Republicans are bragging a lot about Gorsuch’s qualifications, which are legitimate. But this debate isn’t really about qualifications. If it were, Gorsuch wouldn’t have been nominated, because Garland would be on the court.
How to End the Politicization of the Courts https://nyti.ms/2nS2GBi
The Republican Party’s greatest flaw is that it does not have an expansive, inclusive platform based on the idea that we need to improve things for all people.
Their platform is formed around the idea that the system should be systemically rigged to keep the Wealthy, Whites, and Wall Street in power.
It’s a party built on racism and the idea that poor of all colors are undeserving of equal opportunities.
Today’s Republican Party is built in part on fear of people who are not white. There’s no other way to say it. The party is committed to reducing voting rights for African-Americans. It has a history of alienating African-Americans that long predates Trump, stretching through Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
Race, and the G.O.P.’s Future http://nyti.ms/2e2CoYq
Christian Conservatives you’re up…
And you have a lot work to do to prove you’re not all hypocrites.
This is not the time to appeal to minorities and marginalized communities to “come together in unity” with white people right now.That was Hillary Clinton’s message, and even though she had the track record and the experience and the wherewithal to make it happen—you passed on it. Instead you chose the guy who’s entire resume is about supremacy and privilege, whose entire campaign was about the fear of the other (the other in this case, being anyone not white, straight, and Christian). You chose the guy endorsed by the KKK. You did.
You need to understand this.
Oppressed people aren’t obliged to make nice with their oppressors.
The bullied don’t owe anything to the bullies.
Victims don’t have to make their assailants feel better.
Young children of color aren’t responsible to educate racist children—or their parents.
My god! When can we finally have fair voting in this country?
This is straight up racism on the part of Conservatives and in particular the R.N.C.
Of course, the claims of voter fraud are themselves fraudulent; in-person voter fraud essentially never happens, as study after study has confirmed. As the federal court in New Jersey said in 2009, voter intimidation of the type the Trump campaign is now encouraging, and in which the R.N.C. has engaged, “presents an ongoing threat to the participation of minority individuals in the political process, and continues to pose a far greater danger to the integrity of that process than the type of voter fraud the R.N.C. is prevented from addressing by the decree.”
Republicans have long known that their chances of winning go up when the number of voters — and especially minority voters — goes down.
The R.N.C.’s ‘Don’t Get Out the Vote’ Drives http://nyti.ms/2e3Q6bu
The Benghazi investigation has been nothing but a partisan political witch hunt.
When will the Republican party get out of the way of those who want an effective government?
a massive wasted effort that can only be seen as a Republican political vendetta against Hillary Clinton,
the committee investigation lasted longer than congressional inquiries into the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the Republicans, more interested in manufactured issues than real ones like health care, jobs and education, will agree.
Time to End the Benghazi Witch Hunt http://nyti.ms/294CNLA
Libs have gone too far left. The success of this country and its government will come from the center, not its radical wings.
Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left? http://nyti.ms/1SBvGam
NobodyisFlyingthePlane because we allow our political leaders to dupe us and get away with it.
Republicans would mobilize voters with social issues, but invariably turn postelection to serving the interests of corporations and the 1 percent.
The article isn’t very interesting other than the above quote. It is worth noting that conservatives aren’t the only ones who do this, libs do too.
NYTimes: The Fix Isn’t In