While it is true that the Republican party used to be the party of Lincoln, and that a higher percentage of Republicans voted for the 1964 civil rights bill than Democrats, modern day Republicans are very different.

In 1964 Democrats from northern states voted almost unanimously for the civil rights bill, Democrats from the south voted almost unanimously against it. The Democrats who opposed civil rights were southern conservatives, they would be Republicans today.

Strom Thurmond was a Democrat, he left the Democratic party in 1964 specifically because he opposed civil rights for blacks. Charles Pickering, the conservative judge appointed to a federal appeals court by GW Bush during a senate recess was a Democrat and switched to the Republican party in 1964, specifically because he opposed civil rights for African Americans. Many Republicans who supported civil rights became Democrats in 1964.

Look at a map of former slave states and compare it to a map of the 2004 electoral college results. Notice a pattern? Ohio, Indiana and Iowa changed from free states in 1861 to Republican states in 2004, Maryland and Delaware changed from slave states in 1861 to Democratic states in 2004. Except for those 5 states, the maps match up exactly.

2004 Electoral College Map:
1861 Slave State Map:
Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans.
by juan gomez May 12, 2005
Republican- An individual who, in general, stands for the original purpose of the United States government as being a framework to base citizens life off of, not a mother flippin' piggy bank. This idea is supported with the republican stances on:
1) Economics- Republicans tend to be the party of businessmen, having a good understanding of the value of money, and the long term effects of where that money is invested. This directly opposes a Democratic philosophy to take from those who have worked their entire life and give it to those who frankly couldn't give a damn what side of the dirt they wake up on. Also, it is the Democratic cornerstone to try to ascend their social value by claiming intelligence on areas of little meaning to the real world.
2) Religion - A republican believes in the presence of religion in government. While most do not believe in the strong alliance of religion and government as displayed in the countries of Islam, as evident by the laws derived from Christianity, the church state relation must exist in order to allow the formation of laws to keep the liberals, who are occupying most of the space in the jails and committing most of crimes, in line.
1) Social issues - Republicans take the stance against abortion, for the little just cause in the slaughtering of innocent human beings. Republicans support the death penalty because the individual has chosen a path condemnable by death, while a fetus has not. This also is a fiscal decision for the good of the nation as it prevents the individual from being a tax burden on what little taxes the democrats truly have. Saying it is a woman's right to her body is complete intolerance as someone with reasonable human intelligence as the democrats claim, would see the same hypocrisy in saying it is a man's right to his testicles, he would never cut them off would he?
3) Fiscal issues- Republicans see the humor in this as democrats try to grasp the basic standard in money management. To republicans, it is truly amazing how democrats profess their knowledge of financial matters. With Kennedy's 90% tax bracket, Johnson's great society, Carters, well, total screw up, Clinton's elimination of major industries like ship building (sorry democrats, that company you taxed heavily is now in Italy, and there went a few thousand jobs) its no wonder we even have an economy today. To Republicans it is such a wonder where the democrats fathom the idea that they deserve control over matters well above their heads. God knows what happens when democrats get involved in the financial future of America.

The main idea of Republicans questions the logic behind the liberal idea. For a party so concerned with getting everything for its members, it really is nothing unless it is banded together, something the republican party does not have to do. When looking at the grand scheme of things, the 200+ year old quote of Thomas Jefferson is more a reality today than ever. " A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything you have."
Cheers and God Bless
Ronald Reagan
Margaret Thatcher
Winston Churchill
The Billionaires of the World
#conservative #christian #republic #business #success
by repubtx March 25, 2009
The American polotical party of the rich. Opponents of american party of the poor, Democrats.

Since that party with the largest following is elected, both try to attract new followers. Rupublicans make people rich, Democrats make people poor.
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. - Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican
by Dmack_901 March 03, 2005
believes in the life of babies
"I don't think I know enough about politics to say if I'm a republican of not..."
"All you have to know is you support the life of babies."
#democrat #politics #abortion #government #murder
by Chadiekins July 17, 2009
A group that is often bashed by the ignorant, ass fucking liberal democrats. Most Republicans ignore the assholic Democrat because they know the Democrats are really just stupid ass hats that wish for pot to be legalized. War comes naturally for them because they are proud of their country, and the ideals it was built on, so they will fight to defend it with tooth and nail if need be. Republicans enjoy family activates, and believe that religion, of any form should be a pivotal part of family life. Republicans believe that everyone has a chance at life until they abuse it to a point where they are no longer allowed to live. Republicans enjoy many things, and like all people, will do what they can in attempts to get what they want, examples being meat and oil. Republicans want its people to live in an environment that is a safe and free as possible. Republicans love America, and love peace.
Republicans are often attacked for a view that has worked for the past 200 years of the great country of America.
#america #liberal #life #oil #meat #democrat
by Finn Cooley May 03, 2008
Someone who belives in hard work and a God


