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I need some answers, how has Bush helped African Americans?
July 16th. 2004 | b.b.e.b.

Posted on 07/16/2004 12:41:59 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny

I want to put together a video for streaming. I want to show the contrast between Bush and the left, hoping to get African Americans to consider conservatism.

I would also appreciate any other input on how the video should go. I have not made up my mind fully what I want. I will make it available for any one who wants to run it on TV.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; bush
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1 posted on 07/16/2004 12:42:01 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: big bad easter bunny

If someone asks you that, ask them to explain to you how bush has helped "european-americans" out.


2 posted on 07/16/2004 12:44:40 PM PDT by ruiner
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To: big bad easter bunny
Unlike the other side, Mr. Bush ADVANCES capable persons without regard to skin color:

IMO that helps "African-Americans".

3 posted on 07/16/2004 12:44:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: big bad easter bunny
If the NAACP speaks for most "African'Americans," the best thing Bush has done for them is ... ignore them.

I mean, what exactly can be done for oppressed people of color who refuse to be anything but liberal?

4 posted on 07/16/2004 12:45:00 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: big bad easter bunny

Very simple. He hasn't treated blacks as a separate and protected class. He's treated them as equals and refused to accept their race as playing a part.


5 posted on 07/16/2004 12:45:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (yes. As a matter of fact, my legs are broke.)
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To: BenLurkin
"US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) (L) meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing's Great Hall of the People."(AFP/Pool/File/Greg Baker)
6 posted on 07/16/2004 12:46:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: big bad easter bunny

He cut their taxes. He has aggressively fought the war on terror to keep them safe here at home. He has promoted a pro-growth agenda to create jobs. This question is so easy it's boring. Just highlight all the things he has accomplished. Tax cuts don't care what skin color you are. Neither do jihadists. The things he has accomplished affect ALL americans.


7 posted on 07/16/2004 12:47:30 PM PDT by Huck (I love the USA!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

I think you have to look at areas that Bush's positions are supported in the black community over the Dems. School Choice/Vouchers is a biggie. Opposition to Gay Marriage is another one, along with traditional family and religious values. Being strong against terrorism is an issue that plays well with everyone.


8 posted on 07/16/2004 12:47:37 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: big bad easter bunny

He lowered taxes for the poorest taxpayers by 33 %. The "tax cuts for the rich" really was the Clinton tax structure, under the Bush Structure, the rich pay MORE of the percentage of total taxes.

He pushed vouchers for education.

He provided tax writeoffs for school loans and other tax advantages for higher education.

Increased the deduction for dependents.


9 posted on 07/16/2004 12:47:41 PM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: big bad easter bunny

Opening shot: Af Amer workers in a field (maybe picking cotton) - zoom in to show them getting their paychecks - show them rejoicing, breaking into song, hugging, dancing - as they see the increase in their takehome pay resulting from the tax cuts.

Not sure about dialogue or voice overs - I'll get back to you later with more helpful hints on those. :)

Asking a serious question on a Fri afternoon is always dangerous.


10 posted on 07/16/2004 12:48:05 PM PDT by familyofman (and the first animal is jettisoned - legs furiously pumping)
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To: big bad easter bunny
I don't know about "African"-Americans, but here's a listing of some things GWB did for Americans.

Presidency of George W. Bush -- the first 41 months

President Bush signing a federal ban on Partial Birth Abortion Banned Partial Birth AbortionReversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy Stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.Supported and upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitalsSigned E.O. reversing Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act

Killed the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty

Killed U.S. involvement in the International Criminal Court

Killed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off all of the electricity surplus to California

Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules that would have shut down every home business in America

Killed the U.S. - CCCP ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses

Has CONSTRUCTION in process on the first ten ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a defense against North Korean nukes

President Bush pledged to Israel on 4/14/2004 that it could keep parts of the West Bank, giving international legitimacy to Jewish settlements there

Denied Palestinian refugees any right of return to what is now Israel, saying they should be resettled in a future Palestinian state insteadPart of coalition (Russia, Israel, EU, Palestine, USA) for Israeli/Palestinian "Roadmap to Peace"

Pushed through THREE raises for our militaryIncreased Defense Dept funding which had deteriorated during the previous 8 years

Signed TWO bills into law that arm our pilots with handguns in the cockpitCurrently pushing for full immunity from lawsuits for our national gun manufacturers

Ordered Attorney-General Ashcroft to formally notify the Supreme Court that the OFFICIAL U.S. government position on the 2nd Amendment is that it supports INDIVIDUAL rights to own firearms, NOT a leftist-imagined *collective* right

Told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control (i.e. the International Ban on Small Arms Trafficking Treaty)

Signed the 2004 Omnibus Budget 1/26/2004 that now MANDATES that gun buyers' background check information be fully and permanently destroyed within 24 hours of the completion of the check, no matter what.

