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Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive"
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Posted on 11/12/2012 10:21:38 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive"

In the aftermath of Mitt Romney's presidential loss last week, Newt Gingrich is joining the cadre of Republicans calling for the Republican Party to more actively reach out to a more diverse electorate, arguing on Monday that the party needs to become more "inclusive."

"I think we need to be inclusive, and I emphasize the difference between inclusive and outreach," Gingrich said Monday morning in an appearance on ABC's "The View." "Outreach is when five white guys have a meeting and call you. Inclusive is when you're in the meeting. And I think we have to understand to be inclusive."

Gingrich, who was joined by his wife Callista on the show, argued that Republicans had "misunderstood the American people" in 2012, and that the GOP can't just wait until 2016 to try to broaden its reach.

"The Republican doctrine of highly paid consultants spending hundreds of millions of dollars on 30-second ads doesn't build a party," he said. "The Republican Party better not wait until 2016. The Republican Party better rethink in 2013 how we're going to deal with the country's issues and do it in a way that the average American looks up and says, you know, those are folks I'm willing to trust with my future. We lost that."

He added that "there were a whole series of fundamental things that were really wrong" with how the GOP framed the 2012 election, including the fact that the Obama campaign so successfully appealed to non-white voters.

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To: Dead Corpse

LOL. Calling people jackass..might get you some votes. Not. You and your principles have been busted. Glad I didn’t check your previous comments since you said you could do better...


101 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:25 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; surfer; Bushbacker1; Bob Ireland; ...
I find all these GOP leaders blabbing about "inclusiveness" to be so insulting to me I can't see straight!

What ethnics do we kick out of the conservative base, or the GOP base?

What ethnic would-be candidates do we reject because they're ethnic?

Are we holding back ethnics and other special interest groups from registering as Republicans in their county if they want to?

Do we stand with hands on gun holsters when these people come to vote?

Are they excluded from our political organizations, womens' clubs, etc.?

When there's a Tea Party rally at the local park, are they shooed away?

It seems to me we'd roll in the grass with pleasure if these special interest groups joined with us.

I'd like to ask these questions point blank to jerks like Gingrich and his equally moronic peers. I'd like to stuff MY answers to these questions right down their stupid throats.

I hope some day they realize they're part of the problem, not the solution.

How much "outreach" did Gingrich do this past election? What activism initiatives did he organize to "reach out" and touch someone? I'll bet he was all over the place, just reachin' on out and singin' kumbayah, oh yah.

Newt, baby, the ethnics and the other groups know where we are.....they're mostly just NOT INTERESTED. unless we (gasp) grease their palms with pork, patronage jobs, free phones, no-work welfare, monthly checks for babies produced, food stamps.....and all the cash they can finagle from Obama's stash.

We live in Realville, Newt. Pray tell us how to do it without paying tribute to the 47 per centers from our non-existant stashes just to get them to join our efforts to save the nation.

Leni

102 posted on 11/12/2012 12:00:06 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: sirchtruth; Melas

Newt says we should advertise more on Spanish-language networks like Obama did and this makes him a RINO how exactly?


103 posted on 11/12/2012 12:02:01 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: Dead Corpse
There is this little thing called "principles". I have them...

We have to take your word on that and you sound like a politician. Who on the presidential campaign trail didn't have 'principles' AND who did?

104 posted on 11/12/2012 12:03:13 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: JediJones

I will agree.....you want to get a big chunk of the Latino vote? Go on “Sabado Gigante”......Bush did, and it paid off.


105 posted on 11/12/2012 12:03:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: presently no screen name

Yeah, you have to consider the source. Of course CBS is going to pick up on the word “inclusive” and presume that Newt means exactly the same thing they do by the word. It is typical mainstream media confirmation bias—reinforcing their own preconceptions.


106 posted on 11/12/2012 12:04:45 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: History Repeats

A lot of conservative media, Glenn Beck in particular, were all over the ACORN situation during the 2008 election, but it was nothing but crickets from the same conservative media on ACORN for 2012. Go figure.


107 posted on 11/12/2012 12:05:11 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Christie at the beach; Dead Corpse

I wonder if this is one of the dead corpse’s that voted. They don’t vote conservative.


