Second, why wil blacks act any differently than Catholics re having a "right" to be on the ticket?
The common denominator of the folks who voted for Obama is (to quote a corny slogan) is "forward". We need as a society to embrace national health care, green energy, gay rights, minority rights. And the idea that we are all in this together.
My concern with the R party is that it will morph into what we have seen in a number of European nations--white nationalism. You can sniff that already on this board.
Best case scenario for R (IMHO) is to go thru its "Goldwater" moment: nominate Paul Ryan in 2016 or someone else far, far right, get torched in the election, and let clearer, more moderate heads prevail.
Of course predicating the future course of parties is a tricky business!
Mark my words, after Obama, the black Democrats will consider it their inherent right to have a black on the Presidential ticket. Latinos have been so pumped up with visions of their voting power that they will demand inclusion on the big ticket as well (It's their turn, right?) Gays are the new blacks--a protected group with considerable power. How long will they take a minor role in the direction of the party. You see where I'm going with this... Diversity's great, but it's also, as the word implies, divisive.
But yeah, these guys need to go. I'd like to see a more libertarian approach. Leave folks alone if they're not bothering others and focus on small government and fiscal conservatism.
Of course, the other side that wants to tell you how big your soda should be need to go as well. And yes I know what Bloomberg calls himself.
I thought that "love or leave it" crap was just something right wingers spouted. Interesting that now the leftists are in power they are using that dictatorial phrase.
I have faith that my country can survive such a challenge.
It's not like it's new.
...'been goin' on for three hundred years or more.
Before there was a flag, there was a common bond among all who came here.
It is this common bond that reached beyond the bounds of ethnicity or culture and created a great nation.
And it is this common bond that will get us through the next four years, or four decades, or however long racists pray for division.
I suspect that as they become more acclimated, given their innate conservatism, their brilliance and entrepreneurial spirit, they'll find a natural home in the Republican party.
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