They belive that babys deserve a chance
THEY DO SUPPORT STEM CELL RESEARCH (just not from an unborn)
They belive in all the amendments
They dont think men should not give blowjobs in a marrige because marrige has is between a man and a woman
They belive in WORKING FOR PAY
They belive in racial equality and have a black chairperson but dont belive that if some black guys could not pass a test that everyone else took, they should not get a position they did not earn for no reason. Also Abe Lincoln was a republican

Oh yeah im poor and a minority and I am Catholic and a Republican so FUCK YOU
Prepy rich honky: Do you know what it is like to be "less fortunate"
Me(republican): Kinda im originally from Little Village and most of my family is inner city and urban
PRH: Well dont you think you would like the money
Me: No my family would not even accept it

PRH:Well you are a republican white guy
Me: Im mexican, ASSHOLE, and I am poorer than you
Me: istead of buying ambercrombie maybe you should spend the $200 you spent on those jeans and donate to charity
PRH: Uhh well you belive that your religion is the only true one
Me: Well so does all religions (besides buddism) but you love Islam and judism but dispise the catholic church
#real #fair #equal #religion #glen beck #normal
by VhLevant January 13, 2010
An American who believes in the strength and advancement of our nation and that a man should be entilted to his own earnings. Don't want to turn America into overly politically correct socialist state.

- Supports our God given rights protected by the Constitution including it's 2nd Amendment.
- Believes that a man is entilted to his own earnings and should not be forced to give up his hard earned money to pay European level taxes funding poorly regulated social welfare programs that many are going to abuse and leech off of.
- Recognizes the strength of a free market economy with little government interference.
- Recognizes the need for a strong defense and military unlike the Democrats who still want to cut the budget and reduce the military to the size of the Rhode Island National Guard.
- Pro-victory, fully support hunting down Bin Ladin and bringing him to justice, do not want to just pack up and abandon Afghanistan or Iraq regardless of the reasons for invading and removing the brutal dictator Saddam.
- Does not want to recreate society to whatever the ACLU (who will only support you if they agree with what you have to say) deems "progressive".
- Supports state rights to an extent unlike Democrats who would force gay marriage and abortion down every state's throat.
- Often accuzed of being racist for not supporting affirmative action and welfare programs despite being the party that freed the slaves.
- Does not want to rewrite our historical definition of marriage because gay rights groups who know no self-control or decency demand it.
- Look at the issues and are not swayed by "hope and change" repeated 50 times.
- Recognizes the full potential of nuclear power unlike far-left wing hippies.
- Supports offshore drilling along with new technology to get us off of foreign oil bought from people who hate us.
- Support space exploration and scientific research yet recognize the need for God and morality to be taken into account unlike too many nihilistic, atheistic scientists with an agenda.
- Support our freedom of religion but recognize the history and traditions of this nation unlike left-wing atheistic idiots who will protest over a Christmas display or the 10 Commandments in front of a courthouse, yet fully support gay pride parades featuring transvestites, drag queens, and immoral behavior.
- Support our troops unlike aspects of the far-left wing like Code Pink.
- Can think up of real arguments against opponents unlike Democrats who cling to false promises of "hope and change", invent lies, and believe every Republican is a rich white man who supports George Bush.
"That Republican has worked hard for 20 years to earn those things and believes he has the right to keep and do what he wishes with what he has earned."
#conservative #theistic #moral #equality #freedoms
by TheShade111 September 15, 2008
A group that supports a Republic government. Contrary to poplular belief, America is a Republic, not a Democracy. Republicans are not racist, just because they don't hate white males doesn't mean that's the only thing they care about. They're not all rich either. Most are working middle class who have to work to pay taxes unlike lazy Democrats on welfare who won't find a job.
I am a Republican and have to live in a world full of hypocrytical Democrats.
#democrat #patriot #repulican #can't #think #anymore
by Death to all June 20, 2006
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