108 posted on 11/12/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: dfwgator
That is exactly true. My Cuban American friends were insulted that Romney did not put much focus to them. George Allen would not even travel all that much for rallies. It cost him. They have to be more accessible like Newt said.
109 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:18 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: I want the USA back
The media’s agenda is to keep everyone thinking that the Republican party is the party of rich white men.

And we sure did a great job of nominating a candidate who dispelled that myth.

We have conservative or at least Republican media out there now to some degree. Maybe part of the agenda should be advertising FOX, talk radio, Drudge, etc. to more consumers.

Besides, most NON-WHITES have been well trained by the left to be dependent on government and our hard work. THAT’s why there are so few non-Whites in the Republican party.

Hence why we might want to be more inclusive. The left is including non-whites in their marketing and training. If we don't try to train them in conservatism, why would we expect to get their votes? As long as no one's advocating changing our positions and platform, how can anyone criticize trying to convince more non-whites to join our coalition?

110 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:18 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Newt - Does that include conservatives? They were the only group not represented at the convention. Do the math.


111 posted on 11/12/2012 12:13:33 PM PST by nomobs
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To: Christie at the beach
Keep reaching across the aisle.

In fact... Go take up residence. We don't need you nor do we want your limp-wristed RINO BS diluting the platform.

112 posted on 11/12/2012 12:15:20 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: presently no screen name
This Dead Corpse did... Too bad I didn't have an ACTUAL conservative to vote for...

Thanks for nothing you RINO jackass.

113 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:23 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Once again aiming to play by the Dem's rules. Utter stupidity. Any HS coach will tell you that your goal is to make the other team contend with YOUR pace, YOUR terms, and YOUR strengths!!

The primary lesson of this election is that we can NOT take any votes away form the Left by being like the Left. Moderate, nice guy, squeaky clean Mitt Romney did not pull ONE vote away from the Left, even though he passed ObamaCare before Obama did! He failed to take any votes from the Left in his home state, where plenty of Democrats voted for him for Governor!! He had no vices and no major faults, he allowed the Left to take ObamaCare off the table during the election, and he ran a polite, no-mud-slinging campaign... and got NOTHING for it.

Instead of trying the "inclusive" approach, and playing identity politics, the GOP either has to step up their own game, and make the Dems play defense... or the GOP should just sit down and die. Period.

This election had the following numbers:
207m eligible voters...
166m registered voters...
120m voted in 2012...
61m voted for Obama...
59m voted for Romney...
Assume ~40m Base Dems went to Obama.
Assume ~40m Base Pubbies went for Romney
Assume that the remaining 40m, the Independents, went to Obama 49-47%, as the exit polls indicated, hence the ~2m vote differential.

Again, CLEARLY, running Moderate candidates does NOT beat a hard-Left identity-group candidate. Instead of playing to their strength, to bridge that 2m vote gap, the GOP needs to target those 46m registered voters who did not vote (most especially the GOP-leaning ones who were NOT motivated by a Moderate)...
they need to target the 40m Independents (and running Moderate gain less than 50% of those, so AGAIN, going after those votes means NOT going Moderate)...
they need to target those 41m voters who ARE eligible, and choose not to even register (while the Dems counter with the 45 million who are of voting age, but NOT eligible, due to felonies, etc)...

THESE groups should be the focus of the "big tent" strategy, and NOT the identity politicking of the Left that we have lost at for two cycles in a row.

And in case the GOP has simply forgotten, or simply doesn't know, the GOP's strengths are in tradition, consistency, logic, history, economics, development, and most importantly, independence. Most Americans DO want smaller government intrusion into their lives. Most Americans want lower taxes, and want less fraud and corruption and waste. Most Americans want to follow a strong leader who they admire and trust. Most Americans know that Socialism is a failing proposition. THESE are the areas where the Left can easily be bested. Lead, follow, or get out of the way of the next Party to arise.

114 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:45 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: newheart

Good point and I learned during the campaign unless I heard it from Newt or his site I wouldn’t believe what the media said because of their spin.

