So are they corrupt too?
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in response to reader comment: Blame the corrupt black folk, nice. . .
Submitted by ben (United States), Nov 3, 2010 15:27
Perhaps there is an article about how rural Maine might be holding their votes until everyone has reported in LBJ style, but I haven't seen it. Instead, let's pile on the minorities. Also, the GOP is depressingly not diverse. Two Indian Americans, one Latino Senator (who basically replaced the previous one) is hardly a mark of diversity. As long as a foundational principle of the Republican party is to resist fixing the historical inequality embedded in our society, minorities will not vote for them in any significant numbers. The demographic reality will of course force Republicans to tone down the anti-immigrant rhetoric eventually (Rubio was one of the few R's to take a reasoned stance on Arizona's ridiculous law), but I hope this day comes soon for the sake of the country.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Well the Republicans had two more minority congressmen (Djou and Cao) but they were personally targeted for defeat by Obama, despite Cao's vote for health care. The WSJ also
: "The new majority, meanwhile, will include two black Republicans, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Allen West of Florida. West defeated a white Democratic incumbent." Republicans also yesterday elected two Hispanic governors, Susana Martinez in New Mexico and Brian Sandoval in Nevada.
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