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  1. user_7742 Member
    user_7742
    @BrianWatt

    There should be two photos of Jeb Bush, shouldn’t there?

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  2. user_82762 Thatcher
    user_82762
    @JamesGawron

    Jon,

    They are still more diverse. All of the Republican candidates are clearly terrestrial in origin. Take a good look at those dems.

    Not of this world.

    https://youtu.be/LDfZAQQW8Z4

    Regards,

    Jim

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  3. iWc Coolidge
    iWc
    @iWe

    James, you sure know some pretty obscure (but oddly well-matched) movies!

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  4. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.

    None of the Republicans are.

    BOOM!

    They still win.

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  5. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Tommy De Seno:Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.

    None of the Republicans are.

    BOOM!

    They still win.

    Really? I thought Fauxcahontas misremembered her Cherokee heritage.

    Edited for new information.

    The Boston Globe had to retract the story about the 1/32 Cherokee claim. 

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  6. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    Instugator:

    Tommy De Seno:Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.

    None of the Republicans are.

    BOOM!

    They still win.

    Really? I thought Fauxcahontas misremembered her Cherokee heritage.

    Edited for new information.

    The Boston Globe had to retract the story about the 1/32 Cherokee claim.

    I’m not sure that’s a retraction of the claim, is it?   Why would the application for a marriage license be any more/less reliable than the license itself?

    The license is simply going to use the information from the application.

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  7. Majestyk Contributor
    Majestyk
    @Majestyk

    Let’s not forget that diversity takes on more dimensions than just sex and skin tone: Only on the right do you get actual debate over issues, whereas on the left there is ideological monoculture – to the point of the absurd, even.

    Witness Debbie “Infanticide is a decision for doctors and mothers” Wasserman-Schultz.  To question that position on the left might actually incite somebody to come at you with hot pincers.

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  8. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Tommy De Seno:

    Instugator:

    Tommy De Seno:Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.

    None of the Republicans are.

    BOOM!

    They still win.

    Really? I thought Fauxcahontas misremembered her Cherokee heritage.

    Edited for new information.

    The Boston Globe had to retract the story about the 1/32 Cherokee claim.

    I’m not sure that’s a retraction of the claim, is it? Why would the application for a marriage license be any more/less reliable than the license itself?

    The license is simply going to use the information from the application.

    From the very bottom of the Legal Insurrection post – linked to Breitbart.com

    However, as New England Historic Genealogical Society spokesman Tom Champoux has subsequently admitted on May 9, the original source document was not an 1894 document, as the Globe’s correction today suggests. Instead, it was a 2006 family newsletter.

    I would also note that the Boston Globe correction itself says,

    Neither the society nor the Globe has seen the primary document, whose existence has not been proven.

    The correction ran 9 days after the initial publication (May 9 2012).

    The Breitbart post ran 6 days after that. (May 15 2012)

    Surely by now a photograph of the document in question would have shown up, if only to refute Breitbart.

    In any event, this wiki has the most comprehensive discussion of “Dances with the Truth’s” heritage.

    I rest my case.

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  9. 1967mustangman Member
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    Can’t?  Stop trolling us John.

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  10. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @GrannyDude

    Back to the O.P. —THIS IS SPLENDID.

    As a person who did —yes—rejoice that America had elected its first black president, and who would have been blissful if John McCain had chosen Condi Rice as his running mate, making the whole thing even more American, I am very happy to have it confirmed one mo’ time, that America is the place where anyone has the right to be wrong…America is the BEST. I’m going to ululate about this to all my liberal friends, and force them to ululate with me.

    Even if, at the moment, I’m really hoping Jim Webb runs…

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  11. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    Instugator:

    Tommy De Seno:

    Instugator:

    Tommy De Seno:Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.

    None of the Republicans are.

    BOOM!

    They still win.

    Really? I thought Fauxcahontas misremembered her Cherokee heritage.

    Edited for new information.

    The Boston Globe had to retract the story about the 1/32 Cherokee claim.

    I’m not sure that’s a retraction of the claim, is it? Why would the application for a marriage license be any more/less reliable than the license itself?

    The license is simply going to use the information from the application.

    From the very bottom of the Legal Insurrection post – linked to Breitbart.com

    I would also note that the Boston Globe correction itself says,

    The correction ran 9 days after the initial publication (May 9 2012).

    The Breitbart post ran 6 days after that. (May 15 2012)

    Surely by now a photograph of the document in question would have shown up, if only to refute Breitbart.

    In any event, this wiki has the most comprehensive discussion of “Dances with the Truth’s” heritage.

    I rest my case.

    Ok, but there is confirmation that her great-grandfather shot an Indian.

    Does that count?

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  12. Tommy De Seno Contributor
    Tommy De Seno
    @TommyDeSeno

    For the record, I don’t give a hoot about diversity.  Not one lick. It’s meaningless.

    I can get behind the concept of more people vs less people thus increasing the likely pool of great people (and bad ones, I concede) but what color they are is meaningless.

