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On this day, January 19th, Martin Luther King Jr Day, remember...


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#1 Fiz

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

...that republicans tried to veto it

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted against the creation of the holiday to honor King, and later defended Arizona Republican Governor Mecham's rescinding of the state holiday in honor of King created by his Democratic predecessor

Ronald Reagan was also opposed to the holiday. He threatened to veto the King Day bill but recanted only after Congress passed it with an overwhelming veto-proof majority (338 to 90 in the House of Representatives and 78 to 22 in the Senate)

Senator Jesse Helms (R-North Carolina) led opposition to the bill and questioned whether King was important enough to receive such an honor. He also criticized King's opposition to the Vietnam War and accused him of espousing "action-oriented Marxism".[9]

god bless america

#2 Htar

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:45 PM

Good thing racism is dead now that a black man is POTUS...So I suspect we won't have to endure anymore race-baiting threads like this one, right?

#3 Matt Foley

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

Good thing racism is dead now that a black man is POTUS...So I suspect we won't have to endure anymore race-baiting threads like this one, right?


Good joke.

#4 rodeo

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

Good thing racism is dead now that a black man is POTUS...


no, most republicans are still racist.

#5 Kevin Greene

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

I'd just like to have the day off. ;)


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