Right now, anything that will give voters reasons why Romney lost to keep their mind off of VOTER FRAUD as the reason.


115 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:45 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MachIV

I believe that Soros along with the ACORN minions and many other liberal operatives are behind the most openly stolen election in history.

There is no way anyone would think that Obama or anyone could get 99 - 100% of the voters in any city or precinct. That is just beyond belief.


116 posted on 11/12/2012 12:19:28 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Teacher317

Excellent post. It’ll fall on deaf ears. The GOP fanboyz are more about protecting their pet RINO’s than they are actually winning elections and having to stand by their principles.


117 posted on 11/12/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: JediJones

Thanks for pointing that out!


118 posted on 11/12/2012 12:21:29 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: princeofdarkness
but not to the extent that it could have changed the outcome of the election

WHY do you have a problem believing voter fraud DID change the election?

119 posted on 11/12/2012 12:24:42 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver

I changed my voter registration from Republican to zilch after McCain won the nomination.

I have seen absolutely no reason to rejoin the party since then.

My meager donations are given to CONSERVATIVES.

Newt, you had me fooled during the primaries.

You will not fool me again.


120 posted on 11/12/2012 12:29:53 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Who is falling for this feces? Anyone who wants to can join the Republican Party...no membership approval required. It doesn’t get any more “inclusive” than that!
121 posted on 11/12/2012 12:41:17 PM PST by Niteranger68 (When you play all-or-nothing, be prepared to get nothing...maybe even less.)
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To: presently no screen name
That's news, when did they chose Newt? Fill us in.

You miss the double implication in my statement.

"They chose a RINO like you."

Can mean that they chose Newt, which is obviously not the case, or a RINO on the same order as Newt, which was obviously my meaning.

122 posted on 11/12/2012 12:48:47 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Depends on what the meaning of inclusive is, and what is meant by outreach. Overall, it needs to be combined with education about the folly of socialist programs and the negative impact on freedom.

Conservatives need to fill the positions of precinct captains/chairs. It only costs around $10 to register to run in the primary. As an elected official, you get to vote on the leadership of the GOP - (Kick out the Rinos).

Your duties will take about 3 hours per month to get out and get aquainted with the people in your precinct,find out their concerns,make friends, gain trust, and help them understand how conservative policies will help them.

In 2010, the positions of precinct captain/chair were only about 50% filled. Conservatives need to fill these, and challenge the ones headed by Rinos. The conservatives are at a distinct disadvantage if they don’t do this - both within the party and with the voters.

Shoe leather and face to face works, especially when people already agree with you on most social issues already. I have seen it work to turn lifetime Dems into voting Republican for the first time in their lives.

Taking back our country begins at the local level. Reagan said that we have to educate each generation about what it means to be an American, and the policies that are needed to remain free. If we don’t do it, no one else will.

123 posted on 11/12/2012 12:49:13 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Newt can now go back to being Newt.

Yes. He can go back to sitting on the sofa next to Stretch Pelosi.

124 posted on 11/12/2012 12:52:40 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: circlecity

No, inclusive means allowing the 2008 Vice presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin, to speak at the Convention.

Inclusive means allowing Tea Party reps. such as West, DeMint and Bachman to speak at the convention.

The “Tea” word was forbidden by the Swino’s the same way the Terrorist word is forbidden by the demons.

Newt’s right!


125 posted on 11/12/2012 1:00:28 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee Newt perhaps we should just do it like the Dumbs, LIE.

1. Tell Blacks that they will get reparations, then don’t do it.
2. Tell Illegals they will get green cards, then don’t do it.
3. Tell gays they can get married, then don’t do it.
4. Tell the College kids they will get free college, then don’t do it
5. Give everyone squating in a unpaid house a promise of loan forgiveness then throw their asses out.

Just lie, the Rats have promised every victimhood group the world everything and have done nothing for them. They are Charlie Brown and we hold the football. Lie cheat and steal its the American way.


126 posted on 11/12/2012 2:18:48 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: dforest
This is who Newt really is.

Someone is lining the Ducks up. Some on this forum tried to show that Newt had a big government solution for every problem. Oh Well.

