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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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Colin Powell Accuses GOP Of Racism: They ‘Still Look Down On Minorities’ | Mediaite

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and had some strong words for his fellow GOP members: “The Republican party needs to take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed.” Powell criticized the GOP of today for everything from their views on climate change to taxes. Most importantly? The party has a “dark vein of intolerance” running through it and “if they don’t change” along with America’s changing demographics, “they are going to be in trouble.”

Host David Gregory asked Powell why he was still a Republican and he noted that it was the way he was “raised,” but that “the Republican party right now is having an identity problem.”

The GOP “still looks down on minorities,” Powell said. He slammed Sarah Palin‘s “shuck and jive” comments from last year about President Obama and criticized Republican’s use of the word “lazy” to describe the president.

“Why do senior Republican leaders tolerate this kind of discussion within the party?” he asked.

The choice of the next Republican candidate may be less important than what the party actually stands for, Powell added.

“If it’s just going to represent the far right-wing of the political spectrum, I think the party is in difficulty,” he said.
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Colin Powell is Wrong (with a Tribute to Edward Brooke) - Norcross, GA Patch
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The GOP described in this link is what it used to be, like 60 or 50 years ago. It is completely different now.
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Seriously, how is it that iron can find some of the worst written "articles" on the internet?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #26
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Republicans have a new strategy for 2016: Change the rules of presidential elections in order to swing the electoral college in the GOP's favor.
On Wednesday, Virginia's Republican-controlled legislature became one of the first to advance a bill that would allocate electoral votes by congressional district. Last week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed pushing through similar proposals in other states with Republican legislative majorities.
The strategy would have states alter the way they translate individual votes into electors -- thereby giving Republican candidates an advantage. Had the 2012 election been apportioned in every state according to these new Republicans plans, Romney would have led Obama by at least 11 electoral votes. Here's how:
In the 2012 election, President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by 126 electoral votes.
What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans' Vote-Rigging Plan

What sore losers! Now they know what it was like for Democrats in 2000.

I know some may see this as more GOP bashing, but the GOP is making such of fool out of themselves, some have to watch and see what happens, whether it be a train wreck or something more damaging to America.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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So, the Republican Party is trying to woo Latino voters. Somehow, I don't think Alaska Congressman Don Young got that memo.

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Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), in an interview with a local radio station released Thursday, referred to Latinos working on a ranch by using the derogatory term “wetbacks.”
“My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks and — to pick tomatoes,” Young said in the interview with KRBD. “You know, it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”
The term “wetback” is a slur often used to refer to illegal Mexican immigrants. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a Mexican who enters the United States illegally,” “from the practice of wading or swimming the Rio Grande where it forms the U.S.-Mexico border.”
In a statement released late Thursday, Young said that during the KRBD interview, “I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.”
In his statement, Young said migrant workers “play an important role in America’s workforce, and earlier in the said interview, I discussed the compassion and understanding I have for these workers and the hurdles they face in obtaining citizenship. America must once and for all tackle the issue of immigration reform.”
The Republican National Committee has in recent days and weeks urged the party to adjust its tone on issues of immigration and gay rights and to try harder to appeal to minority communities.
But Young isn’t the first to foil that plan. A Republican National Committee official on Wednesday posted an article to his Facebook page that referenced the “filthy” homosexual lifestyle.
Young, 79, has represented his House district since 1973 and is currently facing an ethics investigation.
Republican Rep. Don Young refers to Latinos using racial slur

What kills me is he doesn't even think he said anything wrong. Seriously. Growing up in the Central Valley, I still remember hearing white kids call me a wetback. It's been a long time, but it still stings.
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Holy crap.
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The GOP is going to have to kiss up to groups they used to look down on if they want to survive. Problem is, they don't know how to do it and no one in those groups will trust them anyway.
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so one congressman's ignorant remark is representative of the whole GOP?

because they all endorsed his remarks?

GOP leaders denounce Rep. Don Young’s use of slur

Don Young sorry for ‘poor choice of words’ - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com


there are enough things to find fault with, condemning this remark is one, which it seems all parties have done, that is a good thing.
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This may sound like a "Oh look, the GOP is being bad again" type of post, but it can't be avoided:

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The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state "is sovereign" and courts cannot block a state "from making laws respecting an establishment of religion." The legislation was filed in response to a lawsuit to stop county commissioners in Rowan County from opening meetings with a Christian prayer, wral.com reported.
The religion bill comes as some Republican-led states seek to separate themselves from the federal government, primarily on the issues of guns and Obamacare. This includes a proposal in Mississippi to establish a state board with the power to nullify federal laws.
The North Carolina bill's main sponsors, state Reps. Carl Ford (R-China Grove) and Harry Warren (R-Salisbury), could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, The Salisbury Post reported. Co-sponsors include House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes (R-Hickory). Another is state Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Concord), who in February introduced a state constitutional amendment that would allow for carrying concealed weapons to fight federal "tyranny."
The bill says the First Amendment only applies to the federal government and does not stop state governments, local governments and school districts from adopting measures that defy the Constitution. The legislation also says that the Tenth Amendment, which says powers not reserved for the federal government belong to the states, prohibits court rulings that would seek to apply the First Amendment to state and local officials.
North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

North Carolina also bans anyone who doesn't believe in God from public office. I take it only Protestant Christians are allowed.

This is insane. It sounds like the GOP knows its dying, and it fighting tooth and nail to survive, only to make fools out themselves.

My radical conservative sister lives in North Carolina. She must be dancing over this. How did we manage to be related?
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United States v. Peters - 9 U.S. 115 (1809) :: Justia US Supreme Court Center
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
It's not constitutional. It's unenforceable. Sadly, Texas has such a law too.
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
I heard the state has a big atheist movement. They should be challenging this if they're not because it doesn't make sense.
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Strong men more likely to vote Conservative - Telegraph

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Physically strong men are more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims.
Talk about your self-evident truth.
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As ever, fear over love.
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