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  13. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @GrannyDude

    Tommy De Seno:For the record, I don’t give a hoot about diversity. Not one lick. It’s meaningless.

    I can get behind the concept of more people vs less people thus increasing the likely pool of great people (and bad ones, I concede) but what color they are is meaningless.

    Well it is —ultimately. But since it was so meaningful for so long, it’s nice that it once again gets confirmed as not meaningful. It’s hard to make that confirmation without a visual, unfortunately.

    But we’ve got one! Again (and it’s been a regular feature of our election cycles for at least the past twenty years or so).

    So this is good. “Race” is not a conversation that needs to start, it’s a conversation that needs desperately to start winding down. Having a rainbow stack of Republicans helps— more, actually, than Rainbow Democrats, because it’s not quite so self-conscious.

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  14. user_615140 Member
    user_615140
    @StephenHall

    Diversity is critically important, provided it is diversity of principles, policies, and attitudes. Diversity in arbitrary things (ie things over which the individual has no control, such as race, gender and sexual orientation) is meaningless.

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  15. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    We are also the party of mercy for the weak (see Majestyk’s comment above).

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  16. user_158368 Member
    user_158368
    @PaulErickson

    Kate Braestrup:I’m going to ululate about this to all my liberal friends, and force them to ululate with me.

    That’s legal in your state?

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  17. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge
    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.
    @BartholomewXerxesOgilvieJr

    Kate Braestrup:

    So this is good. “Race” is not a conversation that needs to start, it’s a conversation that needs desperately to start winding down. Having a rainbow stack of Republicans helps— more, actually, than Rainbow Democrats, because it’s not quite so self-conscious.

    Yes. This, to me, is the really important point. When Obama ran in 2008, the main reason to vote for him was because he was black. Now Hillary seems poised to base her campaign on her gender. In each case, diversity was the whole and entire point.

    But when I saw Jon’s graphic, my initial reaction was “Huh. I never really noticed that before.” Because the diversity of the GOP candidates really doesn’t matter, and nobody cares.

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  18. Metalheaddoc Member
    Metalheaddoc
    @Metalheaddoc

    What diversity? I think by the NY Times style guide, you have:

    a white Hispanic

    a white Southerner

    a white Uncle Tom

    a white “not a feminist so not a real woman” woman

    a white Indian?

    an ultra-white Bush

    a white Hispanic

    a white non-degree’d Midwest hick

    All ultra-arch-Conservative extremists.

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  19. user_158368 Member
    user_158368
    @PaulErickson

    Don’t forget we also have an obese-American on our bench, missing from Jon’s graphic.  That seems to be one of the last groups it’s still OK to discriminate against.

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  20. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @GrannyDude

    Paul Erickson:

    Kate Braestrup:I’m going to ululate about this to all my liberal friends, and force them to ululate with me.

    That’s legal in your state?

    Yes! We had a referendum!

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  21. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Paul Erickson:Don’t forget we also have an obese-American on our bench, missing from Jon’s graphic. That seems to be one of the last groups it’s still OK to discriminate against.

    Unless they are poor – then you cannot insist that they use SNAP to buy healthy food.

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  22. Fake John Galt Coolidge
    Fake John Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Its not about actual skin color or ethnic background or gender.  It is about what skin color, ethnic background or gender that these folks FEEL they are.  Science and reality be damned.  All those that are on the Republican ticket are white heterosexual males, because that is what the Republicans are and that is what the MSM will say about them.  On the other hand the Democrats are many things that can change at any time as they feel about themselves at that time  Thus Ms Clinton was married to the first black president and may even be black herself when she is not Jewish for the New York voters.  Ms Warren is a native American and has many issues with our country because of how it was taken from her people.  Democrats are every day poor working folk despite in many cases having more money than 99% of the country.  When you are a Dem you can be what you want because of how your feel. It is just that simple.

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  23. user_8847 Member
    user_8847
    @FordPenney

    Jon;

    Are you working on a joke here?

    3 white guys, 2 Cubans, 1 Black guy, 1 Indian and a woman walk into a Democratic bar and order a round for everyone and the bar tender says…

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  24. user_8847 Member
    user_8847
    @FordPenney

    …”we don’t serve your kind here.”

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  25. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    A lot of people are saying that race/gender/age/etc. don’t matter as much as a candidate’s positions/experience/skills/etc. I agree completely. However, members of the left have informed me several times already that if I don’t vote for the multi-millionaire white woman over the Latino, I’m a racist. I wanted to visually communicate the boneheadedness of that claim.

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  26. Grendel Member
    Grendel
    @Grendel

    The next phase is for the Democrats to take your poster, remove party indications, and present it as a triumph of Progressive enlightenment, you know, like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, or the “Clinton” prosperity, or Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.

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  27. Stoicous Member
    Stoicous
    @Stoicous

    The democrats only have two real candidates, so i think it is hard to compare the field in diversity terms.
    They will throw back at you that when you have everyone in your party running for president, you will get more minorities than the party that only runs two

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