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LePage: Lewis Should Thank White Presidents

I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, it was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.

— Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), asserting “that the NAACP should apologize to white America, making the comment just hours after he weighed in on the president-elect’s Twitter beef with a civil rights icon, saying U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) should be grateful,” the Portland Press Herald reports.

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Lewis: Don’t Underestimate Progress Made Since March on Washington

Come and walk in my shoes. Come walk in the shoes of those attacked by police dogs, fire hoses and night sticks, arrested and thrown in jail… Fifty years later, we can ride where we want to ride … and those signs that said ‘white only’ and ‘colored’ are gone.

— Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the few speakers at Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary who was also at the march 50 years ago, said nobody should underestimate the progress made over that span.

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FL22: Allen West Says He Wants to Desegregate the GOP – But Has He Okayed That with the Republican Racist Base?

The first black members of the House and the Senate after during the Reconstruction period were Republicans and we’ve got to reconnect the Republican party back to the black community. Because on Sunday the most conservative people in the United States of America sit in black churches.

Allen West, an African-American tea bagger running against Democratic Rep. Ron Klein in Florida’s 22nd House District. who is apparently oblivious to the fact that the Republican base is seething with hatred toward African Americans.

I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

– Groucho Marx