Disarmed Libya of its Chemical, Nuclear, and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed

Won an agreement that U.S. Navy sailors may now freely board thousands of commercial ships in international waters to search for weapons of mass destruction under a landmark pact between the United States and Liberia, the world's No. 2 shipping registry (signed Feb 11, 2004), and Panama 5/10/2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/international/americas/11ship.html).

Successfully executed 2 wars: Afghanistan and Iraq. 50 million people who had lived under tyrannical regimes now live in freedom

Executed a WAR ON TERROR by getting world-wide cooperation to track funds/terrorists (has cut off much of the terrorist's funding and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network)

Bush Administration diplomacy led to the 5/25/2004 peace accord that ended a massive 20-year civil war between Sudan's north and south after two million deaths

Brought back our EP-3 intel plane and crew from China without any bribes or bloodshed

Started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ.

Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia

Initiated comprehensive review of our military, which was completed just prior to 9/11/01, accurately reported that ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE was critical.

Created NATO's Rapid Response ForceChanged the tone in the White House, restoring HONOR and DIGNITY to the Presidency

Reorganized bureaucracy...after 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency: the Department of Homeland Security.

Initiated discussion on privatizing Social Security and individual investment accounts.

Improving govt. efficiency with .8 million jobs put up for bid...weakening unions and cutting undeserved pay raises. Wants merit based promotions/raises only.

Orchestrated Republican control of the White House, the House AND the Senate.

Killed the liberal ABA's role in vetting federal judges for Congress.

GWB signed an executive order enforcing the Supreme Court's Beck decision (re: union dues being used for political campaigns against individual's wishes)

Turned around an inherited economy that was in recession.

Passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account as a result of corporate scandals.

Signed 2 income tax cuts ---- 1 of which was the largest Dollar-value tax cut in world history

Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains In process of eliminating IRS marriage penalty.

Increased small business incentives to expand and to hire new peopleEliminated the Estate Tax (AKA "Death Tax") that was taking small farms and businesses from families

Signed into law the No Child Left Behind legislation delivering the most dramatic education reforms in a generation (challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations)

Reorganized the INS in an attempt to safeguard the borders and ports of America and to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies and lack of accountability.

Signed trade promotion authorityCommitted US funds to purchase medicine for millions of men and women and children now suffering with AIDS in Africa

Passed Medicare Reform (authorized $39.5 Billion per year for preventive medicine such as drugs and doctor visits as well as included a ten year Privatization option)

Urging federal liability reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuitsSupports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims

Submitted comprehensive Energy Plan--awaits Congressional action (works to develop cleaner technology, produce more natural gas here at home, make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy, improve national grid, etc.)

Endorses and promotes The Responsibility Era ("In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life.

"My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, if it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else -- to one in which every single American understands that he or she are responsible for the decisions that you make; you're responsible for loving your children with all your heart and all your soul; you're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children; you're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe; you're responsible for loving your neighbor, just like you would like to be loved yourself. " -----
(this quote was too good to leave out)

Started the USA Freedom Corps

Initiated review of all federal agencies with a goal to eliminate federal jobs (completed September 2003) in an effort to reduce the size of federal gov while increasing private sector jobs.

Challenged the United Nations to live up to their responsibilities and not become The League of Nations ( in other words, completely irrelevant)

Nominated strong, conservative judges to the judiciary.

Changed parts of the Forestry Management Act to allow necessary clean-up of the national forests in order to reduce fire danger.As part of the national forests clean-up, the President restricted judicial challenges (based on the Endangered Species Act and other challenges) and removed the need for an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) before removing fuels/logging to reduce fire danger.

New Forest Rules Gives States Power Over Federal Forests Inside Their BordersSignificantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.

President Bush signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal AliensS. 1685, the Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2003, was signed by President Bush on December 3, 2003.It extends for five years the workplace employment eligibility authorization pilot programs created in 1996. It expands the pilot programs from the original five states to all 50 states.

