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