The Congress finally got around to passing the violence Against Women Act today after over 18 months of delay, thanks to the recalcitrant uncooperative republican leadership.
An important point I .had not realized. In the last election, more people voted for Democrats than voted for republicans; Voters overwhelmingly cast more votes for President, the Senate and the House. Only the way, congressional districts have been drawn, allowed the republicans to retain leadership in the House.. And not by a few votes, by millions of votes!! We are clearly a center left political country. the republicans and their far right ultra-conservative agenda is not where America is at. Just like they were before the election, they do not seem to get the message; their agenda does not resonate, it’s the policies and their goal of showing their hate for the President, stupid!! (Jindal’s words, nor mine this time)
A touchy subject: The U’S’ Census has decided to eliminate the choice for us to designate “race” on census forms! the eliminated “Negro”!!! Gee, thanks, now I do not need to hesitate and ponder any more…..But what are c. thomas and a west and h cain to do? Oh, they are leaving the caption “Other”!
Now, I know the Constitution calls for a census by race (again thinking in 1780 terms) but congress needs to change the focus and concentrate on gathering demographics by need and income levels.The the real condition of America will be obvious! Your turn….