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Brownback to pitch proposal apologizing for slavery
The Boston Globe ^ | October 16, 2007 | Jenn Abelson

Posted on 10/16/2007 7:08:55 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican trying to inject new life into his beleaguered presidential campaign, plans to offer a resolution this week for Congress to apologize for slavery and segregation.

Brownback, of Kansas, told The Boston Globe's editorial board yesterday he will join an unnamed Democrat in sponsoring the proposal. He said he expects a tough fight on the resolution, even though it will not include any call for reparations.

"They were federal policies," he said. "They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness."

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KEYWORDS: 110th; brownback; candidate; dhimmi; dhimwhit; doofus; fred; fredthompson2008; immigration; lefty; libs; rino; slavery; switchback
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He also praises Teddy Kennedy for his leadership on immigration reform. What is it with this guy?
1 posted on 10/16/2007 7:08:58 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Doofus.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 7:09:35 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
He also praises Teddy Kennedy for his leadership on immigration reform.

Well - that's certainly the way to re-energize his campaign in a Republican primary...

3 posted on 10/16/2007 7:10:53 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The only way for us to move forward...

This is 2007, isn't it?

4 posted on 10/16/2007 7:11:42 PM PDT by scott7278 ("Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.")
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Why did Brownback owns slaves to begin with? He should apologize. I, on the other hand never owned a slave (couldn't afford the upkeep) and have nothing to apologize for.

Jerk!

5 posted on 10/16/2007 7:11:54 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Yeah, this will really do it! What an idiot! He should take his sorry dumb ass back to Kansas ASAP!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:03 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Maybe he wants to be Hillary’s running mate.


7 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:21 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
D.O.A.

Is it just me, or does Brownback sound like AlGore's brother the way he speaks?

8 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:47 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

9 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:57 PM PDT by traditional1 (GO TRIBE !)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
What is it with this guy?

He has no principles, only feelings.

10 posted on 10/16/2007 7:13:13 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

He can eat my shorts. Moron.


11 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:02 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: BallyBill

lol!

Brownback is a fool.


12 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:11 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Brownback to pitch proposal apologizing for slavery

FINALLY! Will this be the end of it - for good?

13 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:50 PM PDT by Libloather (That's just what I need - some two-bit, washed up, loser politician giving me weather forecasts...)
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To: BnBlFlag

I remember when he was elected and how conservatives had such hopes he would be an improvement over that “old compromiser” R.J. Dole. Not the case at all: Bring Bob Back!!! (Never mind at 84, he is too busy earning money)


14 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

He’s desperate.


15 posted on 10/16/2007 7:15:02 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
>. He said he expects a tough fight on the resolution, even though it will not include any call for reparations.

As if that would not be the next endless call.

And why not an apology to the mexicans? Huh?
What is he a racist?
What about those Indians?

WTH has happened to the GOP mentality that they believe that a race to the bottom with the dems is the only way forward??

Were I a dem I would be as happy as a clam, for I would sense a possible end forever to the GOP as a major political force.

16 posted on 10/16/2007 7:16:19 PM PDT by bill1952 (The 10 most important words for change: "If it is to be, it is up to me")
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I would suspect Brownback is looking for a way to make his Presidential campaign relevant. Somehow, I don’t think going liberal is going to help.


17 posted on 10/16/2007 7:16:45 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: traditional1
 
You read my mind, bigtime.
 
Down through the annals of human history there's been plenty of slavery to go around for everybody, no matter the ethnic background. It's tiresome that there's a select group of some characters constantly marching around as if they're the only ones ever to experience slavery.
 
 

18 posted on 10/16/2007 7:16:54 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

why bother?


19 posted on 10/16/2007 7:17:16 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Brownback has truly been a major disappointment.


20 posted on 10/16/2007 7:17:53 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

RINO...RINO...RINO! Someone please tell him he is embarrassing our Party!


21 posted on 10/16/2007 7:18:14 PM PDT by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN OLD FEMALE FREEPER! and a FredHEAD!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
618,000 dead Americans did not do the trick? We still need to apologize?

The U.S. paid for the sin of slavery with blood. An apology would only demean that sacrifice.

22 posted on 10/16/2007 7:18:16 PM PDT by outofstyle (My Ride's Here)
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To: Libloather
"FINALLY! Will this be the end of it - for good?"

I fear that an official federal apology will only fuel the fire for reparations. I can hear the 'civil rights leaders' now. "They apologized ... but apologies are empty. What we really need is M-O-N-E-Y".

23 posted on 10/16/2007 7:19:19 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I didnt have any slaves.Did brownback? What a suck-up.


24 posted on 10/16/2007 7:19:22 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

No really, WTF is WRONG with Republicans??? I used to think the reason they kept stepping in the giant pile of crap was because they never looked down. I’m beginning to think they go around LOOKING for crap to step in. Out of the blue, here comes another one, wandering aimlessly straight for the pile.


25 posted on 10/16/2007 7:19:47 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness ( Bumper sticker idea: Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let the desolation begin)
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To: lapsus calami
Let me guess: they're gonna pay for it by MORE taxes on tobacco, and a new tax on underwear (the logic being that "slaves" worked on tobacco and cotton farms?).
26 posted on 10/16/2007 7:19:48 PM PDT by traditional1 (GO TRIBE !)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I think being a Senator should actually disqualify someone for running for President.


