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GOP may talk the talk, doesn’t walk the walk, on subject of minorities

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GOP may talk the talk, doesn’t walk the walk, on subject of minorities [Sen.] Rand Paul recently spoke at Howard University, a prominent historically black college. His libertarian message is attractive to me since I wish government to respect and be tolerant of people’s lifestyle choices, be careful with the taxpayer’s dollar, downsize the bloated military (as Eisenhower wished) and be very reluctant to use the military. Rand Paul asks, rhetorically, why the African-American voter ...


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wmarincic
April 15, 2013
8:07 a.m.

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I'm trying to remember what party ended slavery.... Right, the GOP.

Will1960
April 15, 2013
10:46 a.m.

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Wmarincic,

Do you remember that is was the GOP which fought against the civil rights bill of 1965? How is the issue of the GOP ending slavery relevant today? What is in the current public consciousness is the voter suppression efforts by the GOP in recent presidential elections. Your point of history may resonate with some political historians but the minority voters remember George W. Bush's strategy in his 2000 election in Florida to purge black convicts from the voting rolls for crimes which they had already served their sentence. Also, the GOP championed voter ID laws which disproportionally effected the minority vote. So it's perfectly legitimate for minority voters to ask the GOP, "What have you done for me, lately?"

gazettereader
April 15, 2013
2:06 p.m.

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Funny... slavery was ended in 1863, but the term "GOP" didn't exist until 1875.

SchenectadyScott
April 15, 2013
3:19 p.m.

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What is funny how anyone can support one party over another in the state of the mess we are in as a country....Both are corrupt and working together for the betterment of themselves...not the people they represent. As we have seen in the latest political scandal in New York State involving many levels of payoffs and deal making between the two parties in discussion.

wmarincic
April 15, 2013
6:34 p.m.

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I posted that because it is so ridiculous, people want to blame a whole group of people because of a couple hundred politicians that should not be in office in the first place. Should we blame all blacks for the NBPP or Sharpton and Jackson? The real Republicans and Conservatives in this country could care less about skin color. I want everyone to be sucessful as it is the best thing for not only America but for me and my family and my grandchildren. As long as race becomes an issue, race will always be an issue. The democrats want to call everyone that does not agree with their socialist ideas, racists. I'm tired of hearing about it. Racism is not attached to any one group or party or color for that matter.

Phils2008
April 15, 2013
7:40 p.m.

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Hey, gazettereader it time you wake up. Lincoln split from the whigs and became a REPUBLICAN! In fact the first REPUBLICAN president. The REPUBLICANS were responsible for the end of slavery and civil rights. You are simply ignorant of the actual history of this country. The Democrats are responsible for entitlements and dependency that is why the White House is the way it is.

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