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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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To: jackibutterfly

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

You mean, “LSD”, right?

I apologize for trekkies


101 posted on 10/18/2007 11:12:16 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: freespirited
I think the Democrats in the Senate should apologize for Slavery. They should also apologize for its support of the KKK in the post Civil War ERA and Segregation law. They should recognize the efforts of Republicans to end slavery, keep the union united, fight segregation and then for all that trouble, getting spit on by modern day civil rights race baiter's.
102 posted on 10/18/2007 11:13:25 AM PDT by 11th Commandment
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To: freespirited

By all means, apologize for slavery. It will give those speaking the apology a warm feeling without actually doing anything, and it will give those listening the satisfaction of abdicating responsibility for their present lives while watching others cower. Good news all around.


103 posted on 10/18/2007 11:15:56 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: svcw
What the hell is wrong with this man?

Senile? Dementia?

104 posted on 10/18/2007 11:42:55 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: pissant

Wow! I see a fast downward spiral for McCain over the next few days.


105 posted on 10/18/2007 12:04:21 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: svcw

I remember hearing McCain’s family once owned slaves in Mississippi.

He has a guilty conscience.

Have the Egyptians apologized yet to the Jews for enslaving them 3000 years ago?


106 posted on 10/18/2007 12:05:18 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: ejonesie22
I thought the Welfare State was the apology for slavery...

The welfare state is a reincarnation of slavery. Both are evil. One of the many reasons that the RATS are the Evil Party.

107 posted on 10/18/2007 12:05:55 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm voting for the GOP nominee.)
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To: freespirited

Another reason I won’t vote for McCain, under any circumstances.


108 posted on 10/18/2007 12:07:15 PM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: RedCell

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

::hides apple that was being consumed::

:)


109 posted on 10/18/2007 12:07:28 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: freespirited

True


110 posted on 10/18/2007 12:08:35 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (265 pound Lemming with attitude for Thompson!)
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To: ASA Vet

Oh, gotcha! :-)


111 posted on 10/18/2007 12:09:10 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: freespirited

We did.
We created Liberia.


112 posted on 10/18/2007 12:09:23 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The color blue tastes like the square root of 0?)
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To: freespirited

Let’s apologize for FDR who started us down the road to Socialism!


113 posted on 10/18/2007 12:10:52 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

I see now.

The Virginian George Washington would NOT have been the first President of the United States of America because Virgina (the largest, most populated and richest of the States) would not have been able to join the Union. Nor any of the other Southern slave-holding States such as Maryland and Delaware. The Northern States of New York and New Jersey had slavery on the books until 1799 and 1804 respectively, well after the ratification of the US Constitution.

So we have the slave States at the time that the Constitution was under consideration by the several states:

Slave States:
Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. That makes eight states that had legal slavery on the books.

Free States:
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island. That makes five States with no slavery.

Since the Constitution required that nine of the thirteen States ratifiy it to begin its authority, how would the Union have been formed in the first place if your strictures had been followed.?

dvwjr


114 posted on 10/18/2007 12:10:52 PM PDT by dvwjr
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To: Finalapproach29er
"Have the Egyptians apologized yet to the Jews for enslaving them 3000 years ago?" Yeeeessss! As we know from our African-American studies, the Egyptians were Black Africans, inventors of a lost civilization of flying machines, Geometry, and Neurosurgery, when not communing with the Big-Wheel-in-the-sky.



So I'm waiting for a Threepeat, rather than an apology.
115 posted on 10/18/2007 1:54:40 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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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.

Yes, Brownback announced that a day or two ago. Brownback dropped out of the race today. Follow that man, McCain.

116 posted on 10/18/2007 2:35:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Hillary can tap Hsus but she can't tuna fish.)
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To: TRY ONE
On behalf of the Clintons I officially apologize:

1. To the Branch Davidians who were torched.
2. To the women, either fondled, abused, threatened, etc.
3. To all those who had their taxes raised by Clinton.
4. To the Cuban boy sent back to Castro.
5. To all those who went to prison on their behalf.

Basically, to all Americans. (Chelsea Clinton Included.)

117 posted on 10/18/2007 2:53:24 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: freespirited

We have Senators that own slaves? Interesting, I have seen nothing about this in the news.


118 posted on 10/18/2007 8:13:15 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: uncbob
Actually, this is an interesting tack - while divisive, it could be used to illustrate several key points that seem to have been lost to history, namely:

1. The Republican Party was founded explicitly to prevent the expansion of slavery to new territories and implicitly to abolish slavery everywhere.

2. The Democrat Party and the KKK ended Reconstruction and implemented Jim Crow laws to oppress free blacks for 90 years.

3. The 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts proposed by Republicans were stopped by Democrats; and

4. the 1964 Civil Rights Act was opposed by nearly half of the Democrat senators, while 80% of Republican senators voted for it.

Ordinarily, I would oppose someone apologizing for something caused by others, but in this case, if it serves to highlight the complicity and duplicity of Democrats, I say: have at it!

119 posted on 10/19/2007 7:29:23 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: calcowgirl; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

BUMP


120 posted on 05/23/2008 10:58:13 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Bipartisanship: Two wolves and the American people deciding what's for dinner)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; calcowgirl; Grunthor
Oh, God... please, please tell me this is all just some horrid, awful dream I've been having, and that it'll all be over soon...
121 posted on 05/23/2008 11:38:21 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Extremely Extreme Extremist; AuntB; Liz; indylindy; nicmarlo; Czar; ...
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.”

Woohoo! Jimmy Carter Sharpton McCain!

Will he be championing reparations, soon?

