published Monday, July 18th, 2011

Is racism still alive in GOP?

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Is racism still alive in GOP?

I can remember a time around here when a Republican couldn’t get arrested, much less elected to public office. Then the Democrats passed the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act (“all men are created equal”), and the South went Republican. Coincidence? Before this, to be a Republican, you had to sell your soul to the devil in exchange for wealth, and promise to worship money forever. But these tea party people have made a much cheaper deal. They’ve sold their souls to the Republicans simply for the promise of continuing the prejudicial and bigoted ways that have always ruled that party. I guess the tea parties know the value of their own souls.

Think back for a minute about the ingrained attitudes of Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Zell Miller and Trent Lott, then think about Chuck Fleischmann, Rhonda Thurman and Robin Smith. Is prejudice, bigotry and racism alive and well within the modern Republican Party? You tell me.

ALLAN BAGGETT

Trion, Ga.

Mosquito spraying a good investment

It is my understanding that Hamilton County has cut its mosquito-spraying program.

I remember seeing the truck pass by in the evenings during the summer in the past couple of years. I do have concerns of West Nile virus that has been found in the past years. My children get bitten by mosquitoes, and I can’t enjoy gardening and watching them play.

After researching on the Web, I found a company in Chattanooga that specializes in mosquito control. They sprayed the yard, and I haven’t seen a mosquito yet.

MARY JANTSCH

Ooltewah

Thurman doesn’t care about all

Again Rhonda Thurman embroils the Hamilton County school board in a direct violation of Tennessee’s Sunshine Law. I am sorry that five members have taken upon themselves the decision of what is best for all of our public schools without considering the lesson they teach to all the students of Hamilton County Schools. How can they change the rules and standards just to get their friend in office?

To be a strong, creative school system offering many educational options, Hamilton County Schools must have a board willing to look at the best ideas from all over the country and to hire a superintendent who suits the entire system. Thurman, whose children didn’t attend public school, couldn’t care less about all of the students. She knows that the system spends the same amount of money on all students and that Title I and various grants and organizations supplement that amount to help improve the education of those who are having problems learning.

Her insensitivity to the problems of poor urban and rural children and her racial insensitivity certainly show that she is not representative of the whole system. I hope her district votes for a more progressive person in 2012.

SHANNON B. MOWRER

Hixson

School board actions disgraceful

The way a majority of Republican school board members chose the new superintendent was disgraceful and unlawful.

They fired Dr. Jim Scales without cause; broke the Sunshine Law; voted to change the long-standing minimum qualification on hiring and refused a national search for the most qualified candidate.

However, now that Superintendent Rick Smith has “emphasized that the needs of the urban schools will be met and he won’t favor some schools over others; that magnet schools will continue to thrive and that relationships with the Public Education Foundation and the Benwood Foundation, which funneled considerable financial support to inner-city and other struggling schools, will continue to be fostered under his watch,” I’m willing to give him a chance, as I watch.

Regarding Rhonda Thurman’s racial remark that “slaves learned to read” so black children should, Chairman Mike Evatt said, “Sometimes we speak without thinking.” True, but we do think what we speak. He also said Smith’s selection wasn’t forced by political “good old boys.”

Many of us doubt this, however. If he can manage to get Rhonda to zip her racial lip, I for one will give him the benefit of the doubt on the “good old boy” statement.

WELDON R. MARKHAM

Member, Tennessee Democratic Party Finance Council

Time to rebuild our republic

After 10 years of war that created a shift in theocracies in the triangle of Iran-Iraq-Afghanistan, what do we have to show for our $126 billion a month investment?

We count the bodies; they count the martyrs.

Who wins in asymmetrical war?

We believe in security, firepower and technology up against freedom or martyrdom. The result of asymmetrical war is the cost of these wars. Perhaps the enemy objective is the American economy.

When will we negotiate? Why do we fear to negotiate?

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has called on Congress and the president to make strategic withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan and reinvest the $126 billion/month in cities, infrastructure, job creation and schools. Our young graduates are ready to guide us toward this future.

War dollars are needed to build roads and schools here in America, not Kandahar. The War on Terror is the cause of economic despair. The choice is create a tax to cover the $126 billion/month for the war or get out of Iraq, Afghanistan.

