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2013-02-18 11:03:35 AM  
Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.
 
2013-02-18 11:10:26 AM  

chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.


Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby
 
2013-02-18 11:23:21 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby


The majority of America's political struggles can be boiled down to "North vs. South".
 
2013-02-18 11:23:22 AM  
Always bet on black.
 
2013-02-18 11:24:21 AM  
In before, "Nuh uh! 'Cos Ben Carson, we're not racist, we have a black friend!"
 
2013-02-18 11:25:47 AM  
2013:

www.theblaze.com

Ancestor:

thegrio.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-18 11:27:00 AM  

EyeballKid: In before, "Nuh uh! 'Cos Ben Carson, we're not racist, we have a black friend!"


And Alan. NEVER.... forget Alan.

gawker.com
 
2013-02-18 11:27:56 AM  
Linda McMahon came to New Haven and hired a bunch of black people to canvass for her...then forgot to pay them. They went to the news. Checks were cut. And then they bounced.

Yeah, the republicans love black people ... and workers.
 
2013-02-18 11:28:09 AM  
FoxNews already got that memo

randomindependent.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-18 11:28:44 AM  
That headline is backwards because of post-Southern strategy so that obviously means the Democrats are the real bads and Karl Rove is now Abraham Lincoln. Right?
 
2013-02-18 11:29:54 AM  
At least a few of them share similar interests.

scrapetv.com
 
2013-02-18 11:31:50 AM  
img855.imageshack.us
I'm not racist, but . . .

(notracistbut.com)
 
2013-02-18 11:31:58 AM  
Subby, that was beautiful.
 
2013-02-18 11:34:36 AM  
i2.crtcdn1.net
/knows what to bet on
 
2013-02-18 11:37:37 AM  
Amazing.

They still don't get it.

This isn't black vs. white anymore.

It is the rich and Christians vs. everyone else. So white males tend to make up 99% of the richest Americans but blacks in the South will easily sweep Christian politicians in to power in the South.
 
2013-02-18 11:41:04 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby


So much this.  Ending a system of slavery that had endured for hundreds of years is hardly 'conservative'.
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-02-18 11:41:56 AM  

chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.


Today's Republicans can't relate to Republicans of 15 years ago, much less 150 years ago.
 
2013-02-18 11:43:38 AM  
Given the state African Americans find themselves in after 20-30 years under the Democrats thumb... The best thing that could possibly happen would be a shift towards Republicans.

It used to be homosexuals and minorities that reminded me of the crying woman with a black eye insisting that the Democrats "really do love me...", now it's just the minorities who keep getting abused yet keep going right back to their abusers... The Democrats.
 
2013-02-18 11:45:44 AM  

Crunch61: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Today's Republicans can't relate to Republicans of 15 years ago, much less 150 years ago.


They worship Reagan as a God, yet Reagan wouldn't last as long as Jon Huntsman in a modern GOP primary.
 
2013-02-18 11:47:36 AM  
FTA:

"I think freedom and liberty is a fresh idea [...] I don't think there's anything we need to fix as far as our principles and our policies (are concerned)."

Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-18 11:47:37 AM  

randomjsa: Given the state African Americans find themselves in after 20-30 years under the Democrats thumb... The best thing that could possibly happen would be a shift towards Republicans.

It used to be homosexuals and minorities that reminded me of the crying woman with a black eye insisting that the Democrats "really do love me...", now it's just the minorities who keep getting abused yet keep going right back to their abusers... The Democrats.


Why would it be better?  Use specifics.  Show your work.  Or just run and hide like usual.
 
2013-02-18 11:50:25 AM  
In the inner cities there is an abundance of dilapidated buildings and long longer used factories. These should be 'taken' over by the Federal Government  and demolished, freeing up new land for new factories and home to be build. The inner cities inhabitants can be hired to do the clean-up work where possible. It will give them much needed money. After the clean-ups (and there would be many) new businesses can move into these new locations providing jobs. It would be a start but a good one at that I think.
 
2013-02-18 11:50:53 AM  

Karac: Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby

So much this.  Ending a system of slavery that had endured for hundreds of years is hardly 'conservative'.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x470]


That's not even correct.  Martin Luther King was a very well known conservative Republican.
 
2013-02-18 11:54:15 AM  

ferretman: In the inner cities there is an abundance of dilapidated buildings and long longer used factories. These should be 'taken' over by the Federal Government  and demolished, freeing up new land for new factories and home to be build. The inner cities inhabitants can be hired to do the clean-up work where possible. It will give them much needed money. After the clean-ups (and there would be many) new businesses can move into these new locations providing jobs. It would be a start but a good one at that I think.


There's a developer here in St. Louis who wants to buy up half of the dilapidated North Side of the city and tear it down to build a business park, retail, homes, etc.

Of course a project that grand of scale won't be finished until I retire...and I'm 25.
 
2013-02-18 11:56:53 AM  
It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.
 
2013-02-18 11:58:44 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Karac: Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby

So much this.  Ending a system of slavery that had endured for hundreds of years is hardly 'conservative'.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x470]

That's not even correct.  Martin Luther King was a very well known conservative Republican.


Not even close.
 
2013-02-18 11:59:50 AM  

chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.


Of course, those were also the days when Republicans were far more likely to endorse legal abortion than were Democrats. You still want to take credit for that, Skippy?
 
