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Republicans absent from March on Washington

 
 
BigEgo
 
Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 06:05 am
Did anyone expect Republicans to be there? Not I, racism is rampant in the Republican Party.

Republicans absent from March on Washington
 
raprap
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 06:18 am
Lincoln was there
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 06:34 am
Lincoln wouldn't be a Republican if he were alive today. The party has done a total 180 from what they were when he was one. Ironic, isn't it, that the Republicans today are strongest in the states that were the Confederacy. Which should tell you something.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 07:26 am
@BigEgo,
You are wrong to believe this was not a political event.


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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 09:20 am
Quote:

Event organizers said Wednesday that they invited top Republicans, all of whom declined to attend because of scheduling conflicts or ill health


Right, the all-purpose excuse "scheduling conflicts or ill health"--every single one of them. They had a Tea Party they had to attend. Ev ery single one of them. Probably kissed a few million votes goodbye right there.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 01:47 pm
@MontereyJack,
A republican would never lie so we must accept their explanation. Rolling Eyes
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Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 02:45 pm
@MontereyJack,
Quote:

Right, the all-purpose excuse "scheduling conflicts or ill health"--every single one of them.


Bush sr and Bush jr's excuses were more credible. Bush sr. is eldery with many chronic health problems and the younger just had a stint put in to unblock a heart valve. But even if they had no really good excuses, I find it almost incomprehensible that a dyed-in-the-wool Republican would attend the Martin Luther King Celebration. After all, King represented everything Republicans are oppose to, like hope for the future and the GOP is working like hell to get rid of government subsidies. ObamaCare, Food Stamps, College Grants, voter registration, etc., these are a no-no for the Republican Party! Someone had said Condoleezza Rice, the Republican's house pet under GWB, would attend but I did not see her speak.
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 02:51 pm
@BigEgo,
How many black Republicans were invited to speak at the event?
Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:01 pm
@Baldimo,
Quote:

How many black Republicans were invited to speak at the event?


With the exception of color what difference is there between a black Republican and a white one?
Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:04 pm
@Arjunakki,
Quote:

How many black Republicans were invited to speak at the event?


I also suspect black Republicans are more loathed by African American Democrats than white Republicans because Black Republicans are considered backstabbers and traitors to the cause.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:14 pm
@Arjunakki,
So you think minorities should be voting with their skin color and not what they believe in?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:24 pm
@Baldimo,
Someone who hates labor unions, opposes affirmative action and votes against voting rights has no place in a rally commemorating Martin Luther King.

This has nothing to do with the color of their skin.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:31 pm
@maxdancona,
It has everything to do with the color of their skin. Successful black men who have made something of themselves shouldn't be invited to an event that makes a huge moment in the civil rights movement?

Just because they don't agree with you on unions or AA or voting acts doesn't mean they don't have a story to tell to other minorities. They are successful and shouldn't they be allowed to share those stories of their success and what they overcame to become such successful people? You don't think there was a young man or woman in the audience who would have been inspired by such a story?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:32 pm
@Baldimo,
So Baldimo, you are asking me to judge Black Republicans on the color of their skin rather than the content of the character.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:36 pm
@maxdancona,
How do we know the content of their character when none of them were invited to speak. They were pre-judged and excluded.

Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:50 pm
@maxdancona,
Quote:
Re: Baldimo (Post 5426055)
Someone who hates labor unions, opposes affirmative action and votes against voting rights has no place in a rally commemorating Martin Luther King.

This has nothing to do with the color of their skin.


You are absolutely correct and I agree with; however, a poster in this thread had asked if any black Republicans had been invited to speak, to paraphrase.

Anyone can be an ultraconservative, and let us not kid ourselves, our species consist of all types. Yet, in the case of the Tea Party which is a purist ultra-right extremist wing of the Republican Party, their reason for existing is born out of racism for President Obama and sectarianism is their forté! Any Republican attending the MLK event would have been threatened with a primary. A few black Republicans (you can count them on one-two-hands) are willing to be used as a utility in order to satisfy their own craven for personal power. Look at the Unqualified lawn jocky, Clarence Thomas, on the US Supreme Court. He sits there like a bump on a log, too damn scared to open his mouth and a discredit to his predecessor, the honorable Thursgood Marshall.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:53 pm
@Baldimo,
Dr. King was a real person. You can't just make up what he stood for. The civil rights movement really happend. You can't just brush the ideals of the civil rights movement under the table.

Martin Luther King isn't the fictional character you want to make him out to be calling for a "color-blind" society and accepting efforts to make voting harde for the disadvantaged. If you want to know what Martin Luther King would have thought about these attempts, listen to the people who were right there with Dr. King 50 years ago like John Lewis.

Quote:
"I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote," he said, referring to Bloody Sunday in 1965 when police beat him and hundreds of other peaceful protesters. "I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/john-lewis-speech_n_3809957.html

Martin Luther King was a real person with real strong ideals on what our country can and should be. Someone who opposes the ideals of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement isn't appropriate at an event to commemorate it.
Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:55 pm
@maxdancona,
Quote:

Martin Luther King was a real person with real strong ideals on what our country can and should be. Someone who opposes the ideals of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement isn't appropriate at an event to commemorate it.


My respect for you is growing by leaps and bounds, Maxdancona! You're simply alright as a human being.
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Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 03:57 pm
@maxdancona,
What a crock of **** you guys put out about tolerance and acceptance. You only tolerate if they agree with you and you only accept if they agree with you. Dissenting opinions need not apply.
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Arjunakki
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2013 04:08 pm
@Baldimo,
Quote:

It has everything to do with the color of their skin. Successful black men who have made something of themselves shouldn't be invited to an event that makes a huge moment in the civil rights movement?


Surely you jest! If it were not for the marches there would have been very few opportunities for African American in the USA to become successful business people. Laws had to be passed so companies, corporations would hire them.....qualified blacks... There certainly would not be a black President of the US today had it not have been for the marches. The US presidency is the most exalted important position in the US making Obama the most powerful man in the world. Before the marches, AA could not vote, could not eat at the same counter as whites or had to ride in the back of the bus.... These Jim Crow laws had been in existence since Black's emancipation and had every chance of continuing with white supremacy today had it not been for MLK and the people who came before him forcing change on America.
 

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