We have made our bed with monarchs and oil. The empire is broke; the republic is vibrant, hungry and innovative. It is time to rebuild our republic.

KEMMER ANDERSON

Signal Mountain

Birthday present a real lifesaver

On July 2, while visiting my mother in Soddy-Daisy, we stopped at Walmart on Dayton Pike. It was my birthday.

My husband said he wasn’t feeling well. We got in line, and he started having a seizure. I called for help and two nurses came to my rescue. He stopped breathing and they performed CPR. They stayed with us until the ambulance arrived and they took him to Erlanger

He is home now but I wanted to say thank you to Walmart of Soddy-Daisy and the two nurses who helped. It was a wonderful birthday present.

BEVERLY FOWLER AND FAMILY

Improvement a necessity

Yes, agreed, pubic education (C1, Business page headline, July 13) needs to be improved! Without it, we might be in a hairy predicament!

BRIAN HAMILTON

Some choices easy to make

When I was 5 or so, my dad and uncle were discussing the direction the country was taking. Dad felt strongly that we were on the road to ruin. My uncle suggested my dad remain quiet for fear of losing his pension.

The pension in question was a small one from World War I. My dad’s answer has remained with me since: “I would rather lose my pension than my country.”

Today, some 70 years later, I proudly join him in that sentiment. Losing my Social Security would require a major change in lifestyle but would be preferred to living in the socialist country which liberals and progressives want to drive us into.

I may outlive my dad but that’s not the reason for Social Security going broke. The reason is politicians haven’t seen fit to keep it financially sound.

Also, the general population has the “gimme, gimme” attitude when looking toward Washington.

Since elected officials wish to remain in power, they’re happy to give even when giving requires taking from someone else or borrowing from enemies or a combination of both.

Hence, we once again have a debt ceiling crisis which requires more taking, borrowing or cutting spending. I know which I prefer.

WILLIAM GODSEY

Crossville, Tenn.

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chet123 said...

Hey Libertarian4freedom.....are you really 4freedom??? I agree with you on all the group except one....cant let you start lying again....YOU SAID THE PARTY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS...AS I RECALLED THE RICH AND GREEDY RECRUITED SO-CALLED ILLEGAL IN EFFORD TO UNDER WAGES AND THE UNIONS IN AMERICA....GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!...

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ARE PROUD TO HAVE LABOR UNION(THE BACK BONE OF AMERICA-AUTHOR OF 40HRS WORK WEEK-TIME AND A HALF OVER 40HRS WK AND SAFTY PRACTICE AT WORK),TRIAL LAWYER(TO KEEP RICH AND GREEDY FROM TAKING EVERYTHING),SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE(IF ITS GOOD ENOUGH FOR CONGRESS IT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!LOL LOL LOL)...ENVIROMENTAL FASCISM LOL LOL LOL(I LOVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER)AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS(YEP...I DONT LIKE BEING CALLED NEGRO) LOL LOL LOL LOL

WITH LIBERTARIAN4FREEDOM AND SEAMONKEY ITS LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY..THEIR VEIW OF AMERICA IS HAVING EVERY CITIZEN AS A CLONE....ALL AMARICAN IN LOCK ORDER STEP..THINKING WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RICH AND GREEDY...THE LOWER INCOME AMERICAN SERVING AS A GUARD DOG FOR THE RICH AND GREEDY......THEY HAVE WEAK AGRUMENTS ...REALLY FUNNY!

July 18, 2011 at 9:37 a.m.
brokentoe said...

@I may outlive my dad but that’s not the reason for Social Security going broke. The reason is politicians haven’t seen fit to keep it financially sound

Social Security remains financially sound with over 3.2trillion dollars in its trust. Although, the GOP have borrowed over the years from the program to finance its blood thirst for wars and other projects. Is it a coincidence the amount the GOP are asking the government to balance is almost equally to the amount in SS? They claim SS is an entitlement program. How can that be when people worked over the years and paid into it like one would their 401K or IRA? As for Medicare, recipients of Medicare pay a monthly premiums. No different than some pay for insurance in the private sector.

July 18, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.
brokentoe said...

@Libertarians4Freedom said... The South went Republican because the Democratic party became the party of illegal aliens,

But it's always been the greedy GOP who invited those illegals here for their cheap labor and to stiff them out of their rightful salary. In fact, during Bush term in office he begged them to cross the border and come to America to work.

