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  •  Give D.C. Statehhood at the same time and (5+ / 0-)

    Voila, even steven.  Well; at least, on the flag.

    Republicans of course would hate it, and cry as usual.

    One day maybe America will stop acceding to the whining of bigots. (haha)

    Nice piece. Learned a lot about Puerto Rico.

    •  Heh (3+ / 0-)
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      owlbear1, newpioneer, Jay C

      on the even steven.

    •  I remember DC/PR deals being proposed in the 80s (3+ / 0-)
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      Edmund Xu, owlbear1, jds1978

      ....  Back during the Reagan administration, there were people seriously suggesting that a deal for DC/PR statehood could be worked out between the parties.

      DC would be the new Democratic state, you see, and PR would be the new Republican one.

      Don't laugh. At the time Republicans were dazzled by Reagan's success winning the Cuban-American vote. They were convinced that the GOP was the natural home for Hispanic voters. There were people who thought that it would only a couple more election cycles before the rest of the Hispanic vote inevitably fell into the Republican column.

      You can see how that worked out.

      •  It could happen... (0+ / 0-)

        ...especially considering how commonwealthers boycott anything the statehooders do.  If the commonwealth party boycotted a new US state and only statehooders voted, since statehooders tend to be Republican, the outcome could very likely be a Republican state of Puerto Rico.

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