2013-02-18 12:01:14 PM  

wistfulparanoia: Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.



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2013-02-18 12:02:43 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


Hey look!  Another genius who doesn't realize that the parties have more or less switched their liberal / conservative ideologies since the 19th century!

EVERYONE!  Point and laugh at him!
 
2013-02-18 12:03:50 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Karac: Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby

So much this.  Ending a system of slavery that had endured for hundreds of years is hardly 'conservative'.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x470]

That's not even correct.  Martin Luther King was a very well known conservative Republican.


Yes, a conservative Republican who marched with Memphis sanitation workers, who was planning a Poor People's March on Washington at the time of his death, and who advocated a guaranteed annual income to end poverty.

Totes Republican.
 
2013-02-18 12:04:46 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


images.sodahead.com

Also Nelson laughing:

www.nelsonmandelas.com
 
2013-02-18 12:05:09 PM  

chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.


so i guess the vikings won the super bowl in 1997 because bret favre played for them ten years later. got it.
 
2013-02-18 12:05:45 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


jeenyuscorner.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-18 12:06:46 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


images.sodahead.com
 
2013-02-18 12:07:51 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


4.bp.blogspot.com Young Republicans

1.bp.blogspot.com
Stupid libs.
 
2013-02-18 12:08:06 PM  

wistfulparanoia: Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


images.wikia.com
 
2013-02-18 12:09:25 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


barcelona.theoffside.com
 
2013-02-18 12:09:44 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Karac: Lionel Mandrake: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.

So, subby was correct if you consider the "ancestors" of today's Republicans to be those of a conservative nature.

/not subby

So much this.  Ending a system of slavery that had endured for hundreds of years is hardly 'conservative'.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x470]

That's not even correct.  Martin Luther King was a very well known conservative Republican.


Who would totally be a staunch member of the NRA today!  Along with Rosa Parks.

 /rhetoric Republicans use to make themselves feel better.
 
2013-02-18 12:13:56 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.


"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" ~ Alexander Pope

With more knowledge, you'll discover that Republicans now have very little in common with Republicans 150+ years ago.
 
2013-02-18 12:14:46 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


By the way ace, did you know that the Houston Astros are now in the American League?

You didn't?

hiddencause.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-18 12:15:29 PM  
A reminder that the Republican Party has changed over the years.i983.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-18 12:15:38 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Not even close.


No no.  We've had TOP REPUBLICANS assure us recently that Mr. King was a Republican and supported all Republican positions.  So that means liberals are the real racists and that Chick'fil'a is now a 5 star restaurant.
 
2013-02-18 12:16:20 PM  

wistfulparanoia: Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights.


i46.tinypic.com

speaking of republicans...
 
2013-02-18 12:19:50 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


SPOILER ALERT: Snape is actually a good guy and is a double agent for Dumbledore.

todofondos.com
 
2013-02-18 12:21:07 PM  
MLK was a registered Republican. True story.
 
2013-02-18 12:22:04 PM  

coeyagi: wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.

SPOILER ALERT: Snape is actually a good guy and is a double agent for Dumbledore.

[todofondos.com image 300x225]


Double agent? Sure. Good guy? Nooooooo.
 
2013-02-18 12:25:34 PM  

wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.


Wanter-in-Chief of Maintaining Slavery, According to Above:

cdn.breitbart.com
 
2013-02-18 12:27:03 PM  

qorkfiend: coeyagi: wistfulparanoia: It wasn't just a divide of North v South. Northern Democrats were also overwhelmingly against the Emancipation Proclamation being issued. Republicans stood with Lincolns thinking and many argued tirelessly in its necessity.

Liberals love to cloud the issue. Fact is Democrats are not only the party of wanting to maintain slavery, but also were behind. republicans in Civil Rights. No matter how you try to spin it, those are the facts.

SPOILER ALERT: Snape is actually a good guy and is a double agent for Dumbledore.

[todofondos.com image 300x225]

Double agent? Sure. Good guy? Nooooooo.


Shush.  I am busy pointing here.  Don't "cloud the issue".

thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2013-02-18 12:27:28 PM  
They really don't want to invest in them:

Shelby County, Ala., opposed by the Justice Department and civil rights groups, wants two key sections of the Voting Rights Act declared unconstitutional.

Section 5 bars election officials in jurisdictions with a history of discrimination from changing their voting procedures unless they first prove the changes won't hurt minorities. Section 4b uses a formula to determine which states, counties and municipalities are subject to Section 5.

Shelby County says the provisions are outmoded and unfair to parts of the country that have transcended their discriminatory pasts.

Civil rights groups counter that the provisions are the best defense against a return to the days when racism permeated election procedures in many parts of the country, particularly the South.


Link

Well, maybe there is some hope:

Mississippi finally (and officially) ratifies the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

Link

Lionel Mandrake: Yes, but back then, Republicans were the liberals.  And the Civil Rights struggle was North vs. South, not R vs. D.


I still think it is. Where is the power base of the Conservatives?
 
2013-02-18 12:38:35 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Crunch61: chiett: Much like the people who like to rewrite history. Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats fought and kept the Jim Crow South alive.

Today's Republicans can't relate to Republicans of 15 years ago, much less 150 years ago.

They worship Reagan as a God, yet Reagan wouldn't last as long as Jon Huntsman in a modern GOP primary.


Why?  Use specifics.  Show your work.  Or just run and hide like usual.
 
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