July 18, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.
chet123 said...

THANK YOU TIMES-FREEPRESS..FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPRESS MY OPINION...I WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP IT CLEAN...THERE ARE POSTERS WHO SAY THEY ARE AMERICAN AND LAY CLAIM TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE 5TH AMENDMENT...THE RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH..UNTIL A POSTER DISAGREES WITH THEIR VEIWS AND THAT POSTER CAN DISCERN PROPAGANDA VS TRUTH, THE RICH AND GREEDY VS PATRIOT AMERICAN WHO IS WILLING TO GIVE THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS ON BATTLE FIELD, FREE THINKERS VS THOSE WHO TAKE MARCHING ORDER FROM RADOI TALK SHOW HOSTS WHO ARE MAKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY EXPLOITING THE VERY PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM

TIMES-FREEPRESS...I SAY THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU....YOU ARE A TURE PROTECTOR OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH

July 18, 2011 at 1:42 p.m.
Rational1 said...

The Republican party of today is the Dixiecrat party of the past. When Strom Thurmond left the Democratic Party because of its progressive stance on segregation, he laid the foundation for the modern GOP. Despite all of the social changes in America over the last 50 years, racism still prevails in America. It is institutionalized and manifest itself in the Republican Party and the Tea Party. One could argue that the Republican Party is morphing into the Communist Party. The goal is absolute control of the nation and the suppression of individuality. Central control of the nation would be absolute and dictated by an unholy alliance of right-wing political zealots, corporations and the military. This is exactly what Eisenhower warned against in his farewell speech to Congress. He called it the Military-Industrial-Complex after being advised to drop Congressional from his original draft.

July 18, 2011 at 2 p.m.
chet123 said...

LIBERTARIAN4FREEDOM....WISH YOU WOULD MAKE A STONGE AGRUMENT.......YOU SAID IF LABOR UNION ARE SO GREAT WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MOVING SOUTH LOL LOL LOL ..THATS THE BEST YOU CAN MUSTARD-UP LIBERTARIAN...LOL LOL LOL LOL...THERE'S NO CONNECTION WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING....LISTEN VERY CAREFUL LIBERTARIAN....LISTEN NOW READ THIS.........NAFTA..NAFTA.....NAFTA.....NORTH AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT........OUR JOB WAS OUTSOURCE TO OTHER COUNTRY BECAUSE YOUR RICH AND GREEDY FRIEND WANTED TO MAX.THEIR PROFIT OUCH ...THAT STEP ON YOUR TOES BRO.....YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICA HISTORY...AND STOP READING THESE LYING LINKS,RUSH LIMBAUGH,FOX NEWS..NAFTA IS THE CONNECTION..WHICH SHUT DOWN OUR MAJOR INDUSTRIES.....CHECK AND SEE HOW CEO OF BIG CORPORATION SALARIES HAVE EXPLODED 400 TIMES OVER MIDDLE-CLASS WAGES/SALARIES.......YOU REALLY DO BELEIVE IN SANTA CLAUS!

July 18, 2011 at 2:08 p.m.
chet123 said...

LIBERTARIAN...YOU SAY TRIAL LAWYER CONTRIBUTE TO DNC....I DONT GET IT...SOOOOOOO.....WHATS YOUR POINT? LOL LOL LOL..I THINK THATS HOW IT WORK LOL LOL LOL ....WHERES THE BEEF......NOW THATS A WEAK AGRUMENT.....LOL LOL LOL

LIBERTARIAN....YOU AND I BEEN POSTING FOR ABOUT 5 MONTHS....DO YOURSELF A FAVOR....GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BRO..READ HISTORY NOT LINKS...THEIR INFO IS BENT..AND IT WILL GET YOU EMBARESS ..MY 10YEARS OLD NIECE CAN MAKE STRONGER AGRUMENTS....I LIKE A STRONG OPPOSITION...IT HELP TO SHARPEN ME...STAY AWAY FROM LIMBAUGH AND FOX NEWS FOR AWHILE

July 18, 2011 at 2:19 p.m.
chet123 said...

