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  •  Theodore is the man (4.00)
    He made a speech after being shot.  (pretend you didn't read that if you haven't taken the quiz yet)

    I can't imagine that he and Lincoln had R's beside their names.  It is disgusting how much things have changed.

    I would rather be with the people of this blog, than with the finest people in the world!

    by Blue Neponset on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 08:55:12 AM PST

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    •  Strom Thurmond Used to Be a D (4.00)
      Forget the party labels and just look at whether a politician was progressive or a racist slime.

      My wingnut brother e-mailed me from his home on Pluto last week with a National Review article by some African-American hack. It tried to shock people who are utterly ignorant of history by pointing out that -- are you sitting down? -- Abe Lincoln and the Repubs were the party of civil rights in 1860.

      Then he made the leap -- perfectly logical if you're a wingnut -- to say that therefore black people should support today's sick 'n sorry crew of Republicans. He neglected to point out that in wingnut math 2 + 2 = 5.

      "A working class person who votes Republican is like a chicken who votes for Colonel Sanders."
      --T. M., working class Democrat

      by bramish on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 09:18:25 AM PST

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    •  I went for Teddy, too (4.00)
      I had to do a book report on his biography in 5th grade.

      He had more guts than any president before or since.

      He could've placated the power brokers that helped him and McKinley get into office, but he didn't.

      He created national parks.

      And he at least attempted to help Native Americans.

      And he stood up for Progressives when he realized that the underlying Republican agenda was nothing more than keeping the wealthy elite both wealthy and elite.

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