If Palin joins this crowd then it is truly for sure over, and old age is beginning to look like a plus.

Bold Colors not pale pastels.

127 posted on 11/12/2012 2:50:48 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: newheart
It just might not be a good idea to brand everyone who disagrees with us as idiots

A lot of freepers might include you in that list, me among them.

128 posted on 11/12/2012 3:03:38 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: princeofdarkness
I do believe some fraud was involved, but not to the extent that it could have changed the outcome of the election.

I believe Obama only got aboout 4 votes, and I have as much proof as you do, which is none, and there never will be. Voting machines create Kings, not President.

129 posted on 11/12/2012 3:11:13 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: itsahoot

I might include myself on that list too if I branded people as idiots. I will disagree when I believe it is appropriate to disagree, but disagreement is not intended to be the same as an insult unless someone is a bit too self-identified with their opinions.


130 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:41 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart
Well said. But you also alienate with insults.

And Yet it seems to work so well for the liberals.

131 posted on 11/12/2012 3:17:09 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Sub-Driver
This guy sticks his foot in his mouth more than Joe Biden.

Newt, there's a reason you didn't get the nod. JUST SHUT UP!

132 posted on 11/12/2012 3:17:59 PM PST by rintense
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To: Sub-Driver

Romney was all about inclusiveness and a top percentage of freepers supported him. Why all the outrage at Newt now?


133 posted on 11/12/2012 3:20:58 PM PST by deadrock
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To: itsahoot
And Yet it seems to work so well for the liberals.

So where exactly do you propose to find new conservatives? The current numbers are not enough and there probably isn't enough time to breed them, so we ought to consider how to persuade a liberal or two to come over from the "dark" side.

134 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:13 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Christie at the beach
My Cuban American friends

The fact that you have Cuban American friends is the problem.

Thanks to Johnson and Nixon we have permanently established hyphenated sub classes.

135 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Sub-Driver

Ok that’s it! If the GOP thinks they are going to get my vote, no way!


136 posted on 11/12/2012 3:43:15 PM PST by NJBushcountry
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP is dead. If Newt and his RINO ilk want to be Democrats then leave the GOP and join them. Sure, we conservatives will have to work harder the next ten years, but at least we’ll have a distinct line drawn.

FU RINO’s!


137 posted on 11/12/2012 3:53:02 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destory the economy!)
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To: JediJones
Why are there Spanish-language networks? Why do we need Spanish printed on products? Are there any Japanese-language stations in the US? French-language? Russian-lanquage?

No.

And since it's a requirement to speak and know English to become an American citizen, who are these networks pandering too?

138 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:18 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: MinuteGal

Leni I would like to know when the GOP wasn’t inclusive...here is the proof!

The hypocrisy from the far left is reaching all new levels. You may have heard MLK was a Republican - it is because he was a proud Republican. The Republican party shares over 150 years of standing up for Blacks in America. They are now being used as pawns by the Democratic party to assist in overthrowing American capitalism and to replace it with an “all controlling” government better known as Socialism!

It is really a shame that America doesn’t have a great voice like Martin Luther King Jr today. He has been replaced by the America haters like Rev Wright and Farrakhan. For me personally all of this vitriol and hate toward America is beyond repulsiveness and the frequent screams of racist comments from the Left is mind boggling. I wish Blacks would return to the Republican party and stand strong with us and continue our 150 year tradition of equal rights for ALL Americans.

Here are some data points to consider what party is the party for Black America.

The Republican Party was formed in 1854 specifically to oppose the Democrats, and for more than 150 years, they have done everything they could to block the Democrat agenda. In their abuses of power, they have even used threats and military violence to thwart the Democrat Party’s attempts to make this a progressive country. As you read the following Republican milestones that span three centuries, imagine if you will, what a far different nation the United States would be had not the Republicans been around to block the Democrats’ efforts.

