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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....


Exactly!!
So, if republicans are racist, why Mc Cain is in favor of those laws that gives priviledges to inmigrants? A racists won't be in favor of those laws.

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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.


Yes. Of course. Not all but some. There are racist democrats too.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4951494.ece


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....


"Liberal Media"? The ‘media’ that is (more or less) owned by Rupert "Fox News" Murdock?

Why do you rhyme "Liberal Media" with "baby-killers"?

I would discard all media sources when it comes to American elections since they are under no compunction to tell the truth. This is because deliberate lies (told for the intention of influencing an election no less) are considered the same as the right to join a Religion or protest unjust Government actions. Free Speech is an amazing thing.
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I think the Republican party has evolved.
Back then, Abraham Lincoln might have freed the slaves but what about now - in the 21 century?
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lol bush chillin wit his homies
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both sides are bull shiting on things they do and dont do simple as that i hear things too about the republicans but that dosent mean thier savors you should have read what i did about obama and racism in the newspaper they dont want him to win! that simple
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most republicans are racists
since i live in an almost all white area that supports mccain
they like to say stupid stuff about the war and racial issues thinking it makes them cool
and especially when they randomly call you chinese automatically because ur asian and all asian ppl look the same....and my biggest problem is when they say ur asian so you must be smart
wtf in opinion because u dont have to be a certain race to succeed and be smart and it results from hard work and study...i know that Abe Lincoln freed the slaves and was the first republican but did u know he really didnt think slavery was really bad...and i doubt he would want to be known as the who started the republican party seeing how it is today...theyre the reason the u.s. has been in an economic failure...hello george bush is a fact...
Posted 10/20/08 , edited 10/20/08

kkangelbv_101 wrote:

most republicans are racists
since i live in an almost all white area that supports mccain
they like to say stupid stuff about the war and racial issues thinking it makes them cool
and especially when they randomly call you chinese automatically because ur asian and all asian ppl look the same....and my biggest problem is when they say ur asian so you must be smart
wtf in opinion because u dont have to be a certain race to succeed and be smart and it results from hard work and study...i know that Abe Lincoln freed the slaves and was the first republican but did u know he really didnt think slavery was really bad...and i doubt he would want to be known as the who started the republican party seeing how it is today...theyre the reason the u.s. has been in an economic failure...hello george bush is a fact...



can't blame bush on everything sugar.....

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/who_caused_the_economic_crisis.html

The Real Deal

So who is to blame? There's plenty of blame to go around, and it doesn't fasten only on one party or even mainly on what Washington did or didn't do. As The Economist magazine noted recently, the problem is one of "layered irresponsibility ... with hard-working homeowners and billionaire villains each playing a role." Here's a partial list of those alleged to be at fault:
The Federal Reserve, which slashed interest rates after the dot-com bubble burst, making credit cheap.

Home buyers, who took advantage of easy credit to bid up the prices of homes excessively.

Congress, which continues to support a mortgage tax deduction that gives consumers a tax incentive to buy more expensive houses.

Real estate agents, most of whom work for the sellers rather than the buyers and who earned higher commissions from selling more expensive homes.

The Clinton administration, which pushed for less stringent credit and downpayment requirements for working- and middle-class families.

Mortgage brokers, who offered less-credit-worthy home buyers subprime, adjustable rate loans with low initial payments, but exploding interest rates.

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, who in 2004, near the peak of the housing bubble, encouraged Americans to take out adjustable rate mortgages.

Wall Street firms, who paid too little attention to the quality of the risky loans that they bundled into Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), and issued bonds using those securities as collateral.

The Bush administration, which failed to provide needed government oversight of the increasingly dicey mortgage-backed securities market.

An obscure accounting rule called mark-to-market, which can have the paradoxical result of making assets be worth less on paper than they are in reality during times of panic.

Collective delusion, or a belief on the part of all parties that home prices would keep rising forever, no matter how high or how fast they had already gone up.
The U.S. economy is enormously complicated. Screwing it up takes a great deal of cooperation. Claiming that a single piece of legislation was responsible for (or could have averted) the crisis is just political grandstanding. We have no advice to offer on how best to solve the financial crisis. But these sorts of partisan caricatures can only make the task more difficult.

–by Joe Miller and Brooks Jackson
Sources
Benston, George J. The Separation of Commercial and Investment Banking: The Glass-Steagall Act Revisited and Reconsidered. Oxford University Press, 1990.

Tabarrok, Alexander. "The Separation of Commercial and Investment Banking: The Morgans vs. The Rockefellers." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 1:1 (1998), pp. 1 - 18.

