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  •  I don't find anything wrong with supporting (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, gabjoh

    reasonably progressive Democratic woman when applicable, even if their are somewhat more progressive men in the picture. I find it abhorrent that woman only make up 20% of Congress. I find it abhorrent that there are still many barriers in the way, especially for women of color. I will never be ashamed of what I believe.

    •  I hope you answer my other question (1+ / 0-)
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      James Allen

      A lot of us would be happy to vote for the member of the underrepresented class (blacks, Hispanics, women, etc.), all things being more or less equal. But, for example, I will not vote for Quinn against De Blasio, because I consider a whole host of his positions (including support for the 4th-Amendment rights of black and Hispanic young men) more important than her simply being a woman (or gay).

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      by MichaelNY on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:13:09 PM PDT

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      •  That is definitely a difficult case. (0+ / 0-)

        From what I understand it's not as cut in dry as that, but it's still difficult for me. Luckily I don't live in NYC. So I don't have to decide and for the most part it never plays out like that.

        •  I don't find it a difficult case (2+ / 0-)
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          Stephen Wolf, ChadmanFL

          I care more about how much a politician helps or hurts people than whether the politician is a man or woman, black or white, gay or straight, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, atheist, and to me, that is (or should be) the American way. If I felt differently, I'd support all the black candidates against Congressman Cohen in Tennessee, as both whites and Jews are overrepresented in the House, but his constituents, in their wisdom, feel that he represents them better than any of the people who've run against him.

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          by MichaelNY on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:27:08 PM PDT

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