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  •  Civil rights, environmental, and all around.. (6+ / 0-)

    ..activist Sarah Slamen in Texas tells it like it is.

    Racist La Marque City council member Connie Trube:

    ”She really turned black. I mean, she used to be sociable with everyone and had a level head and then she got on the school board with the rest of the blacks and they all just ganged up and that’s why and that’s why the school system has gone to Hell. You’re not gonna…
    It’s not gonna get any better until you get those blacks off the school board.”


    “What is on the tape is nothing more than me stating my honest opinion and I don’t back down from that. I never denied what was on the tape.”

    Sarah Slamen responds with the facts about the need for Affirmative Action, the Voting Rights Act exposes the GOP agenda of slashin public education as the real culprit:

    Link to MSNBC the Ed Show with Michael Eric Dyson hosting:

    With smart women like Sarah Slamen, Texas is on the move, calling out the racism and unjust GOP agenda. Wow I’ve been hearing this woman speak before on a number of different issues. She is very well informed and knows how to communicate - she rocks ! - imo

    We’ll see how long the GOP remains unapologetic when Texas and other states began turning blue – permanently

    Thx MB

    Also too: Not only are republicans trying to mimimize Cantor's defeat they are hoping that immigration remains "toxic" to touch .

    Which is why this was so nice to see.  Laura Clawson's Diary today as I was searching for Dems response to the latest GOP unheaval, and was so pleased to see this:
    Democrats aren't giving up on immigration reform in the wake of Cantor defeat
    This was my note taking page. links to why we Dems should move now on comprehensive immigration reform. Keep it on top of the noise and easy to see:

    Now push ahead on comprehensive immigration reform Dems go for it especially after Cantors defeat however much or little that had to do with it.

     The scary rhetoric and the chamber of commerce had more effect on the Cantor loss - imo and one good thing is ironically the Chamber of Commerce is now an epithet good


    Home work:

    Tea Party’s Defeat Of Eric Cantor Could Eventually Spell Doom For The Republican Party:  - June 11, 2014

    5 ways the GOP’s obstruction is unprecedented: - August 12, 2013

    The Cantor Omen:  by Charles M. Blow | JUNE 11, 2014:

    Cantor’s defeat on Tuesday may now be the subject of schadenfreude and chops licking, but it may also be a terrible omen
    Senate Democrats Hope Immigration Bill Is Still Possible, Despite Cantor Loss: -

    Poll: 75% of Korean Americans Want Immigration Reform
    Friday, Dec 20, 2013:

    Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Immigration Reform, Says New Poll -  Jun 11 2014, 12:44PM EDT:

    Why Republicans’ position on immigration is a political loser — in 1 chart - November 9, 2012 at 11:25 am:

    Democrats torn on whether to cheer or jeer Cantor departure (with Nancy Pelosi video) - June 12 at 6:00 am:

    Wonkbook: What Cantor’s fall means for the big policy debates in Washington - June 12 at 8:53 AM:

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