March 20, 1854 Opponents of Democrats’ pro-slavery policies meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish the Republican Party

May 30, 1854 Democrat President Franklin Pierce signs Democrats’ Kansas-Nebraska Act, expanding slavery into U.S. territories; opponents unite to form the Republican Party

June 16, 1854 Newspaper editor Horace Greeley calls on opponents of slavery to unite in the Republican Party

July 6, 1854 First state Republican Party officially organized in Jackson, Michigan, to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

February 11, 1856 Republican Montgomery Blair argues before U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of his client, the slave Dred Scott; later served in President Lincoln’s Cabinet

February 22, 1856 First national meeting of the Republican Party, in Pittsburgh, to coordinate opposition to Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

March 27, 1856 First meeting of Republican National Committee in Washington, DC to oppose Democrats’ pro-slavery policies

May 22, 1856 For denouncing Democrats’ pro-slavery policy, Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) is beaten nearly to death on floor of Senate by U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks (D-SC), takes three years to recover

March 6, 1857 Republican Supreme Court Justice John McLean issues strenuous dissent from decision by 7 Democrats in infamous Dred Scott case that African-Americans had no rights “which any white man was bound to respect”

June 26, 1857 Abraham Lincoln declares Republican position that slavery is “cruelly wrong,” while Democrats “cultivate and excite hatred” for blacks

October 13, 1858 During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee

October 25, 1858 U.S. Senator William Seward (R-NY) describes Democratic Party as “inextricably committed to the designs of the slaveholders”; as President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, helped draft Emancipation Proclamation

June 4, 1860 Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) delivers his classic address, The Barbarism of Slavery

April 7, 1862 President Lincoln concludes treaty with Britain for suppression of slave trade

April 16, 1862 President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

July 2, 1862 U.S. Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT) wins passage of Land Grant Act, establishing colleges open to African-Americans, including such students as George Washington Carver

July 17, 1862 Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

August 19, 1862 Republican newspaper editor Horace Greeley writes Prayer of Twenty Millions, calling on President Lincoln to declare emancipation

August 25, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln authorizes enlistment of African-American soldiers in U.S. Army

September 22, 1862 Republican President Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, implementing the Republicans’ Confiscation Act of 1862, takes effect

February 9, 1864 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton deliver over 100,000 signatures to U.S. Senate supporting Republicans’ plans for constitutional amendment to ban slavery

June 15, 1864 Republican Congress votes equal pay for African-American troops serving in U.S. Army during Civil War

June 28, 1864 Republican majority in Congress repeals Fugitive Slave Acts

October 29, 1864 African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth says of President Lincoln: “I never was treated by anyone with more kindness and cordiality than were shown to me by that great and good man”

January 31, 1865 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

March 3, 1865 Republican Congress establishes Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education, and technical assistance to emancipated slaves

April 8, 1865 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

June 19, 1865 On “Juneteenth,” U.S. troops land in Galveston, TX to enforce ban on slavery that had been declared more than two years before by the Emancipation Proclamation

November 22, 1865 Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

December 6, 1865 Republican Party’s 13th Amendment, banning slavery, is ratified

February 5, 1866 U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

April 9, 1866 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

April 19, 1866 Thousands assemble in Washington, DC to celebrate Republican Party’s abolition of slavery

May 10, 1866 U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

June 8, 1866 U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

July 16, 1866 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of Freedman’s Bureau Act, which protected former slaves from “black codes” denying their rights

July 28, 1866 Republican Congress authorizes formation of the Buffalo Soldiers, two regiments of African-American cavalrymen

July 30, 1866 Democrat-controlled City of New Orleans orders police to storm racially-integrated Republican meeting; raid kills 40 and wounds more than 150

January 8, 1867 Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

July 19, 1867 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

March 30, 1868 Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

May 20, 1868 Republican National Convention marks debut of African-American politicians on national stage; two – Pinckney Pinchback and James Harris – attend as delegates, and several serve as presidential electors

September 3, 1868 25 African-Americans in Georgia legislature, all Republicans, expelled by Democrat majority; later reinstated by Republican Congress

September 12, 1868 Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and all other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

September 28, 1868 Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana murder nearly 300 African-Americans who tried to prevent an assault against a Republican newspaper editor

October 7, 1868 Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

October 22, 1868 While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

November 3, 1868 Republican Ulysses Grant defeats Democrat Horatio Seymour in presidential election; Seymour had denounced Emancipation Proclamation

