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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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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...
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.
Newt says we should advertise more on Spanish-language networks like Obama did and this makes him a RINO how exactly?
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?
I will agree.....you want to get a big chunk of the Latino vote? Go on “Sabado Gigante”......Bush did, and it paid off.
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 biasreinforcing their own preconceptions.
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.
I wonder if this is one of the dead corpse’s that voted. They don’t vote conservative.
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. THATs 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?
Hey Newt - Does that include conservatives? They were the only group not represented at the convention. Do the math.
In fact... Go take up residence. We don't need you nor do we want your limp-wristed RINO BS diluting the platform.
Thanks for nothing you RINO jackass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for pointing that out!
WHY do you have a problem believing voter fraud DID change the election?
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.
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.
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.
Yes. He can go back to sitting on the sofa next to Stretch Pelosi.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of freepers might include you in that list, me among them.
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.
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.
And Yet it seems to work so well for the liberals.
Newt, there's a reason you didn't get the nod. JUST SHUT UP!
Romney was all about inclusiveness and a top percentage of freepers supported him. Why all the outrage at Newt now?
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.
The fact that you have Cuban American friends is the problem.
Thanks to Johnson and Nixon we have permanently established hyphenated sub classes.
Ok that’s it! If the GOP thinks they are going to get my vote, no way!
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.
And since it's a requirement to speak and know English to become an American citizen, who are these networks pandering too?
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 Partys 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 Lincolns 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 Partys 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 Lincolns 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 Freedmens 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 Partys 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 Johnsons 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 Partys 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 Johnsons veto of Freedmans 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 Johnsons veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.
July 19, 1867 Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnsons 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 Partys national campaign theme: This is a white mans 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 Grants civil rights policies
May 31, 1870 President U.S. Grant signs Republicans Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any Americans 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 womens 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 womens 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 Partys 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 Courts 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 Partys 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 Lincolns birth, African-American Republicans and womens 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 womens 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 Minnesotas 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 Partys whites only primary election system
August 8, 1945 Republicans condemn Harry Trumans 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, Californias 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 Courts 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 Partys 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 segregationistsone 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 Kings 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 Roosevelts 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...
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.
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.
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.
Well, it certainly won't be hard to find plenty to carp on.
The GOP needs to be just like the democrats!
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.
What you said, Babe. Yeah ......................................................... FRegards
Some people here fell for your bull droppings, Newt, but I knew you never actually got off that couch with pelosi.
“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.
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