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  •  If im reading that chart right... (4+ / 0-)
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    eru, 4Freedom, Sherri in TX, FrugalGranny

    it seems to suggest that by 2050, almost half of the American population will be of Latino descent. That should be HUGE news to anyone who watches demographics.

    One great big festering neon distraction, I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied. Learn to swim.

    by Downfall Entity on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 05:09:03 PM PDT

    •  Huge in the fact that poverty will increase (2+ / 0-)
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      Poverty will increase and public education will decline- they are already replacing it in Los Angeles with the hodge podge of charters, pilots etc that will lower teacher pay  and educational quality- unfortunately, many hispanics have lower expectations for their kids and it shows

      •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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        Nope.  Won't happen.  That is because of the GOP approach of raping us and giving everything to the rich.  With the GOP gone (and it will be), this won't happen as we will provide for people.

        •  You mean like Obama? (2+ / 0-)
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          We have a Democratic president who isn't acting like one and states stripping workers of their rights constantly. No difference between Obama and a Republican

          •  That better be hyperbole (1+ / 0-)
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            Obama might not be as progressive as we like here, but there is a difference between him and most Republicans. Please give me an example of him doing the following:

            1. Pushing a union-busting bill in the name of budget reform. (numerous GOP governors do this)

            2. Denying aid funding to any organization that provides abortions anywhere, no matter what else they do. (All GOP presidents since Reagan at least, but not Clinton or Obama)

            3. Starting a war in defiance of a UN resolution.

            4. Loosening environmental restrictions on the electric power industry. (He's quietly tightened them considerably)

            5. Attempting to give oil leases in National Wildlife Refuges. (A favorite of Bush. Obama doesn't whore out the MMS in the same way, literally or figuratively)

            6. Attempting to get gay marriage constitutionally banned. (He's not even defending DOMA anymore)

            7. Attempting to privatize Social Security. (Bush loved that idea)

            Now I know most Republicans haven't done all of these things, but most have done more than one. I do agree that Obama is too centrist and technocratic, but he isn't a Republican. Not even Olympia Snowe or Lisa Murkowski.

            •  Difference between him and Bush???? (0+ / 0-)

              Pray tell what -  other than being able to string sentences together.   Three wars, no prosecutions of war criminals or bank fraud, his torture of Manning, and his eagerness to undermine all things Democratic in support of wingers:  single payer, ending the drug war, legalizing pot as new revenue, corporate health care bill, WS bailout,  MS hung out to dry, tax cuts for billionaires; promoting nuclear plants, starting another war when we're supposedly too broke to keep libraries, destroying public schools, 25% of American kids in poverty, allowing drilling in the gulf without real reforms or safety measure.

              He is supporting cuts to social security, and privatization coming into play by him wouldn't surprise me one bit.  

              President Obama noted  that there is a need to “take some tough choices like cutting salaries for hard-working federal employees and cutting some of the spending programs.  He said  his administration “will need cuts to Medicare and Medicaid to balance the budget.  

              If somebody who wasn't just like him were to run a primary against him, I'd be all in favor.   With Democrats like him, who needs Republicans.  


              If you don't stand for something, eventually you stand for nothing.

              by dkmich on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 02:59:31 AM PDT

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        •  Gone? (0+ / 0-)

          The GOP won't ever be gone.  They might change, or get superseded by another party (that is also conservative, but maybe in more relevant ways), but they won't be gone.  Parties do complete 180s over time.  Tomorrow's Republicans could be Democrats.

      •  And you base this opinion on what evidence? (1+ / 0-)
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        A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

        by slatsg on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 06:19:26 PM PDT

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      •  If there is one thing immigrants don't have (2+ / 0-)
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        it's low expectations for their kids.

        Hillary Clinton's Liberal Ranking

        by tigercourse on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 07:52:54 PM PDT

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      •  You are a very ignorant, bigoted old... (1+ / 0-)
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        Go check out my comment to you at:

        So, what brought you back to DKos?

        And please, get out of teaching.

        From your comments I have no doubt that your appallingly bad attitude is damaging to the children who have no choice but to be your students.



        Get out of teaching.

        - bp

        "I don't care who your goddam emperor is: his clothes still suck"

        by b00g13p0p on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 08:10:32 PM PDT

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        •  How would you know? (0+ / 0-)

          She never said anything about hating teaching.  Maybe she loves to teach, but she's frustrated.

          As upsetting as it is to you, whenever one of these frontpage posts is introduced, cheering about how Latinos could help the Democrats and the country, there is another perspective (held by many liberals and progressives as well) that gets aired.  This poster is basing her claims on her own experiences.  You may not like it, but this is what she has experienced, and is drawing conclusions from it.  You can argue with those conclusions, but you can't deny her right to post them, especially when it's clear that she isn't just trolling.

      •  You're absolutely right. (1+ / 0-)
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        What's with this enormous influx of Irish and Italians? They're poor, they don't hold our values, and they don't speak our language. They even follow a different religion than us Protestants.

        They're taking over my country.

        I say we need to deport every Irish and Italian person out of this country immediately.

        by Inoljt on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 09:53:54 PM PDT

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      •  More bigotted garbage (1+ / 0-)
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        "unfortunately, many hispanics have lower expectations for their kids and it shows"

        Show some evidence for this nonsense, and explain why it isn't racist garbage of the lowest sort.

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