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  •  The line that the Republicans are the party of (8+ / 0-)

    Abraham Lincoln and all the original founders of the NAACP were republicans is nice and all, but the Republicans were also the party of the Southern Strategy and it was the final home and resting place for people like Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms. Thurmond and Helms left the Democratic party for a reason! But, of course, that is never mentioned.

    •  I hate when they say that (3+ / 0-)
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      they talking about a totally different Republican Party. That was the old Republican party.

      They did well with blacks getting a 1/3 of the vote, until Nixon start doing the Southern Strategy. Whenever Nixon was down South, he started talking out the mouth spewing disgusting rhetoric like that hypocrite Strom Thirmond and that flaming racist Jesse "Senator No" Helms.  But anywhere else he didn't talk that crap.

      Bless Paul's heart for going there in the first place. But Repubs have a history of trying to whitewash history. Like they do with Reagan, and try to forget all the bad stuff never existed. I won't be surprise if they act like they never heard of they Southern Strategy. If that's the case then why they feaning to have blacks in their party, and almost doing happy dances when guys like Tim Scott gets elevated to the Senate, and killing themselves to portray Rubio as the savior of their party?

      NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

      by BKGyptian89 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:41:49 PM PDT

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    •  even though he was never officially a republican (0+ / 0-)

      I like to think of the GOP as the party of Gerald L.K. Smith. If you haven't heard of him, here's a nice audio of him:
      http://www.youtube.com/...

      RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

      by demographicarmageddon on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:50:21 PM PDT

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