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2 days ago.
by absolem
Kendall78
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Racial Group Guilt

This is just to gauge how you feel about racial group guilt when it comes to politics and cultural topics. Has the media or any organization ever made you feel that you couldn't debate about the topic of race because of the specific race you belong to?

 
 

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NasCarNut

The political scientist Barbara Sinclair has done the math. In the 1960s, she finds, "extended-debate-related problems" -- threatened or actual filibusters -- affected only 8 percent of major legislation. By the 1980s, that had risen to 27 percent. But after Democrats retook control of Congress in 2006 and Republicans found themselves in the minority, it soared to 70 percent.

Posted 12 days ago.

NasCarNut

As even Robert Samuelson (no friend of Democrats) acknowledged, "From 2003 to 2006, when Republicans controlled the Senate, they filed cloture 130 times to break Democratic filibusters. Since 2007, when Democrats took charge, they've filed 257 cloture motions." The Senate's own records reveal obstructionism is the new normal for Republicans.

Posted 12 days ago.

Stillhere

Absolem you make a valid point, the house republicans were elected to obstruct a socialist agenda, it's THIER duty to represent those that sent them to Washington. Just as Bernie Sanders represents the whacky lefties that send him to office, would anyone expect him to compromise on a tax cut or would he be called obstructionist for voting against it?

Posted 12 days ago.

Stillhere

Oh and btw YOU STILL WERE CRUSHED

Posted 12 days ago.

Stillhere

Washington (AP). Among the top 100 individual donors to political groups, more than half gave primarily to Democrats or their allies. Among groups that funneled more than $100,000 to allies, the top of the list tilted overwhelmingly toward Democrats — a group favoring the GOP doesn't appear on the list until No. 14.

The two biggest super PACs of 2014? Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC — both backing Democrats.

Republicans the party of the wealthy? Pfttt

Posted 12 days ago.

absolem

OWO... can you say filibuster??? The Democrats can...self-interest at work... or their favorite tactic of walking out and running back into their rabbit hole....out of state btw. Both sides try to hamper or prevent the other from acting contrary to their beliefs.

Posted 12 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Google "republican strategy of obstruction " if you really want to know !

Posted 12 days ago.

absolem

beright. good point and one that should have got equal billing in the "touchy-feely" discussions of race that we have seen taken place under the guise of "healing". not many have pointed out that the white side of obama was not given equal billing in the love-fest that was Obama. they said well...he looks more afrcan-american than white so based on appearance (thought we wern't supposed to do that) they...with much fanafre declared the first african-american president. either way...it is what it is and just like the american people michelle will be rid of his arse and his shenanigans at roughly the same time.

Posted 12 days ago.

absolem

OWO...it the democrats did not vote, present and pass legislation that did not serve their own interests then why not just call them republicans or even libitarians. we are all selfish in what we want whether it seems to serve the general popualtion or just our own desires. it is not just a republicans and that is a fact of life. if a happy accident of the aligning of the stars happens to benefit all then great...but i hesitate to say that you would gladly put away your self-interest for mine. we all tend to be selfish unless we are giving away or taking other from others without value in return or based on a mutually agreed to arrangement. bottom line...we are all selfish to a degree. even you most OWISEONE...but if you were truly wise you would know that.

Posted 12 days ago.

Ohwiseone

No , he was disliked because of his absolute pandering to the wealthy !

Posted 12 days ago.

BeRight

absolem: The left finds it hard to believe that you can disagree or dislike a president solely based on his politics or policies. I guess the left hated Bush because he was a white man from Texas.

Posted 12 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Just googe "republican strategy of obstruction " !

Posted 12 days ago.

Ohwiseone

oh rockhead , your total brainwashing shows you for what you are ! Just another mindless republizombie marching to your masters voices ! How bright does that make you ? Dumb enough to swallow any horsesh^t they shove down your throat !

Posted 12 days ago.

ohnotwiseone, oh man,your either dumber than a day old islamic terrorist or you suffer from cranial rectal inversion. The only obstructing going on has been by the demokrat party for the last 6 years. They threw aside over 300 bills sent to the senate and just ignored them.

Posted 12 days ago.

Ohwiseone

There in lay the problem , everyone wants what THEY want ...NOW ! A good example is the last 6 years of obstruction by republiduds !

Posted 12 days ago.

absolem

Just so some our sensitive readers don't get too riled up, please note that I could care less what race our leaders are as long as they represent my interests. Selfish..absolutely. I have always found it to be a profound head-shaking moment when those that profess color blindness point out both pro and con based on...drum roll please..color or race. A truly stand out moment of stupidity..but a network and a racist organization proudly depend on it for their existence.

Posted 13 days ago.

absolem

Good evening kunectdots. I trust you are well. It must really chap the naacps arse that Obamas pappy chose a white woman. It's like the servpro ad tag line " like it never even happened".

Posted 13 days ago.

Kunectdots

Accolades to a few of the recent commentators here.

The title of the forum being "Racial Group Guilt", I've frequently wondered to what degree we could assign the two successful runs for president by our nation's first half-black president to white guilt.

Well, Baby, during his second term he has done his utmost (from a legal prospective) to help us get over that self-inflicted affliction.

Posted 13 days ago.

absolem

Ohwiseone...very well put. i think we can scrounge up a brand new pair of those air jordans...now they might have a few shards of glass in them and won't exactly be the correct size but hey they will be free. oh and i forgot to mention they may be a little damp from where they were retrieved from the overhead power lines after a steady rain. i would not suggest wearing them in the 'hood from which they came...to them it's like stealing a city limit marker.

Posted 13 days ago.

BeRight

I will. I will just ovoid those neighborhoods.

And what exactly will I find out? Maybe they are the entitled 47%?

Posted 13 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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