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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:01 PM

House GOP Leaders Claim Trump Tweets Not Racist Because We Are 'Party Of Lincoln'

Source: Talking Points Memo


By Nicole Lafond

July 16, 2019 11:31 am

House Republican leadership does not intend to vote in favor of a resolution condemning President Trump for using racist rhetoric against four congresswomen of color and argued the uproar over Trump’s tweets was purely political.


“I will vote against this resolution if you’re asking,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during the House GOP leadership’s weekly press conference. “It’s all politics. … Let’s solve the problems that are before us.”

When asked about the “perception” that President Trump’s tweet was racist — when he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to go back to their home country, even though three of the four were born in the U.S. — McCarthy deflected.

“I think the President clarified that yesterday,” he said, before suggesting that Republicans are the “Party of Lincoln” that believes “in the content of the individual.” He then offered that Republicans took action against Rep. Steve King (R-IA) when he did something “that we disagreed with.” McCarthy suggested Democrats have not done the same, despite a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that surfaced when Omar was accused of making anti-Semitic statements.




Just after McCarthy ended the press conference, Trump tweeted his thanks for the GOP leader’s remarks.




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Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/house-gop-trump-racist-tweet-resolution-condemnation

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Reply House GOP Leaders Claim Trump Tweets Not Racist Because We Are 'Party Of Lincoln' (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 16 OP
guillaumeb Jul 16 #1
LonePirate Jul 16 #2
MurrayDelph Jul 16 #25
droidamus2 Jul 16 #3
D_Master81 Jul 16 #4
Eyeball_Kid Jul 16 #5
turbinetree Jul 16 #6
bluestarone Jul 16 #7
Everyman Jackal Jul 16 #8
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 16 #26
Flaleftist Jul 16 #9
bucolic_frolic Jul 16 #10
Javaman Jul 16 #11
Brainfodder Jul 16 #12
The Wizard Jul 16 #13
Grokenstein Jul 16 #14
keithbvadu2 Jul 16 #15
mpcamb Jul 16 #16
keithbvadu2 Jul 16 #17
alfredo Jul 16 #18
Humanist_Activist Jul 16 #19
Politicub Jul 16 #20
YOHABLO Jul 16 #21
Nitram Jul 16 #22
hatrack Jul 16 #23
FakeNoose Jul 17 #30
noneof_theabove Jul 16 #24
moondust Jul 16 #27
Vogon_Glory Jul 16 #28
Demonaut Jul 17 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:04 PM

1. Kevin McCarthy is correct. It is about politics. The GOP playing the politics of racism. eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:04 PM

2. If they are the party of Lincoln, why do they treat the working class like slave labor?

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:41 PM

25. Because the Lincoln they're the party of

is George Lincoln Rockwell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:05 PM

3. So...

So their only excuse is to cite the fact that a good guy belonged to a party with the name they run over 150 years ago? Sounds pretty weak to me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:06 PM

4. I wondered how long

When reading Trumps tweets today saying they weren’t racist I joked to myself “how long till we hear, Republicans freed the slaves and Dems were the party of slave owners.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:13 PM

5. Where are the nonwhite Republicans speaking in support of Trumpy's

white supremacist sentiments? Why aren't they standing behind McCarthy?

Maybe there AREN'T any nonwhite GOPers to trot in front of the cameras! And maybe that's an indication that the GOP, in spite of their denials, is simply a white supremacist political party.

When we see a prominent black or brown Republican standing in front of cameras, throwing full-throated support for Trumpy, it might be time for discussion. But we don't. And we won't.

The Republican Party is not only the Trumpy Party, but it's also the White Supremacist Party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:26 PM

6. Good one....................that tired old fall back, just use Lincoln

do you realize republicans what Lincoln did to Natives and his racists tactics, here let me remind you on page 93 of the book........... The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer, ever hear of the Dakota Uprising 1862, you know that white man term, where-by 300 Sioux had surrendered to the white mans government and Lincoln had whittled it down to 38 natives , and the charges were never were explained, but they were hung by order the "guy" you retreat too all the time , and their bodies were placed in a mass grave in Mankato, and as reference they were hung on December 26, 1862, they day after Christmas, better yet let me go to this web site to get you up to speed.........................hell, we can use every president since Washington and what they did to natives ...........................but since you brought up Lincoln, you and your party own what he did.........................

https://www.historynet.com/abraham-lincoln-deciding-the-fate-of-300-indians-convicted-of-war-crimes-in-minnesotas-great-sioux-uprising.htm


...................... your the same bunch of hypocrites when in power passed some laws against the Natives, ever hear of the Termination Rights under Dwight Eisenhower a republican , ..........................you can get the same information from the above book I mentioned or you can get from this book and the below web site.......................