December 10, 1869 Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

February 3, 1870 After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

May 19, 1870 African-American John Langston, law professor and future Republican Congressman from Virginia, delivers influential speech supporting President Ulysses Grant’s civil rights policies

May 31, 1870 President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

June 22, 1870 Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

September 6, 1870 Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

February 28, 1871 Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

March 22, 1871 Spartansburg Republican newspaper denounces Ku Klux Klan campaign to eradicate the Republican Party in South Carolina

April 20, 1871 Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871 Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871 After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872 Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874 Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875 Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

September 20, 1876 Former state Attorney General Robert Ingersoll (R-IL) tells veterans: “Every man that loved slavery better than liberty was a Democrat… I am a Republican because it is the only free party that ever existed”

January 10, 1878 U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919

July 14, 1884 Republicans criticize Democratic Party’s nomination of racist U.S. Senator Thomas Hendricks (D-IN) for vice president; he had voted against the 13th Amendment banning slavery

August 30, 1890 Republican President Benjamin Harrison signs legislation by U.S. Senator Justin Morrill (R-VT) making African-Americans eligible for land-grant colleges in the South

June 7, 1892 In a FIRST for a major U.S. political party, two women – Theresa Jenkins and Cora Carleton – attend Republican National Convention in an official capacity, as alternate delegates

February 8, 1894 Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

December 11, 1895 African-American Republican and former U.S. Rep. Thomas Miller (R-SC) denounces new state constitution written to disenfranchise African-Americans

May 18, 1896 Republican Justice John Marshall Harlan, dissenting from Supreme Court’s notorious Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” decision, declares: “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens”

December 31, 1898 Republican Theodore Roosevelt becomes Governor of New York; in 1900, he outlawed racial segregation in New York public schools

May 24, 1900 Republicans vote no in referendum for constitutional convention in Virginia, designed to create a new state constitution disenfranchising African-Americans

January 15, 1901 Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

October 16, 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dine at White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

May 29, 1902 Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909 On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

June 18, 1912 African-American Robert Church, founder of Lincoln Leagues to register black voters in Tennessee, attends 1912 Republican National Convention as delegate; eventually serves as delegate at 8 conventions

August 1, 1916 Republican presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes, former New York Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, endorses women’s suffrage constitutional amendment; he would become Secretary of State and Chief Justice

May 21, 1919 Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no

April 18, 1920 Minnesota’s FIRST-in-the-nation anti-lynching law, promoted by African-American Republican Nellie Francis, signed by Republican Gov. Jacob Preus

August 18, 1920 Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922 House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

June 2, 1924 Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924 Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

December 8, 1924 Democratic presidential candidate John W. Davis argues in favor of “separate but equal”

June 12, 1929 First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937 Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940 Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

October 20, 1942 60 prominent African-Americans issue Durham Manifesto, calling on southern Democrats to abolish their all-white primaries

April 3, 1944 U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas Democratic Party’s “whites only” primary election system

August 8, 1945 Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “[t]he use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

February 18, 1946 Appointed by Republican President Calvin Coolidge, federal judge Paul McCormick ends segregation of Mexican-American children in California public schools

July 11, 1952 Republican Party platform condemns “duplicity and insincerity” of Democrats in racial matters

September 30, 1953 Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

December 8, 1953 Eisenhower administration Asst. Attorney General Lee Rankin argues for plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954 Chief Justice Earl Warren, three-term Republican Governor (CA) and Republican vice presidential nominee in 1948, wins unanimous support of Supreme Court for school desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955 Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956 Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956 Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

October 19, 1956 On campaign trail, Vice President Richard Nixon vows: “American boys and girls shall sit, side by side, at any school – public or private – with no regard paid to the color of their skin. Segregation, discrimination, and prejudice have no place in America”

November 6, 1956 African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957 Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

June 23, 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower meets with Martin Luther King and other African-American leaders to discuss plans to advance civil rights

February 4, 1959 President Eisenhower informs Republican leaders of his plan to introduce 1960 Civil Rights Act, despite staunch opposition from many Democrats

May 6, 1960 President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

July 27, 1960 At Republican National Convention, Vice President and eventual presidential nominee Richard Nixon insists on strong civil rights plank in platform

