There was a response in there about how black and hispanic voters overwhelmingly support Democrats. Why exactly is that? I lean conservative on many issues, but I wasn't raised by a conservative. It doesn't occur to me to attribute a political party to someone according to their race. I am just wondering what the Democrats have to offer that the Republicans don't. Besides the obvious amnesty and such. Well, actually, republicans have given amnesty, haven't they?
What are your thoughts?
Republicans believe that each person is responsible for his or her own place in society. I don't think that worked well for black slaves.
So, you're saying that in the 160 some odd years since slavery ENDED, blacks apparently cannot move forward, think for themselves, and "trust" the modern Republican Party?! That makes absolutely no sense, since it was the SOUTH where slavery was king, and it was the SOUTHERN Democrats who wanted to keep blacks in their place and dependent on the government!!
So by your "calculations" blacks are destined to continue with the same thought process and beliefs of their great, great, great grandparents?! Are all blacks who became conservatives or Republicans, "sell outs," in your eyes?! (eye roll)
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:24 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:40 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:57 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
It was not the republicans who were KKK members, it was democrats. The latest member of congress that use to be a member of the KKK was democrat Robert Byrd, who just died this year.
I beginning to think you fried your mind on all the drugs at Woodstock. I bet you was there, because you don't remember the 50's & 60's.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:27 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:40 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:22 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:53 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
The man that freed the slaves, Abraham Lincoln, was a republican. Black people didn't start voting for democrats until civil rights were passed in 1964. The democrat party has kept the black people in slavery through all there welfare programs, telling them you keep voting for us we will take care of you. The democrats keep making empty promises to them and then hardly ever deliver. Then they tell them well maybe next time, keep voting for us.
It took democrat President Johnson and the republicans in congress to get civil rights passed. The democratic south sure didn't want civil rights passed and fought it tooth and nail..
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 12:32 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Civil rights act 1964.
Despite an 83 day filibuster led by senate Dixiecrat's ( southern Democrats) the bill passed.
63% of the Democrats voted Yes to pass. 37% voted No.
80% of republicans voted Yes to pass. 20% voted No.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:12 AM on Sep. 28, 2010