For the first time in my life, I am proud to be an American

@laglen (19783)
United States
May 5, 2010 2:05pm CST
Among the many reverberations of President Obama’s election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge since Reconstruction, according to party officials. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/us/politics/05blacks.html?hp Obviously my title is sarcasm, I have always been proud to be an American. But now I am ALMOST proud of the R on my voter registration. What do you think? I think people of all races and cultures can be conservative and believe in personal responsibility.
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• Canada
6 May 10
I am the biggest liberal in the world, and a Canadian, and my American husband is also a liberal but the acceptance of involvement of people of all races Jase given us a bit more respect for the GOP.
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@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
6 May 10
Republicans have always accepted all races. Republicans were the ones who freed the slaves, fought segregation, and fought for voting rights. The problem is that democrats in this country have bullied and ridiculed black Americans who identify themselves as republicans. As an example, look at how liberals in this country treated James T Harris for appearing at a McCain rally in 2008. http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/45745147.html Or look at how the left treats black people who attend Tea Parties. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/06/black-tea-party-activists-called-traitors/ It's pretty scary when you see what happens to black people who don't think and act the way the way they're "supposed to" according to the left.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 May 10
I am glad Danish - Thank you Taskr for making this point. There have been black Republicans all along but they are made to feel that their personal responsibility is keeping down their brethren.
• United States
5 May 10
I say good for them. Perhaps now there will be some African Americans in politics who will love and support our country not like Obama who seems determined to bankrupt and ruin our country with his egotistical, narcissistic madness.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 May 10
That would be wonderful!
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
5 May 10
this is happy news.. I so much would've liked to have seen Condaleesa run for prez!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 May 10
me too, I most likely would have voted for her.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
6 May 10
I wish there were more people of all races and cultures who were conservative and most of all believed in personal responsibility. We might just be able to straighten out some of the issues/messes we face, such as welfare, Medicaid, etc. I still won't put an R back on my voter registration card, but it's looking better for the Rs.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 May 10
That is the one thing I can say in favor of Farrakhan and Malcom X, they told these young black men not to count on government help but to make their own way in the world.