Republicans have elected just six blacks to major office in 70 years

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    Five Congressmen, one senator, no governors, no presidents

    In an embarrassing example of inclusiveness, Republicans have almost never selected blacks to represent them. While they claim they only consider character and qualifications in selecting Republican candidates, they somehow have selected white candidates in thousands of elections while only finding six blacks qualified to wear the Republican banner
     
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    In alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll those years since 1929, you'd think pubs could have found a way to overcome that wretched media they blame so much.

    Here is a list of African Americans elected to Congress since 1929.
    (compiled before the 2010 election, so it does not reflect current count):
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    Pay special attention to the party affiliation:

    Oscar Stanton De Priest Republican Illinois 1929-1935
    Arthur W. Mitchell Democrat Illinois 1935-1943
    William L. Dawson Democrat Illinois 1943-1970
    Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Democrat New York 1945-1967, 1967-1971
    Charles Diggs Democrat Michigan 1955-1980
    Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. Democrat Pennsylvania 1958-1979
    John Conyers Democrat 1965-present
    Bill Clay Democrat Missouri 1969-2001
    Louis Stokes Democrat Ohio 1969-1999
    Shirley Chisholm Democrat New York 1969-1983
    George W. Collins Democrat Illinois 1970-1972
    Ron Dellums Democrat California 1971-1998
    Ralph Metcalfe Democrat Illinois 1971-1978
    Parren Mitchell Democrat Maryland 1971-1987
    Charles B. Rangel Democrat New York 1971-present
    Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Democrat California 1973-1979
    Cardiss Collins Democrat Illinois 1973-1997
    Barbara Jordan Democrat Texas 1973-1979
    Andrew Young Democrat Georgia 1973-1977
    Harold Ford, Sr. Democrat Tennessee 1975-1997
    Julian C. Dixon Democrat California 1979-2000
    William H. Gray, III Democrat Pennsylvania 1979-1991
    Mickey Leland Democrat Texas 1979-1989
    Bennett M. Stewart Democrat Illinois 1979-1981
    George W. Crockett, Jr. Democrat Michigan 1980-1991
    Mervyn M. Dymally Democrat California 1981-1993
    Gus Savage Democrat Illinois 1981-1993
    Harold Washington Democrat Illinois 1981-1983
    Katie Hall Democrat Indiana 1982-1985
    Major Owens Democrat New York 1983-2007
    Ed Towns Democrat New York 1983-present
    Alan Wheat Democrat Missouri 1983-1995
    Charles Hayes Democrat Illinois 1983-1993
    Alton R. Waldon, Jr. Democrat New York 1986-1987
    Mike Espy Democrat Mississippi 1987-1993
    Floyd H. Flake Democrat New York 1987-1998
    John Lewis Democrat Georgia 1987-present
    Kweisi Mfume Democrat Maryland 1987-1996
    Donald M. Payne Democrat New Jersey 1989-present
    Craig Anthony Washington Democrat Texas 1989-1995
    Barbara-Rose Collins Democrat Michigan 1991-1997
    Gary Franks Republican Connecticut 1991-1997
    William J. Jefferson Democrat Louisiana 1991-2009
    Maxine Waters Democrat California 1991-present
    Lucien E. Blackwell Democrat Pennsylvania 1991-1995
    Eva M. Clayton Democrat North Carolina 1992-2003
    Sanford Bishop Democrat Georgia 1993-present
    Corrine Brown Democrat Florida 1993-present
    Jim Clyburn Democrat South Carolina 1993-present
    Cleo Fields Democrat Louisiana 1993-1997
    Alcee Hastings Democrat Florida 1993-present
    Earl Hilliard Democrat Alabama 1993-2003
    Eddie Bernice Johnson Democrat Texas 1993-present
    Cynthia McKinney Democrat Georgia 1993-2003, 2005-2007
    Carrie P. Meek Democrat Florida 1993-2003
    Mel Reynolds Democrat Illinois 1993-1995
    Bobby Rush Democrat Illinois 1993-present
    Robert C. Scott Democrat Virginia 1993-present
    Walter Tucker Democrat California 1993-1995
    Mel Watt Democrat North Carolina 1993-present
    Albert Wynn Democrat Maryland 1993-2008
    Bennie Thompson Democrat Mississippi 1993-present
    Chaka Fattah Democrat Pennsylvania 1995-present
    Sheila Jackson-Lee Democrat Texas 1995-present
    J. C. Watts Republican Oklahoma 1995-2003
    Jesse Jackson, Jr. Democrat Illinois 1995-present
    Juanita Millender-McDonald Democrat California 1996-2007
    Elijah Cummings Democrat Maryland 1996-present
    Julia Carson Democrat Indiana 1997-2007
    Danny K. Davis Democrat Illinois 1997-present
    Harold Ford, Jr. Democrat Tennessee 1997-2007
    Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democrat Michigan 1997-present
    Gregory W. Meeks Democrat New York 1998-present
    Barbara Lee Democrat California 1998-present
    Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democrat Ohio 1999-2008
    William Lacy Clay, Jr. Democrat Missouri 2001-present
    Diane Watson Democrat California 2001-present
    Frank Ballance Democrat North Carolina 2003-2004
    Artur Davis Democrat Alabama 2003-present
    Denise Majette Democrat Georgia 2003-2005
    Kendrick Meek Democrat Florida 2003-present
    David Scott Democrat Georgia 2003-present
    G. K. Butterfield Democrat North Carolina 2004-present
    Emanuel Cleaver Democrat Missouri 2005-present
    Al Green Democrat Texas 2005-present
    Gwen Moore Democrat Wisconsin 2005-present
    Yvette D. Clarke Democrat New York 2007-present
    Keith Ellison Democrat Minnesota 2007-present
    Hank Johnson Democrat Georgia 2007-present
    Laura Richardson Democrat California 2007-present
    André Carson Democrat Indiana 2008-present
    Donna Edwards Democrat Maryland 2008-present
    Marcia Fudge Democrat Ohio 2008-present

    ...in allllllllllllllllllllllllllllll those years...THREE republicans.
    93 democrats. ---> Since 1929.
    Grand Total: THREE REPUBLICANS.
    THREE.

    Two additional have been selected since 2010
     
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    Then maybe Democrats should stop opposing them if they really care about the numbers of minorities Republicans elect.
     
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    How can you claim racism when your party can not get but a very few minority votes?
     
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    Here's an example of a filthy Republican racist - Richard Nixon -

    "The Nixon years witnessed the first large-scale integration of public schools in the South. Nixon sought a middle way between the segregationist Wallace and liberal Democrats, whose support of integration was alienating some Southern whites. Hopeful of doing well in the South in 1972, he sought to dispose of desegregation as a political issue before then. Soon after his inauguration, he appointed Vice President Agnew to lead a task force, which worked with local leaders—both white and black—to determine how to integrate local schools."
     
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    I guess you are just not into judging people "not by the color of thier skin, but by the content of thier character"
     
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    Skincolor and Gender is all that matters to the Left. Character means nothing.
     
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    He is one of the six and that was almost 50 years ago

    Can you imagine the party of Lincoln, the party that takes credit for civil rights could only find six black Republicans worthy of election in 70 years?

    That is out of thousands of elections for Congressmen, Senators, Governors and President........Only SIX
     
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    The racism has been decided by the American people already.

    The republicans dont get many minority votes for that reason.
     

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