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  1. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Oh come on.  Manchin can always decide that weakening the filibuster is not really “weakening the filibuster.”  Politicians never seem to have a problem doing things like that.

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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
    @FredGoodhue

    Depending on which county/city of Virginia you live in, the filing deadline for the convention is in the future.  So you can still go to the convention.  Check your county/city Republican party web site for details.

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  3. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Oh come on. Manchin can always decide that weakening the filibuster is not really “weakening the filibuster.” Politicians never seem to have a problem doing things like that.

    The issue is really whether Manchin wants to be re-elected in West Virginia or not.  So far, it looks like he is not planning to retire at the end of his current term.

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  4. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    “Blackface“ is another example of how conservatives accept their opponents’ assumptions.

    There is nothing inherently racist about wearing dark makeup, or even out-and-out blackface.

    I keep thinking of Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, singing about how a black man loves his mother.  Filmed at a time when the Ku Klux Klan had millions of members and owned the Democratic Party in the South, that scene may have saved a few lives.

    Judging from the famous picture, Ralph Northam‘s costume party appearance was intended as a comic representation of racial reconciliation, with a black man accompanying a white Klanswoman.

     

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  5. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Taras (View Comment):

    “Blackface“ is another example of how conservatives accept their opponents’ assumptions.

    There is nothing inherently racist about wearing dark makeup, or even out-and-out blackface.

    I keep thinking of Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, singing about how a black man loves his mother. Filmed at a time when the Ku Klux Klan had millions of members and owned the Democratic Party in the South, that scene may have saved a few lives.

    Judging from the famous picture, Ralph Northam‘s costume party appearance was intended as a comic representation of racial reconciliation, with a black man accompanying a white Klanswoman.

     

    But didn’t Northam claim that he didn’t remember if he was the one in blackface, or the one in the robe?

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