Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

i just can't understand why the GOP has had so much trouble attracting minority voters

54 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1360252932' post='2127779']

I think you have some to learn about party history. Race and religious platforms are a relatively new convention for the Republican party, in the grand scheme of things. The Democratic party is actually the historical party of Southern Gentility (slave owners) and Jim Crow Laws.

I'm not making a case for either party, as I'm not affiliated with both, so don't get my statement confused. The GOP attracts more racists primarily because of it's religious platforming due to the incestuous relationship with Southern fanatical Christianity and Racist thinking. This hasn't always been the case. The GOP didn't marry into the religious right until the 50's.
[/quote]


Agreed. The Republican party has now taken over the stupidity of the Dixicrats from years gone by.

The only issue is, it wasn't that long ago for the Democrats. Many of them are still living, and voting the same way they always did.
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1360254280' post='2127805']


Agreed. The Republican party has now taken over the stupidity of the Dixicrats from years gone by.

The only issue is, it wasn't that long ago for the Democrats. Many of them are still living, and voting the same way they always did.
[/quote]

yeah those racist democrats sure showed up for obama right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='MadHatter' timestamp='1360242312' post='2127629']
You are confusing a person's personal beliefs with the beliefs that a larger group/party believe in.

You are stereotyping in the worst way.

Bill Clinton had an affair....are you willing to say that everyone in the Democrat party believes in infidelity? Of course not.
[/quote]

you're confusing "personal beliefs" with actual policy positions

it's a little fuging suspicious that the party with execs like this dude also happens to be the party of voter id, show me your papers laws, repeal the CRA, "forced busing" and uh this:

[quote]You start out in 1954 by saying, "[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger"]******[/url], ******, ******." By 1968 you can't say "******" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_busing"]forced busing[/url], states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "******, ******."[/quote]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

fyi for anybody who doesn't know the above quote is from lee atwater, former RNC chairman and the guy who more or less got bush sr. elected in '88 after he was polling double digits behind dukakis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites