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Black GOP-Swann, Condi, Blackwell, Steele: Principle Trumps Color!
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/5/2006 | Salena Zito

Posted on 02/05/2006 6:23:45 AM PST by serendepitylives

Principle trumps color

By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, February 5, 2006

Lynn Swann, Michael Steele, Condi Rice and Ken Blackwell face the same handicap every morning when they look in the mirror.

They're Republicans, but they're not supposed to be. Who made that rule? Democrats?

When they contemplate their reflections, they are looking into the eyes of card-carrying members of the party of home ownership and opportunity. That's content of character. Isn't that how Dr. King would judge them? Isn't that how you should judge them?

These are the new "A" team of the Republican Party. Not for the black of their skin, but for their values.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Maryland; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackrepublicans; blackwell; bush; condi; condirice; hillary; lynnswann; michaelsteele; nfl; rendell; seahawks; steele; steelers; swann

1 posted on 02/05/2006 6:23:47 AM PST by serendepitylives
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To: serendepitylives

Sounds good. All except the Condi part.


2 posted on 02/05/2006 6:26:21 AM PST by montag813
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To: serendepitylives

The Republican party has never been the racists' party starting from Lincoln, in fact quite the opposite. What tarnished its reputation is the defecting of some racist elements during the 60s from the Democratic party to the Republican, when the Dems veered sharply to the left.


3 posted on 02/05/2006 6:29:23 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
Blackwell, Ohio; Swann, Pennsylvania; Steele, Maryland

One more time.

4 posted on 02/05/2006 6:30:59 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: serendepitylives
Great article.

Pulling together a "coalition of the willing" fringe groups, gays, wackos, and other assorted nuts, is the only thing the dems have left.

Certain black politicos and rabble rousing lunatics certainly fall into that grouping.

Perhaps a tipping point can be established to counter that insufferable nonsense.
5 posted on 02/05/2006 6:32:42 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952

The Dems have successfully managed to bribe the blacks over the years with affirmative action. If we can pull even a quarter of them away they are in serious trouble, nothwithstanding the other fringe wackos groups. The problem is most blacks are now locked into a state of dependency or have seared in their minds that Republicans = white racist bigots, and Dems = pro minorities. De-brainwashing is going to take time but its already happening.


6 posted on 02/05/2006 6:40:46 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: serendepitylives

None of these count. They got educated and worked.

It doesn't count if you have to work. The game plan is to take from the white workers and redistribute to the black nonworkers. It's only fair.


7 posted on 02/05/2006 6:48:06 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: serendepitylives

So have the Dummyrats labled Swann a "Uncle Tom" yet?


8 posted on 02/05/2006 6:48:40 AM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: montag813
Snip: Although Rice has served the country in many intellectual and policy capacities, she has never sought elected office...

Your response: "Sounds good. All except the Condi part."

Before I jump to an unfair conclusion regarding your statement, would you please elaborate?

9 posted on 02/05/2006 6:52:01 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: serendepitylives

I was all set to vote for Swann for governor and then I read a report that said that said Republicans are racist.


10 posted on 02/05/2006 6:54:42 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: serendepitylives

the premise that a democrat government is the only thing that will keep blacks from going back to seperate water fountains and shackles has been debunked and the race baiters that continue to push that message are as out of date and removed from reality as those japanese soldiers that emerge from the jungle twenty years after WW2 still personally at war against the US.


11 posted on 02/05/2006 6:57:19 AM PST by shtdisturber
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To: sportutegrl

i never saw that can you please post a link?


12 posted on 02/05/2006 6:58:50 AM PST by serendepitylives
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Taxman; Warrior Nurse
Indeed, if the GOP is true to its core, it is in a groovy position to render color less and less an issue. Democrats will not, cannot, do that because their race-based politics drives wedges between blacks and whites.

This quote is from the last part of the article and tells the bottom line to the DemocRAT party.

13 posted on 02/05/2006 7:00:39 AM PST by Chieftain (Cindy Sheehan is a shameful example of an American mother duped by Kerry's LIES!)
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To: sportutegrl

Your post points your tagline directly back to you.


14 posted on 02/05/2006 7:00:53 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
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To: serendepitylives
Republicans in office need to get off there tails and start to get on the soap box and court the black vote hard. Look the Rats constantly remind the Black vote that the Republicans are evil, don't go there or else. The GOP needs to really press this and not just throw up there arms and say well what are you going to do?

They will not go to a place they feel they are not wanted. They are wanted and should be part of the party that truely will do the best job for them. It can happen but it will take a long time and many seeds need to be planted, but the harvest will be great!
15 posted on 02/05/2006 7:14:03 AM PST by Duke Wayne
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To: AZRepublican

Don't know, but sadly the campaign manager of Swann's Republican primary challenger, Scranton, has labeled him "a rich white guy."


16 posted on 02/05/2006 7:15:40 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: USS Alaska

They're pretty easy on the eyes too. :)


17 posted on 02/05/2006 7:19:09 AM PST by mom3boys
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To: sportutegrl

BS


18 posted on 02/05/2006 7:20:26 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: sportutegrl
I was all set to vote for Swann for governor and then I read a report that said that said Republicans are racist.

