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  •  Fair enough on the snark (0+ / 0-)

    Ignore that statement. But I take issue to this comment:

    "but the fact remains if she had been a Republican and/or white and/or male, the cop would have just dropped this and we never would have heard about it"

    If it had happened to someone else, I suspect the response to the cop would have been different. I don't know - it's the part of this story that is least understood. I'm not referring to the pushback, but of how the exchange ended. I get the sense from her attitude that she's covering for having pushed back to the cop and not taking responsibility for that act.

    It would appear on it's face that the cop did something wrong and so did she - but she's presenting it as the cop having done something far worse. It's not as though she's protecting the public from anything on this - it's not a DC cop (I could understand escalating this a bit more in that case), it's a Capitol police officer - it's an internal matter and I'm wondering why it's not being handled as such. Surely the Capitol police would prefer that - it doesn't benefit them at all to be charged with accusations of racism - their best move is to quietly resolve this. Something doesn't add up - everybody loses with the path this is going down.

    I get the sense that she 'tests' people on this issue - e.g. she leaves the pin off to teach the cops to not make assumptions about a woman of color entering Congress. There's nothing wrong with this - I do it too in situations because it can be an effective way to get people to change their assumptions - but you can't cry persecution when they fail the test since you're the one who tipped it slightly out of being fair. I saw the video on her website and it looks to be exactly that.

    And I don't buy the Republicans are out to get us. We've got the war against everyone over in the rec list - we don't need to add the war against congressional democrats too.

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins." - Mencken

    by johnsonwax on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 06:40:18 PM PST

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