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

  1. My Esoteric profile image92
    My Esotericposted 3 years ago

    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.)

  2. junkseller profile image86
    junksellerposted 3 years ago

    I'm surprised they let the black guy in.

    Don't forget about women. By my count the Republicans have 19 women in the House and 4 in the Senate for a total of 23. That's only 8.3% of their membership, and they actually lost a net 6 women in 2013.

    None of this surprises me. They have been in a willful descent into a bunker of delusion for years now, and living in bunkers makes people crazy. The crazier you get, the more you try to keep anyone out who isn't a 'pure' blood. I only see it getting worse.

    1. My Esoteric profile image92
      My Esotericposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. lovemychris profile image60
    lovemychrisposted 3 years ago

    I'd be interested to know the ages too....my guess is most of them are quite old. The world is 100% different, and they don't seem to realize it!

    1. My Esoteric profile image92
      My Esotericposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good question.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure age is relevant. Sarah Palin wasn't old, and neither are some of the more outspoken women defenders of the (GOP) faith, i.e. Ann Coulter. Maybe I'm underestimating some of their ages because makeup and facelifts do wonders..

    3. junkseller profile image86
      junksellerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think the Republicans in Congress are actually younger. Their problem isn't the age they are, it is the age they live in.

    4. lovemychris profile image60
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah--true. Many of them are young. Maybe they grow them in a test tube? Stick their characteristics in the DNA.....grew a crop of them for this moment in time. Lunatic Fringe.

    5. My Esoteric profile image92
      My Esotericposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Rs are.  About 56 - 57 in the House compared to the Ds 60; in the Senate, add a couple of years.

 
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