27 posted on 10/16/2007 7:20:09 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: imahawk

With this move, it’s obvious to me Brownback will announce his abandonment of his “Presidential Campaign” within a few days....


28 posted on 10/16/2007 7:20:54 PM PDT by traditional1 (GO TRIBE !)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
He also praises Teddy Kennedy for his leadership on immigration reform. What is it with this guy?

You really want to know?
Brownback is a freakin' religious true believer of the week mental case who loves "open borders" and has sponsored numerous refugee programs that bring in African and Muslim tribalists to settle here
He has changed his religious affiliation 3 times
But even though he is nuts he has the drive energy and ambition to get into the US Senate and rule over your sorry a$$ and mine too

Is that explanation good enough for you?

29 posted on 10/16/2007 7:20:56 PM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Nicholas Sarkozy)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Is this a joke?


30 posted on 10/16/2007 7:21:05 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

him and ronpaul nned to be off the debates


31 posted on 10/16/2007 7:22:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

NOTHING intelligent comes out of the mouth of anyone who presently holds the claim to the title of Senator.


32 posted on 10/16/2007 7:22:15 PM PDT by Biblebelter (From the Garden of Eden until the 20th century there was no knowledge explosion.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican trying to inject new life into his beleaguered presidential campaign, plans to offer a resolution this week for Congress to apologize for slavery and segregation.

"Inject new life"??
This ought to kill it once and for all. What an idiot.

33 posted on 10/16/2007 7:22:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Sounds like he wants to be Obama’s VP...


34 posted on 10/16/2007 7:22:41 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Brownback is an idiot.


35 posted on 10/16/2007 7:23:04 PM PDT by Spiff (<------ Mitt Romney Supporter (Don't tase me, bro!) Go Mitt! www.mittromney.com)
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To: Calpernia

I don’t think it is a joke, unfortunately. Republicans need an INTERVENTION Convention, immediately. They all need to be locked in a giant room, with their supporters. They need to be sat down, and reasoned with until they come their senses. Some may need exorcism. Some may need Depends. But they ALL need intervention.


36 posted on 10/16/2007 7:24:50 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness ( Bumper sticker idea: Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let the desolation begin)
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To: Bobbisox
At this rate he may even announce his intentions to run for governor of Kalifornia.
37 posted on 10/16/2007 7:24:50 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Fred & Hunter '08)
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To: sageb1

Put a fork in him, he’s done.


38 posted on 10/16/2007 7:24:55 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Ridiculous. The USA did not own slaves, slave owners did.


39 posted on 10/16/2007 7:25:06 PM PDT by omega4179 (Was one of them named Mohammed?)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
What is it with this guy?

He's a shameless, pandering, politician and also-ran POTUS candidate and overall jackass. He's already yesterday's news, he just doesn't know it yet. Turn out the lights, his party's over. Perhaps Brownback and Paul can start a "we coulda been contenders" thumbsucking club.

40 posted on 10/16/2007 7:26:28 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Spiff
Not in my name Sam. My relatives were still in Ireland when slavery occurred and when they came here were probably not treated to much better.
41 posted on 10/16/2007 7:27:02 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Brownback, of Kansas, told The Boston Globe's editorial board yesterday he will join an unnamed Democrat in sponsoring the proposal.

Joe Biden?

42 posted on 10/16/2007 7:27:31 PM PDT by umgud (Axis of Propaganda; lib academia, lib media, lib entertainment)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Well, I was looking into my family’s sordid white-trash history and back in 1847, my great-great-grandfather was walking down the street when he suddenly started whaling on this one fat, slobby-looking guy for no apparent reason at all. So I’d like to apologize for that and make reparations to that guy’s family. Even if the only living relative today happens to be Michael Moore.


43 posted on 10/16/2007 7:28:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 39 days away from outliving Freddie Mercury)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican trying to inject new life into his beleaguered presidential campaign, plans to offer a resolution this week for Congress to apologize for slavery and segregation

Kiss my butt....when is someone going to apologize to me....I got a list of bitches too

44 posted on 10/16/2007 7:28:48 PM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

In addition to “barf” alerts we need “weenie” alerts. But not to take away from or detract from the meteorological use of this fine term.

Good grief allot of scum has floated up or sunk into politics.


45 posted on 10/16/2007 7:30:15 PM PDT by mcshot (Missing my grade school desk which protected from nuclear blasts.)
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To: stboz

Fred does not advocate this.


46 posted on 10/16/2007 7:30:28 PM PDT by omega4179 (FRED08.COM)
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To: Ol' Sparky
I would suspect Brownback is looking for a way to make his Presidential campaign relevant. Somehow, I don’t think going liberal is going to help.

It does help if you are running for Governor of California.

47 posted on 10/16/2007 7:32:13 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Mistake. I think this is REALLY going to hurt him in the polls.

Oh... wait just a min........

48 posted on 10/16/2007 7:32:23 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: traditional1
 
 
Yeh, that sounds like a plan, don't it.
 
 

49 posted on 10/16/2007 7:32:25 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

We’ve apologized enough, thank you.


50 posted on 10/16/2007 7:33:52 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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