Carter gave us the War on Poverty. Reagan ... the War on Drugs. Bush ... the War on Poverty. McCain is launching the War on U.S. Taxpayers.

122 posted on 05/23/2008 11:57:42 AM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl
Carter gave us the War on Poverty.

Nope. The War on Poverty was one of LBJ's signature programs.

The confusion is understandable, though. Because it works like something you would expect Carter to have come up with...

123 posted on 05/23/2008 12:01:08 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: calcowgirl

“McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery “

Not nearly as much as they should apologize for YOU!

What a freak.


124 posted on 05/23/2008 12:03:01 PM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: freespirited

How long until the “hold your nose and vote for McCain” types get here?

Should I ask for an apology in advance?


125 posted on 05/23/2008 12:07:08 PM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: okie01

You’re right. My goof. But you got the idea, LOL.


126 posted on 05/23/2008 12:08:21 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl

I’ve been waiting for reparations to somehow come up, maybe when he speaks at the NAACP ..


127 posted on 05/23/2008 12:11:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“I’ve been waiting for reparations to somehow come up, maybe when he speaks at the NAACP ..”

I’m waiting for the Islam pandering as he stands along side political guru, Muslim convert, open border architect, Grover Norquist.


128 posted on 05/23/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: AuntB

We have to save something for post-convention. ;-)


129 posted on 05/23/2008 12:24:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: freespirited

We’re so sorry
for the slavery
But we haven’t done a bloody thing all day
We’re so sorry
for the slavery
But the kettle’s on the boil and we’re so easily called away


130 posted on 05/23/2008 12:30:58 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge; DoughtyOne
I’ve been waiting for reparations to somehow come up, maybe when he speaks at the NAACP ..

Yeah, or at La Raza. Remember the California initiative to pay reparations for the 1940s repatriations? Perhaps he can stir up a bit more animosity and racial tension among the electorate--like he hasn't done enough damage, already.

He doesn't seem to realize that the failing education system is caused by the very people he is pandering to. If not for the invasion, children of all U.S. citizens would be getting the education they deserve.

131 posted on 05/23/2008 12:44:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: AuntB
I’m waiting for the Islam pandering as he stands along side political guru, Muslim convert, open border architect, Grover Norquist.

It will come. I have an image of heads exploding on FR.

132 posted on 05/23/2008 12:46:05 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl

He doesn’t seem to realize that the failing education system is caused by the very people he is pandering to.

Frankly, I don’t think he cares.


133 posted on 05/23/2008 1:01:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Frankly, I don’t think he cares.

Good point. A further dumbing down of the peasants, while the elitists enroll their children in private schools, only helps politicians like McCain. I can't figure any other way this dufus has stayed in office this long.

Check this out: The McCain Plan on Global Climate Change

134 posted on 05/23/2008 1:25:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: freespirited

Is he stupid or simply senile?

It’s getting really hard to tell anymore.


135 posted on 05/23/2008 1:30:29 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: calcowgirl; NormsRevenge

John seems almost apologetic that we have the western states, and haven’t forked them over to La Raza on demand. I can’t imagine what he’s going to tell La Raza, that he couldn’t tell the nation as a whole. Why he has to go there is beyond me. Considering La Raza’s agenda, this could insult more people of Mexican ancestry than it will comfort.

If he thinks legalizing between 20 and 35 million illegal immigrants, and the resulting chain immigration it will spark, is favored by most U.S. Citizens of Mexican ancestry, he’s quite foolish.

This would financially impact most Mexican heritage U.S. Citizens negatively.


136 posted on 05/23/2008 2:35:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you continue to hold your nose and vote, your nation will stink worse after every election.)
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To: calcowgirl
McC pledged to “address that some of our Hispanic students are not getting the same quality of education we want them to.” ............... Carter gave us the War on Poverty. Reagan ... the War on Drugs. Bush ... the War on Poverty. McCain is launching the War on US Taxpayers.

I hope he can take it at his advanced age----but he's in for a shock.

Anti-illegal is a consensus issue that unites all segments of the political spectrum

Ask Hillary about the fallout from liberal NY dems when she endorsed licensing illegals.

137 posted on 05/23/2008 2:38:50 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: freespirited

What a clown that McCain the Insane! hahahahahahahah.


138 posted on 05/23/2008 2:46:08 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Bahamas!)
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To: calcowgirl; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Extremely Extreme Extremist; AuntB; Liz; indylindy; ...
"McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery..."

And McQueeg should apologize for Amnesty.

139 posted on 05/23/2008 4:10:34 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Liz
Anti-illegal is a consensus issue that unites all segments of the political spectrum

Sure it is that's why both Republicans and Democrats have nominated candidates who support legalization.
140 posted on 05/23/2008 11:00:01 PM PDT by Antonio C (God bless John McCain, George W. Bush, and our troops)
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To: freespirited

I want McCain to explain why anyone other than Senate Democrats should apologize for slavery.

Seriously, why should Republicans apologize? His party was founded to stand against the policy. Does he not know that?


141 posted on 05/23/2008 11:03:28 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: freespirited

I just can’t vote for this guy. It’s that simple


142 posted on 05/23/2008 11:03:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. - Optimus Prime)
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To: freespirited

Who’s ahead in the apology race this week, Hill or McC?


143 posted on 05/23/2008 11:16:36 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: wastedyears
I just can’t vote for this guy. It’s that simple

Agreed. This kind of sheer idiocy tells me that McCain is not competent to be Commander-in-Chief.
Whew, what a complete assclown.

144 posted on 05/23/2008 11:22:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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