn't mean czars.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Maybe for teh same reason blacks vote democratic and voted in the 90+ per cent for Obama. if that were white it'd be called racist :I think.B ut in either party they don't go out and look for candidates mostly for federal office. The person satrts and works for the party thru some levels from local to national. So bascially its his choice. blacks traditionally vote for big governamnt and have for years choose the demcratic party both locally and nationally. So its more the choice of the person which says that most politics is indeed local.Rememeber that mopst national figures have mentors.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Any interest in answering the question? Why are there no black Republicans in the US Congress?
I believe this has been addressed in numerous threads, but the quick answer is ignorance, Most black democrats in office are from predominately black districts, the democrats have developed the race baiting poverty pimp rhetoric to an art form, convinced the rank and file they are victims and they will never achieve anything with out the democrats in office to give them what they are entitled to. Any Black Republican that comes a long calling BS on that is simply written off as an Uncle Tom! So the question becomes who is really the racist...........................
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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This thread was started by a white male from Oklahoma. It is a fact there are no elected black Republicans in Congress. It seems a fair question to ask. If Republicans aren't racist then instead of blaming blacks they should work on winning them over to their way of thinking!
There are no Native American democrats in Congress. I would suspect that Democrats are highly prejudiced. Do you have any other explanation?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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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.
What is the race of the current RNC Chairman? RNC=Republican National Comittee?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Here
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Another whiny racism accusation. Please get some new material.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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The logical answer is that the Republican base is racist.
There are many good reasons to explain why most blacks aren't attracted to the Republican Party, but to proclaim that the "logical" explanation must be racism is really laughable.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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There are many good reasons to explain why most blacks aren't attracted to the Republican Party, but to proclaim that the "logical" explanation must be racism is really laughable.
I don't echo Farrakhan at all except in this point...

I feel that our people, who were once Republicans, were very loyal to the Republican Party because of what Abraham Lincoln did. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came up with the New Deal during the Depression and Black folk found in him a person who was sensitive to the needs of the poor, they left the Republican Party and became Democrats. Now, Black people are taken for granted in the Democratic Party and not even sought after in the Republican Party. But there is a substantial vote that must not be taken for granted by either party, and we hope to break up that as well.


Meet the Press, April 13, 1997

Hopefully the right will start courting us more and educate us to the issue. The left just wants the vote.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Here
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There are many good reasons to explain why most blacks aren't attracted to the Republican Party, but to proclaim that the "logical" explanation must be racism is really laughable.
I owe you some rep but I've still gotta spread it around some.
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