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DNC Transcript of Sharpton Omits Deceptive Claim & 'Our Vote's Not For Sale'
CBS Marketwatch, via Democratic National Committee ^ | July 28, 2004 | L.N. Smithee

Posted on 07/28/2004 7:32:46 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee

The official DNC transcript of the Al Sharpton speech of about an hour ago does not -- for whatever reason -- make note of the fact that he shouted that it was "UNDER DEMOCRATS!" that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.

The fact of the matter is that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed not because of Democrats, but despite them. From FrontPage Magazine:


Although the Democrats controlled both houses of the Congress at the time, a much-higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats supported the civil-rights bill. For example, in the House, Republicans voted for civil rights by a margin of 79 percent to 21 percent, 136-35. The Democrats' margin was 153-91 or 63 percent to 37 percent.
It also appears that Sharpton ad-libbed the parts of his speech in which he, speaking for blacks, told the GOP and Bush "OUR VOTES ARE NOT FOR SALE!"

Why wouldn't the Democrats want to tell the whole truth about what Sharpton said? America already knows he's a race-baiting snake convicted of defaming the character of a prosecutor accused of raping a girl who wasn't raped and whom the accused had never met. What's a few more historical inaccuracies and divisive, race-based saliva when you've racked up a record like that?


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; civilrightsact; deception; lies; transcript

1 posted on 07/28/2004 7:32:49 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee
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To: L.N. Smithee

What do ya think, is he ignorant or a bald face liar?
Seems like the norm for the democrats of late.


2 posted on 07/28/2004 7:35:12 PM PDT by hope ( Let no man deceive you!)
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To: hope

bttt


3 posted on 07/28/2004 7:36:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: hope

He is both -- that's why he's so popular with the rats.


4 posted on 07/28/2004 7:42:22 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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To: L.N. Smithee

Don't forget... it was Dem Senators Byrd and Hollings who filibustered AGAINST the Civil Rights Act.


5 posted on 07/28/2004 7:46:30 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: L.N. Smithee
It seems like I heard that the Civil Rights Act was introduced by a Republican President named Dwight D. Eisenhower.

I will have to do some research to confirm.

6 posted on 07/28/2004 7:47:31 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: L.N. Smithee

...the Democrats controlled both houses of the Congress ... Republicans voted for civil rights by a margin of 79 percent to 21 percent, 136-35. The Democrats' margin was 153-91 or 63 percent to 37 percent.

Liars Figure and Figures Lie.

Republicans = 171
Democrats = 244

There were more democrats present and there were more democrats that voted YES.

Sharpton did NOT lie ---- in this case Sharpton has the higher ground.

I am getting tired enough of the democrat lies to just have republican lies piled on top.

What ever happened to the TRUTH?


7 posted on 07/28/2004 7:49:25 PM PDT by steplock ( www.spadata.com)
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To: L.N. Smithee

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/1957_civil_rights_act.htm

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was introduced in Eisenhower’s presidency and was the act that kick-started the civil rights legislative programme that was to include the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Eisenhower had not been known for his support of the civil rights movement. Rather than lead the country on the issue, he had to respond to problems such as in Little Rock. He never publicly gave support to the civil rights movement believing that you could not force people to change their beliefs; such changes had to come from the heart of the people involved, not as the result of legislation from Washington.

However, he did push through during his presidency the 1957 Civil Rights Act. Cynics have stated that this was simply to win the ‘Black Vote’. Up to 1957, and for a variety of reasons, only 20% of African Americans had registered to vote. In Britain, the government takes the initiative in sending out voter registration forms which individuals have to return. In America it is up to each person to take the responsibility to register their vote. In the South plain intimidation and official apathy and obstacles meant that very few African Americans registered their vote. Those that did not disqualified themselves from voting.

The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. It wanted a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses and a joint report to be done by representatives of both major political parties (Democrats and Representatives) on the issue of race relations.

Eisenhower, perhaps shocked by the news broadcasts of Little Rock, publicly supported the bill (it was, after all, his Attorney-General who had produced the bill). However, the final act became a much watered done affair due to the lack of support among the Democrats. The Senate leader, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was a Democrat, and he realised that the bill and its journey through Congress, could tear apart his party as it had right wing Southern senators in it and liberal west coast ones.


8 posted on 07/28/2004 7:49:50 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: steplock
What ever happened to the TRUTH?

There is no room for TRUTH in politics.

9 posted on 07/28/2004 7:54:08 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (LWS - Legislating While Stupid. Someone should make this illegal.)
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To: Texas Eagle
It seems like I heard that the Civil Rights Act was introduced by a Republican President named Dwight D. Eisenhower.

You are correct. That was in 1957. And John F. Kennedy voted against it at the time.

10 posted on 07/28/2004 7:55:34 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Sharpton's right, the Black vote isn't for sale. It's already been bought.


