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  •  The Delaware Liberal got to the heart of it (2+ / 0-)
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    northerntier, LinSea

    Not this..

    All Republicans and a handful of Democrats voted to sink Debo Adegbile’s nomination to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The overriding reason for their opposition was that he once represented Mumia Abu-Jamal, a death row inmate convicted 30 years ago of killing a Philadelphia police officer.
    It's not really about defending Abu-Jamal. That was the spin put out by the RWNJ's. It is about The VRA, and the fact that Debo Adegbile was the head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education.

    ..But this:

    And Section 2 is still a viable workaround to the gutted Section 5 provision that I'd bet Adegbile would make good use of to force pre-clearance on the states that have earned that scrutiny, a history of segregation and discrimination in fact.  
    It's the ongoing on GOP's national campaign of voter suppression

    Plus Debo Adegbile has twice come up before the SCOTUS in defense of civil rights cases

    ..and was the only African American to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court last term. But the same qualities that make Adegbile extraordinarily qualified is what could make Senate confirmation treacherous. He fought for civil rights.
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     Among the items on Adegbile’s resume are his two-time defense of the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has pledged to defend what’s left of that act vigorously, and the person who leads the Civil Rights Division would lead the fight to make that happen.
    For any Dem to chicken out, and buy use the fake Syria "weakness" story or the "cop killer" crap almost guarantees future loss after loss on important issues.

     And what could be more important than re-defeating Jim Crow?

    P.S. I notice that Coons has changed to Syria as the excuse instead of the complete BS excuse of "defending a cop killer" story -  deplorable

    Thx MB

       

    •  The "Hour Glass Economy" (2+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, LinSea
      Hourglass Economy is an economy that produces more upper and lower classes, causing a decline in the middle class.
      by the Left Hook description is good and so is cap & trade (pdf) advocacy but unions (pdf) should top the list - imo

      With a platform of protecting pollution industries, privatizing/commoditizing public education to siphon off $$$ for profit, and creating a two tiered educational system which will hurt not just inner city kids but rural communities as well who aren't rich, Dems have lots of issues to work with here.

       A lot of republican voters could be moved to choose between the discrimination promoted in the GOP agenda or be made to take another look at whether they themselves may just be the next to be homeless and in need if they continue to support a party that clearly & demonstrably (if Dems fight hard on what Dems have to offer by comparison - that is) has zero interest in a strong well paid middle class - of any skin color

      good round up MB

       - kind of a downer though watching the resurgence on so many issues that all somehow tie to segregation @ the core - a GOP fabricated dividing line at the middle class level between workers - which needs to be redrawn in peoples minds to where that line actually exists in the reality of the policies pushed by the republican party; people/workers/labor vs rentiér class/ownership/ the corpo-pseudo-suppliers of the cash we workers earned for them  

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