Roots of the Native American Urban Experience: Relocation Policy in the 1950s
Larry W. Burt
American Indian Quarterly


or you can go to this site to learn something..................but I know you will not......................because your the party of Lincoln........................you know strip a human being and force him or her to assimilate into the white man culture and forget their heritage to be a good citizens and forget that they can only get better if they forget being a Indian..........................fuck that .................

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/488.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:52 PM

7. Lincoln would JOIN

The DEMOCRATIC party!!! No doubt in my mind!!! PLUS he would IMPEACH ALL to-days RETHUGS!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:55 PM

8. The GOP is not the party of Lincoln.

 

The name is the same but it is not the same party. It does not stand for the same ideals that Lincoln's party stood for.

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Response to Everyman Jackal (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:45 PM

26. Not anymore.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:05 PM

9. Didn't McCarthy just say they were the party of Trump?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:06 PM

10. Party of Lincoln? GOP owns it

let's explore

Modern historians - some libertarians, some more conventional - continue to dig into his railroad corporate lawyer roots, land speculation for personal gain based on railroad routes, his treatment of Native Americans - "Indians" as they were known at the time.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/10/thomas-dilorenzo/the-republican-moneyed-elite/

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/311096/six-encounters-with-lincoln-by-elizabeth-brown-pryor/9780143111238/

You GOP were, uh, saying?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:12 PM

11. The National Union Party?

who knew?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:13 PM

12. GOP dishonesty KNOWS NO LIMITS?

They just want a WHITE ONLY country?

Why is their leader some non-existent in nature shade of orange?

Mental illnesses & climate change are real!


The human race is the only race & this never ending nonsense is for troglodytes.
STOP FEEDING TROGLODYTES!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:19 PM

13. Trump

is the only person ever endorsed by the Klan. Why would the Klan endorse Trump? I guess orange doesn't count as being "colored."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:36 PM

14. Party of Lincoln or Toilet of Trump?

You can't be both, Republicans. I'd tell you to pick one, but you've clearly already made your choice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:21 PM

15. Thank God you republicans won that war... You really whipped those Southerners.

Thank God you republicans won that war... You really whipped those Southerners.

Let's hear Roy Moore brag about being the 'party of Lincoln'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:23 PM

16. trumpsters would run Abe out of town on a rail.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:25 PM

17. from the 2004 GOP Platform - Lincoln

Official republican position - Lincoln was our nation's greatest leader

This is the official position of today's republicans.

"One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans who had gathered to protest the expansion of slavery gave birth to a political Party that would save the Union - the Republican Party.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois carried the Republican banner in the Presidential election and was elected the Party's first President. He became our nation's greatest leader … and one of our Party's greatest heroes. "

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:26 PM

18. for Republican lawmakers

Put your balls in these, and present them to your God Emperor Trump

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:44 PM

19. The GOP stopped being the Party of Lincoln since the early 20th century...

it was a slow slide ever since then until the Southern Strategy took hold.

Lincoln was an evolving typical racist of his day(his views changing most obviously during his presidency), but he was not a right winger of any sort.

My favorite quote from him:

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:56 PM

20. The gop is bumbling along and making it worse.

The spin makes them seem not just racist, but racist and stupid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 05:24 PM

21. Funny how they always have to go as far back as Lincoln to find some validity to their agenda.

Problem is, I doubt seriously that Lincoln would even agree to that agenda today.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 05:34 PM

22. The GOP has gone from "the Party of Lincoln" to "the Party of Trump, while the Democratic

Party has gone from supporting the KKK to electing Obama president.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:30 PM

23. "Party Of Lincoln" - he's been dead for 154 years now

"Roosevelt Conservation Caucus" - Teddy Roosevelt's been dead for 100 yeas now.

"Party of Reagan" - he's been dead for 15 years now.

Nice try.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 01:49 PM

30. This has nothing whatever to do with Lincoln



The Repukes have to own this, or get out now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:14 PM

24. sadly I have to say

the only end to this administration might be the same end, for the same reasons, of their idol Lincoln.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:17 PM

27. Window dressing.

Republicans, evangelicals, Freedom Caucus, Tea Party, etc., aren't very good at hiding their core: racism.

Adolph Hitler was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church.
In his book Mein Kampf and in public speeches prior to and in the early years of his rule, he described himself as a Christian. That makes him a "man of God" forever, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:52 PM

28. You Republicans WERE The Party Of Lincoln

You aren’t any more.

Jefferson Davis would be so proud of y’all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 10:54 AM

29. is there such a thing as a "Lincoln" card?

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