Actually this is the first contentious *opening* post I've
by Ziks511 - 1/15/13 1:22 PM
In Reply to: What is typical by Glenda.
made in a very long time. I may get snotty when there have been replies which deserved contempt. but I will acknowledge that this one trod the edge of the TOS.
At the same time, look at what the GOP has become, a bunch of "I'm more conservative than you are" poseurs serving the interests of the moneyed class. And just for James, that's not envy you hear, it is contempt.
The US, thanks to the Republicans, has turned into 50 gerrymandered states which unfairly represent Republican interests thanks to the work of Republican governors in re-districting over the last 20 or so years. That's not opinion that's demonstrably true. All you need is a districting map, and 538blog's discussion of which are safe seats and which very few are not. Additionally, should you care to review the popular vote, the Republican's have been in serious trouble for 25 years or more.
Every research poll taker in the United States has said that people who lean Democratic far outnumber the ones who lean Republican. This was acknowledged by Republican strategist Paul Weyrich who said: "I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of
the people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and
they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections
quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." — Paul
Weyrich, Republican strategist, 1980.
So do you still think Republican restrictions placed at the State levels on Voter ID's and purging the voters lists of "felons" so they can deny anyone with the same name a vote are something they thought up for George W. Bush's election?
"In the Maryland gubernatorial election in 2010, the campaign of Republican candidate Bob Ehrlich
hired a consultant who advised that "the first and most desired outcome
is voter suppression", in the form of having "African-American voters
stay home."" Wikipedia under Voter Supression.
So my tone may have been exceptionable (Except of course that it is protected speech under the First Amendment) but there's plenty of instances to back up the truth of former Secretary of State Powell's assertion about the "deep vein of Intolerance" in the Republican Party.
As a human being, I can mourn the uses to which Sec.Powell's stature and extraordinary capability has been put by his so-called "friends" in the Party. And I think James' viturperation above says all that needs to be said regarding partisanship, and the capacity for willful blindness. Hence the comment, Glenda, since like many of your co-religionists, You Don't Get It. (Oh, and your religion is Keeping those less wealthy than you are in their place. It's a common infection seemingly in the Republican Party).
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