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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:
http://tinyurl.com/byzvj
1861 Slave State Map:
http://tinyurl.com/5zdj3
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Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans.
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by juan gomez May 12, 2005

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A collection of goose stepping low lifes. These people put the wealthy, special interests, and Republican Christianity first, and the American people - especially the poor and vulnerable - last.

Cut taxes on the rich so they'd have more money. Cut social support for people. Throw money into the security money hole. Fight blood soaked oil wars. Try to privatize and wreck social security. Strip Americans of their basic Constitutional and Human Rights. These are a few things that Republicans have done.
What do you call a busload of Republicans going through the gates of a maximum security prison?

A good start!
by jesster79 March 16, 2005

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1. Someone who has been beaten down and abused for so long that he begins to believe that he deserves no help from his fellow man. Someone living a hard life who has been fooled into thinking that it's an honest, noble living. Someone who doesn't care that under Democratic presidents, he has more money in his pocket and his kids can eat, because he likes suffering.

2. The greedy bastards who take advantage of said idiots by providing them with no education and then using their stupidity against them.

3. Middle class white men who pretend that they benefit from republican policies even when said policies are raping them in the ass.
Republicans own all the wealth and keep others poor so they don't expect to have a better life and thus vote republican.
by Bush Hater March 17, 2005

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1. One who claims to be pro-life, protecting the unborn fetus while killing animals, the environment and sending people to Iraq in an unjustified war.
2. Hypocrite
3. Asshole
Republicans are hypocrites.
by Cleo December 05, 2004

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A political party in the United States of America that specifically caters to the rich, wealthy and super-wealthy (all part of the upper 1% income bracket), yet the poor, the working class, and the middle class still occasionally vote for them. This phenomenon can be attributed to the extensive propaganda campaign that is blasted at unsuspecting citizens from the corporately owned T.V., radio, and publishing media outlets, esp. Fox News. Their political agenda is to abolish taxes for the wealthy and offload the taxation burden to those who are least able to pay. This encourages a system of perpetual debt where the rich richer, the poor poorer, effectively destroying the middle class and imposing a new slave class a.k.a. wage slave or 'working poor.' To them 'freedom' means the ability to establish and maintain such a system (domestically and internationally) that benefits only the rich, wealthy and super-wealthy and their subsequent successors for generations.
Having the poor, working class, and middle class vote for a Republican is like having hens and roosters vote for Colonel Sanders.
by Emmanuel Goldstein 1984 March 30, 2008

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The party in which the wealth exceeds the IQ 1000 to 1.
George W. Bush, Bush Sr, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Herbert Hoover... See what I mean??
by bigtones December 18, 2004

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rich white christian americans who only give a fuck about rich white christian americans. also see fascist and governator.
screw health care, i've gotta go play golf.
by stan February 13, 2005

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Slang term for a child who wines and screams loudly when they don't get what they want.
Wow, your kid wines like a Republican receiving government healthcare.
by Editdroid9 September 11, 2009

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