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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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A national empire dedicated to the entertainment of people everywhere. Producing a record-setting 42 gaffes per minute, or GPM, the Republican party has been entertaining the general public with lies and promises so false that they can't be true. They've been responsible for the work of artists such as George W. "Mission accomplished!" Bush and Mitt "Gaffe-tastic!" Romney.
Republican Mitt Romney Republican George W. "Mission Accomplished" Bush Republicans have been providing entertainment for the US for hundreds of years! Hey, who clogged up the Republican again? Excuse me, I need to use the Republican Mom! The Republican's full of shit again!
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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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One who see things in a๏ปฟ way that rational people just can't.

1) one who sees economic prosperity in the past just before President Obama was elected

2) one who sees an economic collapse in the future if Obama's re-elected

3) one who sees lowering taxes on the wealthy as the best way to help the poor

4) one who sees increased military spending as reduced government spending

5) one who sees an attack on religious freedom anywhere religion is not free to attack

6) one who sees an evil Obama in an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention

7) one who just doesn't see reality
Ann Romney: "There won't be any more tax releases...We given all YOU PEOPLE need to know."
2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney: "Corporations are people, my friend."
2012 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan plans to voucher Medicare in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and businesses that ship American jobs overseas, if elected.
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Conservative Party member. Leaning farther and farther to the Right (Not Correct, just Right Side of the Road). Influenced heavily by the Tea Party and fear of anything and everything Not American, White Bread or Christian. All of those things are nice but there is a whole world of intelligence, art, culture and history to explore and learn from. Don't get me wrong, I am 100% against terrorism but I am not 100% everybody but us.
Dick Cheney, the Great Republican.
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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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