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Bewbies 06-18-2013 05:03 PM

Louisana senator changes parties, video goes viral
 
Have you seen this?

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ClevelandBronco 06-18-2013 06:54 PM

He doesn't sound like a black man. He sounds like a man.

CoMoChief 06-18-2013 07:01 PM

bravo

Mizzou_8541 06-18-2013 07:04 PM

:slow clap:

fan4ever 06-18-2013 07:12 PM

3...2...1...Uncle Tom.

Shame his words will fall on deaf ears. I'm surely going to share however.

Baby Lee 06-18-2013 07:12 PM

Maher had a bit about 'making women nod' that I wish he would recover and recognize for it's much broader implications.

Liberals can be and very often are well intentioned, particularly the supporters as opposed to those in power. But too often liberal/progressive government solutions are 1) lip service to a real problem, and 2) a pathway to insider power gathering and societal dependence.

Sowell talks about working in the minimum wage enforcement agency, and how his coworkers were expressly disinterested in examining whether their program was working. The sole interest was collecting federal $$ for their enforcement efforts. Basically 'these laws give us something to do and $$ for doing it, so shut up and keep your head down.'

I think a lot of our problems as a decisionmaking community isn't our apathy so much as our implicit assumption that some duties of government are so obvious that surely someone is carrying them out for us. Surely someone is hard at work cutting waste. Surely someone is taking advantage of technological innovations to make government more transparent. Surely those who see policies garnering negative results are telling legislators and surely legislators are responding to those observations.

For the vast majority of the time, NONE of that is going on. Feelgood initiatives are introduced and touted for sympathy and enduring political support. They are poorly implemented and bureaucracy puts another aspect of everyday life under their purview and the whole monstrous machine moves on to the next shiny object.

Fairplay 06-18-2013 07:15 PM

Amen to an American that has seen the light.

Ace Gunner 06-18-2013 07:15 PM

welcome brutha

Shaid 06-18-2013 07:17 PM

It's true that Republican's used to be THE party for black people but that changed in the 60s-70s with a lot of the civil rights movement and Nixon's "Southern Strategy" that moved a lot of democrates to the republican party. Of course you know he won't mention that, noone making the move he is making would.
People need to vote on policy decisions, not race, or hate, or fear-mongering. Both parties use those tactics because they work and it's unfortunate that most people don't see past them. Agree with no invasion of privacy, etc. but I also don't think it's a single party issue.

ClevelandBronco 06-18-2013 07:20 PM

The democrat party keeps minorities as pets and thinks as highly of their individual potential as they do an animal's.

Sannyasi 06-18-2013 07:21 PM

He didn't really explain why he switched parties. It seems like if this is the way he felt he should have been a Republican all along.

Mr. BackseatModNuts 06-18-2013 07:21 PM

Both. Parties. Suck. None of them care about you. Get it through your ****ing brains, or wait for nothing to change.

Ace Gunner 06-18-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaid (Post 9760602)
It's true that Republican's used to be THE party for black people but that changed in the 60s-70s with a lot of the civil rights movement and Nixon's "Southern Strategy" that moved a lot of democrates to the republican party. Of course you know he won't mention that, noone making the move he is making would.
People need to vote on policy decisions, not race, or hate, or fear-mongering. Both parties use those tactics because they work and it's unfortunate that most people don't see past them. Agree with no invasion of privacy, etc. but I also don't think it's a single party issue.

tru dat -- but am an old republican -- I appreciate the mssg this man gave -- we need to get back to our roots

fan4ever 06-18-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaid (Post 9760602)
It's true that Republican's used to be THE party for black people but that changed in the 60s-70s.

Yeah, and the black community has been in steady decline ever since.

I loved his remark about the "government plantation"...got that from Sowell I beleive...another Uncle Tom.

fan4ever 06-18-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzz_TinBalls (Post 9760646)
tru dat -- but am an old republican -- I appreciate the mssg this man gave -- we need to get back to our roots

I see what you did there. Oh, crap...that makes me a racist...like the gazzillionth time. Damn!


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