Political: When did the republican party form and why?
Just a little test. Dont cheat---anyone can use a search engine. Loan agents dont cheat, right?
When did the Republican party start but more importantly WHY was it formed? I only found this out last years while helping my daughter with homework.
BTW I aint a dem or repub.Im neutral
by Cedonulli2 October 31, 2012 9:49 PM
Because Satan needed minions to do his dirty work?
by Snarkoleptic October 31, 2012 10:51 PM
Marv it's good to see you having conversations with yourself again.
by MTB November 1, 2012 12:13 AM
Great question. I'm a political science and US History buff, so I won't ruin the fun,
but I think for some of those that don't know, they are going to be uncomfortably surprised.
But I will drop a couple of hints.
It was formed in response to a particular
piece of legislation (this will get somes goat).
Also, consider the reconstruction and U.S.Grant's presidency.
by Lex Parsimoniae November 1, 2012 7:22 AM
I thought it had something to do with Wigs.
Amazing what we can learn helping our children with homework. I learned that with algebra, even though I came up with the right answer, I was doing it all wrong.
by YATI November 1, 2012 9:09 AM
The Republican party was founded by anti-slavery activists.
by Vinnie The Leg Breaker November 1, 2012 9:39 AM
Contrary to popular belief, the Republican party has its origin as a party for the people --- all people! And they belive that through true free markets all men are created equal and have the right to achieve their dreams including financial riches etc. BTW, The Republican party founded all of the traditionally black colleges.
The Democratic party is a party that has proven over and over again as the party that wants to control the people and prevent them from advancing in life -- slavery, welfare, segregation, unions etc...... here in NY you need not look any futher than Tammany Hall in NYC. Interesting note, up until Martin Luther King sided with the Dems, African-Americans overwhelmingly voted Republican. It was in the early 60's that the Democratic party developed a plan to garner the African-American vote by going after its pastors to sway opinion..... how did they get Dr Kings backing??? The Democrat led south trumped up charges against a family member of Dr King and only released him after Dr King gave his backing to the Democrats.
by RonnieMTG25 November 1, 2012 10:33 AM
during slick willie's term to help
by dblbogey2 November 1, 2012 10:51 AM
Racist bgots!! All of them!!!
by the voice of reason November 1, 2012 12:53 PM
Actually, many times what is taught in schools on this subject is incorrect. My history book in high school actually said that the only reason slavery had anything to do with the war, was to keep England from joining in on the Southern side.
The Republican party was formed to end slavery. End of story, that is all she wrote, good bye!
by RICHONE November 1, 2012 1:03 PM
A lot of what is being taught in schools, including college, is historically incorrect.
by Lex Parsimoniae November 1, 2012 1:59 PM
Hey, Vinney, Lex, Richone..........
CA, Cspat, TF, BSHAWK, etal is not going to like your answers.
by doccustodian November 1, 2012 2:35 PM
OMFG dude are you INSANE? You have the balls to say in THIS post that you are neither a repb or dem, your neutral and then you post this like 30 second beforehand?
"Help me out here. Obummer is a liar. He is the original smoke and mirrors man. He admits in his books that he hates whites. He doesnt even like himself. He made HUGE promises last timeand we have seen NONE of it come true. He said that if he couldnt change things---we wouildnt have him as Pres next time. He wanted it to sound like he was so sure that he wouldnt run if he couldnt do it. A 'guarantee' of sorts. Now he says that meant that if he didnt do the job, he wouldnt be Pres cuz no one would vote him in, meaning if he does get in his record will have been good.
People, look around you. Just look around you. Surely you cant be intelligent enough to be in our industry and think that we need this crap pile for a President?!!!, WE ARE IN THE WORST SHAPE SINCE THE COLONISTS ARRIVED. We are no longer thew world leader of anything except foreclosures!!!! Romney may not spell out plan details but he wants change. He wants to facilitatewhat the people want. Isnt that what we hire politicians to do? Not be power hungry fools who may not even be true citizens. Look around you and then if you can still vote for him, I am ashamed to be the same species.
by Cedonulli2 October 31, 2012 9:41 PM
Holy shit dude do you have alzheimers or what? WTF is your GOD DAMN problem?
Just say your a republican because i've NEVER seen you post anything bad about a repub anytime on this board.
Lemme guess...Chris Christie is a turncoast for being civil and thanking him for his help, right?
I get so sick and tired of people claiming to be independents or NEUTRAL and then only voting republican.
You are a total nutjob.
by TeaBaggersRule November 1, 2012 2:44 PM
TBR, go look up Cedonulli on the website search and tell me he has never posted anything negative about a Repub on this board. Or search one of his other names (I hear he has a few) like JUSTPLAINMARVIN and see what you learn.
by Masher November 1, 2012 2:59 PM
Masher. Go F yourself.
by TeaBaggersRule November 1, 2012 3:20 PM
He referred to Bush as a Chimp. You loved him back then.
by YATI November 1, 2012 3:22 PM
Now that was an intelligently honest reply from TBR.....
by Lex Parsimoniae November 1, 2012 3:23 PM
You might want to back off of the Marv bAshing I think youll find pretty much everyone on this board has a soft spot for him....except maybe HELAM.....
by Donktard Borker November 1, 2012 3:27 PM
TBR apparently can't reconcile that republican and democrat are not necessarily the same thing as conservative and liberal.
Closed minded people are like that.
I'm a registered independent.
I'm also a fiscal conservative.
I'm also a moderately social conservative.
There are those here that are more on the liberal side yet claim to be independents,
many of them, if you take them at their word.
I have to, given my political registration and my conservatism.
But you have to give TBR a little leeway,
he has the mental acuity usually found in
a remote toll booth change maker.
by Lex Parsimoniae November 1, 2012 4:02 PM
still amazing that libs can't express
themselves rationally w/out f word
being used.did joe and his passed
healthcare proclamation start this
or has it always been a standard liberal
way of speaking?
by dblbogey2 November 2, 2012 10:16 AM
Just did, TBR. I'm amazing. Ask your wife.
by Masher November 2, 2012 5:17 PM
Vinnie and richone nailed it
by Cedonulli2 November 3, 2012 4:17 PM
Teabag, I tend to be 'MOR' Middle of the Road and dont think we should have parties. Millions of idiots vote party only. Thius is first time Ive ever just marked everyone repub juist to try and end the current socialist strangle hold on the sheeople. Parties should be ended. Liberals and conservatives should be neutered. We dont need radical oppo0sites fighting over whats best---we need ONE# THING. Lets not forget why we have elected officials---to convey our collective wishes to those agencies who can facilitate them because we cant all vote on every single rule, regulation, law, etc yadda.
Problem is people are corrupt by nature. Power corrupts. Its US and THEM. What a joke that is! Our government against us? And why? POWER. MONEY. SEX. PERCS. Ive blasted the hell out of people from all parties in here. We need to go all Egypt on our governments ass and throw all the crap out. Get the deodorant and spray thhe B.O. out of the Whitehouse!
by Cedonulli2 November 3, 2012 4:25 PM