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(Rolling Stone)   When you know you can't win without cheating, sabotage is only a natural progression   (rollingstone.com) divider line
    More: PSA, United States Census Bureau, Donald Trump, Population, White House, President of the United States, Ivana Trump, Fred Trump, Barack Obama  
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1918 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Aug 2020 at 8:57 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-11 4:16:46 PM  
The thing is, it only kicks the can down the road for a little while longer. 2030? White folks are VERY likely to slip under 50% of the population by then. Still the most numerous, but when you add in misceginated bastiches like me or my daughter, there's even more fun to be had with questioning ethnicity in general. And it is going to terrify a lot of folks who don't see it coming. It terrifies a lot of folks who see it, and their fear comes from what they've already done, and an inability to parse what equality might actually mean, because they are weak minded edjits who dob't understand compassion or sharing. THIS sh*t is what happens when your parents insist you can't fail kindergarten.

The GOP knows this bomb is ticking. They've known about it for twenty years or better. Cripes, I wouldn't doubt a few bucks got thrown to the Quiverfull folks and got those reality shows made just to plant the seed that white folks NEED to have MOAR babies.

This Administration was literally the worst to have any honest degree of representation, and despite Donnie's OBVIOUS failings, it's the single best explanation for why the leadership has lock-stepped with him. Game the system or change up your platform, and Mitch and his buddies are just too damn old and mean to try to cater to new demographics, so it was an easy choice of what to do.
 
2020-08-11 5:09:53 PM  
We'll just do a proper census next year. Nothing in the constitution says we have to wait 10 years, just that it has to happen every 10 years.
 
2020-08-11 6:52:44 PM  
These so-called "conservatives" have a deeply ingrained default mode when they're caught doing awful things that tells them "the ends always justify the means."

They'll cheat and steal for this election, and they won't even feel guilt about it. They're impervious to shame, logic, and critical thinking. The really religious ones will just pray and White Jesus will absolve them.
 
2020-08-11 7:23:53 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: These so-called "conservatives" have a deeply ingrained default mode when they're caught doing awful things that tells them "the ends always justify the means."

They'll cheat and steal for this election, and they won't even feel guilt about it. They're impervious to shame, logic, and critical thinking. The really religious ones will just pray and White Jesus will absolve them.


They'll have to because they have no choice (if they want to win).  The going all in on Trump was the straw that broke the camel's back.  There are not enough window lickers/knuckle draggers to vote for them to even have a remote chance of retaining a majority.
 
2020-08-11 8:58:54 PM  
Second Census!
 
2020-08-11 9:01:54 PM  
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2020-08-11 9:12:08 PM  
I never expect right wingers to act honestly, with any kind of morals or ethics at all. I always expect them to be lying shiat garbage and they've never, EVER let me down.
 
2020-08-11 9:12:12 PM  
Filling out the census is as important as voting, and easier.
 
2020-08-11 9:14:54 PM  
I'm keeping my prediction that Trump farks up so badly that he submits something that congress literally cannot legally accept as a valid census and we have to do this shiat again in an off year for the first time... ever, basically.  Like, we don't even have any kind of settled law for what happens if the department assigned to do the census just flat-out doesn't do one, which seems to be the case here, is how odd this one is gonna be.

There's not exactly a lot of wiggle-room for what constitutes a valid census and what doesn't, since it's constitutional:

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

If your census avoids counting the whole number of free persons in each state, it's not a census, and congress can't accept any law or rule that causes the count to not be of, y'know, that.
 
2020-08-11 9:16:20 PM  
Fark TFA and fark anyone who continues to say this is a problem with Trump and the Trump administration.

This is the republican party and has been for 50 years. Trump is a symptom, not the disease.
 
2020-08-11 9:22:12 PM  

koder: We'll just do a proper census next year. Nothing in the constitution says we have to wait 10 years, just that it has to happen every 10 years.


Take all the censuses you want.  States aren't going to redistrict every year, no matter how many we do.
 
2020-08-11 9:25:28 PM  
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2020-08-11 9:32:41 PM  

hubiestubert: The GOP knows this bomb is ticking. They've known about it for twenty years or better. Cripes, I wouldn't doubt a few bucks got thrown to the Quiverfull folks and got those reality shows made just to plant the seed that white folks NEED to have MOAR babies.


Why do you think the GOP response to coronavirus turned so hard after Trump learned that Black and minority communities were dying from it? Easy way to shove the numbers back in favor of the Republicans, especially when you consider the kids least likely to be able to have the resources to either stay out of school or have a school properly funded to manage covid precautions.

Same with the cop brutality. All of it meant to drive down the numbers of Black voters. 

Utterly sickening.
 
2020-08-11 9:32:50 PM  
I can't stand it, I know you planned it
I'mma set it straight, this Watergate
I can't stand rockin' when I'm in here
'Cause your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
 
2020-08-11 9:41:08 PM  

mcmnky: Fark TFA and fark anyone who continues to say this is a problem with Trump and the Trump administration.

This is the republican party and has been for 50 years. Trump is a symptom, not the disease.


Yep. Ever since they welcomed the racist Dixiecrats into their party with open arms, the GOP was destined to end up with someone like Trump.

He embodies the bigotry, ignorance and greed that the American right-wing has been promoting for...well, since before the Republicans were the right-wing party.
 
2020-08-11 10:01:54 PM  

koder: We'll just do a proper census next year. Nothing in the constitution says we have to wait 10 years, just that it has to happen every 10 years.


I'm sure red states will sue to protect their inalienable constitutional right to use an incomplete count to disenfranchise minorities and their Trump-appointed counterparts in the judiciary will be sympathetic to whatever reasoning they manufacture for that purpose.

The census is yet another thing that will take substantially more effort to fix than what it took for the Republicans to break, in no small part due to those same Republicans obstructing those efforts.
 
2020-08-11 10:04:18 PM  

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But he doesn't really demand loyalty.  He demands fealty.
 
2020-08-11 10:35:27 PM  

hubiestubert: The thing is, it only kicks the can down the road for a little while longer. 2030? White folks are VERY likely to slip under 50% of the population by then. Still the most numerous, but when you add in misceginated bastiches like me or my daughter, there's even more fun to be had with questioning ethnicity in general. And it is going to terrify a lot of folks who don't see it coming. It terrifies a lot of folks who see it, and their fear comes from what they've already done, and an inability to parse what equality might actually mean, because they are weak minded edjits who dob't understand compassion or sharing. THIS sh*t is what happens when your parents insist you can't fail kindergarten.

The GOP knows this bomb is ticking. They've known about it for twenty years or better. Cripes, I wouldn't doubt a few bucks got thrown to the Quiverfull folks and got those reality shows made just to plant the seed that white folks NEED to have MOAR babies.

This Administration was literally the worst to have any honest degree of representation, and despite Donnie's OBVIOUS failings, it's the single best explanation for why the leadership has lock-stepped with him. Game the system or change up your platform, and Mitch and his buddies are just too damn old and mean to try to cater to new demographics, so it was an easy choice of what to do.


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2020-08-11 11:24:45 PM  
This may come off as an unpopular opinion, but if you have to cheat to win, then maybe you shouldn't be playing that game in the first place.
 
2020-08-11 11:33:26 PM  
The bigger problem is each state gets 2 senators. Even if the census represented reality and coast states got a few more reps, the senate has equal power against the masses.  The census is chicken feed compared to toppling the power held by senators.
 
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