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Patogether:

Bush has spent in excess of $700 billion on the war. It's costing us $3-4 billion a week.

Now if we begin a withdrawal there in 2008 and reduce engagement significantly in Iraq by 2009-2010, think how much money we will save tht we will be able to invest in education, alternative energy, reconstruction of infrastructure, health care and other things that will truly make Americans more secure and happy and benefit our economy.

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Politicians target races all the time. The GOP has been targeting the white race for the last 40 years. And path the democratic party has been doing it for 170 years. GOP has a long way to catch up do you think?

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Politicians target races all the time. The GOP has been targeting the white race for the last 40 years.

No political party should ignore a race, and the GOP has been ignoring African Americans for 40 years.

No party should appeal to prejudice against any racial group, and the GOP party has been doing that for 40 years (check out what Melhman apologized for).

Now, brown has become the new black, and some Cons are going in for xenophobia about the brown race (e.g., Patrick Buchanan).

I believe politicians can target races and ethnic groups--as well as religious groups and genders--with positive appeals, but not with negativity against any group.

The GOP has been anti-gay. What do you think about that?

Politicians are also targeting people on the basis of social class.

The GOP targets the wealthy.

Democrats target the middle class.

Both Dems and GOP forget the poor, although the Dems give more lip service to the poor.

Take a look at any presidential campaign and all campaigns work close with polls to understand constituencies on the basis of race, class, gender and they target appeals to them.

That should be common knowledge, Poli Sci 101.

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He opposed them for the buerocracies they had become, not civil rights.

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"There is no matter of greater concern to me than ensuring that our Nation is free of discrimination. Our country has paid a heavy price in the past for prejudices, whether based upon race, gender, ethnic background, religion or handicap. Such attitudes have no place in our society."

For EVERY person there is worth, for every life has a purpose.

Ronald W. Reagan

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Ronald reagan left the democratic party in 1959, and supported Richard Nixon in his first run for pesident in 1960.

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Nixon did it both ways. He did support Affirmative Action, while also engaging in some Southern Strategy politics. Reagan's record is not quite as bad as Thurgood Marshall makes it out to be, but it was bad. He's near the top of the list given that he wielded more power than Strom Thurmond and those GOP at the senatorial level and below.

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****** Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization," *** How many? Name them! Sapp, you are so fixated on Mehlman you should be able to get beyond "some."

You want names? OK. Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, GHW Bush, Strom Thurmond, Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, and probably most ex-Southern Democrats who left the Democratic party after the 1960s and joined the Republican party, following the path of Strom Thurmond.

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OK Kettle.

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Reagan gave every appearance that he would do just that.

Please show where Reagan said or did anything of the sort...actual text from him. not conjecture or opinion but facts.

"There is no matter of greater concern to me than ensuring that our Nation is free of discrimination. Our country has paid a heavy price in the past for prejudices, whether based upon race, gender, ethnic background, religion or handicap. Such attitudes have no place in our society."

For EVERY person there is worth, for every life has a purpose.

Ronald W. Reagan

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