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(MSNBC)   Congressman Charlie Rangel says the lack of diversity in Obama's White House is "as embarassing as hell". In response, the White House points out they do have one black guy in a kinda important position   (tv.msnbc.com ) divider line 118
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2013-01-11 02:43:02 PM  

cubic_spleen: mrshowrules: Diogenes: You know, there are only so many positions in the cabinet.  And maybe we should look at the totality of Obama's inclusiveness over his time in office instead of pissing and moaning and asking "What have you done for me lately, Obama?".

You need some type of Pantone colour scale average.  For gender representation, some type of clitoral/penal penile length averaging.

Republican penis length will skew this dramatically toward the female side of things. That's why they hate so much that there is a black Democrat in the white house. It's the only thing Republicans really care about.


Penal = of or relating to criminal punishment
Penile = of or relating to the cawk

"The convicted arsonist spent 20 years of hard time in the California Penile System"
 
2013-01-11 02:54:48 PM  
And if anyone knows about being embarassing as hell, it's Rangel. The fact that assholes like him are still reelected to Congress is a sad comment on both voter engagement that a large portion of his constituency either didn't know or didn't care about his corruption and also points to why gerrymandering is such a real concern.

That said, I've noticed something lately with Republicans complaining about this (which led to Rangel's comment). When did Republicans become about identity politics? I remember them complaining about Democrats blatantly pandering to minorities with token measures in the 1980's and 1990's. Now it seems like they spend so much time trying to call attention to a handful of female, hispanic, and black Republicans and scream about how Democrats are waging war against those groups every time they hire a white male.

It's like how the only people who are screaming about political correctness are the conservatives who opposed it, since they get to attack liberals for being hypocrites by using "black" instead of "African-American" in a speech.
 
2013-01-11 02:59:00 PM  

HighOnCraic: [www.mainjustice.com image 300x414]

He was great on "Barney Miller."


He doesn't dress as snappily as he once did.
 
2013-01-11 03:18:09 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Frank N Stein: The notion of diversity in this country has become little more than a political tool. It's simply bargaining chip that can be trotted out to appease, strong arm, or divert attention to the "proper" channel, depending upon the situation. What diversity is not, I've come to realize, is an organically developed realization and application of letting people merely "be". The idea of diversity as a strength breaks down when politics realizes the advantage of grabbing hold of this concept like a leech and begins using it to its advantage. No amount of politically induced racial quotas, grandstanding, and inquisitions will ever allow for flourish of true diversity, one in which the dividing lines between individuals (be it race, gender, sexual orientation, creed etc...) is not a factor. In fact, those political leeches have it in their best interest to keep the question about diversity convoluted and divisive as possible, because its become one of their most effective tools.

And that's my rant.

*Sigh*

Yeah, that's it. The race-baiters want to keep the status quo so that they can somehow profit off of pointing and saying, "there's no diversity". Instead of asking ourselves what are the barriers that exist which do not allow everyone to be represented, lets attack the people who point it out. There are 312 million people in the United States of America. You mean to tell me that John Kerry is so much more qualified than all of these people that America needs him to be a Senator, a Presidential candidate, and the Secretary of Defense? Why are the same names floated around every time there is an opening in government?


Plenty of people are more qualified, the question is if they want the position. Bonus points: for all the complaints about Congressional pay, elected office usually pays worse than the private sector for someone with the same background as your average congresscritter. The only tradeoff is power, meaning the more willing you are to abuse said power the bigger the incentive to pursue public office is.
 
2013-01-11 03:26:43 PM  
Oh, this is nonsense.

There's plenty of diversity on both sides: radicals, nanny-staters, greens, feminists, anti-semites, appeasers, union toadies and race-card specialists on the left...and theocrats, corporate puppets, gun nuts, homophobes, defense-pork wallowers, anti-abortion zealots, Islamophobes and War on (Some) Drugs fanatics on the right.

In the middle are moderates, who are impure and must be shunned. (The libertarians were pitched over the castle walls ages ago.)
 
2013-01-11 03:43:35 PM  

Karac: mrshowrules: Diogenes: You know, there are only so many positions in the cabinet.  And maybe we should look at the totality of Obama's inclusiveness over his time in office instead of pissing and moaning and asking "What have you done for me lately, Obama?".

You need some type of Pantone colour scale average.  For gender representation, some type of clitoral/penal length averaging.

So if Obama replaces Eric Holder with a woman, then to keep the same ratio, he would need to replace Sebelius with 1 and a half white guys or 2 Asians?


Exactly.  I don't make the rules.

