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  •  you vote based on race/gender? (0+ / 0-)

    Support Fox News - vote Hillary/Murdoch08

    by annefrank on Sat Aug 25, 2007 at 07:34:37 AM PDT

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    •  yes. I sometimes do (0+ / 0-)

      Diversity is good in government. Different perspectives are important and if the person is otherwise qualified and the other candidate is the same on the issues, damn straight i'll vote on race and gender.  Equality will not be achieved until the last barriers are broken.  Once they are, maybe we will have better diversity in congress and the senate too.  

      "The woman's life is misery; for God's sake, people, at least give her a few good songs". NYT review of The Color Purple

      by arogue7 on Sat Aug 25, 2007 at 10:35:56 AM PDT

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      •  that's not what I meant (0+ / 0-)

        I meant SOLELY on the basis of race or gender - which implies ignoring the candidates' policies and experience - and "fixing the facts" to fit an agenda - voting for candidates based on race or gender.
        The black candidate running for sheriff in our GOP southern city with a master's degree in criminal justice and 20 year career in the sheriff's office, was much more qualified than his challenger - a good old white "insider" boy. But some people based their vote on race - rather than qualification. BUT - the black man WON!  YaaaaY! LOL

        Support Fox News - vote Hillary/Murdoch08

        by annefrank on Sat Aug 25, 2007 at 11:25:26 AM PDT

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