We need to always keep in mind that we’re dealing with “tip of the iceberg” here – every right-wing nut job in congress got there because more of their “constituents” liked their opinions more than those expressed by more sane members of their communities. The Boeberts, the Gomherts, the Marjorie Taylor Greenes are just what are the visible signs of the “rot” that we see just as is the roaches we see in the kitchen when we turn on the light at night!
So we can’t really blame them completely – they’re simply the most outward sign of the disease – it goes a lot deeper than them, unfortunately.
At the federal level – there was little blockage, but it existed quite strongly at the state level, and not just in the South, either. when Truman announced to the world that he planned to integrate the military, there was a great hue and cry by many and a third party was formed to fight such a radical move – Strom Thurman took the helm of the newly formed party, and he did quite respectfully in the 1948 races on a “States Rights” ticket.
Interventor12, you state that Blacks were not written out of the G.I. Bill – and then proceed to explain exactly HOW they were excluded from utilizing the provisions of the “Bill” – please note that that “exclusion” occurs in sometimes subtle ways.
You don’t always have to be blatant about it – sometimes you just have to put a clause in the bylaws of the Homeowner’s Assocation that stipulates in order to buy a house in a particular place, you must be a member of the local Country Club – and let THEM do the “culling” for you – one of the early homes I bought had exactly such a clause in it – and it was considered a very effective way of keeping the “riffraff” out – you don’t need to sully your hands with rejecting people, you let your minions do it for you.
This is required in the United States judicial system, otherwise several of the European judicial systems and the individuals represented therein would be chomping at the bit to bring charges against the Bush 43 administration, on committing acts of torture against various combatants during the Abu-Ghraib/Guantanamo days, as a for instance.
It’s sad but necessary to allow MBS to skate on this issue but there is considerable reason we can’t allow our courts to be “gummed up” with civil lawsuits of this nature.
Sad but true, Darsan. American politics seem to operate on “the highest bidder” syndrome, but we need to get rid of the ability to buy politicians…
Of course, we never will as long as unlimited money is allowed to finance our elections.
The entire electoral process in America needs overhauling – time constraints as well as financial controls need to be implemented… At the very LEAST, WE NEED TOTAL TRANSPERANCY IN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS.
Our present method of allowing the rich and the powerful to finance and therefore “buy” our politicians must STOP!
Oh, and ANOTHER thing that must be curtailed sharply is the length of time people are allowed to campaign – the fact that Trump is about to announce a run for president in 2024 in the next few days is simply unacceptable – political campaigns should never be longer than 90-100 days – TOPS1
The election is not YET complete – but when it is, the republicans will have probably won back the House of Representatives, but with far fewer republicans installed than they had hoped for.
The last time they had control of the House, they proved that they couldn’t control their members, and it doesn’t look any brighter, this time around.
Actually – NO, KEA. Your (or anybody’s) relative poverty cannot be blamed on ANYONE else – we all need to accept our lot in life – where we are is always basically due to OUR actions, alone.
If you feel that your lot in life is because of someone else’s action, it’s usually because you haven’t actually examined your actions to this point. Playing the “victim” almost always is a result of your not closely examining your own life.
Believe me, I’d LOVE to blame someone else for my position in life, but that’s what “children” do, and I’m a grown-up, now, and my current “status” in life is purely of my own making – as is everyone else’s over the age of majority.
Actually, the machine so illustrated is just poised to give the elephant a republican-sized enema…Also note that Kevin and Donnie are shown at the “helm” with no sign of Moscow Mitch at all…
You have to understand that in their minds, there REALLY WAS a “red” wave and they rode that wave to victory over the hated “Libs”…
And republicans – this is who you want leading you on a day-to-day basis – someone who refuses to accept the reality of losing in a completely corruption-free, safe and secure election? …and if you DON’T believe that there wasn’t corruption then all you need is to show us proof of the corruption – any proof, any proof at all.