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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:09 AM

What is this BITCH about DIVERSITY?

STOP BITCHING ABOUT DIVERSITY! Or at least the perceived lack of diversity in our Democratic candidates. Yes, it could be better, if Kamala Harris and Corey Booker were there, it would show even more diversity, (at least racially). However, look at and consider the following--during the House of Representatives so called debate on impeachment, the republicans were for the most part the same character. White-Male-Upper Class- and usually OLD. (not to mention really fucking stupid) The few that weren't were rare! Contrast with the democrats during the same debate
-- no comparison. Which party more resembles the PEOPLE. Now please recall the painful memory of republican debates early in the 2016 cycle. At times they had as many as eleven on stage if memory recalls. Some women, Bobby Jindal, and that's about it. (may have been more but not much. Now look at Tonight; 7 candidates--2 women, 1 gay man (married, really cool), 1 Jew, 1 racial minority (YANG). Seriously, TOM STEYER and JOE BIDEN would be the only candidates on that stage that could pass for republicans from a gender, sexual orientation, and racial/religious profile. Throw in Biden's compassion, Steyer's passion for our environment as noted by Yang and neither men could ever pass for republican. This so called "lack of diversity" along with blaming early state (iowa) for this problem is bullshit. Iowa gave us OBAMA, yea white bread Iowa, and at this time buttigieg (gay) is LEADING in Iowa! In short, rather than complaing about "lack of diversity", WE SHOULD CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY WE SHOW, AS WELL AS ACKNOWLEDGING THE NEED TO DO EVEN BETTER! In short when looking for our president, we democrats should not care if the candidate is beautifully black; wonderfully white; or some glorious shade of brown. BOOBS OR BALLS DOESN'T MATTER; BRAINS, BACKBONE, VISION DOES!

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bubbazero Dec 2019 OP
JonLP24 Dec 2019 #1
ismnotwasm Dec 2019 #2
AlexSFCA Dec 2019 #3
Joinfortmill Dec 2019 #4
Ilsa Dec 2019 #6
obamanut2012 Dec 2019 #5
Joe941 Dec 2019 #7
live love laugh Dec 2019 #8
llmart Dec 2019 #9
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #10

Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:14 AM

1. I agree we need to do better

Obama winning Iowa once (I don't count 2012 as there was no real primary) in hundreds of years isn't proof of much. Also Obama was very careful in what he said like later when he said 'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon' and all hell broke loose even though he was just speaking the truth.

I don't have much of a problem with New Hampshire as a lot of the population is suburban Boston so they have liberal or normal views on race.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:25 AM

2. Charming.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:52 AM

3. this is journalistic malpractice

we have never had gay and asian candidates on stage, either party (plus two jews in the race, one is on stage). This is historically diverse primary. We are the party who elected a first black president twice. We are talking about the most diverse trailblazing primary in world politics, not just US. GOP canít hold a candle. Also, unlike rethugs, we donít select people purely for diversity sake like gop did with dumb as a duck palin.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:14 AM

4. Actually, I think it would be just Joe Biden

Mr. Steyer's dad was Jewish.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:06 AM

6. But if Steyer doesn't follow or consider himself Jewish,

then I don't think he's jewish. My understanding is that it passes from the mother, not the father. I invite any corrections or better explanations.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:22 AM

5. Using BITCH in caps to launch a screed about "diversity"?

Not biting. yawn

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:14 AM

7. This is a bad take. Sorry.

 

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:16 AM

8. All you have to do is recall the impeachment hearings

With whites only and two women on the Republiclown side of the aisle. Democrats represent and reflect America.

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:21 AM

9. Maybe this thread should be in the Primaries forum.

n/t

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Response to bubbazero (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:22 AM

10. Well, the polls show that black voters don't support the black candidates...



All the whining doesn't matter. The rules were set up in an attempt to be fair. Changing the rules to accomodate an abstract construct like "diversity" just plays into the hands of the RW echo chamber. The lack of diversity is unfortunate, but there's not much we can do about it now.

I am more concerned with the number of billionaires on the stage who bought their way into the process.

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