Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Leadville Lou

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"BE KIND WHENEVER POSSIBLE
IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE. "
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Really , when some gangbangers are beating you to a pulp and raping your daughter? How would you suggest someone be kind? Dying to hear this.
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http://ow.ly/kEySj Check it out. The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to head a key housing agency is good news for low-income borrowers
Another mortgage disaster in the making, how are you and Oblamer going to pin this one on Bush?

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Just imagine how differently history would have been written if a Republican had been Lincoln's vice-president instead of a Democrat.

I'm just trying to get those on the left to do some serious soul searching before they're tempted to keep calling Republicans racists.

It wasn't the Republicans' fault southern Democrats thought the mention of states' rights justified infiltrating their party in the south only because one Republican, Goldwater, strongly believed in states' rights. Yet, Goldwater was depicted by his opponents in the Republican primaries as "a representative of a conservative philosophy that was extreme and alien".

The racist southern democrats ran back to their own party when their attempt backfired.

Seems many on the left forget that little fact.

It was another Democrat, FDR, and his New Deal that swayed blacks to go back on a different kind of plantation - a government-dependent plantation.
Nearly all blacks were registered Democrats for three decades before the Civil Rights Movement.
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Admitting to killing someone is not the same as confessing to a crime.
Abortion doctors kill people every day, claiming legal protection.
No difference from "stand your ground" or "self defense."
Oblamer has killed hundreds of innocents with his illegal drone attacks on sovereign countries. Virtually all would have preferred to be water boarded instead of blown to smithereens.

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Okay, I'm leaving the Democrat's history in the past from here on out. Unless someone on the left needs to be reminded again.

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The fires are just the result of a naturally dry climate and seasonal Santa Ana winds.
But why do we not receive a fraction of the media attention given to a rainstorm in NY/NJ?
Because California is firmly in the democrat control and votes? No need to pander and patronize. Just keep the border porous and the welfare checks coming.

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Aunt Bettie Lou," Republicans had fully intended for there to be a massive redistribution of land from former slave owners to former slaves under Reconstruction, but Andrew Johnson's policy effectively thwarted that." "Not sure what your point is, but you can't rewrite history. " Here's the point again in case you are as reading-challenged as you are in spelling. President Johnson's revocation of the special field orders were based on the fact that it was an overstepping of the limits of Presidential powers--(The Republicans, who already controlled Congress, had severely limited the President's powers. If the Republicans had that kind of control over the federal legislature then they could have pushed through a 'massive redistribution of land to freed slaves ' bill anytime they wanted to--why didn't they?(Answer the question or here's an answer --that would had been too much 'socialism'.It was enough to pass a federal pension plan for the widows and orphans of Civil War veterans (North and South)--the precursor of our present-day social security and welfare state system. "kudos for confirming the part about Everett Dirksen's (R) role in getting the CRA of 1964 passed." (Now you should be courteous enough in turn to give 'kudos' to a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson who magnanimously let Everett Dickson take the credit for passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Open Housing Act of 1968(even when history clearly shows it was a Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson that got the job done) Check this out: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/johnson.... "There is no issue of state's rights or national rights. There is only the struggle for human rights. I have not the slightest doubt what will be your answer. But the last time a President sent a civil rights bill to the Congress it contained a provision to protect voting rights in Federal elections. That civil rights bill was passed after eight long months of debate. And when that bill came to my desk from the Congress for signature, the heart of the voting provision had been eliminated.
This time, on this issue, there must be no delay, or no hesitation, or no compromise with our purpose. We cannot, we must not, refuse to protect the right of every American to vote in every election that he may desire to participate in.
And we ought not, and we cannot, and we must not wait another eight months before we get a bill. We have already waited 100 years and more and the time for waiting is gone. So I ask you to join me in working long hours and nights and weekends, if necessary, to pass this bill. And I don't make that request lightly, for, from the window where I sit, with the problems of our country, I recognize that from outside this chamber is the outraged conscience of a nation, the grave concern of many nations and the harsh judgment of history on our acts.
But even if we pass this bill the battle will not be over. What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause too. Because it's not just Negroes, but really it's all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.
And we shall overcome. " Yes, indeed dear Aunt Bettie Lou, you can not 'rewrite history' It's there for all to see. Lyndon B Johnson used the sweet words of liberty from the lips of the great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. "We Shall Overcome"!
The Civil Right Act of 1964's time had come. No matter who was sitting in the White House.

Not all democrats were racists. Only the southern democrat bloc.

However, nearly all blacks were democrats three decades long before 1964 because of FDR's New Deal. Although some parts of the New Deal were necessary, it was the birth of government dependency.
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Leadville Lou, "you don't have any concerns about who will pay the bill. " and also George W Bush and Ronald Reagan had no concerns about who would pay for trillion dollar national deficits when Bush was running up the debt with two unpaid for overseas wars ,an unpaid for prescription drug plan entitlement program for seniors and even large tax cut entitlements to the wealthiest Americans. Have to wonder if Bush W. and Reagan were not really 'geldings' or neutered eunuch's of the U S Imperial State. "I am not worried about the deficit."-President Ronald Reagan.
For starters, you're an ignoramus and a liar.

Where to start, Bush had democrat support for virtually everything he did, including the 2 wars and Medicare part "D".

Douchebag liar Oblamer has had NO republican support for anything he's done.

Senior citizens pay app.$890 million a year for their medicine, Oblamers moochers pay NOTHING. Fat Teddy Kennedy proposed an even more expensive medicine program for seniors. If Bush would have vetoed Kennedy's plan, idiotic libs like yourself would have accused him of hating seniors and wanting them to die.

