Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Those Republicans...

The Republican Party cannot understand how it seems unable to attract new members, women, Latinos, union workers, young people, etc.  Apparently, they haven't learned anything because their committee chairs for the U.S. House of Representatives all have something in common---- They are all white males.


House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men.

There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members......

No matter what, the Republican Party is still out of touch and out of date. 

>>>  TIME magazine will soon be out with "The Person of the Year."  However, I'd like to suggest that they also nominate Sen. John McCain as "The Crankiest Person of the Year" and Mitt Romney as "The Most Arrogant Rich Guy of the Year."

***  President Obama is seeking your input, according to USA Today:

President Obama's campaign for his "fiscal cliff" plan includes the Twitter-verse.

The White House has set up a new Twitter hashtag: "My2K," a reference to the extra $2,200 in taxes it says the average family will pay if all the George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year.

As part of talks on a new debt reduction deal, Obama is asking Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts for middle class Americans, while ending them for Americans who make more than $250,000......

Participate in this Twitter campaign: a new Twitter hashtag: "My2K"