ALLAN BAGGETT...IS RACISM STILL ALIVE IN THE GOP....LET THEM(REPUBLICAN) TELL IT THE ANSWER WILL BE NO...THE MINORITY RACE WILL SAY RACISM IS ALIVE, WELL AND KICKING....BUT AT ONE TIME THAT SAME RACIST COMPONENT WAS IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY....THE DEMOCRAT PARTY GREW UP AND THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR BIGOTRY...THAT SEGMENT LEFT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHT BILL...FOR A WHILE THEY REMAIN ON THE SIDE-LINE....UNTIL 1980 WHEN RONALD REGAN(WHO WAS RUNNING FOR THE THIRD TIME AND WAS DESPARATE)WENT TO PHILADELPHIA MISSISSIPPIHOME OF MURDER CIVIL RIGHT LEADERS TO KICK OFF HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGE ....HIS THEME WAS GOVERNMENT WAS BAD AND WELFARE MOTHERS.......THE SOUTHERN RACIST WENT WILD(EVEN THEIR CHURCHES)...THE SOUTHERN VOTER THAT HAD BEEN ON THE SIDE-LINE HAD NEW LIFE...THEY ALL WENT TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY(REALLY THEY WAS BAMBOOZLE BY REAGAN)...RIGHT TODAY REAGAN CHILDREN(RONALD REAGAN JR.AND DAUGHTER) FIGHT AGAINST THEIR FATHER POLITICAL BIGOTRY POSITIONS...REAGAN WHO USE TO BE A UNION LEADER SOLD OUT TO CHASE THE DREAM OF PRESIDENT...NOW THAT SEGMENT FROM THE SOUTH IS STILL PART OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY...SOME OF THEM ARE IN THE TEA PARTY ALSO....IN THE SOUTH...MANY OF THEM MAKE LESS THAN 12000 A YEAR LIVING IN TIN TRAILER THEY WILL STILL VOTE WITH THE RICH AND GREEDY EVENTHOUGH IT WILL HURT THEIR POCKET BOOKS...TRAVEL DOWN GA 41 HWY...OR III TN HWY...YOU WILL SEE VERY VERY POOR PEOPLE VOTING REPLUBLICAN WITH THE RICH AND GREEDY....NOW THATS AMAZING

July 18, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
chet123 said...

RATIONAL1...YOU ARE CONSISTENT WITH REAL HISTORY

July 18, 2011 at 3:05 p.m.
Selah said...

These discussions mean NOTHING unless we begin to Vote 2012...get people out to VOTE. Let's get the democrats back in to get this economy back up and running. The Republicans have lied to christians and the nation long enough. Let's take our country back!!!

July 18, 2011 at 3:42 p.m.
chet123 said...

OK SELAH

July 18, 2011 at 3:43 p.m.
acerigger said...

...IN THE SOUTH...MANY OF THEM MAKE LESS THAN 12000 A YEAR LIVING IN TIN TRAILER THEY WILL STILL VOTE WITH THE RICH AND GREEDY EVENTHOUGH IT WILL HURT THEIR POCKET BOOKS...TRAVEL DOWN GA 41 HWY...OR III TN HWY...YOU WILL SEE VERY VERY POOR PEOPLE VOTING REPLUBLICAN WITH THE RICH AND GREEDY....NOW THATS AMAZING Thanks chet,for (again)pointing this out. It needs to be said every chance we Dems have to point thus out!

July 18, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

hey, chet..why are you yelling?

ms. mowrer and mr. markam............ever heard of fredrick douglass? rhonda thurman is right on. deal with it.

oh, did the bad white lady use the word slaves? get over yourselves, you politically correct facists. you're just prejudice against hairdressers and those who didn't go to college.......the inarticulate and vacant dr. scales is the peferct example of how much dead weight there is in the public schools.

l4f...your iniitial post hits it right on the head.......

the democrat party is the hyphenated party....the party of african-americans, native-americans, mexican-americans, asian -americans, gay-americans......the democrat party needs to feed off of division and class envy in order to stay in the money. its become an industry to them.

the democrat heirarchy views americans who are black as theirs...they own them. they want to do the same thing with mexican illegal aliens.

there's no one more hated by the lib media and democrats than a black person in this country who is a conservative or a republican. they go after them like no one else. it's the same with women. if you're a woman and you're not a democrat, and against abortion... you're pretty much dead in their eyes.

the democrat party is racist and mysogynist...put that in your pot laced pipe and smoke it, chet and the rest of you libs.

