[Vision2020] The KKK and the Tea Party

Darrell Keim keim153 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 08:11:39 PDT 2012

This is a fun little exchange.  I certainly think the Republicans have
changed in my lifetime.  For GWB they were they tried to be the fiscally
conservative party.  After GWB they simply called themselves that.

Too add to the fun I'll share my dads old saying:  There are two kinds of
people in the world.  Democrats and grown-ups.

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 7:18 AM, Henry D. "Hank" Johnston <
hearseboy85 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Donovan:
> For someone with a college degree you certainly have a very narrow view of
> history.
> #1 - The Republican Party has changed in the past 20 years. I've been a
> loyal foot solider for the Bonner County GOP and the Latah County GOP for a
> number of years and the attitude has changed.  The feelings in central
> committee meetings has changed.  The power grabs are more prevalent now
> than they were 10 years ago.  In fact, I re-read the platform from the 2004
> GOP convention that I attended and I intend to release a compare/contrast
> version after they update said platform at this years convention.
> #2 - The Civil Rights act of 1964 was passed through bipartisan support of
> both Northern GOP and Democrats - and was opposed by southern Democrats and
> Republicans.  Both parties should be cheered and jeered for their
> geographic votes on that matter.  And need I remind you that Lincoln, the
> President who freed the slaves, was a Republican?  Oh how far they've come
> since those days.
> #3 - And by the way, who said this...
> "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I
> draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny,
> and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"
> ?
> Was that a Republican member aligned with the KKK?  No, it was George
> Wallace, DEMOCRAT, Governor of Alabama - the same guy who stood in front of
> the doors at the University of Alabama and prevented Vivian Malone and
> James Hood (two black students) from entering.
> I was enjoying your email up to the point that you said "I use to be a
> Republican, but then I got an education.".  First of all, its "I used to
> be..." not "use" and second why does every Democrat I come in contact with
> have to play the education card?  The way to win friends and influence
> people is not to say "I'm smart and you're not and thats why you should
> vote for me" - but many, many people in this town use that line.
> The political climate of today has moved beyond Republican and Democrat,
> gay or straight, white or black - we need real leaders.  Real people
> willing to find solutions to problems based on the problem, not platform.
> Gresham Bouma is not one of those people.   Rick Henderson is not one of
> those people.  Ken DeVries is not one of those people.  Those three men are
> people who cannot be reasoned with who, as Rosemary Huskey wrote last
> night, run around with their pocket constitutions and their psyches on high
> alert.
> Those people aren't willing to govern. They're overgrown children who want
> to play dictator (or in Henderson's case  play sheriff) and if they make it
> to Boise our state will really, really be screwed.
> Kindly -
> Henry
> Lifelong Republican (1985)
> Officially Affiliated Republican since February 2012
> Unaffiliated Voter starting Thursday
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Donovan Arnold <
> donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> What are you talking about? The Republican Party hasn't changed at all
>> since your were born. When has the Republican Party not been full of a
>> bunch of anti-gay activities? Was there a time? If so, please give me those
>> dates. Has there been a time when Republicans were for Women's Rights,
>> aside from pre-1930s? How about worker's rights and unions? Were they
>> ever for that? I don't think so. How about civil rights? As I recall they
>> opposed the civil rights act of 64 and 65, and every one since then.
>> Republicans have long been supported by the KKK and people with the beliefs
>> of the tea party since before you were born.
>> The Republican Party hasn't changed at all. But hopefully, people do, and
>> they see the error and hatred of the Republican Party as being a backward,
>> ancient party trying to push and force the ways and thinking of your great
>> great great grandfather onto everyone else.
>> Has the Hank Johnson I went to UI with changed his beliefs that being
>> anti-human and carpet bombing all our enemies is wrong? Or is he just
>> reaching the point of maturity that maybe humans are something we should
>> cherish and protect. Republicans didn't just start rejecting you, Hank,
>> they have always rejected you, me, and anyone that is in the least bit
>> different and not wealthy and white cultured. Hank, did you ever quit
>> smoking? Hope you did. And I hope you have reached the point of maturity to
>> realize that liberals are not all Pot smoking gray haired hippies as you
>> wrote in your column for the Town Crier. Democrats are average people
>> trying to make ends meet in life and liberal to Republicans means someone
>> that has a sense of reason, a heart and believes in civil rights. I use to
>> be a Republican, but then I got an education.
>> Donovan Arnold,
>> Proud Democrat since 1995
>>   *From:* "Henry D. "Hank" Johnston" <hearseboy85 at gmail.com>
>> *To:* vision2020 at moscow.com
>> *Sent:* Monday, April 2, 2012 9:32 PM
>> *Subject:* [Vision2020] The KKK and the Tea Party
>> Folks, I'm not one to chime in here often, but I've gotta say that the
>> section about what the KKK stands for sounds awfully close to some of our
>> local tea party candidates running in this "Republican" primary.  I use
>> quotation marks around the work Republican because I, a person has
>> considered myself lifelong Republican, have been railroaded from the local
>> party for calling them out for their antics.  I'm seriously contemplating
>> and reviewing my beliefs before I decide to renounce my affiliated
>> Republican registration with the county clerk.
>> Its sad, because I was once considered the right-wing of the UI College
>> Republicans, a group that was closely aligned with the Latah County GOP.
>>  Now, I'm considered a liberal in the Latah County GOP.
>> Just my thoughts.  I like to think that we (meaning me and my more
>> moderate friends) can take the party back.  But I do fear that it may be
>> too late.
>> Henry
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