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Old 08-10-2013, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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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.
Who is Tim Scott?

Tim Scott, U.S. Senator for South Carolina - GovTrack.us
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:55 AM
 
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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.
If Democrats are not racist, why are majority white republican areas more likely to elect minorities than majority white democratic districts?

If the Democrats are not racist, why are there more Hispanics across the country elected as Republicans?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:06 AM
 
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Why would Democrats vote for a Republican? The question put forth is why do REPUBLICANS not elect BLACK REPUBLICANS to be their representatives in the US Congress?



Most vote based on a good candidate, not a skin color.

How about you?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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The OP hasn't posted for 3 years.

Let it go.

It was a stupid premise then and still is.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Nixon was trying the Southern strategy to get elected. It was during the Civil Rights movement that the Southern states started voting Republican. Before that, the Democratic party was guaranteed the South. When the Democratic party put forth Civil Rights legislation giving African-Americans(and all persons in general), the right to vote, and trying to get rid of discrimination. That is when the South went from Democrat to Republican. The Republican party was fighting Civil Rights legislation.

Are you rewriting history?

The civil rights legislation was a Republican idea since Woodrow Wilson started segregation.
JFK refused to sign it twice. Once as a Senator in 57 and again as President in 62.
MLK was a staunch Republican, as was his father.
More Republicans voted for the CRA, by 2/3rds, over that of the view of Democrats.
LBJ knew he would not get the primary win, after pushing and signing the CRA. That is why he didn't even try to run for re-election.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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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.
"There are ZERO black Republicans in the US Congress". Really?

Some people should do a little research before making statements that makes them look like fools.

PSST. check this out, U.S. Senate: Senators Home > U.S. Senator Tim Scott
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