July 18, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
Rational1 said...

Selah

Access to the voting polls is the key in 2012. I had diner yesterday with a university professor and his elderly mother. They were totally unaware of the new draconian ID laws that were being passed in the GOP controlled state legislatures to restrict voting. She does not have a picture ID and would be denied the right to vote if she showed up to vote in 2012. I explained the implications of the laws and their intent. More people need to be made aware of what is coming down the pike in 2012. This is a Republican initiative to supplant Democracy by limiting access to the polls by seniors, students and minorities. Low voter turnout benefits the Republicans and they will use every trick in the book to limit access to the polls.

July 18, 2011 at 4:05 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

" i mean, you got the first maintream african american who is articulate and bright and clean, and a nice looking guy" - joe biden, discussing obama in '08....

wow...i guess before obama came along no african amercians were, articulate, bright, clean or nice looking enough to run for the presidency.....

i guess he means the the shade of his skin color is acceptable by most, huh?

i guess clarence thomas, whose skin color is much darker than obama's, combined with his conservative views, makes him really bad, huh.

you democrats are a joke.

July 18, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

rational1...your name should be diaperrash1..

what a load of crap.

the democrat party owns voter fraud...owns it...and sometimes they even show up with baseball bats to make sure things go their way.

there's only one reason to oppose photo id's......so voter fraud can be perpetuated..that's all. it's not a big deal to take a photo...they've been doing it since, when...1840....democrats want illegals voting and, as in chicago, dead people voting. sorry, dumb ass argument, rash man.

i'll tell you what's coming down the pike, you bootlicker, massive voter corruption on the democrat side....put into place by someone, obama, who learned from the best in chicago.

obama's at 42%....gas is climbing again..unemployment will stay high....and obama will keep having those nasty and embarrassing tantrums............perry-rubio 2012

July 18, 2011 at 4:20 p.m.
acerigger said...

"Dems own voter fraud"???S-M,you need to educate yourself ,instead of sounding like a right-wing tool.

July 18, 2011 at 4:45 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

fleischmann and robyn smith are racists....? zell miller? good gosh, mr. baggett you are a class a, number one moron. unbelievable.....

prove rhonda thurman is a racist? do you know what a racist is? no, mr. baggett..you don't, but i do know idiocy when i read it. what racist acts has rhonda thurman engaged in? bring forth all the black individuals who have been treated in a racist manner by rhonda thurman.

you got nothin'.....just her use of the word slaves...which you don't think a white person should ever bring up. you got nothin'.........fredrick douglass proves her point. she has every right to criticize inner city, predominently black schools...why not? they're terrible. the teachers are terrible, they pump out illiterates and don't get their moneys' worth.

you democrats' plan consists of throwing as much crap around until it hits someone ..and you hope it sticks. you're like bunch of apes tossing their poo around in their cages out of frustration. dumber than rocks.

July 18, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.
SeaMonkey said...

no, ace..voter fraud and corruption are institutionalized in the democrat party....i know i'm right.

and they away with it.

whether it's attempting to find some way to eliminate military ballots, having people vote more than once, or having dead people vote......it's democrat owned.....

all you have is the florida 2000 myth.....and your bitching about ohio in 2004 with kerry...they never one those states...no subsequent recount proved it he won........gore never won his "home" stateof tennessee...

there's no reason at all to not have photo i.d's...non at all.......even the poorest person in this country manages to have photos taken.....there're illegal aliens driving around in suv's, pick ups, carrying cell phones, etc.....why is a photo i.d. to prove your a citizen and an eligible voter too much to ask?

democrats want chaos and confusion ...they benefit from it.

July 18, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.
Rational1 said...

My goodness, by the tone of these vitriol responses, it seems we have touched some nerves out there. To paraphase Mark Twain:

Knowlege is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

The world needs more Renaissance Men (and women). Expand your horizon and escape from your ideological boundaries. There is a whole different world aside from the one you live in.

July 18, 2011 at 5:06 p.m.
chet123 said...

