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  •  Popularity no block to Republican opposition (0+ / 0-)
    There's no question about the political motivations of Republicans—the question is if they'll be willing to go to the mat against a bill simply saying that employers can't flatly rule out hiring unemployed people, a type of discrimination a poll has shown people want banned by a two-to-one margin.

    Considering that banning discrimination against gay people also polls with at least two-to-one support, one only needs to look at the monolithic Republican opposition to ENDA to get your answer.  Hell, 80% can oppose the discrimination (look at the overwhelming public support for repealing DADT), and you still see only very minimal Republican support.  The Republican party has shown a great willingness to ignore popular opinion when it conflicts with their agenda and the opinions of their primary voters.

    In any event, I can already see the Republican framing:  since the long term unemployed are lazy deadbeats, clearly, this anti-discrimination bill is an attempt by Democrats to force businesses to higher deadbeats who will refuse to work.  In fact, not only will they refuse to work, but they'll probably insist on joining unions so that their laziness can be protected by a corrupt, Marxist union.  All of which is part of Obama's scheme to turn the USA into a Marxist nation.

    So by supporting this kind of discrimination, the Republicans are really just fighting to keep the USA a free nation.

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 03:24:42 AM PDT

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