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Does the current make-up the elected Congressional Republican Party surprise you?


Bill Maher recently stated that Eric Cantor's loss,, the 278 Republicans in Congress were now 100% Christian (Cantor was Jewish) and, save for one appointed black Senator, 100% white. Well, PunditFact rated this a "half-truth" because Cantor is still in office until January 2015. Nevertheless, while I realized the Rs were not very diverse, I was surprised at how homogeneous a Party they really are given the extreme diversity of the American population. Are you just as surprised? (Dems: 6 non-Christians and 56 non-whites - still badly underrepresented, but not nearly so.)

 

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    My Esoteric 3 years ago

    That is a good question.


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    My Esoteric 3 years ago

    Maher didn't, so I didn't.

    The way it worked back prior to 1870, when one faction of a Party became too dominant, then the minority faction(s) either joined with the other Party or combined with like-mined folks and formed a new Party.