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McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery
Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT by freespirited

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.”

McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago.

“They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.”

McCain agreed with Brownback’s approach.

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Spokesmen for other presidential candidates, including Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, the only top-tier black candidate, declined to comment on the planned Brownback apology. Also silent were Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson.

Nothing that “various states have adopted similar resolutions,” McCain emphasized that words alone cannot make amends for America's past policies of racism. He said the U.S. should “continue our efforts to make sure that all Americans have equal opportunity to take part in this great, great free-enterprise system of ours.”

The Arizona Republican pledged to “address the issues of poverty and lack of education in parts of America, including parts of South Carolina, parts of my state, that some of our Hispanic students are not getting the same quality of education we want them to.”

McCain made the remarks during a two-day swing through South Carolina, a state that effectively ended his presidential campaign in 2000 when Republicans voted instead for George W. Bush. McCain used the visit to attack Clinton for advocating taxpayer funding of a museum on the Woodstock rock concert. McCain also slammed Giuliani for fighting against the presidential line-item veto, which McCain called an essential tool for controlling federal spending.

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KEYWORDS: 2008; apolgies; apologies; apology; brownback; civilrights; controversy; elections; hispandering; history; immigration; jimcrow; jimcrowlaws; johnmccain; mccain; miscegenation; race; racerelations; races; racial; racism; racist; racists; reparations; segregation; senate; separatebutequal; slavery; south; southern; statesrights; stuckonstupid; thesouth
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To: freespirited

Has McCain apologized for to his first wife for his blatant affair and for dumping her for a younger woman?

41 posted on 10/18/2007 9:26:45 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: freespirited
OK, when are these stuffed-shirt bureaucrats going to apologize to American taxpayers for saddling us with confiscatory taxes, illegal immigration, and a garden variety of stupid, restrictive laws.
42 posted on 10/18/2007 9:28:33 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Dante3

Looks like our lil Luke Skywalker has missed his meds again. What a douche.

43 posted on 10/18/2007 9:28:40 AM PDT by Jigajog
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To: AU72
"Arizona should apology for McCain."

How stupid can McCain get? Just when is starting to crawl back in the polls he comes up with this idiocy! Is it time to throw all the bums out yet? Please?

44 posted on 10/18/2007 9:29:53 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: freespirited
Do McLame and Brownback actually think this pitiful pandering b.s. is going to get them any votes from blacks?

How delusional can you get?

45 posted on 10/18/2007 9:29:55 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: freespirited

This is one reason why McCain shouldn’t be elected.

Africans sold slaves to the British, who then brought them here.

‘Nuff said

46 posted on 10/18/2007 9:31:02 AM PDT by wastedyears (I don't wanna grow up, help : /)
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To: freespirited

And I’ll accept an apology from McCain for opposing tax cuts. What is with him? Just when I think he’s making some good points, he goes right off the rails.

47 posted on 10/18/2007 9:32:13 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: freespirited

if you apologize, reparations are around the corner.

48 posted on 10/18/2007 9:32:25 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: G8 Diplomat
OK, first it’s the Armenian genocide, now it’s slavery.

I think the main purpose for the Armenian thing was to pave the way for a new attempt at reperations.

They get this Turk bill passed easily (who could possible vote in favor of genocide?). Then Pelosi, black caucus, Jesse Jackson, McCain etc. go on the Sunday morning shows praising congress for their courageous moral stand against injustice and "challenging" congress to address, and redress, OUR OWN past sins. Then they get to plausibly use the hypocrisy dart on anyone who signed on the anti-Turk bill who might oppose reparations.

Maybe Pelosi didn't think about what this would do to the war effort (I do think she's that stupid but I can't believe everyone around her is). Maybe she thought they could ram this through before the Turks caught wind of it. Maybe she really is a traitor and thought this would be a twofer.

49 posted on 10/18/2007 9:32:58 AM PDT by DManA
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
“The NAACP and the rest of those race baiters should thank the white people who died to free them.”

They should also thank their lucky stars that they live in the greatest nation on earth. Even the poorest American Blacks are far, far better off than 99% of their ancestors in Africa or any where else in the world.

This will be the first step to reparations. Once the Senate admits guilt there MUST be something done to make it right. That means reparations. But hey Ol’ John-boy Insane doesn’t care. It ain’t his money.

That’s right Johnny, it’s mine you friggin self-serving moron.

50 posted on 10/18/2007 9:35:24 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: freespirited

I feel strongly that every LIVING slave deserves an apology. /s

51 posted on 10/18/2007 9:36:18 AM PDT by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will ENERGIZE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: stylin19a

Any Presidential candidate that doesn’t fall in line with this will be called a Jim Crow racist by jackson, sharpton and the naacp.

52 posted on 10/18/2007 9:37:19 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: freespirited

Whose is going to apologize for McCain?...His shrink?

53 posted on 10/18/2007 9:38:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: freespirited

Stupid is what stupid does...McCain dont you understand that they dont want your apology they just want to keep the freebie train moving along? Are you that stupid McCain?

What a joke, this is what we have to look forward if we elect a RINO like McCain, Guliani or Romney? Give me a break, we are in a world of hurt. When we need a strong conservative man to lead this country the most all we get are these sorry ass POS liberal company controlled one world types.

54 posted on 10/18/2007 9:38:48 AM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: stockstrader

Does that include black NBA players cause they should apologize to me for making obscene amounts of money. I guess they will be voting for Hillary cause they don’t need all that money and want to support socialism—NOT!

55 posted on 10/18/2007 9:42:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: freespirited
McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation!
McCain should apologize for his backstabbing listed below!

McCain/Kerry F the POWS/MIAS
McCain/Feingold F free speech
McCain/Kennedy F American Sovereignty
McCain/Gang of 14
McCain/Keating 5
McCain/Terrorist Bill of Rights
McCain/Gun Grabber
McCain/Does not like tax cuts

56 posted on 10/18/2007 9:43:55 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: Ghengis
I would like to apologize for the purple jeans and purple, plaid turtleneck outfit that I wore in 1973. And for that velvet bow-tie in 1975.

I would like to apologize for my 1975 high school graduation picture that my mother still has up on the wall of her home. Bright red blazer, red and white plaid shirt w/ red, white and blue plaid bow-tie. Oh yeah, and the John Denver hair and wire rim glasses.

57 posted on 10/18/2007 9:44:26 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: svcw
What the hell is wrong with this man?

"I think he did a little too much LDS"
Captain James T. Kirk

58 posted on 10/18/2007 9:45:00 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: freespirited

The Senate should apologize for McCain and McCain should apologize for the Senate too.

59 posted on 10/18/2007 9:46:07 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Cleveland Indians 2007, Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: RedCell

“How about all women apologize for Eve’s actions? Well?!!!”

Now there’s an idea.
Life in the garden would have been awesome.
Yes an apology is in order.

60 posted on 10/18/2007 9:47:00 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. Orwell)
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