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Time for the Administration To Stop Exploiting Race

Zen. Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:18 PM
.....party. The conservative losers on civil rights had three options available to them. They could continue to push for racism in the Democratic Party, form a third party, or switch over to the GOP. To their credit, Robert Byrd and George Wallace apologized for their bigotry. But Strom Thurmond left the Democratic Party and became a Republican. He remained a bigot to his dying days. At some point in their careers, Trent Lott, Thurmond, Jesse Helms all belonged to white supremacist organizations. Limbaugh talks about exploiting racism. That was exactly what President Nixon did with his ‘Southern Strategy’ by taking advantage of the split in the Democratic Party over Civil Rights to move southern whites into the GOP. His strategy .....
coachpanto Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:48 PM
OK, PROVE the racism of the Republican leadership. List me the top 10 racist things Boehner, McConnell, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John McCain ever said.

Or pick 10 other relevant leaders from the last 20 years of Republican leadership. If you can't find anything, then you sir, are a paranoid tin-foil hat crank who needs medication. No better than UFO freaks, 9-11 Truthers, or people who believe the pen*s-enlargement pills work.

It's ok, come off the ledge. Nobody's gonna hurt you. The big bad racists went away. You're safe now. Come back inside, please. Everything's gonna be ok.
big57 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:36 PM
You haven't read any past history stating the Democrats have been shifting and lying for the past 60 years, of which they have had control for almost 50 of these years. Try reading and getting the facts' With that many years in control, common sense dictates who has done the MOST damage to our country.
lemmi Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:35 PM
Hey Zen
Nixon was a Liberal, He gave us the EPA, OSIA food stamps, price controls and cut and ran in in Viet Nam and like most liberals he probably was a racist

He should be your hero.
rmt5 in MA Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:26 PM
Zen. Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 6:19 PM
....resulted in a GOP more conservative and more racist as its liberal wing were driven out and are still being driven out of the party. With Right-Wing and far Right takeover of the GOP, the Right-Wingers want to perpetuate the illusion that they are still the party of Lincoln and a pro-civil rights party. Nothing could be further from the truth. What accelerated the movement of southern whites into the Republican Party was the triumph of far Right Conservatives. The Liberal wing of the GOP was crushed by the Right-Wingers, just as the racist conservative wing of the Democratic Party voluntarily left, formed third parties, or joined the Right-Wing controlled GOP. It is this history we should judge the actions of the two parties. --Zen
One advantage of defeating Barack Obama in November, apart from saving the country from financial ruin and the rest, is that conservatives will presumably be able to criticize liberal policies again without automatically being accused of racism.

These charges aren't just emanating from the fringe groups; they're not just being uttered by radical leftist bloggers or Occupy Wall Street zealots. They are no longer the exclusive province of race hustlers whose professional careers depend on stirring up animosity among racial groups.

In August 2011, the level of polarization seemed to reach a fever pitch, when Congressional Black Caucus Whip Andre Carson said, "Some...