JACK YOU SAY YOU MOSTLY BEEN READING AND SEEING WHAT MAKE SENSE LOL LOL LOL HEY JACK....DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A TRACK RECORD ON YOUR COMMENTS..LOL LOL LOL TRYING TO THROW STONES AND HIDE YOUR HAND LOL LOL LOL I READ YOUR TRACK RECORD....LOL LOL LOL YOU DONT MAKE A VALID POINT ON ANYTHING.....YOU MUST BE AN OLD OLD OLD MAN....BROUGHT UP IN A JIM CROW WORLD WITH NO BLACK CLASS MATE...YOU WANT TO RETURN TO THOSE DAY LOL LOL LOL YOU CAN NAME CALL WITH THE BEST....LOL LOL LOL BUT YOU CANT MAKE A VALID AGRUMENT....I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT BLACKS LOL LOL AND WHY THE CIVIL WAR WAS STARTED LOL LOL LOL YOU THINK LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS DEBATED OVER THAT LOL LOL LOL....600,000 MEN DIED FOR THAT REASON?..LOL LOL KEEP BELEIVING IN THE EASTER BUNNY JACK LOL LOL

July 18, 2011 at 8:07 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

chet 208 july 18

.NAFTA..NAFTA.....NAFTA.....NORTH AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT........OUR JOB WAS OUTSOURCE TO OTHER COUNTRY BECAUSE YOUR RICH AND GREEDY FRIEND WANTED TO MAX.THEIR PROFIT OUCH ...THAT STEP ON YOUR TOES BRO.....YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICA HISTORY

Prior to sending it to the United States Senate, Clinton introduced clauses to protect American workers and allay the concerns of many House members. It also required U.S. partners to adhere to environmental practices and regulations similar to its own. The ability to enforce these clauses, especially with Mexico, and with much consideration and emotional discussion the House of Representatives approved NAFTA on November 17, 1993, by a vote of 234 to 200. The agreement's supporters included 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. NAFTA passed the Senate 61-38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats. Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; it went into effect on January 1, 1994.[1][2] Clinton while signing the NAFTA bill stated: "...NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement."

Also in response to your thought "BUT AT ONE TIME THAT SAME RACIST COMPONENT WAS IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY....THE DEMOCRAT PARTY GREW UP AND THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR BIGOTRY...THAT SEGMENT LEFT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHT BILL"

Researching the Governor of Tenn., Ga, and Al. shows that the south has most predominately voted Democrat. Ga. had not had a Republican governor until 2003 with Mr. Perdue. Now, if what you say is true that the racists left the Democrats after signing the civil rights bill, then I would suppose that the racists voters would have also left and began voting for the like minds in the Republican party. That most certainly did not happen, can you please explain with detail how that is so?

July 19, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.
fairmon said...

chet123,

Why do you shout so loud (caps on) and giggle so much (lol,lol) are you a teen age girl? Clinton sponsored NAFTA and Ross Pero predicted the results. Your grammar and spelling certainly doesn't reflect will on the local school system. The only thing you make clear is that you are a liberal democrat because Obama is black.

July 20, 2011 at 5:57 a.m.
chet123 said...

INTHEMIDDLE.....GLAD YOU DID YOUR RESEARCH..BUT YOU SEEM TO STOP AT LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL,...YOU DIDNT ASY ANYTHING ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTIONS LOL LOL LOL ...WE DONT ELECT PRESIDENT SOLELY ON A SINGLE STATE ELECTION RESULT ..SEE YOU NEED UNCLE CHET TO ANSWER AN EASY QUESTION..MAYBE YOU REALLY DONT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH LOL LOL LOL.., YOU DO KNOW PRE.JOHNSON DIDNT RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD POSITION.....LISTEN VERY CLOSELY....I'M NOT TALKING PTA PRESIDENT NOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE.

A SEGMENT DID LEAVE...MAYBE I NEED TO REVISE THAT STATEMENT....A LARGE SEGMENT OF SOUTHERN WHITE WHO HAD PREVIOUS VOTED FOR DEM PRESIDENT, DEM.SENATE, AND DEM.CONGRESS CEASED SUPPORTING THE DEMOCRATS PARTY AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE CIVIL RIGHT BILL...THAT A FACT...NOT A OPINION...THEY REMAIN NEUTRAL UNTIL RONALD REAGAN WHO RAN ON THE RACE CARD(AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND WELFARE BLACK WOMAN)....REGARDLESS OF PRE.NIXON SHORT COMING...HE WOULD HAVE NEVER STOOP THAT LOW

