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Old 01-18-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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If you base your assumption that republicans are racist because "there are no black republicans in the us congress" you might want to restate your evidence to create the illusion there is some credibility to your claim.
and no i don't necessarily agree with the Op that the republican party is racist party as whole but neither is the democrat party, there has always been underground movements of pro civil rights democrats around the late 20's
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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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?

The black population of America is about 13%
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html


20% of Americans identify themselves as Republicans
http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/political-media/the-incredible-shrinking-gop-only-one-in-five-self-identify-as-republican/

So at best, only 13% of Republicans could be expected to be Republicans… right?

Except that isn’t accurate either.

Because the fact is only 7% of black people identify as republican.
http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=750


So let’s follow the numbers.

304,000,000 Americans X 20% Republican Population = 60,800,000 Republicans in America
304000000 Americans X 13% Black Population = 39,520,000

39,520,000 Black Americans X 7% Black Republicans = 2,766,400

So out of a total population of 60,800,000 Republicans only 2,766,400 are black.

That means only 4.5% of republicans are black.

In addition only 5 of the 39 black members of congress, represent districts that have a white majority.

Considering these numbers, Democrats aren’t doing a bang up job of getting white people to vote for black representatives.

If we use that as the standard, roughly 2% (1.9%) of democrat districts are majority white and represented by an African American.

Now 63% of black people are Democrats and only 7% are republicans. If we use then 5 members and look for 7% of that number, then we are actually saying that there should be somewhere less than 1 black republican in congress right now!

Guess what? There is somewhere less than 1 black republican in congress right now!

Bottom line here, you think Republicans are racists because they don’t have blacks in congress, but based on the numbers there really should not be any.

Your logic breaks down when facts are applied.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Indeed she would be as was condi.
condi was not popular nor getting the same coverage palin does,stop it
i rememeber when condi made a statement in reference to african americans wanting to be seen as american etc. that got no coverage at all.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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So is the same true of all minorities who typically vote Democrat? Could it maybe be that those groups feel the Democratic Party best represents their issues and concerns? Ask Colin Powell if he was "ridiculed" by Democrats or Republicans for speaking out against Iraq.
But he didn't always speak out against Iraq. He recommended going into the country..

I am not sure what your agenda here really is or what you hope to prove? Whatever it is, I don't think it is working..

Nita
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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But he didn't always speak out against Iraq. He recommended going into the country..

I am not sure what your agenda here really is or what you hope to prove? Whatever it is, I don't think it is working..

Nita
didnt he say he was given false or misleading info. or maybe he knew it was wrong and went along with the crew anyway
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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!
OMG, you will not let this die will you..?? OK we all know, at this particular minute there are no black in congress, there have been in the past and will be again and it has nothing to do with Republicans being racists..Thomas Sewell had a column about this in our paper this morning. And he certainly didn't say anything about Repbulicans being racists..

Nita

oh and for Finn Jarber, I have been voting for blacks and yes, democrats for years...Not often, but certainly have and will continue to if the candidate believes closely in what I believe in.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:20 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.
This whole thread is racist....!

What about colin Powell having served on Bush's government. Condaleza Rice!!!

This thread should not even exist!!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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didnt he say he was given false or misleading info. or maybe he knew it was wrong and went along with the crew anyway
There are lots of maybe, maybe Hussain was given time to destroy all of them. In fact that is the most likely answer, but we are now high jacking the thread..That is ok with me, I will add.

Nita
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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CORETTA SCOTT KING, MLK's cHILDREN >>>>>>>>MLK's Niece alveda king

also this woman is an oppurtunist and since she is a niece of MLK, republicans accept her with open arms none of the stuff she talks about is in sync with MLK JR

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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This whole thread is racist....!

What about colin Powell having served on Bush's government. Condaleza Rice!!!

This thread should not even exist!!!
yes it should
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