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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Republicans: A Brief History

I came across this tongue-in-cheek post about how different the United States would have been if the Republican Party had not been formed. Some of the tasty morsels are:

March 20, 1854
Opponents of Democrats’ pro-slavery policies meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish the Republican Party.

May 30, 1854
Democrat President Franklin Pierce signs Democrats’ Kansas-Nebraska Act, expanding slavery into U.S. territories; opponents unite to form the Republican Party.

June 16, 1854
Newspaper editor Horace Greeley calls on opponents of slavery to unite in the Republican Party.

You can read more about a history of the Republican party here. It presents an interesting paradox considering that the dems now have the majority black vote. They seem to have successfully reinvented themselves from minority transgressors to minority activists. How times have changed.

Of course, a hundred or more years later we can never be certain how much is based on actual fact or just revisionist propoganda. That is the problem with history -- it becomes colored through the lens of time and the interpreter, but it makes for an interesting read nonetheless.

He goes on to add:
It just infuriates me how Democrats are glomming onto Rosa Parks' death to get face time. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that bus, the majority of blacks in the south were Republicans. It was Democrats who passed segregation laws, Democrats who made up "black codes" that made it impossible for blacks to vote, Democrats who hid under KKK hoods, Democrats who savaged blacks during peace marches, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats! Democratic cult figure John Kennedy promised in his campaign speeches to act swiftly to end discrimination if elected President. He was elected. And he didn't lift a finger to push forward the civil rights issue. As a senator, Kennedy also voted against President Eisenhower's 1957 Civil Rights Act. And now Democrats are posing as champions of freedom and justice -- like a person who passes gas in an elevator and pretends it was someone else who did it. Disgusting!!
The writer is anonymous and states "I've been a broadcaster for more than 32 years. I've held every job there is in a radio or television station. I've lived and worked all over the world and am presently writing for an international news agency based in Washington, DC. loneranger85@hotmail.com"

I've ruled out Dan Rather. Any suggestions?

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11 Comments: 'Reach out and FISK someone'...

At 3:43 PM, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

are you back full time?

come by and let me know, need you back in the bullpen.

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At 11:33 AM, Blogger FISK! said...

I don't know what you mean by "full time". Blogging doesn't pay the bills, but thanks for the invite rev. Plaaaaaaaay... ball!

BTW, who is chico?

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At 11:45 AM, Anonymous josh said...

"Any suggestions?"

O'Reilly, maybe? Naaaaah!

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At 1:52 PM, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

chico is heavy but worthy reads, frequently a riot. come to my place and click on "the fork" on the sidebar. let me know if you are back at it, i will move you up to active roster.

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At 4:16 PM, Blogger FISK! said...

I've been demoted?

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At 12:45 PM, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

while you shut down, yea, i booted my own sister down why not you. you are going back up now, and will stay there till the next downtime. i am getting many more links now, and have got to keep the more active ones up. inquistor gets a pass, as do a few others as they do a ton of back channel work for me.

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At 1:12 PM, Blogger FISK! said...

Makes no difference to me rev. As you can see I'm not into links and two can play that game. It's all a matter of priorities and right now survival is numero-uno. BTW, with Christmas get-togethers and festive cheer coming, it's not a good idea to piss off the family. Just a suggestion.

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At 1:19 PM, Blogger FISK! said...

BTW, I checked out "the fork" like you suggested and I found it rather interesting the writer mentioned something about the rev. welcoming bloggers from all sides of the political spectrum.

Now, if memory serves me correctly, I recall somebody else having that idea. Hold on, it will come to me... any suggestions?

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At 10:28 PM, Anonymous heartbreak kid said...

Ummmm, let me guess. You're talking in the third person, with a strong element of irony.

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At 1:12 AM, Anonymous simone said...

It wouldn't be the first time somebody has ripped off someone else's idea. The blogosphere is notorious for that.

Don't worry. There's a lot of immitators out there but only one FISK! Come back, we miss you.

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At 11:33 AM, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

you back up dude, glad to have you back.

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