Author Topic: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")  (Read 4437 times)

Gregmal

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2018, 04:45:48 AM »
This is great and all, but completely avoids the question I asked. I don't even agree with what this guy did so no need for the tangential debate. My only question is, how is it that this gets shaped as "anti Democrat or anti minority"? Shouldn't a Democrat or Republican be able to do these things?


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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2018, 12:04:41 PM »
My only question is, how is it that this gets shaped as "anti Democrat or anti minority"? Shouldn't a Democrat or Republican be able to do these things?
Well two things.

Voter suppression gets "shaped" as anti-Demotic/anti-Minority because it usually it perpetrated by Republicans and it usually targets heavily ethnic districts. As noted above, Kemp's actions predominately affected black Americans.

The second question you ask I am not sure I understand. Yes anyone who controls the state voter registration process is theoretically able to introduce voter-suppressing policies and tactics. It just usually happens to be Republicans.
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2018, 03:43:55 PM »
My only question is, how is it that this gets shaped as "anti Democrat or anti minority"? Shouldn't a Democrat or Republican be able to do these things?
Well two things.

Voter suppression gets "shaped" as anti-Demotic/anti-Minority because it usually it perpetrated by Republicans and it usually targets heavily ethnic districts. As noted above, Kemp's actions predominately affected black Americans.

The second question you ask I am not sure I understand. Yes anyone who controls the state voter registration process is theoretically able to introduce voter-suppressing policies and tactics. It just usually happens to be Republicans.

Having the Secretary of State watching over an election that he participates in is similar to select a coach of one soccer team, to also be the referee for a game his team plays.I donít know of any case where the latter occurs, since it is common sense to avoid conflict of interest. Have this country become such a banana Republik where this is the new normal? Regardless of whether it is used to bias the election, I am surprised that it is even possible and legal to have this situation.
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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2018, 05:09:49 PM »
Gee - no one seems to be concerned about a crooked Broward county Democratic official trying to throw a Florida election.

Seems as though outrage is only reserved for Republican candidates.

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Re: Identity Politics (what used to be called simply "racism")
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2018, 10:07:57 PM »
Gee - no one seems to be concerned about a crooked Broward county Democratic official trying to throw a Florida election.

Seems as though outrage is only reserved for Republican candidates.
Oh there's more in Georgia:
https://medium.com/@staceyabrams/how-we-found-30-823-additional-georgia-votes-and-why-were-still-counting-827af7ea3bc6?fbclid=IwAR0pZ7Do1XMM_w5jBDXyUgPU5bOwa7zDQFYLPMB8il4z2qdi04J8cUr5oWY

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