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    Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Housto

    Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Houston - Political News - FOXNews.com

    Who knew?

    A billboard proclaiming that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican has stirred a religious and political hornets' nest in Houston, where a church leader is trying to draw black voters into the Republican Party.

    The jumbo-sized roadside ad made its contentious claim for about a week -- until a local black activist charged that the sign unjustly politicized King's legacy and was hurting his community by telling a "blatant lie."

    "Martin Luther King may have very well believed in some of the Christian principles of the Republican Party, but Dr. Martin Luther King was not a Republican or a Democrat," said Quanell X, who heads the New Black Panther Party in Houston.

    I love the fact it'sThe New Black Panther who are screaming about this. It's a well know fact that most Color Folks in the late 50s thru early 80;s belong to the Republican Party. I think someone need to eductaed the New Black Panthers about the Southern Democrate or as they were called Dixiecrates.

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

    Yeah, this'll be fun.

    until a local black activist charged that the sign unjustly politicized King's legacy"
    A Democrat black activist, without doubt.

    Only Democrats are allowed to politicize the legacy of the equivalent of John the Baptist (that's who he has to be, since he presaged the coming of the Messiah, right?)


    then there's this:

    Quanell X told FOXNews.com he was pleased that he had succeeded in getting the billboard removed. He added that King would never have embraced the present-day GOP, which he said had "racist elements."
    The Democrats still revere Senator Robert KKK Byrd, who, as I am perfectly certain Dr. King knew, led the filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for.

    What was the cause of the "Free at last, Free at last" speech of King's again?

    Oh, yeah. Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, wasn't it? An event that happened ONLY because Republicans broke the Democrat filibuster.

    So, for Quannell The Tenth to claim that the GOP has "racist" elements is an absurdity of biblical proportions. He's pointing at a splinter in the GOP's eye while his own eye has the whole damn General Sherman sequoia jammed in.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Houston - Political News - FOXNews.com

    Who knew?

    A billboard proclaiming that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican has stirred a religious and political hornets' nest in Houston, where a church leader is trying to draw black voters into the Republican Party.

    The jumbo-sized roadside ad made its contentious claim for about a week -- until a local black activist charged that the sign unjustly politicized King's legacy and was hurting his community by telling a "blatant lie."

    "Martin Luther King may have very well believed in some of the Christian principles of the Republican Party, but Dr. Martin Luther King was not a Republican or a Democrat," said Quanell X, who heads the New Black Panther Party in Houston.

    I love the fact it'sThe New Black Panther who are screaming about this. It's a well know fact that most Color Folks in the late 50s thru early 80;s belong to the Republican Party. I think someone need to eductaed the New Black Panthers about the Southern Democrate or as they were called Dixiecrates.
    I guess liberal democrats do not like the ugly past being exposed.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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

    King might not have been a Republican, but if he were alive today, he would spit in the faces of Liberal Democrats.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    It's a well know fact that most Color Folks in the late 50s thru early 80;s belong to the Republican Party.
    so according to you, whatever "most people were" so then, MLK must also have been?

    gosh, it makes loads of sense. I get it.

    most people aren't amazing public speakers. MLK wasn't an amazing public speaker.

    most people haven't written a letter from a Birmingham jail. so MLK didn't write one.

    most people weren't assassinated. MLK wasn't either.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    "Martin Luther King may have very well believed in some of the Christian principles of the Republican Party, but Dr. Martin Luther King was not a Republican or a Democrat," said Quanell X, who heads the New Black Panther Party in Houston.
    There may be some truth to what he says here. But otherwise, who cares what political party affiliation - or lack thereof - Dr. King had? I certainly don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I love the fact it'sThe New Black Panther who are screaming about this. It's a well know fact that most Color Folks in the late 50s thru early 80;s belong to the Republican Party. I think someone need to eductaed the New Black Panthers about the Southern Democrate or as they were called Dixiecrates.
    Were they now? I need proof, and you made the claim, so back it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    King might not have been a Republican, but if he were alive today, he would spit in the faces of Liberal Democrats.
    *Facepalms* ... Oi, That would be sooo un-Dr. King like.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey1499 View Post
    *Facepalms* ... Oi, That would be sooo un-Dr. King like.

    Until he saw how the Liberals have screwed over the black folks in this country.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Until he saw how the Liberals have screwed over the black folks in this country.
    I could imagine he'd be a bit irksome. But literally spit in their faces? I hope you meant that as a metaphor.

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

    I care very little about electoral politics, but perhaps it should be more well-known that the Democrats and Republicans as a whole did not advocate their present philosophies during the early-to-mid 1960's, which accounted for Strom Thurmond's departure from the Democratic Party and entry into the Republican Party after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It could accurately be said that the Republicans were the more progressive party and the Democrats the more regressive party at the time, with those roles reversed today (though they function more like two factions of one party than anything else).

    That said, according to King, capitalism “has often left a gulf between superfluous wealth and abject poverty,” it “has created conditions permitting necessities to be taken from the many to give luxuries to the few,” and it has “encouraged small-hearted men to become cold and conscienceless.” While I myself would advance a critique of capitalism primarily due to its inefficiency rather than its unethical nature, it’s apparent that King was an anti-capitalist and desired radical alteration of capitalist economic structure. However, with Leninism incorrectly identified as “socialism” then and now, he did not openly advance socialism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89
    It's a well know fact that most Color Folks in the late 50s thru early 80;s belong to the Republican Party.
    Well known fact? Really? African Americans shifted to the Democratic Party during the Great Depression, and it is a well known fact that the great Depression was in theh 1930s. Since the 1960s, African Americans have voted for Democrats the majority of the time.

    The election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 led a shift of black voting loyalties from Republican to Democrat as the Democrats became the party of economic advancement and (some time later) civil rights for black Americans. By the 1960s virtually all black voters were Democrats.*
    *source

    That well known fact is not fact at all, the OPPOSITE is actually a "well-known" fact. You are 100% WRONG.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89
    I think someone need to eductaed the New Black Panthers about the Southern Democrate or as they were called Dixiecrates.
    My God don't talk about educating someone when you have so many spelling and grammar mistakes!

    Seriously though, I do think you need to educate yourself a bit better. The Dixiecrats went AGAINST the Democrats and ran a third-party candidate. They did not=democrats. You seem to think that because the dixiecrats existed, black americans were republican. In reality it was a third party.
    Last edited by Lakryte; 07-15-09 at 09:57 PM.

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