All White....All Male

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by RCG Trader, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Yep, on one hand, the GOP says that they have an image problem. Then they turn and do this.

    There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members.
  2. The party of old white men persists, and will shortly cease to exist, lest they change their ways.:)
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Yes, let's put someone into a job simply because they meet a diversity requirement, and throw out the potential that they might not be qualified. Qualifications are so overrated. It's all about how many minorities you have making decisions that steer the direction of the country.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    You do also realize that minorities tend to elect minorities who are democrat, right?
  5. Ricter


    Money begets power, and power begets money.
  6. Then maybe the should have borrowed Mittens binders full of women.:)
  7. They do this because conservatives, and this is globally, tend to be bigoted.
  8. 377OHMS


    Spewing racism and lying about everything under the sun has become your trademark behavior RCG. I wonder who still listens to you in this forum?


    New U.S. House: Women and minorities to the left; white men to the right

    Washington (CNN) -- When the incoming U.S. House freshmen of the 113th Congress take their class photo, the image will reflect two very different visions of the nation.

    On the Democratic side: Women and minorities -- a coalition that, along with young voters, largely helped re-elect President Barack Obama -- collectively will for the first time in the nation's history outnumber white male Democrats.

    On the Republican side: The majority of the House seats will be held by white men -- a group which far outnumbers the now dwindled numbers of House GOP women and minorities after the losses of two minority members and about a half dozen women from that caucus.

    "They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well the picture that you see before you is worth millions of votes, millions of aspirations and dreams of the American people for problem-solvers to come to Washington to get to the job done, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in welcoming the incoming freshman class

    "Today we officially welcome our Democratic freshmen to Washington. They are extraordinary leaders who will make our House Democratic caucus the first caucus in history, in the history of civilized government, to have a majority of women and minorities in the caucus."

    It also symbolizes something else that is more troubling politically.

    "It's basically a sign that both parties are distilling to their core, and they are living in parallel universes," said David Wasserman, House editor for the Cook Political Report.

    The stark demographic and ideological differences now reflected in the House will also likely lead to increased partisan showdowns over entitlement spending, education, health care and immigration reform, political and cultural experts say. Studies and polls have shown, for example, that women tend to be more supportive of government spending than men, and those attitudes might have helped influence women's choice for president, said Michele Swers, a Georgetown University American government professor.

    "You can draw a clear line between the changing demographics of the parties and the polarization (likely to follow)," Wasserman said.
  10. r-in


    Actually the most bigotted and racist seem to be those that expound on the value of Socialism, ie Democrat think. They use the idea that people who have been successful are the evil ones. Hitler used it, Lenin, Stalin, etc, and they murdered millions to "prove" their point. Look at the crap bags in the Middle East and Africa who use Socialism to maintain their power and yet the people suffer, and are murdered when they question the policies and who they benefit. Look at the pile that Europe has become.
    I am not one to say Republicans are perfect, and will say anyday, everyday, they are far from it, and there are turd elitists in the party, but overall the idea of helping everyone to help themselves make their, and the future generations better is much preferable to get the "get 'em on the public dole" idea of democratic thought. I think Democrats are far more racist. Look at the number of past KKK members who made it to Congress, and one at least was a Grand Dragon of the KKK , who is celebrated by the Democrats. Are you kidding!!!
    #10     Nov 28, 2012