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How Can a Black Person Be a Republican?

I mean, it's impossible, right?  She must hate her own kind.  She must be secretly white.  She must deserve the racist vandalism... she is a sell-out, she's the GOP token black sheep pimping out their anti-LGBTQRSZXW and racist agenda, and so on.  I had no idea that political parties are chosen for each of us at birth based on our race, religion, and socioeconomic status.  Thankfully, random commenters on the internetz have clued me in. 

I know zero about this lady, but think as little about her detractors as I did about the ones who didn't vote for Obama ONLY because of his race. I also love the comments about how our "floppy eared potus and his ghetto wife have embarrassed this country." 

Ahhh... politics in 2014.  I'm so glad we're discussing the issues like mature adults.


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  1. How can a black person be a Republican?
    The same way anyone else can be a Republican!
    For heaven's sake!!
    Colour is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT!!

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    1. Nope - random commenters on the internet are indicating this simply isn't the case... She's just gotta be a sellout or secretly white. :/

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  2. I haven't voted "republican" in a while, but I have had family members "tell me about myself" for doing so when I did. Meanwhile, being a sort of spiteful and passive aggressive personality, the "floppy eared president and flotus" type comment, make me MORE likely to vote for them than less.

    I have come to the conclusion that anyone who clings tightly to party lines is dysfunctional and a bit cray-cray. Hope I didn't insult anyone, but that's how I feel.

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    1. I agree. There are some generalities: Republicans are less likely to spend on social programs, Democrats are more likely to favour fewer abortion restrictions, and so on. But parties change over time and not only that, there are really good/bad people in both parties and you have to be careful who you vote for. It isn't a uniform "brand name" on every politician - they are not all alike. :)

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