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Diversity in action:
Straight white men are a
minority among House Democrats

San Francisco Chronicle, by Kyle Campbell

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/14/2012 12:46:03 PM

Though they weren’t able to pick up the 25 seats necessary for a majority in the House, Democratic leaders are touting the incoming class of freshman Congressman, particularly for its diversity. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.., and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel, D-N.Y., introduced the newly elected lawmakers this week on Capitol Hill. “These new members reflect the priorities and diversity and the values of the districts that elected them,” Israel said. “The Republican Caucus, if you look at it, it looks like a re-run of the show ‘Mad Men.’ Our caucus looks like America.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/14/2012 12:54:37 PM     (No. 9014062)

I saw the House Dems on FNC this morning. My first thought: bar scene from Star Wars.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/14/2012 12:59:30 PM     (No. 9014081)

Not to sound racist, but a couple of points--

Whites are still the majority in this country, and 1/2 of those are men. The overall majority of leaders around the world are men. The majority of CEOs are men, and most of those are white men.

As such, a predominately white, male group would most closely reflect that makeup of the country.

In California, we have a rich culture of diversity and strong democratic values. These values include abortion on demand, no parental notification of minor´s abortions, ruining farmers lives in favor of smelts and new generators, a collapsed solar industry, a negative business environment, gays as some sort of protected class, a laughable entertainment industry, almost the highest taxes in the nation, a crippled infrastructure, businesses leaving, wall to wall illegal aliens, and no leadership.

There´s diversity in action for you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/14/2012 12:59:30 PM     (No. 9014082)

Don´t know if this is the place to complain. But... the cartoon today is offensive to me. It wasn´t white males who elected obama, it was single women and racist africans. (I refuse to call them African-Americans anymore because they put their race above their country)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 11/14/2012 1:09:06 PM     (No. 9014109)

Those nasty MM built this world you cretin. You and yours are sucking the lifeblood out of our world. We made it you destroyed it with your DIEversity. A pox on your parts!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Maggster, 11/14/2012 1:11:29 PM     (No. 9014119)

White men need not apply has been the mantra of the left starting with the women´s movement of the 1970´s. I listened to portions of this clap-trap. What a disgrace the so called Democrats are. I am ashamed of the way they continue to divide Americans according to sex, race, ethnicity and now... gay, Lesbian or bi. How very discouraging and disheartening it all is. I still ask myself how could so many Americans again vote for Obama after living through the nightmare of the last 4 years. The inability of so many to think and reason past their self-absorbed selves is stunning. This time around..there was no excuse to vote America´s Fascist president in for another 4 years of hell. He and his ilk will double down on their idiological desires causing misery to all Americans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/14/2012 1:38:17 PM     (No. 9014190)

The company my son joined as a consultant is a perfect case study.

The owner is white, extremely nice, conservative. His partner and doctor is a popular dermatologist who built his practice with nothing 40 years ago. His son, my son´s boss, built his business from nothing.

When my son started consulting, the company had many problems. It was a "rainbow" of diversity. The only issue I have with the owner is he is TOO nice, and tried to give people way too many chances after non-performance. His female accountant always had "family issues", had to leave early, and was caught stealing and fired. His latino graphic designer was a decent designer, but would take weeks to do a simple task. The shipping receiving guys, all latino, wouldn´t break a sweat if their lives depended on it.

My son is willing to work 14 hour days. He doesn´t complain about anything, works almost every weekend. His work ethic is inherited. Our family works hard and enjoys a great standard of living. 4 years ago he immersed himself in technology and marketing education. He absorbed so much knowledge he tested out of high school. Since he joined the company, he brought in his own graphics guy (white, what a surprise), the company now has a real website and a strong brand. Guess what, 30% increase in revenue in six months. When have you heard that, in this economy?

His compensation is attached to revenue. He is gaining on me and will surpass my salary in February 2013.

Oh my son is white. He is 18.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/14/2012 1:43:43 PM     (No. 9014206)

I say to all people from the Eastern European countries, come on IN ! Overstay visas, whatever it takes. Amnesty for all.
Come to America. Welcome.
Time to grow OUR base.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 11/14/2012 1:45:54 PM     (No. 9014210)

Allen West and Mia Love were unavailable for comment...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Freedom First, 11/14/2012 1:46:29 PM     (No. 9014212)

The white guy thing is not a big deal. The fact that people of good will, grace, and wisdom are also a minority among house Democrats is the real problem.

Thanks to this election, things a are going to get much worse before they get better.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/14/2012 1:55:30 PM     (No. 9014222)

When diversity becomes extreme, the nature of the host is denigrated to the level of uselessness for the way we were.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/14/2012 3:09:43 PM     (No. 9014384)

If heterosexual white males are not in the majority, who is?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: memphis, 11/14/2012 3:38:28 PM     (No. 9014438)

Looks to me like a the Democratic party is full of themselves right now. We need to dominate and tear them up in midterm elections is 2014.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: crabam, 11/14/2012 3:54:03 PM     (No. 9014466)

There is a little bit of double standard here. Republicans profess to support the Jewish community and Israel yet the statistics speak differently. There are 11 Jewish Senators currently. All are democrats (Bernie Sanders is independent). No Republican Senators who are Jewish. There are 26 Jewish U.S. Representatives. 25 are Democrats. 1 (Eric Cantor) is Republican.

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