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Republicans: Racists?
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Whenever I watch TV, people are always making jokes about how racist and against african-americans Republicans are. However, I don't really get it because Republicans helped free the slaves. They were against slavery and tried to free them. Republican Abraham Lincoln himself wrote the Emancipation Proclomation in order to try to stop slavery. It worked, so why are people calling them biggots and racists? I've just been thinking lately... tell me what you think.
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the liberal media wants you to think that all Republicans are for corporate white power and minority oppression. When the fact is, is that our current president appointed two African Americans (Condeliza Rice and Colon Powel) They also say Republicans are racist for wanting to cut back on welfare. Obama is one of the Democrat nominee potentials, and with "racist Republicans" and an African American who promotes "change" in his campaign is something they would like to advocate in the general election. We would need serious help if Obama gets in office....
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Democrats supported the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's. Republicans did not.

Also Abraham Lincoln did not write the Emancipation Proclamation in order to end slavery but in order to weaken the southern war effort. This is why the Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in the south. Slaves in the northern states weren't freed until two years later so it isn't as if the Republicans took the moral high ground. Essentially they used the slaves as tools.
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Racism is an ignorant generalization, and so it's saying that [all] Republicans are racists.


digs wrote:

the liberal media wants you to think that all Republicans are for corporate white power and minority oppression. When the fact is, is that our current president appointed two African Americans (Condeliza Rice and Colon Powel) They also say Republicans are racist for wanting to cut back on welfare. Obama is one of the Democrat nominee potentials, and with "racist Republicans" and an African American who promotes "change" in his campaign is something they would like to advocate in the general election. We would need serious help if Obama gets in office....


http://www.videosift.com/video/McCains-YouTube-Problem-Just-Became-a-Nightmare


The liberal media wants you to think....
the conservative media says .....

Stop boxing everything and think for yourself.
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^^^^Hahahah liberal media. Thats such a myth Digs. Most of the media networks are fairly conservative , and Fox news is basically propaganda.
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On top of what others have said about Lincoln's intentions (along with the fact that it wasn't such a clear-cut issue) and the reliability of the media, keep in mind that what "Republicans" and "Democrats" generally support and reject change over time. It's no surprise, since the terms don't really mean anything in the first place. My being a Democrat, for example, neither means I am liberal nor interested in voting for a Democrat in the upcoming election.
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Lol all major news media outlets are neo con propogandists. I dont believe republicans are racists check out the presidential candiate ron paul he replublican and his views speaks for all people. I would rather vote him over obama and I am black.
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YouAreDumb wrote:

^^^^Hahahah liberal media. Thats such a myth Digs. Most of the media networks are fairly conservative , and Fox news is basically propaganda.


im not american but i agree.im always confused when people say liberal media coz when i watch fox news(and other channels) everything is from a neo-con point of view
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Abrham Lincoln was actually still a racist even thought he freed te slaves. Though to be fair and put in context it wasn't anything shocking that he was, considering the time period and all. Plus the west virginia primary shows that there are plenty racist democrats too.
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All you can reference is Fox news(And some say it is over conservative for being neutral) for being neutral. CNN, the New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post... The vast majority of news outlets are liberal. Saying one whole party is racist is a bit much. The Republicans weren't the ones with ex-klansmen as state senators... I am not a Republican party loyal, I don't agree with a lot of what they do, but I find the Democrats to be disgraceful and always under the protection of their double standards and liberal bias.
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mauz15 wrote:

Racism is an ignorant generalization, and so it's saying that [all] Republicans are racists.


Qft.

Also, it's nice that you are looking into history, but if you wait a little bit longer, you will see that the parties objectives completely flip. (Big corporations vs small farmers) The Republicans and Democrats of yesterday are nothing like our current parties.

If you still want to dig deeper into the politics of the past, the Civil War was not fought primarily around slavery, but state power vs federal power. Mr. Lincon himself was actually extremely racist and the emancipation proclomation only set free slaves that were already residents of free states.
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digs wrote:

All you can reference is Fox news(And some say it is over conservative for being neutral) for being neutral. CNN, the New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post... The vast majority of news outlets are liberal. Saying one whole party is racist is a bit much. The Republicans weren't the ones with ex-klansmen as state senators... I am not a Republican party loyal, I don't agree with a lot of what they do, but I find the Democrats to be disgraceful and always under the protection of their double standards and liberal bias.


Fox news neutral? If I buy into substandard rethoric, then yeah they are the most neutral source of information ever. If I use critical thinking..then no.

Once again, boxing everything. If we use your logic, I can easily Replace the word Democrats for Republicans and liberal bias for conservative bias in that last sentence of yours and you have the other side of the spectrum. But that would be being narrowminded so I don't do that.

To be on topic.

The issue is more a factor of people on the top of the social ladder always wanting advantage over the majority which happens to be the low parts of the society, the color of the skin is really secondary.

This guy makes a couple of good points, others I don't know.
http://www.videosift.com/video/Creation-of-Whiteness

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this is retarded, there may be ppl who are republican are racist but same goes for democrats. therez always gonna be a racist in a race, political party etc. but that doesnt mean everyone within that group is a racist. r u retarded? i mean seriosuly wow this is dumb and pointless as can be
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bigcheese96 wrote:

Whenever I watch TV, people are always making jokes about how racist and against african-americans Republicans are. However, I don't really get it because Republicans helped free the slaves. They were against slavery and tried to free them. Republican Abraham Lincoln himself wrote the Emancipation Proclomation in order to try to stop slavery. It worked, so why are people calling them biggots and racists? I've just been thinking lately... tell me what you think.


Actually back then Republicans were liberal and Democrats were conservative, so by todays standards it would of been the Democrats that freed the slaves
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digs wrote:

All you can reference is Fox news(And some say it is over conservative for being neutral)
Fox news is not neutral Digs.



for being neutral. CNN,
Moderate

the New York Times,
Liberal

MSNBC,
Conservative

The Washington Post...
Conservative to moderate


The vast majority of news outlets are liberal.
Bull shit.


Saying one whole party is racist is a bit much. The Republicans weren't the ones with ex-klansmen as state senators... I am not a Republican party loyal, I don't agree with a lot of what they do, but I find the Democrats to be disgraceful and always under the protection of their double standards and liberal bias.

Reality has a well known liberal bias- Stephen Colbert
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