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After Long, Absurd Day, House Votes To Condemn Trump’s AOC, Omar Attacks As Racist

"These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and the comments are racist".

"These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and the comments are racist".
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8 comments on “After Long, Absurd Day, House Votes To Condemn Trump’s AOC, Omar Attacks As Racist

  1. Republicans, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing. Saying it again, good god, ya’all.

    • Let’s try that again: Republicans, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again, yaw.

  2. PaulMiller

    Will Trump now cite this House vote as proof that the Democratic party has capitulated to the political left?

    Guaranteed.

    Will this theme be regurgitated throughout the 2020 elections no matter who are the nominees (for all offices) or what are their actual platforms?

    Of course.

    He benefited greatly from the circus that he created in 2016, and he plans to capitalize on emotion and sensationalism again.

  3. Waxing philosophical here. I have always liked the US two-party system, as contrasted with the typical European system of multiple parties and coalition governments, because – my theory here – one party is definitively in control of each branch of the Federal government and often of the entire Federal government, and has the ability to institute its policies. Which means that the voters periodically get to see, clearly and unambiguously, what that party stands for and who it serves. This is one of those times. How the voters will react, we’ll see, but they’ll know very plainly what their choices are.

    • Harvey Cotton

      The two-party system is just an accident of first-past-the-post electoral system and can be legislated away simply. I would argue that the Democratic Party, composed as it is of Joe Manchin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is a broader coalition than most multi-party governing ones in Europe.

      The Republicans are going by the Ben Franklin dictum “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” They are a minority party. They know it; that is why they adore the Electoral College, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and random immigrant raids and Census tampering. After the Trump fetishism passes, all of their disparate and contradictory neo-con, paleo-con, and theo-con ideologies will come back to the fore and they will tear each other to pieces too.

      Federalism, the supposedly non-partisan judicial branch, bureaucracy, independent agencies, minority power in the Senate, and voter apathy also, in my mind, squash the notion that parties ever really translate any platform into actual policy.

  4. Unfortunately this just plays perfectly to the ‘silent majority’, they will now have even more ammo to be offended by being called ‘racist’. So now they can say yep; they hate America, they are communist/socialist (code for ‘anti-freedom’ aka ‘take my guns’) and the cherry on top is ‘I’ve got lots of black friends and now your calling me racist’. Check mate RNC, de-educate, divide, jerrymander and retain power/status quo. Trump is truly a bait and switch master.

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