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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 25 days ago

    And MLK Jr was a Republican. Continue that legacy…

  2. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, 25 days ago

    @PianoGuy24

    No, he wasn’t. See: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/28/2540251/martin-luther-king-republican/

    But we now know a lot about the content of your character.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 25 days ago

    What? You mean put down my iPhone and my Venti Starbucks Double caramel no-foam decaf double sweet latte frappachino for five minutes? What are you, some kind of hyper government kook?

  4. Gresch

    Gresch said, 25 days ago

    The dead vote…

  5. gnat90

    gnat90 said, 25 days ago

    I live during the time of MLK and as a black American I remember the support of the good pointed head white hooded members of the DNC,

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 25 days ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Even if he were, today’s Republican party is nothing like he would recognize. Especially since most of the Dixiecrats who opposed his civil rights efforts joined the Republican Party some time after his death.

  7. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 25 days ago

    @Gresch

    “The dead vote…”
    -——————-
    And so can machines; they’ve even been known to change your vote for you.

  8. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 24 days ago

    MLK never admitted to belonging to either party. He was more interested in Civil Rights and playing nice with whoever would help the most. Most likely, he was Republican until the civil rights movement and Democratic after, but he never said, so that’s speculation. His father was a Republican, as were most Blacks ( who managed to get registered to vote) before the Civil Rights movement, because the last president who had done anything for them was a Republican- Abraham Lincoln.
    The whole situation did a 180 when the Civil Rights movement began. Then, the presidents who helped were JFK and LBJ, both Democrats. When Johnson signed the Civil Rights bill, he said “We have lost the South for a generation”. He underestimated. ………….
    ……..Prior to that, the Southern Dixiecrats voted solidly Democratic and had since the Civil War. After that, they Southern states became bright red and have been to this day.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 24 days ago

    “You try to hijack any part of history to eridicate your dismal party’s past failures. You look bad trying to think you can just turn things around like that. You Dems have always been the party of failure and slavery.”

    1) I am not now, nor have I ever been a member of the Democratic Party.

    2) Nobody is denying that many Democrats supported slavery and opposed civil rights legislation. Those are facts. It is also fact that many of those Democrats who opposed civil rights legislation left the Democratic Party after said legislation passed and joined the Republican Party. That is something many “conservative” posters on these fora such as yourself try to ignore.

  10. manteo16nc

    manteo16nc said, 24 days ago

    Voter self-suppression. Check out the New York Post story about the N.Y. Democrat party THREATENING people who don’t want to cast ballots.

  11. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 23 days ago

    We should institute the “purple thumb” proof of having voted that they use in other countries.
    If you don’t have one the day after Election Day, I don’t want to hear any of your moaning for the rest of the year (or for the next two years, for that matter).

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 22 days ago

    @manteo16nc

    Here’s an idea: If you’re going to cite a news article in support of your position, include a link to the article.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 22 days ago

    @Meh~thodology

    As far as allowing post-election kvetching, we have “I voted” stickers for that.

  14. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 22 days ago

    @Jase99

    We pretty much know where @manteo16nc is coming from when he refuses to add the “ic” to “Democratic”, or an “s” to make it a possessive noun.
    Be that as it may, here’s the link:

    http://nypost.com/2014/10/30/democrats-threaten-voters-to-get-to-the-polls/

    But I also direct you to:

    http://bluenationreview.com/colorado-news-station-slams-foxs-megyn-kelly-lying-voter-fraud/

  15. Meh~thodology

    Meh~thodology said, 22 days ago

    @Jase99

    “…we have “I voted” stickers for that.”
    -————————————————
    I haven’t gotten one of those in years.
    They also used to stamp your registration card, especially in primaries to discourage crossover voting as touted by Rush Limbaugh and his “Operation Chaos” 6 years ago.

    http://www.alternet.org/story/80392/will_rush_limbaugh_be_indicted_for_voter_fraud

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