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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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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.
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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.
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A redneck, gun loving, democracy hating, hypocrite that typically belives democratically elected leaders are tyrants, fascists, or Socialists, despite the fact that in reality the US already has elements of Socialism in place. Responsible for 90% of America's current problems. Synonyms of Republicans include bullshit, dumbfucks, and elitist ignorant bastards
Republicans make good cannon fodder
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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
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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.
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A republican is the type of person who is a part of the ignorant of the masses, and really is not doing anything for the good of the country. They think that they are the "patriotic ones", but is killing the innocent a patriotic idea? Are usually pro-life people but support the death penalty and for no reason, being in Iraq and being responsible for the death of the innocent. Like George Dubya Bush, and think turning the USA into Big Brother's house is the path of succes for America. These people should be considered dangerous and stuipd, and should be tried for crimes against humanity, integration of church and state, and violations to the US Constitution.
Today, Republicans voted for Dubya to go into office because they are bible-loving phanatics and nazi pro-lifers.
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Old white crusty people who are afraid of change.
John McCain and George W. Bush are prime examples of republicans.
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