11 posted on 07/28/2004 7:58:44 PM PDT by SCHROLL (Liberalism isn't a political philosphy - it's a mental illness)
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To: steplock
Sharpton did NOT lie ---- in this case Sharpton has the higher ground. I am getting tired enough of the democrat lies to just have republican lies piled on top. What ever happened to the TRUTH?

Cool your jets, pal. I didn't say that Sharpton "lied."

He made this statement in the midst of wailing his reasons why the GOP didn't deserve black votes. When he said that it was "UNDER DEMOCRATS" that the Civil Rights Act was passed, the implication was that Republicans wouldn't have passed it. In fact, a Republican conceived it, and a greater percentage of Republicans voted for it than Democrats.

This is not technically a "lie," so I did not characterize it as such. What I said was that Sharpton did not "tell the whole truth."

12 posted on 07/28/2004 8:03:17 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: hope
What do ya think, is he ignorant or a bald face liar?

Yes, and typical as well.

13 posted on 07/28/2004 8:06:48 PM PDT by TLI ( . . . ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA . . . . . .)
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To: hope

What do ya think, is he ignorant or a bald face liar?

LOL Sharpton is nothing but an cheap, petty huskster who never worked a day in his life. He lies as easily as he breathes. We all know who the scripture says is the Father of Lies. So much for the "good Reverend."


14 posted on 07/28/2004 8:09:51 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: hope

What do ya think, is he ignorant or a bald face liar?

LOL Sharpton is nothing but an cheap, petty huskster who never worked a day in his life. He lies as easily as he breathes. We all know who the scripture says is the Father of Lies. So much for the "good Reverend." It says reams about the Democrats that this maroon would be given a speech at the DNC.


15 posted on 07/28/2004 8:10:28 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Brian Williams questioned Rev. Al after the spech noting that from his station on the platform he could see that the teleprompter seemed "paused" for quite a while when the good "Rev." went on a riff about the President's visit to the Urban League last Friday. Al 'splained it away by saying he had already turned in his written speach before the President's appearance.


16 posted on 07/28/2004 8:15:52 PM PDT by hotshu
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To: steplock

Percentages matter more than absolute numbers. Of course the dems had more total "yes" votes because they had more people in power. A greater percentage of Republicans supported the bill. The RNC has failed in not educating more people about this and how the Civil Rights Bill would not have passed were it not for Republicans.


17 posted on 07/28/2004 8:19:00 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: hope
What do ya think, is he ignorant or a bald face liar?

Yes.

18 posted on 07/28/2004 8:19:52 PM PDT by Samwise (Flipper was cute. Kerry is a doofus.)
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To: SCHROLL

What is that quote from LBJ about getting the black vote?


19 posted on 07/28/2004 8:21:24 PM PDT by Samwise (Flipper was cute. Kerry is a doofus.)
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To: steplock
Then how 'bout saying "nearly three times as many Dems (91) voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Republicans (35)".
20 posted on 07/28/2004 8:26:39 PM PDT by SWake ("Estrada was savaged by liars and abandoned by cowards." Mark Davis, WBAP, 09/09/2003)
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To: mhking

Impromptu Al Ping


21 posted on 07/28/2004 8:26:55 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: steplock
Although the Democrats controlled both houses of the Congress at the time, a much-higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats supported the civil-rights bill.

That is truth.

22 posted on 07/28/2004 8:31:00 PM PDT by knuthom
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To: Samwise; SCHROLL

I found the quote from LBJ:

"I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." -- Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler's Book, "Inside The White House"


23 posted on 07/28/2004 8:38:02 PM PDT by Samwise (Flipper was cute. Kerry is a doofus.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

You forgot Al Gore Sr.!


24 posted on 07/28/2004 9:42:33 PM PDT by Wacka
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To: steplock

The truth is that the D's should have been able to carry it by themselves.

They couldn't.

They needed R's to come up big to pass it, and they did.

It was R's that got the act passed. The Civil Rights Act would have died if what the D's say about the R's and how we are all bigots were actually true.

That's the truth.


25 posted on 07/28/2004 9:51:18 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. And I say let us give them all they want)
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To: steplock

According to the figures that you posted, it would appear also that nearly three times as many Democrats as Republicans voted NO to civil rights as well. You're right in some respects, but for Sharpton to insinuate as he did that Republicans were against civil rights is disingenuous at best and a boldfaced lie at worst. Your post didn't add anything, but it just pointed out a different inference from the statistic.
Nowhere in your post was an example of a specific Republican lie on the subject, so I would calm down about it.


26 posted on 07/28/2004 9:56:13 PM PDT by AdequateMan
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To: L.N. Smithee

BAHAHAHAHAHA...not for sale. That's rich. I guess the Rev Al never heard of "walking around money".


27 posted on 07/29/2004 10:36:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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