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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
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2013-01-11 12:11:55 PM  
4 votes:
So thus far Obama has appointed four white guys... but he also has 3 holdovers from his last cabinet: Sebelious, Holder and Shinseki. So his cabinet current make up is about 60% white guys, and 15 percent for blacks, asians and women. So blacks and asians are slightly over represented as a percentage of the population.

But if we were to count Obama as a member of his own team... Then blacks are about 25%. That's a gross over representation of blacks and a likely first step towards the eventual enslavement of white people.
2013-01-11 12:03:41 PM  
4 votes:
I, personally, will not be satisfied until the Cabinet has it's first Lesbian left-handed midget albino eskimo appointee.
2013-01-11 12:59:46 PM  
3 votes:

Nabb1: I, personally, will not be satisfied until the Cabinet has it's first Lesbian left-handed midget albino eskimo appointee.

Funny you should mention that. I was just giving a speech to the Committee to Avdance Lesbian left-handed midget albino eskimos, It was a banner year at CALLHMAE. Maybe.
2013-01-11 12:49:05 PM  
2 votes:
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He was great on "Barney Miller."
2013-01-11 12:20:14 PM  
2 votes:
Obama has a "diverse cabinet": OMG! Affirmative Action!

Obama has "bunch of whitey" on his cabinet: Whar diversity? Whar?
2013-01-11 01:05:41 PM  
1 vote:
I voted for a candidate once because his opponent was a boring, white, uninspiring washington insider and he was a bilingual, diversity advocating, washington "outsider" with big ideas and a commitment to bringing in people of all backgrounds to the table.

That candidate was President Bush. He did alot of things, and bringing diversity to the cabinet level was one of them. He also found all the cockroaches left from Nixon's White House and listened to them much more than the token melanin-rich appointees, and ended up disgracing all of them and our nation and chasing me out of the Republican party.

I won't be allowing diversity to motivate my voting ever again. I want the best person for the job, and I want people committed to leveling the playing field, but lip service to diversity is no indicator of a candidate's merit...
2013-01-11 12:54:22 PM  
1 vote:

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

He was great on "Barney Miller."

Even better on Firefly
2013-01-11 12:54:04 PM  
1 vote:

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.

I concur 100%
2013-01-11 12:52:57 PM  
1 vote:

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.

You're putting way too much into this. The proper translation of Rangel's comments is "I haven't been nominated for a cabinet position. Waah!"
2013-01-11 12:46:56 PM  
1 vote:

AcneVulgaris: He's only half black, so his ethnic density is insufficient to raise the average, despite his position.

2013-01-11 12:46:09 PM  
1 vote:

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.

Mike Huckabee and the rest of the goblins at Fox News are very concerned about Obama's lack of diversity. Is this what we voted for ladies?

And did you notice how few Muslims 0bama has appointed to his cabinet? Why is he forcing radical Christianity onto a country that wants diversity? Concerned patriots would like to know.
2013-01-11 12:45:57 PM  
1 vote:
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He then added, "And trust me, I know a lot about embarrassments."
2013-01-11 12:42:46 PM  
1 vote:
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Miss me yet?
2013-01-11 12:39:37 PM  
1 vote:

Uranus Is Huge!: Obama has a "diverse cabinet": OMG! Affirmative Action!

Obama has "bunch of whitey" on his cabinet: Whar diversity? Whar?

2013-01-11 12:16:23 PM  
1 vote:
I certainly don't want Obama to nominate an old, old wooden ship.
2013-01-11 11:59:56 AM  
1 vote:

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.
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