Obama's chances of winning in Pa. remain uncertain
Democrats outnumber Republicans in Pennsylvania by more than a million voters.
Voters believe the economy is in a major slump.
Republicans are haunted by the ghost of a highly unpopular president in President Bush, whom many blame for the faltering economy.With all that working for him, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obamas chances of winning Pennsylvania remain uncertain. Its simple math.
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#1 Sep 9, 2008
Why Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican
By Frances Rice
It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism.
It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860's, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950's and 1960's.
During the civil rights era of the 1960's, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools.
President John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Senator Al Gore, Sr. And after he became president, John F. Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican.
In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King's leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon's 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation's first goals and timetables.
Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.
Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.
“'We The People'”
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#2 Sep 9, 2008
And it is the majority of the black community who will vote for the Obamanation.
#4 Sep 9, 2008
To Inconvenient Truth: "Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans". AGREED.... WAY TO GO!!!! WHEN ARE THE INNER CITY BLACKS GOING TO REALIZE THIS?
#5 Sep 10, 2008
And don't forget democrats can't even run their own party. did ou see the mess they made of the process?
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