Who's paying for the food stamps, welfare, section eight housing, free schooling, illegal immigrants, etc.?

Why someone else, of course.
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Okay, I'm leaving the Democrat's history in the past from here on out. Unless someone on the left needs to be reminded again.
We could discuss how Wilson and FDR got us into 2 world wars.
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Leadville Lou, "you don't have any concerns about who will pay the bill. " and also George W Bush and Ronald Reagan had no concerns about who would pay for trillion dollar national deficits when Bush was running up the debt with two unpaid for overseas wars ,an unpaid for prescription drug plan entitlement program for seniors and even large tax cut entitlements to the wealthiest Americans. Have to wonder if Bush W. and Reagan were not really 'geldings' or neutered eunuch's of the U S Imperial State. "I am not worried about the deficit."-President Ronald Reagan.
"tax cut entitlements"? What a bozo, you don't even know what yur talking about.

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There was never a southern bloc of Republican racists in this country's history.

The NAACP was started by black republicans. All blacks were republicans in 1909.

In fact, blacks elected to public office from the late 1800s to 1935 were republicans. Every single one.

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Aunt Bettie Lou, "one Republican, Goldwater, strongly believed in states' rights." 'Barry Goldwater appeared to have no personal animus toward African-Americans, or any personal preference for a segregated society. He was not a Southerner committed to keeping a system of racial apartheid in place for the benefits of economic exploitation, or nostalgia for the "good old days" of slavery. He didn't fear-monger among white Southerners with the specter of black people "in our swimming pools" like Strom Thurmond did in his 1948 Dixiecrat segregationist presidential campaign.' The racist southern democrats ran back to their own party when their attempt backfired.(No, racist southern democrats allowed themselves to be co-opted by Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon with his 'southern strategy'--Nixon's held out promises to them that if elected he would block all civil rights legislation on equal housing , integration of public schools, implementing the voting rights act in the south.

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The NAACP was founded by black Republicans. All blacks were Republicans in 1909.

Every elected black public official from the late 1880s to 1935 were all Republicans.

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Double post...oops.

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Aunt Bettie Lou, "It was another Democrat, FDR, and his New Deal " There can be little doubt, however, that the New Deal in many instances was a boon to African Americans. In one sense, this was a question of degree. Aid to African-Americans prior to 1933, especially in the South, had been nearly non-existent; the federal help that did come with the New Deal, therefore, was significant. In addition, New Deal agencies like the WPA, the Public Works Administration (PWA), and the Farm Security Administration (FSA) grew more sensitive throughout the 1930s to the needs of African-Americans, largely because of the leadership of Roosevelt appointees at those agencies. Indeed, African Americans found significant allies in the administration, from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to the First Lady herself, Eleanor Roosevelt. Enough blacks, like Mary McLeod Bethune, found themselves in leadership positions that there was even talk of a "black Cabinet" of FDR advisers." ... during the summer of 1941, A. Philip Randolph threatened the Roosevelt administration with a 100,000 person "March on Washington" if discrimination was not ended in the military and the defense industries. Roosevelt capitulated and issued an Executive Order creating a Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC).

Roosevelt's performance, then was deeply flawed, but blacks rendered their own verdict when in 1936 they abandoned their historic allegiance to the Republicans, the party of Abe Lincoln, and moved in large numbers over to the Democrats, the party of FDR, where they have been ever since. One of Roosevelt's severest critics, Ralph Bunch, said the FDR era "represented a radical break with the past," and W.E.B. Du Bois concluded that Roosevelt "gave the American Negro a kind of recognition in political life which the Negro had never before received." And FDR's Democrat successor Truman ended segregation in the U S armed forces. Check this out: http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt...
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And we shall overcome. " Yes, indeed dear Aunt Bettie Lou, you can not 'rewrite history' It's there for all to see. Lyndon B Johnson used the sweet words of liberty from the lips of the great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. "We Shall Overcome"!
LBJ was a stone-cold racist and warmonger who used black boys as cannon fodder.
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The feminist movement was created to give ugly women an equal chance in society.
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Because California is firmly in the democrat control and votes? No need to pander and patronize. Just keep the border porous and the welfare checks coming.
Plus the fact that the fires tend to be in Republican areas of California, not the vote-rich urban ghettos and barrios.
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Aunt Bettie Lou, "Not all democrats were racists. Only the southern democrat bloc." 'There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem.'...'The great phrases of that purpose still sound in every American heart, North and South: "All men are created equal." "Government by consent of the governed." "Give me liberty or give me death." And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories. In their name Americans have fought and died for two centuries and tonight around the world they stand there as guardians of our liberty risking their lives. Those words are promised to every citizen that he shall share in the dignity of man. This dignity cannot be found in a man's possessions. It cannot be found in his power or in his position. It really rests on his right to be treated as a man equal in opportunity to all others. It says that he shall share in freedom. He shall choose his leaders, educate his children, provide for his family according to his ability and his merits as a human being.

To apply any other test, to deny a man his hopes because of his color or race or his religion or the place of his birth is not only to do injustice, it is to deny Americans and to dishonor the dead who gave their lives for American freedom. Our fathers believed that if this noble view of the rights of man was to flourish it must be rooted in democracy. This most basic right of all was the right to choose your own leaders. The history of this country in large measure is the history of expansion of the right to all of our people.'President Lyndon B. Johnson (southern democrat) Check this out: http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/johnson....

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