/other than that rule I mean
 
2013-01-11 03:46:17 PM  

another cultural observer: cubic_spleen: mrshowrules: Diogenes: You know, there are only so many positions in the cabinet.  And maybe we should look at the totality of Obama's inclusiveness over his time in office instead of pissing and moaning and asking "What have you done for me lately, Obama?".

You need some type of Pantone colour scale average.  For gender representation, some type of clitoral/penal penile length averaging.

Republican penis length will skew this dramatically toward the female side of things. That's why they hate so much that there is a black Democrat in the white house. It's the only thing Republicans really care about.

Penal = of or relating to criminal punishment
Penile = of or relating to the cawk

"The convicted arsonist spent 20 years of hard time in the California Penile System"


That was pretty dumb on my part but in this instance my post in general was even dumber.
 
2013-01-11 04:30:07 PM  
So force affirmative action on everyone else, but don't implement it yourself? Really Fartbongo? That's how you're doin' us?
 
2013-01-11 04:46:48 PM  

Silly Jesus: So force affirmative action on everyone else, but don't implement it yourself? Really Fartbongo? That's how you're doin' us?


Got tires of "James!"?
 
2013-01-11 04:52:14 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: You know, I'm all for government "looking like America," but there always a chance of over- or underrepresentation.  Looking back over the past four years, I think what's "embarrassing than hell" is people trying to paint Obama as some kind diversity-opposer.  Everyone knows it's a crock.


Indeed, being open to a candidate entirely because if his/her qualifications and not considering their racial background is awesome.

Bringing in less awesome candidates just to make the administration look more like the bridge of the Enterprise just insults all involved.
 
2013-01-11 04:53:54 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Silly Jesus: So force affirmative action on everyone else, but don't implement it yourself? Really Fartbongo? That's how you're doin' us?

Got tires of "James!"?


He's made of tires?!
 
2013-01-11 05:09:51 PM  
The gift of butthurt just keeps on giving...
 
2013-01-11 05:23:12 PM  

Heraclitus: The gift of butthurt just keeps on giving...


I bet Charlie is "butthurt" he didn't get any post in the administration
 
2013-01-11 05:43:05 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Frank N Stein: A Dark Evil Omen: Frank N Stein: A Dark Evil Omen: I always like it when rightists try to throw complaints like this back at the center and left, because it's always so very, very ridiculous. I don't know who Charlie Rangel is so I'm just going to phone in some comment about a group of people I don't like

I was referring to you in particular. Cheers!

Fair enough. To be clear, what specific problem do you have with my complaint that diversity issues are heavily politicized?

Because it's bullshiat? It's an issue because the far right makes it an issue. As noted, it is useful and important to have people around with a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds when you're making decisions that affect people with a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds. Rangel's whining because he doesn't get to be the Secretary of Slum Lords notwithstanding, it is specifically the far right who insist on a narrow definition of "best qualified" that just happens to always be rich, straight white males.


As a conservative my preference for Sec of Treasury :

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 07:08:10 PM  
He's already got a black, a woman, two dips and a cripple. What more do you want?
 
2013-01-11 07:29:25 PM  

hasty ambush: A Dark Evil Omen: Frank N Stein: A Dark Evil Omen: Frank N Stein: A Dark Evil Omen: I always like it when rightists try to throw complaints like this back at the center and left, because it's always so very, very ridiculous. I don't know who Charlie Rangel is so I'm just going to phone in some comment about a group of people I don't like

I was referring to you in particular. Cheers!

Fair enough. To be clear, what specific problem do you have with my complaint that diversity issues are heavily politicized?

Because it's bullshiat? It's an issue because the far right makes it an issue. As noted, it is useful and important to have people around with a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds when you're making decisions that affect people with a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds. Rangel's whining because he doesn't get to be the Secretary of Slum Lords notwithstanding, it is specifically the far right who insist on a narrow definition of "best qualified" that just happens to always be rich, straight white males.

As a conservative my preference for Sec of Treasury :

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 250x288]


I hear his wife refers to him as "Mr. Williams".
 
2013-01-11 08:37:28 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Personally, I think one of the best criteria should be "Is this the best person for the job?" and not "What sex is this person?"

But that's just me.


That would be my preference, but everyone knows that that's discriminatory and elitist.
 
2013-01-11 08:43:49 PM  

dericwater: HighOnCraic: [www.mainjustice.com image 300x414]

He was great on "Barney Miller."

He doesn't dress as snappily as he once did.


He must've run out of all that money he made from "Blood on the Badge."
 
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