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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:
1861 Slave State Map:
Not all Republicans are racist, but all racists are Republicans.
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When someone goes to the gym and spends 90% of the time on their phones scrolling through social media
Looks like its thumb day again for Jimmy with his usual routing... 3 sets of 5 snapchat selfies and 10 sets of scrolling through facebook until exhaustion
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An American who feels no shame in admitting they do not care about other countries, or even people within their own country. Such Americans are usually averse to any sort of tax whatsoever, and like to try and force their beliefs on other people. Republicans see no shame in doing whatever is necessary to get their own way, even if it means stealing an 'election.' Republicans tend to be very religious, and not particularly intelligent. Republicans that are intelligent are usually appalled by the rest of their clan.
"George Bush and Sarah Palin are Republican. This is a very strong argument why you should never vote Republican."

"Republicans believe in a loving God that hates Liberals, Mexicans, Muslims, Immigrants in General, Socialists, Communists and everyone else remotely different from them. Republicans believe in the timeless Christian creed of Love Thy Neighbour, as long as thy Neighbour votes Republican.
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Someone who believes that the rich white male has the only valid opinion in the world. Most republicans are pro-life and pro-war, which also means they are hypocrites.
George W. Bush is a republican.
John McCain is a carbon copy of George W Bush.
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An ignorant rich people's political party. Some are retarded and most are bribed. If you vote for this political party, you're either a retard, a redneck, a person who hates technology, a religious extremist, the grandson of a Confederate soldier, old, rich, a middle-class hater, evil or Satan.

Republicans are against choice, abortions, freedom of speech, smart people, gun control, drug control, the environment, peace and prosperity. The only thing they do support is the Iraq war, a multi-trillon-dollar wasted effort, and religious lies.
The Republicans passed another bullshit bill.
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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
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a political party that was orignaly anti-slavery when founded in the mid 1800s. Republicans cut taxes so they can stop spending on programs that look after the welfare of the poor and the middle class.Many conservitives argue that this spurs buisnes growth and helps the stock market and trade between nations grow.The problem is that tax cuts are just helping that side of the econmy grow without acounting for the other which results in smaller buisnesses getting crushed leading to a reduction in wages.When this happens the workers earn less income causing the standard of living to go down. when the standard of living gos down there is less investment for the future since public funding for schools are bringing in less revenue due to tax cuts causing those who cant afford private schools to go to public schools that arent funded well enough by the goverment to maintain a certain standard like getting kids to graduate or makeing a school drug free.When this happens public schools start closeing and the students who cant afford private schools just sell drugs or join gangs(or join a wal-mart since all the small buisneses have closed due to taxcuts).Republicans are also Racesist
to many tax cuts im gonna sell drugs,ya na mean if the goverment isnt gonna help me and jobs aint paying good enough i mine as well provide for myself anyway i can.
by johnyhoff March 13, 2005
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