Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a good example of someone trying to do that.
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Major Iowa paper drops the hammer on the GOP: If you disagree with Steve King’s racism — end his career
This is what is boils down to. Republican voters can still be Republicans while voting to oust guys like King and replace him with, hopefully, saner Republicans. To be honest, as much as I want the Democrats to control both House and Senate, in places that are too Red to overturn I'd be happy if they would just find saner candidates for Public office.Kings’ remarks made racist David Duke’s day—“GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!! …Sanity reigns supreme in Iowa’s 4th congressional district,” the white supremacist gushed. His statements were denounced by Democrats, as well as a few prominent Republicans.
“America is a nation of immigrants. The sentiment expressed by Steve King doesn’t reflect our shared history or values,” Jeb Bush tweeted.
In a scathing editorial calling out Republicans for their response to King, The Des Moines Register argues that the GOP must do more than tweet their opposition to white supremacy in their party. They must also stop enabling Steve King and actively work to end his political career.
“If Steve King was your average, garden-variety bigot and was standing on a street corner while spouting his nonsense to passersby, he’d be easy to ignore. Everyone could dismiss his rants as undeserving of their attention and get on with their day, they write. “Unfortunately, King has a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a federal lawmaker. He’s on the public payroll. When he speaks, he represents — literally and figuratively — the people of Iowa.”
The Register points out that King’s strategy here is not new: he’s always said outlandish things to get attention. But Republicans shouldn’t look the other way.
“King’s words are predictable, but they carry weight only because he is a congressman. And he’s a congressman because, after Republican Party leaders repeatedly denounce his words in an attempt to claim the moral high ground, they then wallow in the mud by supporting King’s bids for re-election.”
The Register calls on Republican leadership to actively oppose King when he campaigns.
Not every Republican/Conservative is as bad as him. Many are perfectly reasonable and even willing to put country over Party and work with the Dems on some things.
Health Policy Expert Is Confirmed as Medicare and Medicaid Administrator
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma, a health policy expert from Indiana, to lead efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid and upend the Affordable Care Act.
By a vote of 55 to 43, the Senate approved the nomination of Ms. Verma to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which spends more than $1 trillion a year on programs providing health care to more than one-third of all Americans.
Unlike most people who have held the job, Ms. Verma has extensive experience in Medicaid, a program that was expanded by President Barack Obama’s health care law and now provides coverage to more than 70 million low-income people.
Ms. Verma was an architect of Indiana’s Medicaid program, widely seen as a model by conservatives, and she worked closely with Vice President Mike Pence when he was the state’s governor. Indiana expanded Medicaid eligibility, but emphasized “personal responsibility.” That means that beneficiaries pay premiums, contribute to health savings accounts and receive incentives for healthy behavior.
Heck, I just saw this piece on HuffPo of all places:
Indeed, many in the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] refuse to tell the truth about their continued, long-standing, and well-documented clandestine, logistical and financial support of radical Islamist terrorist groups that target and kill innocent Americans.
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Thank you America for voting for change.
Because as we know 2 Broke Girls, Scorpion, Better Late Than Never, CW DC shows, The Big Bang Theory and MORE are of course clearly platforms for Anti-West propaganda and Pro-Terrorism screeds.
So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?
So yeah those adjectives that you use to describe american christian can be found in other religions/sects, that why i posted about the other religions, the orthodox jews see christians and muslims in Israel as attacks to their freedom and so the government has to keep them in check, the same goes with the buddhist monks attacking muslims because they see them as a danger to society.
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For example in the topic of gay adoption, only 3 countries in LATAM have approved, Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico.
There is also countries like Colombia and Brazil where their congress are debating the subject right now.
One of the reason others havent considered the debate on the topic is because of the pushback from the population which in most cases have an above 75% of believer of practice some form of christian faith, which is something i am not proud from the people of my region.
But hey if Mexico, the country with more catholics in the world, was able to pass a law allowing adoption to same sex couples, i am sure eventually the other countries in LATAM will be fine it with it.