I'M TALKING ABOUT NATIONAL SCENE.. RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL KICKOFF WAS IN PHELADELPHIA MISSISSIPPI, AT THAT TIME THE MOST RACIST TOWN IN AMERICA(HOME OF THE MURDER CIVIL RIGHT LEADERS)RONALD REAGAN WAS THE UNDERDOG AND HE REALIZED HIS ONLY CHANCE WAS TO APEAL TO THE SOUTHER HATE GROUP BECAUSE JIMMY CARTER DID NOT SEEK THAT SEGMENT OF VOTER ...RONALD REAGAN KNEW HE COULD PLAY ON THE PREJUDICE OF THE SOUTHERN VOTER TO GET ELECTION.... THAT A FACT!...DONT MEAN TO HURT YOUR FEELING BUT THAT HAPPENED...NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU WANT TO REWRITE HISTORY...SO DONT DUMMY UP ON ME, INTHEMIDDLE.

YOU CAN GO BACK TO PRE.TRUMAN...THE SOUTH PULLED OUT OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND CREATED A PARTY CALLED THE DIXIECRAT...IN PROTEST OF BLACK PEOPLE SERVING IN MILITARY RECEIVING SAME BENEFITS AS WHITE...THE DIXIECRAT RAN ON STATE RIGHT...LEAD BY STROM THURMAN LOL LOL LOL

July 20, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.
chet123 said...

CLINTIN CAVED IN....REPLICAN INTRODUCED THE BILL...I THINK CLINTON WANTED TO GET THEM OFF HIS BACK...IE TRAVEL-GATE,MONICA LOL LOL...

July 20, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
fairmon said...

At 6:58 pm chet123 shouted...about NAFTA CLINTIN CAVED IN....REPLICAN INTRODUCED THE BILL...I THINK CLINTON WANTED TO GET THEM OFF HIS BACK...IE TRAVEL-GATE,MONICA LOL LOL

Here is a news article on 11/15/93.

Clinton woos republicans to get support for NAFTA. Clinton offers to support all of those voting to get NAFTA through congress. A narrow victory at best is expected. Clinton said "I don't believe any member of congress should be defeated if they vote for NAFTA.

You tend to express opinions as facts and berate others that have a different opinion. You shouldn't create your own facts to prop up your slanted views. That is what members of congress do and if people hear something they like they parrot it and defend it.

The media said Reagan was trying to influence black voters and long standing conservative democrats by spending a lot of time in southern states. Some say southern states voting resulted from the mass movement south from many northeastern states. I don't know if this or your opinion is right, but, neither do you. Your skatoma doesn't allow you to see anything blocked by it.

The following smar alec advice you gave may be more applicable to you.

.NAFTA..NAFTA.....NAFTA.....NORTH AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT........OUR JOB WAS OUTSOURCE TO OTHER COUNTRY BECAUSE YOUR RICH AND GREEDY FRIEND WANTED TO MAX.THEIR PROFIT OUCH ...THAT STEP ON YOUR TOES BRO.....YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AMERICA HISTORY

July 20, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.
chet123 said...

HARP3339.....CLINTON WOOS SUPPORT TO GET REPUBLICAN ACTION LOL LOL LOL LOL.WHAT A LIE!..MORE REPUBLICAN VOTED YES THAN DEMOCRATS LOL LOL LOL...SO CLINTON WAS THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY..HOPE YOUR NOSE DONT GROW..LOL LOL LOL WHAT A TWIST....I AM GLAD YOU CAN NOT RE-TRACK YOUR FLAWED STATEMENT..YOUR STATEMENT IS ON A PERNAMENT RECORD..ALSO LEAVE THOSE LINKS ALONE....THE LINKS LIES....I CAN SEE HOW THE SOUTH FOUGHT A CIVIL WAR THAT MOST DIDNT HAVE AN INVESTMENT IN....THE RICH AND GREEDY MANIPULATE YOU AS IF YOU ARE A SMALL CHILD(A CHILDISH MIND). LOL LOL LOL

HARP3339 SAID CLINTON WAS THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LOL LOL LOL LOL I'M DEALING WITH AGAINST A INFERIOR MINDED PERSON....LOL LOL

July 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
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