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
A republican means a greedy evil bastard who will do anything and kill anyone to get the money he wants, the SUV he needs, and making sure poor people starve in the name of Jesus and the Megachurches.
You might be a Republican if you think 'proletariat' is a type of cheese.
by haldirsbitch May 07, 2006
a person who believes America is the world police, they are God's given gift to the world and have the right to do whatever they want. Oil is their main food source and they invade other countries to obtain it. The rich republicans dwell in their mansions and the rest mostly live in trailer parks. They enjoy to oppress minority groups such as gays. Facts and evidence have no effect on them either
typical republican, homophobic, racist, and fascist.
by pshorts June 24, 2009
American political party popular with people who come from (on average) the dumbest, poorest, heavily subsidized regions of the country (the south,Kansas, Montana etc.)

Believe blatantly irrational social myths (increasing the military is vastly more important than education, wiretapping is better for liberty than healthcare, incarceration is better for freedom than taxing and decriminalizng marijuana)

Bitch about welfare even though red states are most likely to be subsidized
A guy named Jack walks in to a bar and says "All republicans are assholes

then some redneck stands up and says "I resent that ignorant statement you piece of shit"

Jack: Why, are you a republican?

Redneck: No, I'm an asshole
by Piccolo48 March 03, 2010
someone who runs as a candidate for the sole purpose of cutting taxes/keeping them low
W ran for president as a Republican because he thought taxes were too high on the wealthy.
by whatever5551 July 26, 2011
The closest form of human zombie in existence.
Model of Comparison between Republican and Zombie:
Angry- both
Homophobic- Just Republicans
Racist- also just Republicans

According to legend both also carry very small penises.
by uzi killer September 18, 2011
A person who typically suffers from some form of Paranoid Personality Disorder.
Sally Kern is a Republican legislator from Oklahoma who believes that America's gays are responsible for the Bu$h recession.
by WiserOne July 04, 2009
1) a self-righteous christian fundamentalist who believes that "freedom of religion" doesn't apply to people who aren't also christian fundamentalists

2) someone who believes that education doesn't need to be properly funded but 2 wars over oil do

3) someone who bitches about the ridiculous deficit that has accrued over the past 8 years under a fanatical fundamentalist (refer to definition 1) while pushing for increased support of 2 of the most expensive wars this country has ever undertaken

4) someone who doesn't fully understand economics, but likes to pretend they do

5) someone who thinks everyone that doesn't agree with their party base is a communist, even though they don't know what a communist is

6) someone who thinks karl marx is a communist (in the soviet sense of the word)

7) someone who thinks a dentist is fit to run the texas board of education

8) someone who thinks anything that is "liberal" is wrong, regardless of historical accuracy

9) someone who still thinks their party is "the party of lincoln"
George Bush junior and senior (republicans)
Ronald Reagan (republican)
Herbert Hoover (republican)
--it said to include the word "republican"
by do it all for you dolly April 01, 2010

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