May 2, 1963 Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

June 1, 1963 Democrat Governor George Wallace announces defiance of court order issued by Republican federal judge Frank Johnson to integrate University of Alabama

September 29, 1963 Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964 Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

June 10, 1964 Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirkson, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

June 20, 1964 The Chicago Defender, renowned African-American newspaper, praises Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) for leading passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act

March 7, 1965 Police under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace attack African-Americans demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, AL

March 21, 1965 Republican federal judge Frank Johnson authorizes Martin Luther King’s protest march from Selma to Montgomery, overruling Democrat Governor George Wallace

August 4, 1965 Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose

August 6, 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

July 8, 1970 In special message to Congress, President Richard Nixon calls for reversal of policy of forced termination of Native American rights and benefits

September 17, 1971 Former Ku Klux Klan member and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) retires from U.S. Supreme Court; appointed by FDR in 1937, he had defended Klansmen for racial murders

February 19, 1976 President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981 President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982 President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988 President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991 President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996 Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

April 26, 1999 Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) awarding Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is transmitted to President

January 25, 2001 U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee declares school choice to be “Educational Emancipation”

March 19, 2003 Republican U.S. Representatives of Hispanic and Portuguese descent form Congressional Hispanic Conference

May 23, 2003 U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduces bill to establish National Museum of African American History and Culture

February 26, 2004 Hispanic Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) condemns racist comments by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL); she had called Asst. Secretary of State Roger Noriega and several Hispanic Congressmen “a bunch of white men...you all look alike to me”

Special thanks to RusterMaster for the timeline...


139 posted on 11/12/2012 4:25:00 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer
Surfer, thanks for that fantastic historical timeline. Much appreciated.

I recommend you send a copy to Mr. Gingrich with appropriate cover letter from you!

Maybe he'll get off this really negative schtick he's disseminating across the fruited plain.

Leni

140 posted on 11/12/2012 4:45:14 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Gingrich, Kristol, etc...they are all progressives...they are just trying to promote the progressive agenda...no surprises. Gingrich knows full well the history of the GOP - he does everything he can to suppress it.

:)


141 posted on 11/12/2012 6:47:51 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: newheart
So where exactly do you propose to find new conservatives?

I don't propose to do anything, I will not live through this administration. My fighting days are long past, so I have promoted myself to official carper.

142 posted on 11/12/2012 6:48:41 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: itsahoot
My fighting days are long past, so I have promoted myself to official carper.

Well, it certainly won't be hard to find plenty to carp on.

143 posted on 11/12/2012 7:39:03 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP needs to be just like the democrats!

Oh wait...


144 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:01 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: dfwgator

Romney and McCain didn’t even go on the O’Reilly Factor, also unlike Bush. These were cowardly campaigns with much to be cowardly about. They were flawed candidates from the get-go, with lots of stuff in their history they had to be afraid would come up in any interview. This forced them to play it safe and be on the defensive most of the time which is always a losing position to be in.

We can’t nominate any more RINOs. The base has to be enthusiastic about the candidate from the beginning so that the candidate can spend his time bringing the independents and moderates over to our way of thinking instead of constantly being worried that he’s going to lose the base.

If the party actually signs on to amnesty or tax rate hikes, we’re going to be in major trouble. They’re going to lose the base and we’ll have a repeat of 2006 in 2014. The only thing to do now is to stonewall Obama every step of the way to ensure a repeat of 2010 in 2014. 2016 is going to be difficult again if they nominate Hillary Clinton so we need 2014 to go well.


145 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:24 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: MinuteGal; carlo3b

What you said, Babe. Yeah ......................................................... FRegards


146 posted on 11/12/2012 11:04:01 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Sub-Driver

Some people here fell for your bull droppings, Newt, but I knew you never actually got off that couch with pelosi.


147 posted on 11/12/2012 11:08:05 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: MinuteGal

“We live in Realville, Newt. Pray tell us how to do it without paying tribute to the 47 per centers from our non-existant stashes just to get them to join our efforts to save the nation.”

Bravo, wonderful rant. Dead on. Expert analysis. Well done.


148 posted on 11/13/2012 12:33:03 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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