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
Those who care about policy like the debate in which we combat with each other using ideas rather than just words. At least for me, I’ve learned about topics I did and did not know in addition to those on which I oppose or support a position through debate with my peers. I can usually only do this if the other person understands where I’m coming from and vice versa and that we’re open to each other’s ideas. When I do this, Continue reading
English: Seal of Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I would like to first start this post by thanking one of my fellow bloggers, Kuya’s Notebook, for watching the TX filibustering with me via Twitter and Gchat. I had a thoroughly fun time watching and explaining the political and parliamentary minutiae throughout the last 4 hours of State Senator Davis’ (ultimately successful) filibuster. Although Governor Rick Perry promptly called for another legislative session, basically ensuring that the abortion bill will pass then, it was quite amazing what one woman tried to, and did, do.
I would like to talk about a different aspect of the event. Continue reading
Elizabeth Warren (Photo credit: qwrrty)
I wasn’t particularly keen on Elizabeth Warren winning the Massachusetts US Senate seat from Scott Brown, but I’m glad now that she’s won. I was put off by her (supposed super) liberal aura, and I just plainly really liked Scott Brown’s moderation. Although I would really like Scott Brown back in the US Senate again, I can’t say I’m unhappy with Senator Warren. I am glad that she has not taken to the national airwaves in search of fame and notoriety (i.e. Rand Paul) and has really focused on her constituents.
In her first public, official appearance as a member of the Senate Banking Committee‘s hearing on Wall Street Reform Implementation, Continue reading