Original posted by Southack

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11 posted on 07/16/2004 12:48:05 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

From yesterday's Glenn Beck show, since 6/02 1.5 million minorities have purchased their own home, more than at any time in history. In general, 68% of the population (all races) now have homeownership, again more than at any time in history. He apparently got these figures from some government website.


12 posted on 07/16/2004 12:48:46 PM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: big bad easter bunny

Reduced taxes, defended the nation against terrorism, unsigned the Kyoto treaty, gave the UN the finger, signed the ban on partial birth abortion, defends against the homosexual agenda, nominates conservative judges, etc, etc. These are all good things for ALL Americans.


13 posted on 07/16/2004 12:48:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: big bad easter bunny
I need some answers, how has Bush helped African Americans?

Bush has been color blind. When he helps Americans he helps American-Americans.

14 posted on 07/16/2004 12:48:53 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: big bad easter bunny

Bush has helped all Americans by defending our very freedom and survival including taking back a country for each of two towers attacked on 9/11, extending freedom to millions and millions of enslaved and oppressed people, causing Libya to voluntary declare its WMD programs and cease and desist, lowering all our taxes, providing a positive business climate to stimulate the economy, growth, business investment, the market, and ultimately jobs for everyone, taking on corporate greed head-on with new rules and regulations to protect the small investor and the public, increasing prescription drug support for seniors, improving the education system, shutting down the terrorist network in America, and demanding countries around the world do their part including restricting funds, leading the fight for energy self-sufficiency and hydrogen fuel economies, challenging man, science and technology with a bold mission to travel to Mars, bringing dignity and respect to the office of the Presidency, appointing Rice, Powell and Paige to prominent roles in the administration (the highest ranking black administration in history).

Want more?

Or were you thinking of Liberal handouts and payoffs just for blacks?


16 posted on 07/16/2004 12:51:02 PM PDT by Stallone (Make love not war! ~ Lynndie England)
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To: big bad easter bunny

I think the premise is flawed because I hate thinking of ethnic groups as having special needs that Bush himself is suppopsed to address. We're all americans. period. But I'll play ...

Bush recruited black americans for the most serious, demanding and prestigous cabinet positions, i.e. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. No token appointments.

Bush cut taxes for all tax-paying Americans.

Bush kicked butt in the middle east when attacked.


17 posted on 07/16/2004 12:51:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: big bad easter bunny

Focus on African American business owners. They, like myself (Caucasian biz owner) realized the same benefits from the tax cuts, and are rapidly recovering the lost revenue due to the 9/11 attacks and the recession.

You might also consider bringing up the "death tax". We are now beginning to see the first wave of financially sucessful African American business owners dying off. Its my opinion a large percentage have no idea how much of their estates won't go to their children and grandchildren.

Nobody has bothered to point this stuff out in a way that hits home. Good luck.


18 posted on 07/16/2004 12:51:18 PM PDT by Badeye ("The day you stop learning, is the day you begin dying")
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To: big bad easter bunny

Where in the Constitution does it say the President's job includes "helping" anyone or any particular group in any way?


19 posted on 07/16/2004 12:52:07 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a Leftist with a word processor)
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To: big bad easter bunny
He appointed more African-Americans to more important high level positions than any Democrat President. Secretary of State, Secretary of Education and National Security Adviser. He pushed vouchers for overwhelmingly black D.C. schools to give the kids a chance and No Child Left Behind try to help nationally. The key to solving the problems of the black community is education and the Democrat solution is to keep the kids failing on the NEA reservation. The Republican solution is real choice for kids and parents.
20 posted on 07/16/2004 12:52:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Stallone

Oh yeah, 15 billion dollars of AIDS support for Africa (I've heard that blacks live there), FYI, the first black president (Clinton) did nothing in eight years.


21 posted on 07/16/2004 12:52:48 PM PDT by Stallone (Make love not war! ~ Lynndie England)
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To: big bad easter bunny

He fought terrorists who wanted to kill them.


22 posted on 07/16/2004 12:53:14 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Have any blacks ever held such high leadership positions as is seen in his administration?


23 posted on 07/16/2004 12:53:51 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Mary Landrieu challenged any Sen/Cong. to prove F-911 wrong this morning on FOX. GOP- get busy.)
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To: Taxbilly

Bump!