Kuttner, Robert. "The Bubble Economy." The American Prospect, 24 September 2007.

"The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999." U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Accessed 29 September 2008.

Bartiromo, Maria. "Bill Clinton on the Banking Crisis, McCain and Hillary." Business Week, 24 September 2008.

Standard and Poor's. "Case-Schiller Home Price History." Accessed 30 September 2008.

"Understanding the Tax Reform Debate: Background, Criteria and Questions." Government Accountability Office. September 2005.

Bianco, Katalina M. "The Subprime Lending Crisis: Causes and Effects of the Mortgage Meltdown." CCH. Accessed 29 September 2008.
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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican
by Frances Rice

Ms. Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) and may be contacted at www.NBRA.info.

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman's issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King's leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon's 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation's fist goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans.

Critics of Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, who ran for President against Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.

Those who wrongly criticize Goldwater also ignore the fact that Johnson, in his 4,500 State of the Union Address delivered on Jan. 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only 35 words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King's protest against the Vietnam War, Johnson referred to Dr. King as "that Nigger preacher."

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist "Dixiecrats" did not all migrate to the Republican Party. "Dixiecrats" declared that they would rather vote for a "yellow dog" than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was know as the party for blacks. Today, some of those "Dixiecrats" continue their political careers as Democrats, including Robert Byrd, who is well known for having been a "Keagle" in the Ku Klux Klan.

Another former "Dixiecrat" is former Democrat Sen. Ernest Hollings, who put up the Confederate flag over the state Capitol when he was the governor of South Carolina. There was no public outcry when Democrat Sen. Christopher Dodd praised Byrd as someone who would have been "a great senator for any moment," including the Civil War. Yet Democrats denounced then-Senate GOP leader Trent Lott for his remarks about Sen. Strom Thurmond (R.-S.C.). Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Byrd and Thurmond were alive during the Civil War, and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.

The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy," which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.

After wrongly convincing black Americans that a minimum wage increase was a good thing, the Democrats on August 3 kept their promise and killed the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans on July 29. The blockage of the minimum wage bill was the second time in as many years that Democrats stuck a legislative finger in the eye of black Americans. Senate Democrats on April 1, 2004, blocked passage of a bill to renew the 1996 welfare reform law that was pushed by Republicans and vetoed twice by President Clinton before he finally signed it. Since the welfare reform law expired in September 2002, Congress had passed six extensions, and the latest expired on June 30, 2004. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools and Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because of a shorter life expectancy than whites (72.2 years for blacks vs. 77.5 years for whites).

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats' stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party's economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

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Way to entirely misrepresent facts, take things out of context, fail to provide context, and post misleading statements.
Posted 10/21/08

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mcluva420 wrote:

lincoln was a GOOD republican


he's a DEAD republican too.


h4x0rz, you are funny.

Republicans are not racist per se. It does however "seem" like more of them are racist prigs. Whether that is because they really are racist or whether that is because they are great believers in the class system (which has yet to escape race) and in ideas of entitlement is a matter of opinion.

Posted 10/21/08

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Way to entirely misrepresent facts, take things out of context, fail to provide context, and post misleading statements.


the author's name and e-mail address is at the beginning.
feel free to report your `discrepancies` to her.
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I think the Republican party has evolved.
Back then, Abraham Lincoln might have freed the slaves but what about now - in the 21 century?


Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves............it was a punishment for the South renegging on a deal of ending the Civil War.....IF the south had cooperated blacks would still be slaves........
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Posted 10/22/08

xidiya wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


mcluva420 wrote:

lincoln was a GOOD republican


he's a DEAD republican too.


h4x0rz, you are funny.

Republicans are not racist per se. It does however "seem" like more of them are racist prigs. Whether that is because they really are racist or whether that is because they are great believers in the class system (which has yet to escape race) and in ideas of entitlement is a matter of opinion.



Thanks

Especially with a black man running for the democrats now, the racists don't have much a choice but to vote Republican, do they?
Republicans are not racists, but most racists are Republicans ,,,,
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McCain is a racists Republicans! He called Asians "gooks" and he even said it straight out that he aint apologizing at all. I mean, okay, he was a prisoner of war, but that was long ago, things changed (some). He could have just said "vietcongs" or w/e.. but gook? that kinda went too far, i believe. This was when he was in SC btw, not a lot of asians i suppose.

I wouldn't say ALL republicans are racist, but most low income families and african americans and latinos vote mainly democratic.. maybe that is why people see republicans as racist. Either way, Obama FTW!
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