I've known Lynn Swann {via a mutual investment} for over 20 years, and whoever wrote that report {where is the link to "that report" is it real or did you imagine it} is full of bull.


19 posted on 02/05/2006 7:40:06 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: serendepitylives

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1568025/posts


20 posted on 02/05/2006 8:36:21 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
It was sarcasm. I happen to believe that Republicans are less racist than Democrats. I think that anyone who conducts a study to "find" racism in Republicans or Bush supporters already has an agenda to prove. I also live in Pennsylvania and plan to vote for Lynn Swann. I was trying to make a point that we are NOT racists. (Go Steelers).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1568025/posts

21 posted on 02/05/2006 8:39:29 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: USS Alaska

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1568025/posts


22 posted on 02/05/2006 8:40:13 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: sportutegrl

really brilliant i always love all the facts and unbias that i get from the washington post, they are soooo supportive of the president


23 posted on 02/05/2006 9:02:31 AM PST by serendepitylives
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To: Aracelis
I have a feeling that montag is another one of the Condi haters. I could be wrong, of course.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

24 posted on 02/05/2006 9:14:43 AM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: sportutegrl

25 posted on 02/05/2006 9:22:13 AM PST by pageonetoo (email for Celebrity Cruises (and more)- www.acorntogo.com -Acorn Travel)
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To: section9; montag813
I have a feeling that montag is another one of the Condi haters. I could be wrong, of course.

I had a similar first-impression, and would simply ask who would make a better POTUS...Condi or Hillary?

26 posted on 02/05/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: Aracelis; section9
I had a similar first-impression, and would simply ask who would make a better POTUS...Condi or Hillary?

Nope, not a Condi "hater". She is impressive in many ways. Particularly her academic achievements, and language and piano skills. But I do not feel she is competant enough nor ideologically suited to be our nominee. Her bias against her Israel is too closely matched to her mentor Scowcroft, who is on the Saudi payroll. She is quite unimpressive as a public speaker and we don't need her quivering voice on the campaign trail or in debates.

27 posted on 02/05/2006 10:09:35 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813
But I do not feel she is competant enough nor ideologically suited to be our nominee. Her bias against her Israel is too closely matched to her mentor Scowcroft, who is on the Saudi payroll. She is quite unimpressive as a public speaker and we don't need her quivering voice on the campaign trail or in debates.

So who would be a better candidate to run against Hillary? As far as Israel is concerned, Hillary has an unquestionable bias against the existence of a Jewish state.

28 posted on 02/05/2006 1:37:30 PM PST by Aracelis
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To: Sister_T; DollyCali; Ohioan from Florida; Dane; nascaryankee; YoungCurmudgeon; Mr. Thorne; ...

Blackwell Ping!

Not a specific Blackwell article, but interesting nonetheless.


29 posted on 02/07/2006 6:25:00 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

The under-30 Blacks have the most promise. I read somewhere that when broken down by age, the under-30 groups is by far the most Republican.


30 posted on 02/07/2006 6:26:09 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: RockinRight
Thanks for the ping, Rockin. Good article.

It is the Republican party which is fulfilling the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. I pray that good men like Ken Blackwell (and others) will open the eyes of blacks to reality. It is in conservative ideals that they will succeed and prosper and realize that the phony dem promises only make them worse off.....

31 posted on 02/07/2006 6:51:11 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

You're welcome.

And you're absolutely right!


32 posted on 02/07/2006 6:52:23 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: USS Alaska

Want to see a lib squirm??? Send any one you know on the left and then the panic sets in.
This is the future of the GOP!!!!!


33 posted on 02/07/2006 8:57:59 PM PST by cleveland gop (BLACKWELL/SWANN FOR GOVS. IN 06!!!)
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To: RockinRight

"entitlement leaves you empty, personal responsibility inspires growth and opportunity".

I couldn't have said it any better!!!

Great article. Thanks much!!!Now if only J.C. Watts chooses to reenter politics.

PING ANYTIME!!!


34 posted on 02/07/2006 9:15:36 PM PST by cleveland gop (BLACKWELL/SWANN FOR GOVS. IN 06!!!)
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To: serendepitylives; HarmlessLovableFuzzball; USS Alaska; sportutegrl; Aracelis
http://newsmax.com/images/headlines/Bush_Rice2.jpg

Check out this beautiful picture of Condi with G.W..

It's on Newsmax right now.

35 posted on 02/08/2006 5:51:24 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: RockinRight

Not for the black of their skin, but for their values.
My favorite line.


36 posted on 02/08/2006 8:12:14 AM PST by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: griswold3

Well said!


37 posted on 02/08/2006 8:15:57 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: AZRepublican
So have the Dummyrats labled Swann a "Uncle Tom" yet?

If they do Lynn Swann will win in a landslide.

38 posted on 02/08/2006 8:26:11 AM PST by painter (We celebrate liberty which comes from God not from government.)
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