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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    There are alot of really stupid and easily influenced people out there.
    Agreed.

    That aside I think it was an uncalled for tactic to begin with.
    Extremely ****ing desperate comes to mind.

    Instead of trying to lead (or mislead) people by claiming something that may or may not be true, why cant they just be upfront and clear about what they believe in and let the people decide to support them or not.
    I agree, now if representatives from both parties would take that advice....


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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Yup, he was a Republican.

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    There are alot of really stupid and easily influenced people out there.

    That aside I think it was an uncalled for tactic to begin with. Instead of trying to lead (or mislead) people by claiming something that may or may not be true, why cant they just be upfront and clear about what they believe in and let the people decide to support them or not.
    Because all GOP outreach efforts to African Americans have completely failed. I mean, when was the last time the GOP got more than a smattering of the black vote? It's been years. They desperately need to expand outside of their current coalition of evangelical and middle class whites.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Lott lost because he was convinced America would have been better if Strom Thurmond had won, when he had ran on an anti-integration platform. Yeah... both were racist statements, and both got what they deserved.
    Lott was correct.

    I really have to laugh every single time I see some damn stupid Democrat whining about Trent Lott or Strom Thurmond as being racist Senators.

    How the hell do those damn fools keep managing to forget about Senator Robert KKK aka "White Nigger" Byrd?

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    This was a link posted earlier in thie thread: African Americans in the United States Congress. Who is African Americans in the United States Congress? What is African Americans in the United States Congress? Where is African Americans in the United States Congress? Definition of African American

    While reading through it, I found this:
    Until 1992 most black House members were elected from inner-city districts in the North and West: Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia and St. Louis all elected at least one black member. The only southern cities to have black majority districts were Atlanta, Houston, Memphis and New Orleans. The only Southern rural area to have a black majority district was the Mississippi Delta area in Mississippi.

    At the redistricting following the 1990 census, however, southern states were required by a series of court decisions to create districts with black majorities. This was done by a process of gerrymandering, often creating grotesquely-shaped districts to link widely separated black communities. In this way black members were elected from Alabama, Florida, rural Georgia, rural Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for the first time since Reconstruction. Additional black majority districts were also created in this way in California, Maryland and Texas. This greatly increased the number of black-majority districts.

    This process was naturally supported by black Democrats, but it was also supported by Republicans, since the process of segregating black voters into black majority districts required removing black voters from all the other districts, making them easier for Republicans to win. It also had the effect of making the Democratic Party more clearly "black" in Southern states, thus further alienating white voters. By 2000 most white-majority House districts in the South were held by Republicans.

    Since no state has had a black majority since the 1940s, blacks can only be elected to the United States Senate with the assistance of white voters. Two African Americans have been elected to the Senate in the modern era: Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican from Massachusetts, and Carol Moseley Braun, a Democrat from Illinois.
    Which I found to be very telling.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    AFAIK there has never been an African-American elected to office in the USA.


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    anyway...

    I do hope the Nazis complain about something similar and get it taken down too. I dunno maybe using Obama as a black man when he's not.


    That the New Black Panthers..even more retarded then the originals..are placated this way is pathetic.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    AFAIK there has never been an African-American elected to office in the USA.
    Very true.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Lott was correct.

    I really have to laugh every single time I see some damn stupid Democrat whining about Trent Lott or Strom Thurmond as being racist Senators.

    How the hell do those damn fools keep managing to forget about Senator Robert KKK aka "White Nigger" Byrd?
    Please explain to me how Lott or Thurmond weren't racists, and how things would have been so much better without integration.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    No acknowledgment of King's anti-capitalism from our resident fervent rightists, I see. Shame.

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    What does it matter if King was a Republican, Democrat, or whatever?

    Does a mans belief automatically put a side he is on?

    Take a look at his beliefs and honor them, not try to use them for some cheap political trip.

    I'm sure a man like King, had beliefs that some Dems held and some that a Republican held.

    Why is it so important for Republicans to try and label a man? BTW I would say the same if Dems tried and say King was a Democrat.

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