24 posted on 07/16/2004 12:54:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: big bad easter bunny
I read recently that the FHA (at Bush's behest) was implementing a new program for first time homebuyers with essentially "no money down". Of course, we can debate the merits of such a program (I'm not very enthusiastic about it). However, if we are to take the word of the race-baiters, that the black community is impoverished, this would certainly open the doors to more homeownership, which is the lynchpin in building wealth.

In a nutshell, I believe the president is trying to enact policies that enable people to get ahead on their own. Granted, an FHA sponsored loan program is not a market force, but it is not merely a handout, as the Democrats would prefer.

25 posted on 07/16/2004 12:54:56 PM PDT by Mr. Bird (Ain't the beer cold!)
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To: G.Mason
Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules that would have shut down every home business in America

That's right - I had forgotten about that!

26 posted on 07/16/2004 12:56:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: Taxbilly

this is correct! for some of the pandering level things see White House daily presser yesterday - Scott listed off a bunch of things like eliminating racial profiling at the federal level, faith based programs helping racial minority neighborhoods, school choice in DC, no child left behind act strengthening schools, etc..


27 posted on 07/16/2004 12:56:41 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: big bad easter bunny
errrrr.... he pointedly notes there has yet to be "the first black president", although me thinks he may be grooming a few potential candidates.
28 posted on 07/16/2004 12:56:48 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Mary Landrieu challenged any Sen/Cong. to prove F-911 wrong this morning on FOX. GOP- get busy.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

"Bush gave huge tax breaks to their white masters so that they may hire more poorly paid , slaves to take advantage of" sarcasm off>


29 posted on 07/16/2004 12:56:59 PM PDT by ping jockey (Drag em out and beat em in the street.)
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To: big bad easter bunny
He treats them as equals, not needy lesser-thans. He looks around and sees a black individual who is highly trained in an area and he says, "Lead us." What greater compliment can you give anyone than the respect you give a leader? Rod Paige is not being helped by being the Ed. Sec. He is helping all of us. He HAPPENS to be black. Same for Colin and Condie. LEAD US! WE VALUE YOU! YOU ARE OUR EQUAL. LEAD US.

Nothing says equal like that. The Democrats can blather on forever about how much they want to help blacks be more than they are. It still says, "You are not as good as I am. You have nothing to offer me. I have things to offer you. I am still your master."

30 posted on 07/16/2004 12:57:26 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: big bad easter bunny
Condi Rice

Colin Powell

31 posted on 07/16/2004 12:57:29 PM PDT by MEGoody (Kerry - isn't that a girl's name? (Conan O'Brian))
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To: big bad easter bunny
Secretary of Education, The Honorable Rod Paige

School Choice Ruling Sends Struggling Black Kids to the Head of the Class

Bush supports vouchers, many Blacks also do.

32 posted on 07/16/2004 12:57:31 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: big bad easter bunny

Don't forget that the Secretary of Education is a Black gentleman, also. I think that he has had some very strong ideas on improving educational opportunities in the minority communities.


33 posted on 07/16/2004 12:59:13 PM PDT by Eva
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To: big bad easter bunny

He doesn't assume black people are illiterate, which puts him a step above Jesse "black people need pictures of the candidates on the ballot" Jackson.


34 posted on 07/16/2004 1:00:05 PM PDT by discostu (Gravity is a harsh mistress)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Everyone else here has stated the obvious: That George W. Bush has helped blacks (I don't use the manufactured term "African Americans" to describe myself -- I've never been to Africa) the same way he has helped all Americans. Period.


35 posted on 07/16/2004 1:00:42 PM PDT by mhking (John Kerry & Al Gore: Cut from the same tree.)
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To: big bad easter bunny
Get a copy of Education Secretary Rod Paige's (a member of the NAACP) commentary from the 7/15/04 Wall Street Journal titled "Naked Partisans". In part, he writes:

In particular, Mr. Bond and Mr. Mfume have done a great disservice to our organization, and to the founders of the civil-rights movement, with their hateful and untruthful rhetoric about Republicans and President Bush. How ironic that they would direct this vitriol at a president who has appointed more African Americans to high-profile posts, has committed more funds to fight AIDS in Africa, has championed minority homeownership, and has supported more trade and aid for African and Caribbean nations than any other administration.

He then goes on to discuss President Bush's education policies.

