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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    Ya know, last time I checked, California was not in Montreal....
    Knew it, knew it, knew it!

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    OK, first


    I can't believe i've missed this thread! I seriously haven't laughed this hard for a very long time. I hope the troll comes back because it looks like SOOO much fun to play with, and i want in on the action .

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    Getting back on topic . . .

    Republican Party consistently has supported blacks

    Saturday, February 2, 2008 3:04 AM

    Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote in his Jan. 24 Forum column that he was recently asked why blacks don't support Republicans ("Blacks have good reasons for rejecting conservatives"). Of course, Pitts attempted to avoid the question altogether by recharacterizing the question to ask why blacks don't support conservatives. This recharacterization is unfair and inaccurate, as most blacks don't vote for moderate or liberal Republicans, either.

    He ended his column posing a supposed rhetorical question: "Why haven't they (Republicans) ever supported us (blacks)?" The answer is that they have.

    While it is certainly true that there are racists in the Republican Party, Pitts glossed over the Republican Party's abolition of slavery and did not even mention the 13th, 14th or 15th Amendments to the Constitution, which also guaranteed equal protection and prohibited using past slave status against any American.

    It was the Republican Party that passed the first civil-rights acts in the 1870s. It took a conservative Republican President, Dwight D.

    Eisenhower, to appoint a conservative Republican governor, Earl Warren, as chief justice of the United States. Warren was instrumental in persuading the rest of the U.S. Supreme Court to unanimously overturn prior precedent and prohibit segregation of public schools. This same conservative Republican president then sent in the 101st Airborne to enforce the court's order to permit blacks to attend previously segregated schools.

    It took Republicans to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts in the 1960s. Since a majority of Democrats opposed equal rights for blacks in the 1960s, the actions of President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass civil-rights legislation would have been for naught but for the Republicans. After conservative Republicans became the majority in Congress in 1994, J.C. Watts, a black man, was voted a member of the leadership, something the Democratic Party had never done. And the highest-ranking black cabinet secretaries, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, were appointed by President Bush. What Pitts has done is simply assume that all conservatives always have been racists and continue to be racists today, despite no evidence to support this assumption.

    Furthermore, there are plenty of liberal racists. Just look at Bill and Hillary Clinton and the manner in which they have attacked Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.Thus, the real question is, why do blacks continue to monolithically support Democrats? What have Democrats done to help blacks? Black conservatives, such as columnist Thomas Sowell, have charged that Democratic welfare policies have destroyed black families by making the men irrelevant and Democratic support for affirmative action undermines true accomplishment by all minorities.

    In short, while both parties have plenty to be ashamed of regarding the treatment of blacks in this country, the only party that has consistently supported blacks is the Republican Party.

    The Columbus Dispatch : Republican Party consistently has supported blacks

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    Oh sorry dear, we can't converse with people who say they're one place but are actually in another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Oh sorry dear, we can't converse with people who say they're one place but are actually in another.
    Do any of you ever travel?

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    Sorry, our socialist hick state is too perfect for anybody to want to travel. Plus cowherders and welfare cases can't really afford it.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Okay I have no idea how the hell this thread turned into a "You're a socialist slave, Montreal wants freedom, You're a bot from California" flamefest, but it's gone on long enough and I'm getting complaints. So sorry guys but the thread is closed.

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