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This essay is adapted from "Back to Basics for the Republican Party" (3rd ed.), Michael Zak’s history of the Grand Old Party from the Republican point of view. See http://www.republicanbasics.com for more information about the book.
1 posted on 05/08/2003 5:19:38 AM PDT by Grand Old Partisan
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To: Grand Old Partisan
are they finally giving us credit for something after only 40 years?
2 posted on 05/08/2003 5:21:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: Grand Old Partisan
"the chief opponents were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin...Albert Gore Sr., and Robert Byrd. Senator Byrd, a former Klansman whom Democrats still call "the conscience of the Senate", filibustered against the civil rights bill for fourteen straight hours"

"I'll have them n------ votin' Democrat for the next 200 years."
~Democrat Lyndon Johnson

3 posted on 05/08/2003 5:30:11 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Grand Old Partisan
"It was a Republican federal judge who was most responsible for desegregating the South’s public schools."

Democrats will say or do anything to get elected and stay in power.

clinton
(democrat)
carter
(democrat)
johnson
(democrat)

Thank God that Republican George Bush was President on September 11, 2001, and thereafter and that he is President now.

BUSH
(Republican)
LINCOLN
(Republican)
JEFFERSON
WASHINGTON

4 posted on 05/08/2003 5:49:25 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Grand Old Partisan
I don't know if I'd use the word "credit". It was a major unconstitutional power grab by the federal government, and it's having a very deleterious effect on our society - no, not because "undesirable" people are getting a leg up, but because it's become a lawyers' treasure trove, and because it allows people to avoid responsibility for themselves: "You're not really firing me because I'm incompetent/have a bad attitude/can't speak English/etc.; you're firing me because I'm [fill in protected ethnic group here]."
5 posted on 05/08/2003 9:22:09 AM PDT by inquest
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