36 posted on 07/16/2004 1:01:15 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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I wasn't aware that African-Americans needed their own personalized brand of government assistance. Maybe an offshoot of the Special Olympics is what this person is looking for? Special seats on the bus? Sheesh... I thought we'd been through this before...


37 posted on 07/16/2004 1:02:27 PM PDT by twgiles
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To: big bad easter bunny

I think the No Child Left Behind is ment to help blacks. Teachers can no longer "ignore" the black kids in the class room.


38 posted on 07/16/2004 1:02:33 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle (Shrug)
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To: big bad easter bunny

By not kowtowing further to the the liberal black leaders, he has given black americans the opportunity to stand on their own two feet a little more rather than leaning on the government for preferential treatment.

In my home, I am like the government. If I continue to provide the level of support, both financially and emotionally, to my 8 and 10 year olds as they grow older, they will never become self sufficient and learn how to become an adult and a properly functioning member of society.


39 posted on 07/16/2004 1:03:20 PM PDT by garandag (Guns don't save lives, people with guns save lives.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hear hear!

You can sum it up this way: "Condi Rice and Colin Powell are not there because they are black. They are there because they are the best. Do you want to go back to tokenism and the Democrat plantation? Or do you want black people who are real leaders?"


40 posted on 07/16/2004 1:03:37 PM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

http://www.bet.com/articles/1,,c1gb219-1043,00.html

Blacks' Rating of Bush Soars after Attacks
From Wire Reports

Posted Oct. 4, 2001 - African Americans' approval rating of President Bush's performance in office soared to its highest ever in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several opinion polls.

Some 70 percent of Blacks now approve of the job the president is doing, according to a Gallup poll.




Keeping Americans safe means keeping ALL Americans safe, regardless of race, color, ethnicity and various preferences.


41 posted on 07/16/2004 1:03:42 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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To: big bad easter bunny

He signed the Partial Birth Abortion ban.

Dozens of young Americans, some of whom are black, have Bush to thank for their lives.


42 posted on 07/16/2004 1:04:48 PM PDT by kidd
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To: big bad easter bunny
First, I would refer to all the President's accomplishments as we are all Americans first. Second, quoting from Rod Paige (Bush's secretary of education, who is black) the President has 1) Appointed more African Americans to high-profile posts 2) committed more funds to fight AIDS in Africa 3) championed minority homeownership (which is the highest of all time) and 4) supported more trade and aid for African and Caribbean nations than any other administration.

Paige also said that President Bush, through his education policies alone, has done more for the African-American community than any previous president, including Clinton. He calls that a secret that some black leaders don't want millions of African-American voters to know. (All of his thoughts were in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.)

The President is telling it the way it is, people get ahead by empowering themselves not by pretending the government will empower them.

43 posted on 07/16/2004 1:05:11 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: big bad easter bunny

He's fighting the war on terror and killing terrorist scum that want to kill me and you and our kids and grandkids. If African Americans are Americans that ought to be enough.


45 posted on 07/16/2004 1:07:36 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: big bad easter bunny

Contact Austin Dragon, Regional Coordinator for Bush/Cheney in Los Angeles, and President of the South Central Republicans. His email address is:
contact@sclagop.org


46 posted on 07/16/2004 1:08:40 PM PDT by Tom Jefferson
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To: big bad easter bunny

A large majority of African-Americans support vouchers, as does the President. He is also a supporter of faith-based initiatives which would help inner-city churches administer social services.


47 posted on 07/16/2004 1:11:30 PM PDT by Rocket1968 (Democrats will crash and burn in 2004.)
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To: big bad easter bunny
IIRC a record number of minorities (not all blacks) own their own homes, and I think it is somewhere around 1.5 million new home owners; not sure the time frame. You might check nahb.org This is due to the tax breaks Bush enacted and it jump started the housing industry and got the economy moving. people don't realize the effects his cuts have had.
48 posted on 07/16/2004 1:24:04 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: G.Mason

And we say he's "not conservative enough." Great list, thank you!


49 posted on 07/16/2004 1:25:46 PM PDT by anonymous_user (<a href="http://www.michaelmoorehatesamerica.com" target="_blank">Michael Moore</a>)
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To: big bad easter bunny
Do you feel compelled to answer every fool question that morons throw at you?

Why?

50 posted on 07/16/2004 1:27:53 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either.)
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