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  Will America ever have another Gary Franks Republican?
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« on: March 13, 2013, 10:39:51 pm »

By this, I mean, will we ever see a black Republican get elected to some office who is fiscally conservative but not a Ryan-DeMint-Cruz extremist, who is fairly socially tolerant but not openly defiant of his party on those issues, who more or less goes about his business quietly without serving as a diversity mascot for his party and basically saying "I'm black! I'm conservative! I built it! Didn't need no government handouts! Deal with it! America!" In other words, someone not unlike former congressman Gary Franks of Connecticut? (Or basically like a black version of someone like Lamar Alexander or Kay Bailey Hutchison?)
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 06:28:11 am »

Michael Steele was this until appointed RNC chair for the reasons you stated.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 08:22:58 am »

"Ever"? Yeah, someday. There's a lot of Republicans, many of whom are mildly moderate, and a lot of black people. You're bound to get some overlap eventually.
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