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Republicans: Racists?
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YouAreDumb-if you ever watch CNN, ABC, CBS, and all of the mainstream media networks out there, you will see that they continually put a liberal slant on things. I do not think republicans are racist in general, nor do i think that all democrats are racist. However, if you look at their primaries right now, i think the race and gender cards are being played far too often.
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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.


back in the day the Republicans were more liberal and the democrats (especially southern democrats) were conservetive. Along with the turn of the century and presidents like Woodrow Wilson and FDR, the democratic party became more liberal and the republicans more conservitive. Both parties have racist pasts (look at the southern democrats in the 1960s) however today many more democrats are for social and equality programs which benefit minorities and various freedoms while the republicans generally are concerned with "morality" issues and are against many freedoms for those minorities (ex:gay and lesbian community) as well as welfare programs and equality programs because they raise taxes. There are exceptions for certain individuals but those are the general stances


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YouAreDumb-if you ever watch CNN, ABC, CBS, and all of the mainstream media networks out there, you will see that they continually put a liberal slant on things. I do not think republicans are racist in general, nor do i think that all democrats are racist. However, if you look at their primaries right now, i think the race and gender cards are being played far too often.


Fox is also a mainstream media as well. However it's catered to those with strong conservitive viewpoints. Various studies have also found many story's aired on fox to be either twisted to their liking or completly fabricated. Which is more slanted?


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.


Digs, as I've mentioned before, various studies and investigations have found that many stories on FOX either had the truth twisted or were completely fabricated. Why would they need to do that if they were neutral? Also remember that report on Osama Bin Laden they did at the beginning of the presidential primaries where they spelled Osama O-B-A-M-A?
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Posted 5/21/08
lincoln was a GOOD republican
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Posted 5/25/08
I just hate people who are racists
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Posted 5/25/08
Faux news is probably our most corrupt media man those guys just put slants, shut down people who speaks the truth, and sell wars to this country using bias propoganda. Any educated person who tries to get on fox gets his character attacked rather the his hardcore research that they dont even touch. "Hey cut his mike"
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Posted 5/25/08 , edited 5/25/08

drizza wrote:

Faux news is probably our most corrupt media man those guys just put slants, shut down people who speaks the truth, and sell wars to this country using bias propoganda. Any educated person who tries to get on fox gets his character attacked rather the his hardcore research that they dont even touch. "Hey cut his mike"


well said. There have also been studies that prove that FOX viewers were more likely than other network viewers to believe outrageous stories that were fabricated. I think it's a form of brainwashing
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Posted 10/6/08
if you read what i read about on obama and racism in the news paper you might think differently
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Posted 10/6/08
wow how many racist related threads are there?
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azera wrote:

wow how many racist related threads are there?


It depends on how long a certain person wants to keep going through old threads and reviving them. So unfortunately the whole first page will probably be flooded with them eventually.
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mcluva420 wrote:

lincoln was a GOOD republican


he's a DEAD republican too.
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Posted 10/6/08
Media's fault besides people change overtime
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I do not believe that republicans are racist. Most republicans are closed-minded when it comes to many things, and I just think that people stick racist in there as part of close-minded. While I do believe that there are always racists in every group I think in general Republicans are no more Racist than democrats.
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Posted 10/6/08 , edited 10/6/08
Democrats and Republicans are just two sides of the same coin.

In the end, Democrat and Republican means nothing. Dems were traditionally conservative and Repubs
liberal, but that did a 180' during Wilson to F D Roosevelt.

Nowadays, modern liberals are progressives, while modern conservatives are neo-cons.
The original conservatives are actually closer to 'classical liberalism' or original liberalism in terms of economics. Modern liberals are very 'conservative' in the economy, since they favor government intervention and restrictions, whereas conservatives are 'liberal' in advocating free market. And you have plenty of conservative Dems, neo-con Dems, liberal Repubs, classical liberal Repubs, progressive Repubs, fundamentalist Dems, etc

The parties of Dems & Repubs have no meaning, and the jumbled definitions of lib and con are often indistinguishable.

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Posted 10/6/08
I'm a Republican, and that makes me a Racist because of my faction? Kinda weird.
I don't need to post such literate explanations here, since it's not necessary at all.
Posted 10/6/08
too much of a generalisation.
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