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A Setback for the (Perceived) Standard Bearer of Trying to Grow the GOP

21 Aug

So much of politics is based on perception.  In regards to race relations, the perception is that the Democrats are more color-conscious in their policies while Republicans are more color-blind in theirs; I know that this is an over simplification of each political party, but that’s the general consensus.  When you consider just the lens of race in politics, those who are ethnic minorities generally support the Democrats more than Republicans, thus it seems that Democrats will then support them in legislation.

Because of those overriding perceptions, I think that what Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was doing when speaking to Howard University (Slate), a Historically Black College, and at the University of California, Berkeley, (SFGate.com) a bastion of liberal politics, was Continue reading

Immigration Reform Bill: Languishing in the Senate, Unlikely in the House

25 May

The running joke has been that the Senate is where all bills go to die.  In this instance, the Senate’s Gang of Eight has come up with a bill that has already passed the Judiciary Committee and is now on the floor.  No one likes the bill, including me.  Does that mean it’s a good compromise? Continue reading

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