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  •  Actually, I think that the market DID speak (18+ / 0-)

    Brewer didn't veto that bill out of decency or compassion, she vetoed it because the NFL and the Chamber of Commerce threatened her. Her REAL constituency spoke up. Because discrimination IS bad for bidnez and they know it.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 07:00:43 AM PST

    •  I do wonder if she would have vetoed it if she (1+ / 0-)
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      wasn't term-limited.  (And I know she wants to argue she isn't, but I think she knows she'll lose in court.)

      It's probably unfair, to assume that Arizona in 2014 is the same as the Arizona I lived in in the late 1960s, but it sure was racist back then in a way I'd never encountered before.

      And the racism there was worse than what I experienced in Cicero and surrounding suburbs in the early 1970s.  (MLK famously remarked that he'd never seen racism in the deep South as bad as what he saw in Cicero.)

      PS- I'm a white male who doesn't "look" liberal so conservatives tend to assume I'm one of them.

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