Black People : Could 2010 be year of Black Republicans?

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  1. MsInterpret

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    Could 2010 be the year of the black Republican?

    By Javier E. David

    8:58 AM on 03/17/2010

    It is a truism that the relationship between African-Americans and the modern-day Republican Party has been marked by hostility and contentiousness. This reality is often difficult to reconcile with the GOP's historical opposition to slavery and the Democrats' often whitewashed track record on race relations. Despite an impressive roster of prominent African-American Republicans, blacks and Republicans sometimes seem as compatible as oil and water.

    But nearly two years removed from the election of President Barack Obama, a subtle but remarkable political revolution has been set in motion. A cadre of black political candidates is angling to assume its place in Washington - as registered Republicans. With some convincing, they may yet help re-orient the historically troubled dynamic between black voters and the Republican Party.

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    Let's hope so.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is your political leaning, MsInterpret?
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not at all Knowledge Seed....

    I lean both to the left and the right LOL...

    I was raised in a Black republican household...My mother has VERY strong republican views. So I lean more to the right, thanks to my mom's forceful Right-winged republican views.
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    i advocate the elimination of the republican party in general and black conservatives in particular from the face of the earth
     
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    When I was reading "I was raised in a Black republican household," 'black republican' jumped out at me like it was an oxymoron. lol
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lol too funny...I know right, but it's true

     
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    Cool.......Go ahead and eliminate me "from the face of the earth"
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They can keep this garbage planet...It'll probably burst into flames anyways once all the republicans are eliminated :SuN049:

     
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    Or at least go bankrupt. California anyone???? lol
     
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    Folks that are young and entering politics have learned from the present administration that Blacks can be blue dog democrats, that is democrats that try to out conservatize the conservatives, and be succesful by allowing the republicans to get what they want.
    These same young potential candidates have also leaned that theyno longer have to make promises or comitments to the Black community, and still be quite succesful.

    Therefore wether they desire to use the term republican or democrat, they do understand that after Jan 22 2009 many Black folks have learned to accept republican policies, under the guise of Blue dog democrats,
    where under the Bush administration Black folks would be outraged!
     
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