gnosis301: A conservative Republican? What's the catch?
Serious Black: Any thoughts on what it should include?
rewind2846: clkeagle: catmandu: Sensenbrenner actually saying something positive? Who'd a thunk it?Someone showed him the projections that whites will be the future minority?When is this supposed to happen? I learned in 2nd grade that 49% is not a minority when dealing with three or more groups or quantities, and it's going to be a long long time before that happens to non-hispanic white people. The problem is that your math, and the math of the people who push this stupid meme, is wrong - that is, unless you're only counting two groups - non-hispanic white persons, and "everyone else".If all four major racial/ethnic groups were evenly represented in this country (Asian, African, European, Hispanic) they would each be about 23%, with the discrepancy to include pacific islanders and those who identify as biracial. If one of those groups were more than 23%, then the others would be "minorities".Remember, "majority" means "a number higher than the next largest group", not "a number larger than all the other groups combined".Wake me when white people are less than one fourth of the total population, wealth and power base. Till then, cut the bullsh*t.
clkeagle: catmandu: Sensenbrenner actually saying something positive? Who'd a thunk it?Someone showed him the projections that whites will be the future minority?
blastoh: gnosis301: A conservative Republican? What's the catch?They are willing to scream about the Courts overturning VRA so they can justify screaming about the courts overturning DOMA.They'd rather black people vote than gay people marry.
DarnoKonrad: If I were President, I'd have my lawyers draw up a legal rationale to ignore this ruling. implement this ruling by discarding the data modelling based upon outdated methodology for application to selected states and counties and do as the SCOTUS requests and implement section 5 of the VRA equally to all 50 states. No act from congress is needed. The 15th Amendment is unequivocal. Congress has the power to regulate elections as it sees appropriate to ensure racial equality. SCOTUS can't just invalidate that based on a gut feeling.
catmandu: grumpfuff: Does anyone know anything about this guy besides this quote? Like is he one of those RINOs that would actually do something like this, or is he just pandering?Not a RINO but not a Tea Partier either. A few highlights:- one of the heirs to the Kimberly-Clark fortune- elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1968, the same year he graduated from law school. There until 1975, Wisconsin State Senate from 1975 to early 1979, US House of Representatives 1979 to today- From Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. The district is the state's richest and includes many of Milwaukee's northern and western suburbs- important role in the impeachment of former President Clinton- introduced the USA PATRIOT Act- Sensenbrenner was the main sponsor of H.R. 4437, a bill passed by the House in 2005 that would provide additional criminal penalties for aiding and abetting illegal immigration to the United States- voted against a bill to provide $50 billion in emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina- the only Republican to join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Congressional delegation to meet the Dalai Lama
grumpfuff: Does anyone know anything about this guy besides this quote? Like is he one of those RINOs that would actually do something like this, or is he just pandering?
king of vegas: gnosis301: A conservative Republican? What's the catch?Yeah. I think this is one of those don't throw me in the briar patch situations. I don't trust it.I'm about as libby lib that ever libbed and I actually don't hate yesterdays ruling. I think it'll lead to dirty fights in the courts with the ACLU, NAACP, and SPLC contesting bigoted laws and could fire up minorities even more and could even lead to a bigger turnout in midterm elections. I could see yesterday's ruling as being a net positive for Democrats in the future.
rogue49: Now THIS is the way to get "minority" groups to support your party...
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