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  •  well, white males are the GOP's strongest (0+ / 0-)

    demographic, so it would make sense. A lot of the dems ranking members are also from their own demographic strongholds.

    Engel, Levin, Waxman - Jews
    Cummings Conyers Brown EBJ Waters - Blacks

    RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

    by demographicarmageddon on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:18:24 AM PST

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    •  It makes logical sense (5+ / 0-)
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      sngmama, MRA NY, GenXangster, lcbo, LSophia

      but it isn't just. If this were simply a GOP matter it wouldn't be a big deal. But these are the committee chairs of the House, the whole House, the part of government that was discussed in the Federalist papers as being the most representative of the people.

      Of course if Republicans don't have members representative of the people then they can't elevate them to chair status. But that's not a justification of narrowness, it's a description of their lacking the legitimacy to lead.

      •  Yes. If the GOP is attracting (3+ / 0-)
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        these types and not much of anybody else, that would indicate problems in outreach and leadership with them. While the Democratic party is far more diverse, therefore more representative of a nation of immigrants of all races, native Americans and former slaves, not to mention, women. More than half of us are women. Where are the women in this lineup?

        "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

        by GenXangster on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 08:24:35 AM PST

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