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Old 01-18-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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I am speaking of the Republican base. Of course individuals may vary. If racism is not the source then explain why there are no black republicans in Congress?

People are elected into office based on campaign lies and popularity.

That black guy or gal, has not shown themselves to the republican party or the citizens of that state.

You know the citizens vote, not just republicans.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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MLK was not a republican how can a socialist-commie be a conservative, robert byrd was a conservative, u sound like hannity lol


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.


West Virginia's Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group's Imperial Wizard stating "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd defended the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.
Despite being the only Senator to vote against both African American U.S. Supreme Court nominees (liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas) and filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964, In a 2001 incident Byrd repeatedly used the phrase "white nig*gers" on a national television broadcast.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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No, the logical answer is the democrats have pulled the wool over the eyes of the black population so long with their pandering vote who,re approach to politics that blacks by majority have preferred the coo laid to the bread. If a black ran for office on the conservative side he would have a very good chance of winning. Don't think there aren't black conservaties out there my friend. Let me give you a good piece of advice. Those black conservatives are doing very well.

Oh, BTW, surely you have heard of J.C.

Check my comments, same as yours, go ask J. C. of course another one off the top of my hat, Kennedy of New York I think back in the 70s.

Nita
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Or it could simply be that a black person would consider running as a Republican as running against their constituents and their own self interest? If not that then others seem to suggest that blacks are just too dumb to figure out they are being manipulated by Democrats? Maybe that is part of the problem too?

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People are elected into office based on campaign lies and popularity.

That black guy or gal, has not shown themselves to the republican party or the citizens of that state.

You know the citizens vote, not just republicans.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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?
because the Balck Republicans are not running, what more of an answer do you want? Last time I checked the chairman of the party was black as well as a supreme court justice and several others..

Nita
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: stairway to heaven
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Again, take some time to learn about the philosopies, don't just settle for a pig in a poke. It was not just Lincoln that stood for freedom it was the philosophy he adopted. It was not just white northern republicans that stood for and passed the voting rights acts while southern democrats stood in the shcoolhouse doors and passed out axe handles, there was a philosophy behind all that.

The democrats have been a ruse with the blacks because they learned that is their power base. I will say to you again, there are a great number of conservative blacks out there that are doing very well. They are not just athletes, rappers, and politicians. If there wer e this impenetrable curtain howdid they get there? I wil tell you how they got there. They believed in themselves, played by the rules, and sold themselves.

If you want to play the card though then ask yourselves? Could a white man win in Maxine Waters District? All I am saying lets not pretend it does not exist on both sides and lets work to get over it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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[quote=BentBow;12498040]Martin Luther King Was A Republican. | Gather
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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.
MOST BLACKS WERE THOUGH STILL U HAVE NOT PROVED A POINT and give me something from kings children not his neice.. shes a republican, kings wife was a democrat explain that


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West Virginia's Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group's Imperial Wizard stating "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd defended the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.
again this is and was when southern CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS were in control of the party.


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Despite being the only Senator to vote against both African American U.S. Supreme Court nominees (liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas) and filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
this is one guy compared to a cluster of conservative republicans who have southern conservative ties to the old days/ good ole boys.
clarence thomas is a joke and has used the race card himself. for his own advantage. do i beleive byrd is still racist hell yeah, but what pull does he has in the democrat party with a large black base absolutley none
. your only argument is byrd? come one


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In a 2001 incident Byrd repeatedly used the phrase "white nig*gers" on a national television broadcast.

IDK what a white ngger is, and sounds foolish but still u can expect that because he's from the old era of the south and no it isnt right, im surprised though he didnt switch parties with everyone else or retire
helms vs byrd.they are one in the same



segregationalist, supporters of segregationalist, KKK, klan supporters are all the same in i lump them the same.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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because the Balck Republicans are not running, what more of an answer do you want? Last time I checked the chairman of the party was black as well as a supreme court justice and several others..

Nita

he was elected for a reason....blacks republicans do run they dont get elected and havent for a long time
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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because the Balck Republicans are not running, what more of an answer do you want? Last time I checked the chairman of the party was black as well as a supreme court justice and several others..

Nita
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.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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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.

MOST BLACKS WERE THOUGH STILL U HAVE NOT PROVED A POINT and give me something from kings children not his neice.. shes a republican, kings wife was a democrat explain that


West Virginia's Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group's Imperial Wizard stating "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd defended the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.

again this is and was when southern CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS were in control of the party.


Despite being the only Senator to vote against both African American U.S. Supreme Court nominees (liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas) and filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

this is one guy compared to a cluster of conservative republicans who have southern conservative ties to the old days/ good ole boys.
clarence thomas is a joke and has used the race card himself. for his own advantage. do i beleive byrd is still racist hell yeah, but what pull does he has in the democrat party with a large black base absolutley none
. your only argument is byrd? come one


In a 2001 incident Byrd repeatedly used the phrase "white nig*gers" on a national television broadcast.

IDK what a white ngger is, and sounds foolish but still u can expect that because he's from the old era of the south and no it isnt right, im surprised though he didnt switch parties with everyone else or retire
helms vs byrd.they are one in the same



segregationalist, supporters of segregationalist, KKK, klan supporters are all the same in i lump them the same.

Thank you for admitting your ignorance. You wear it well.
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