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Kennedy legacy: Black voters joining the Democratic Party
The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2009 | Andrew Walden

Posted on 08/31/2009 4:51:24 AM PDT by Scanian

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1 posted on 08/31/2009 4:51:24 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

The deluded black voter seems to believe that a 10cent increase in the minimum wage is going to change his/her life for the better.

Convinced that they can’t achieve without ‘help’ from the dems in government.


2 posted on 08/31/2009 4:55:44 AM PDT by Carley (WHEN YOU HONOR THE DISHONORABLE YOU SHOW YOUR OWN TRUE COLORS)
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To: Scanian

This was an odd reaction since I believe that MLK was a registered Republican.


3 posted on 08/31/2009 4:59:04 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Scanian
On a related note...

The Racist History of the Democratic Party

4 posted on 08/31/2009 5:01:49 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: nevergore

I did an informal poll at work a few months back. Only one person in addition to yours truly knew that Lincoln was a Pubbie. Everyone else was certain he’d been a ‘Rat.


5 posted on 08/31/2009 5:04:27 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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Frankly, I don’t miss Teddy Chappaquiddick, nor his dubious “legacy”. Black Americans have allowed the Democrats to sucker them for decades and they, apparently, like it!!

When yer gittin’ screwed and ya enjoy it, there ain’t no problem. However, the smart ones have taken a long look at liberalism and realized that the Dems don’t and never have done anything for them except toss them an pccasional bone to keep’em happy in the field.

The GOP COULD try to define itself (instead of letting the Dems define us) and try to lure some of the black voters away from the Dem Party but, like a LOT of things the GOP COULD do, they won’t!!


6 posted on 08/31/2009 5:08:27 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: nevergore

MLK was a registered communist!check it out!.


7 posted on 08/31/2009 5:14:30 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Scanian
This has always been a mystery to me, and I don't think this article does anything to explain it to me.

Lincoln was a Republican.
Martin Luther King was a Republican.
Jackie Robinson was a Republican.
The KKK were Democrats.
Jim Crow was put in place by Democrats.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats.

And the outcome is that Democrats are God's gift to black folks and Republicans are racist bastards who hate black people.

How the heck did that happen??

8 posted on 08/31/2009 5:17:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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Teddy suckered a lot of folks.

How many of them really believe he is innocent of killing Mary Jo?


9 posted on 08/31/2009 5:18:45 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Vaduz

Reference please.


10 posted on 08/31/2009 5:23:41 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It was the media and academe.

Wish I could quote chapter and verse, but there is a section in the new National Service Act that specifies a $500/mo stipend. The next line specifies that the stipend for minorities is to be $750/mo.

I am certain that every single new bill being pushed through right now contains similar provisions. I have heard that welfare and food stamp stipends have also increased, but, AFAIK, this can vary by state and even by county and so far I have not heard of discrimination in favor of skin color in those programs.


11 posted on 08/31/2009 5:28:31 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes or misdemeanors, yet?)
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In 1960 Nixon received thirty-two percent of the Black vote. If Republicans received that amount today, we’d never see a Dem president. What happened? Among other things two strong voices of the Republican/conservative side, W.F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater, were against the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. Whatever one thinks of the merits or demerits of the bill (and despite the fact that more Republicans voted for the bill than Dems), it cemented in the minds of many black voters that Republicans were racists and their party was the Dem party.


12 posted on 08/31/2009 5:34:42 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Sherman Logan

Fact check,us government,bio......


13 posted on 08/31/2009 5:39:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

King had communist or ex-communist associates, but I’ve never seen any credible evidence he was a party member himself.

He certainly had leftist leanings, though.


14 posted on 08/31/2009 5:43:38 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Sherman Logan

King had communist card he did not hide it nor did the msm report much on it.


15 posted on 08/31/2009 5:50:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Then you should have little difficulty posting some evidence that you are right.


16 posted on 08/31/2009 5:54:11 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Scanian

I don’t believe this article. The Afro American vote became overwhelmingly Dem during the new Deal. The overwhelming vote for the Dem’s in the black community may have become even more overwhelming because of the Kennedy’s but it was overwhelming before them. Sorry but the main premise of this article is clearly wrong.


17 posted on 08/31/2009 6:07:54 AM PDT by bilhosty (Tax payers for change)
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To: Sherman Logan

One thing we do know: this supposed man of the cloth had the personal morals of an alley cat.


18 posted on 08/31/2009 6:29:22 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: mewzilla; nevergore

His father was... prior to the Nov ‘60 elections. There was never any evidence Junior was (and even if there were, he would’ve, like his father, ceased to be with the ‘60 election). The oft-cited Frances Rice lamentable piece on “MLK was a Republican” was riddled with errors, and it was even referenced in this article, calling A. Phillip Randolph a “Republican”, when Randolph and his wife were prominent Socialists and ran for Congress from NY as members of the Socialist Party. MLK, Jr. blasted Conservative Republicans and Goldwater, saying he was providing racist Whites a “cover.” He was a proponent of big government solutions to Black problems and continued moving leftward until his death.


19 posted on 08/31/2009 7:11:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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"After the Civil War, Democrats murdered several hundred black elected officials (in the South) to regain control of the southern government."

That's a very questionable conclusion. While we know they used horrific means to reclaim control (reference the situation in Wilmington, NC where Democrats employed a literal coup d'etat to overthrow the biracial GOP city government), I see no definitive proof they murdered hundreds of Black elected officials. I have no doubt White supremacists who supported Democrats murdered or drove out Blacks who voted Republican, but had there been a situation where elected officials were being murdered en masse, there would've been a stepping-up of federal occupation by the military and an extension of Reconstruction. That would've been intolerable.

"All of the elected officials up to 1935 were Republicans."

This is also not entirely correct. Now while all Black federal Republicans were until 1935, you had many areas that had Black Democrats as well serving at the legislative and city levels. I was astonished to find in TN at least one Black Democrat in the legislature in Reconstruction (I'd surely like to know more about him and how he was able to pull it off !). You also had a lot of patronage positions as well. Even into the 1930s, Blacks were not voting GOP at the percentage they do now for Democrats. Some areas managed to get 1/4th to vote Democrat. If we got that high a percent today, we'd have a lot more GOP officials.

"As of 2004, the Democrat Party (the oldest political party in America) has never elected a black man to the United States Senate, the Republicans have elected three."

It was Zero who became the first Black rodent Senator. One minor correction here, we elected 4 GOP Senators (Hiram Revels (MS) in 1870, Blanche Bruce (MS) in 1875, PBS Pinchback in LA, and Ed Brooke in 1966). Pinchback, who was the first Black Governor of any state, was elected to both the House and Senate after he left the Governorship, but was denied his seat in both.

20 posted on 08/31/2009 7:25:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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