Just seen Condaleeeeeza Rice on the Daily Show. I am an outsider (UK) but can anyone explain to me how a "person of color" can support the Republican Party? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 16:47, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
I'm less surprised that a black person can support the Republican Party than I am that a working-class person can - 'cause there are many, many more working-class Republican voters than there are black people of any class that support them.
Actually, I'm appalled that working-class people and black people support either the Republican branch or the Democratic branch of the US political system and aren't out on the streets tearing down the system that screws tem so badly, but what can you do? PFoster 16:57, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
- Mm - it was just seeing Ms Rice made me ponder the point. SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 17:01, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
- If they are Republicans they are "colored", btw. Anyway, the GOP have had their high profile people of color for quite some time - Alan Keyes, ex-pres. hopeful, Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, etc. The working class folks vote GOP because of "social" issues (God, guns, and gays). There was a book called "What's Wrong With Kansas" that I think tried to analyze why people like this vote against their best interests. As far as people of color, again, in the US the black vote is overwhelmingly (>85%) Democrat. People of various Hispanic descents are more of a cipher, since they are often Catholic and the social issues carry more weight. The real question Americans need to answer is why anyone supports the GOP anymore... human 17:15, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
I'm a huge Thomas Frank fan - check out "The Conquest of Cool" - not really related to what he's getting at in "Kansas," but a great read about the advertising business. As for why "anyone" supports the GOP - why should anyone support the Dems for that matter? It's not like Barak or Billary or John Kerry have any of them have the people's best interest in mind. If they did, they wouldn't have made it to where they are. PFoster 18:51, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
- See our articles on the parties. Agreed. Kucinich is cool, but marginalized. Greens might be good, but also marginalized in a two-party system. We need a new party. Meantime, I'd take conservative Billary over nutjob right-wingers any day. Can we get a "real liberal" soon? I doubt it. Keep in mind that the right wingnuts think Hillary is an extreme left winger. How much wow is there in that? human 21:22, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
gop is helping greens in texas http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/supreme-court-lets-green-party-on-the-ballot-783443.html
- Hmmmm, helping greens = hurting democrats... ħuman 22:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
- Also, the SC of TX is not really "the GOP". I realize they are all republicans, but that doesn't provide the direct connection. ħuman 22:49, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
 These guys are fucking clown shoes
- When you see someone make
Boner BoehnerBoner look like the Voice of Reason, you know you're not looking at some bright political lights. Theory of Practice "Now we stand outcast and starving 'mid the wonders we have made." 00:33, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
 A very long list of Republicans
 Kevin Phillips in Timeline?
Would anyone support mentioning Nixon political strategist Kevin Phillips in the timeline? I think that the interview he did with the New York Times on May 17 may be worth mentioning due to this quote:
"From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that...but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats."
This was basically the official announcement that the Republican Party had to appeal to racists if they wanted to win elections. It may be something worth noting on the timeline, though I am unsure about that. Crow7878 (talk) 05:51, 16 May 2013 (UTC)