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#313156 - 08/03/19 07:35 PM Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem
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Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem (Wa Exam.)
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Out of the nearly 300 elected Republican officials at the highest level of government ó governors, senators, congressmen ó only about a dozen are nonwhite. And with Hurdís exit, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will be the sole black Republican in Congress.

Is this a symptom or cause? 4% of GOP office holders are non- white, but 40% of voters are. Will Hurd, while I disagreed with him on many issues, was one of the few remaining rationalists in the GOP. He was willing to fraternize with Democrats and seek compromises and common ground. No wonder he can't stay in Congress.
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#313171 - 08/04/19 01:03 AM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Diversity problem? The Republican Party is openly endorsing racism, nationalism and white supremacy. All the deplorables under one tent.
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#313173 - 08/04/19 01:58 AM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: NW Ponderer]
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#313174 - 08/04/19 02:15 AM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick

#GOPwalkaway


ThumbsUp LOL ThumbsUp

Yah, looks like #GOPwalkaway is a thing now!
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#313183 - 08/04/19 07:29 PM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: NW Ponderer]
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>Will Hurd's retirement

Interesting dilemma: Is it better to have another Democratic vote in the House, or is it good to have at least one rational Republican voice in their conferences?

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#313279 - 08/08/19 08:23 PM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: Greger]
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No, the GOP is not trying to imitate the Democrats. The history of racism, nationalism, and white supremacy in America is also the history of the Democrats.
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#313280 - 08/08/19 08:25 PM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: pondering_it_all]
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To have more rational, not emotional voices, in the House elect more Republicans.
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#313284 - 08/08/19 11:34 PM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
To have more rational, not emotional voices, in the House elect more Republicans.

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#313288 - 08/09/19 12:37 AM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
No, the GOP is not trying to imitate the Democrats. The history of racism, nationalism, and white supremacy in America is also the history of the Democrats.


Only if you pretend that nothing happened to the Democratic Party between 1865 and 1965. And as for nationalism, please give some reference to well known Democrats who fit the definition of "nationalist".
I don't even think we have many Republican nationalists in our history until 2016, unless one counts "America Love It or Leave It" bumper stickers as "nationalism".
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#313296 - 08/09/19 03:35 AM Re: Will Hurdís retirement reminds us of the GOPís diversity problem [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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The Democrat Party has not been a part of that history for the last 54 years, however the Republican Party assumed the mantle soon after by catering to disaffected Southern Democrat racists.

The Republican base in the South is certainly driven by racism. It is proven by my unscientific survey of Trump supporters whom I know personally ... 100% are racists. To suggest otherwise is disingenuous of reality.
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