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Political Roundtable Part XXIX

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1841 » by Zonkerbl » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:26 pm

You can give justice to George Floyd's family but the only way to right this wrong is for him to be not dead. Nevertheless, I hope this is an inflection point for the country, to realize it has been flat out wrong about the police since they were first helping catch slaves 200 years ago. Less police, more community service.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1842 » by Pointgod » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:32 pm

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1843 » by Wizardspride » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:19 pm

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1846 » by Wizardspride » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:17 pm

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1847 » by dobrojim » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:18 pm

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/21/why-republicans-fixate-suppressing-vote/

Republicans, in essence, are trying to eke out as many election cycles as they can with its shrinking base. Deathly afraid of alienating the most rabid MAGA supporters, they continue to stoke racial resentment, fear of immigrants and bizarro conspiracy theories — all of which push away non-Whites, women, college-educated voters and younger voters. In sum, Republicans’ base is vanishing and they haven’t the slightest idea what to do about it — other than a possibly self-destructive effort to disenfranchise voters.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1848 » by Wizardspride » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:31 pm

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/21/why-republicans-fixate-suppressing-vote/

Republicans, in essence, are trying to eke out as many election cycles as they can with its shrinking base. Deathly afraid of alienating the most rabid MAGA supporters, they continue to stoke racial resentment, fear of immigrants and bizarro conspiracy theories — all of which push away non-Whites, women, college-educated voters and younger voters. In sum, Republicans’ base is vanishing and they haven’t the slightest idea what to do about it — other than a possibly self-destructive effort to disenfranchise voters.

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1849 » by Ruzious » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:39 pm

Wizardspride wrote:
dobrojim wrote:
Wizardspride wrote:
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/21/why-republicans-fixate-suppressing-vote/

Republicans, in essence, are trying to eke out as many election cycles as they can with its shrinking base. Deathly afraid of alienating the most rabid MAGA supporters, they continue to stoke racial resentment, fear of immigrants and bizarro conspiracy theories — all of which push away non-Whites, women, college-educated voters and younger voters. In sum, Republicans’ base is vanishing and they haven’t the slightest idea what to do about it — other than a possibly self-destructive effort to disenfranchise voters.

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Of course they have a landfill in DC. It's called the Republican Party. :eek2:
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1850 » by Ruzious » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:37 pm

Ron Johnson... what in the f'n f... I mean, what other way is there to respond to what he said?

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/ron-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-170040680.html

This was actually a good response:
“More people will get COVID and die due to Ron Johnson’s comments yesterday,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Zach Hudson. “He’s a disgrace and Wisconsin can’t get rid of him soon enough.”
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1851 » by verbal8 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:31 pm

pancakes3 wrote:DC deserves statehood, as does Puerto Rico. Having relics of the past where 700k citizens in DC and 3 million citizens in PR not have their votes counted is voter suppression, plain and simple.

All "territories" deserve statehood, or at least representation.

DC statehood is a no-brainer or at least it should be.
I think it is a little more complicated with Puerto Rico. At a bare minimum US citizens living in Territories should get Congressional representation. In that approach Puerto Rico effectively gets 2 Senators and the Representatives. The population of the other territories is such that a non-voting Representatives isn't a bad solution.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1852 » by verbal8 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:46 pm

Pointgod wrote:
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The only non stupid/racist argument is that DC could be rolled into Maryland to get representation in Congress.

Polling has shown that proposal
Not very popular in DC or MD. Republicans seem to like it best, if there simply must be some representation.

DC has been separate from MD longer than most states have been states. Have any other territories been absorbed into preexisting states in order to get congressional representation? Why would DC do that? And why settle for no Senators? And wouldn’t absorption into Maryland water down minority representation in Congress?


Hey don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s a **** reason but throwing something out there that’s non ridiculous.


To be taken seriously it should be part of combining small states(population-wise) in general.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1853 » by Wizardspride » Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:15 am

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1854 » by dobrojim » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:39 am

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My 20 something kids still can’t stand him although they know they have
to still vote for dems. The GQP is just horrible. Now they’re redefining
what constitutes legal protesting and saying you can run over protesters
with no consequences. Even with Golfy McBonespurs gone, there is still
no bottom.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1855 » by dobrojim » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:17 pm

my daughter sent me this

(BTW, she just recently finished up her Masters degree requirements at G'town.
As you might imagine, her mother and I are quite proud of her. She's hoping to do a PhD at GW next.).

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1856 » by Wizardspride » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:38 pm

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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1857 » by Ruzious » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:08 pm

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Those 46% are dumb as f and/or racist - it's that simple.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1858 » by pancakes3 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:46 pm

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given how awful republican polling is on other issues, having the majority of republicans on the correct side of this issue is tremendous.
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1859 » by Pointgod » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:57 pm

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Those 46% are dumb as f and/or racist - it's that simple.


Why not both?
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Re: Political Roundtable Part XXIX 

Post#1860 » by dobrojim » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:59 pm

being racist is dumb
It hurts the racist person whether they realize it or not
I just finished reading Eddie Glaude Jr's book on James Baldwin, Begin Again.
It reinforced for me the idea that White people have to fix themselves.
No one else can do it for them. I fear too many White people don't think
they need to fix anything.
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