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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

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These apologies are absurd, but if we have to have them, how about a Senate apology for creating the welfare state.

Oh, and I will be pleased to accept an apology from McCain for Campaign Finance Reform.

1 posted on 10/18/2007 9:13:37 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

How many senators owned slaves?


2 posted on 10/18/2007 9:14:37 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (I am a proud anti-invasion racist!)
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To: freespirited

Not so absurd, Robert Sheets Byrd should apologize for recruiting members to his KKK organization.


3 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:00 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: freespirited

Add the murder of millions of unborn to the list of “federal policies” that require an apology.


4 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:12 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Anyone under the age of 35 can be considered a legal abortion survivor)
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To: freespirited

I’m sorry for the “Black Death” during the Dark Ages.


5 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:21 AM PDT by TexGuy
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To: freespirited

This is pathetic.


6 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:28 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: freespirited

Especially the democrats who were the Slavery Party


7 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:31 AM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: freespirited

Arizona should apology for McCain.


8 posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:44 AM PDT by AU72
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To: freespirited

‘Oh, and I will be pleased to accept an apology from McCain for Campaign Finance Reform.’

I’ll second that...but caution you not to hold your breath. McCain’s arrogance won’t allow an apology.


9 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:00 AM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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To: freespirited

Clinton has already apologized on behalf of the US for slavery. But I think it’s high time that the Dem Party apologized.


10 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:00 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: freespirited

Uh...OK...well fine. It’s not like the Senate has anything else to do.


11 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: freespirited

Arizona should apologize for McCain.


12 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:14 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: freespirited

McCain is an idoit, and needs mental care. These fools in the Senate have lost TOTAL touch with reality and the REAL American people. They cannot see beyond the edge of the Beltway, and care about nothing other than their own empowerment.

We have a major problem with this Senate.


13 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:50 AM PDT by EagleUSA (W)
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To: freespirited

What the hell is wrong with this man?


14 posted on 10/18/2007 9:16:58 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: freespirited

The NAACP and the rest of those race baiters should thank the white people who died to free them.


15 posted on 10/18/2007 9:17:11 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: freespirited

How about Alan Keyes’ idea: no taxes for two generations?


16 posted on 10/18/2007 9:17:24 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: freespirited

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


17 posted on 10/18/2007 9:17:44 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: freespirited
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.

He wants to apologize for the actions of folks who are dead (as if those actions are our fault today) to folks who are also long dead.
18 posted on 10/18/2007 9:17:44 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: freespirited

OK, first it’s the Armenian genocide, now it’s slavery. Look, we KNOW slavery was evil and I don’t think we need to breeze through history and label every event that every happened.

All hail, we are the 110th Congress! Fear us, for we hath judgeth history.

One has to wonder if this is just their most recent attempt to get their approval ratings back into double digits.


19 posted on 10/18/2007 9:17:52 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Star Wars teaches us a foreboding lesson--evil emperors start out as Senators)
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To: freespirited

Did the DNC ever apologize for the Democrat position then?


20 posted on 10/18/2007 9:18:03 AM PDT by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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McCain should apologize to America for pushing illegal alien amnesty.

This man is an embarrassment.


21 posted on 10/18/2007 9:19:07 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (FantasyCollegeBlitz.com)
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His last gasp of desperation in pandering tactics?


22 posted on 10/18/2007 9:19:22 AM PDT by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: freespirited

Well, I demand a full apology for the way that the federal government treated my German-American relatives during World World I.


23 posted on 10/18/2007 9:19:24 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: freespirited

Hang it up, John. You’re not getting the Democrat vote. Or the Republican vote either, for that matter.


24 posted on 10/18/2007 9:20:27 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: freespirited

Straight talking Mccain once again shows that he does not have the talent to run a winning campaign.


25 posted on 10/18/2007 9:20:39 AM PDT by GregH
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To: freespirited

Why blame the Senate when it was in the 1787 Federal Constitution? Never forget it was the wisdom of the Founding Fathers to compromise and allow the institution of slavery to continue so they could get their independence from England. Never gloss over that.


26 posted on 10/18/2007 9:20:41 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: freespirited

I agree. What good will this do? Other than people asking for payment for something that happened 200 years ago. To do something like this will just open the door to more seperation. People need to get over it and go forward.


27 posted on 10/18/2007 9:21:04 AM PDT by RC2
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To: svcw
He’s a two bit politician who will pander to anyone for popularity to make up for an absence of leadership skill.
28 posted on 10/18/2007 9:21:18 AM PDT by Vision (" 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4:6)
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To: freespirited
Oh I whole heartedly agree. There aren't enough things going on in this country that they should put this BullShiite right at the top of the list of things to do.

It's so important that we apologize FOR people that no longer exist, TO people that also no longer exist and to their descendants that are CLEARLY better off being here than in Africa.
I mean, why dont we enact a govt MANDATED moment of silence for the entire country in honor of these dead people. ** Triple barf **

I think we can safely move on.

29 posted on 10/18/2007 9:22:02 AM PDT by SwankyC
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30 posted on 10/18/2007 9:22:18 AM PDT by traditional1 (GO TRIBE !)
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To: freespirited

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.


31 posted on 10/18/2007 9:22:19 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: freespirited

McCain should apologize for being stupid and bring up a silly issue at a time when there are a lot more important things to worry about.


32 posted on 10/18/2007 9:22:20 AM PDT by Busywhiskers (Strength and honor.)
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To: freespirited
John McCain should apologize for being a back-stabbing sob.
33 posted on 10/18/2007 9:23:30 AM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: freespirited

McCain is nuts! this will open the door to reparations and all sorts of shenanigans.

No apologies! EVER!! For anything.


34 posted on 10/18/2007 9:23:40 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: freespirited

Damn, if this resolution doesn’t pass, this will probably mean that we won’t be able to use the airspace over harlem or South Central L.A. Look for a protest “demarche” to Congress from Jackson,...if he can spell it:

Jackson: “I’ve already done de march done in Selma, didn’t I?”


35 posted on 10/18/2007 9:24:23 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: freespirited
McInsane is an idiot. I'm supposed to apologize for something I didn't do? F*ck him and his politically correct pandering to the Afro-racists.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

36 posted on 10/18/2007 9:25:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: freespirited
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.

So that Brownback is supposedly taking his fund-raising cash and bowing out of the presidential race, is this what McCain is pandering for.... Brownback's money and support?

37 posted on 10/18/2007 9:25:20 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Vision

It looks like Brownback’s idiocy is catching. I already knew that McCain was nuts, he didn’t have to prove it again.


38 posted on 10/18/2007 9:25:28 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (IF TREASON IS THE QUESTION, THEN MOVEON.ORG IS THE ANSWER!)
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To: Ghengis

I’m sorry for wearing Brut cologne in the `70s.
sorry sorry sorry, sorry sorry sorry


39 posted on 10/18/2007 9:26:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (Where's Beelzebubba? He's got `sorry' down stone-cold.)
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And that is the reason you will never be president John.

You do not have any common sense. It is as if you scour the entire field searching for cow-plop to step in. Brownback is an idiot for dredging this up and you are every bit the moron for hitching your wagon to this turd of an idea.

I hope to god that when he is humiliated in the primary he gets a clue and goes home.


40 posted on 10/18/2007 9:26:45 AM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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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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