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Georgia Democrat John Lewis says segregation will return if Romney wins
The Examiner ^ | September 7, 2012 | Christopher Collins

Posted on 09/07/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday, Georgia Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District used the race card tactic with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in pressing points that if Romney wins in November, surely the GOP and Romney will send African-Americans back to the days of segregation.

After three minutes of telling the story of the days of segregation when he and other Africans-Americans were forcibly denied access to restaurants, public transportation and the ballot box, Lewis asked, “Brothers and sisters, do you want to go back?

The democratic audience shouted no.

After continuing using race as a reference in relation to voter id laws enacted in some states, he stated, “Today is unbelievable. That there are Republican officials are trying to stop some people from voting – their changing the rules.”

Lewis’ race comments have been the cornerstone of democrat tactics for many years, but more so in this year’s elections.

Just last month, Vice President Biden whose numerous gaffes are well known, told an audience who were mostly black at a campaign stop in Danville, Va., that Republicans were "going to put you all back in chains."(continued)

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TOPICS: Georgia; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; blacks; democrats; georgia; hermancain; johnlewis; obama; racism; romney; teaparty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What troubles me is not a POS like this guy; what bothers me there are a majority who reelect him.

21 posted on 09/08/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: gorush
The sharks between here and Africa are’s a scientific fact, don’t’cha know.

A shark was recently spotted following a cruise ship.
Curiously on it's back was scrawled
'Once u eat black u never go back'

22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just when you think John Lewis couldn’t say anything more stupid he outdoes himself.

23 posted on 09/08/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: barmag25

Great Get it on,I thought we already had Segregation,You Know the Congressional Black Caucus,Nation Of Islam.

24 posted on 09/08/2012 5:56:54 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: WKUHilltopper

As the great Walter Williams said, segregation was a true example of Big Government at work. It was a system that had to be imposed by the state. Naturally without the state, people of all races and creeds would have interacted in all facets of life. That is why the Statists of the Democrat Party at the time had to impose their will. If segregation was natural then the Statists would not need to pass any laws, which they did.
One of the lies of our time is that the Segregationists were so called “Conservative” Democrats. There was nothing Conservative about them. The Southern Democrat of that time was 100% behind the New Deal Socialist agenda. Big Government was their ideology in matters of race and economics. There was nothing Conservative about them.

25 posted on 09/08/2012 6:47:17 AM PDT by gusty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine the reaction if a Republican had said “If Obama wins, blacks will feel free to riot, murder, and rape white folks!”

26 posted on 09/08/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time
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To: andyk

“Incredibly, there are Americans who vote for this guy”

Yeh, I’d drive you through his district except we wouldn’t make it out alive.

27 posted on 09/08/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Oh those NAZI’s killed a lot more than 6 million, that was just the jewish body count and that wasn’t half of it.

28 posted on 09/08/2012 12:19:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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