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I find it quite surprising that so many conservative-minded Americans remain loyal to the Republican and Tea parties. I say this because the Republicans' ineptitude was on display yesterday for all to see. They would have us believe that poll data shows most Americans want us to go back to the drawing board. "Stat over," they say. But what I would like to know is who are these pollsters polling? How racially diverse are their samples?

If the News Media dug a little deeper, asking these pollsters to provide sample demographics, you would find that these sample groups consist of mostly white respondents. To me, not reporting these demographics is pretty irresponsible on the part of the pollsters, resulting from the fact that their polls don't provide the public with a true sense of how most people in this country feel about the Democrat's Health Care Reform bills. Instead, they submit poll data that ignores the perspectives of the racially and socially disenfranchised.

We persons of color, as well as progressive-minded whites, voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, understanding that he would be required to travel down a bumpy road. This road was made bumpy as a result of the missteps and miscues of previous presidential and congressional administrations from both sides of the aisle, but that doesn't change the fact that we overwhelmingly elected President Obama because we want him to do something now, to succeed.

Most persons of color applaud the current administration's push to reform the American health care system. Not because President Obama is a person of color. No, they applaud him because they will be most affected by this reform. Disproportionately, persons of color are the ones who have the most difficulty purchasing affordable health care for themselves and their children. Why? Because so many American employers (small and big) continue to be slow in hiring a diverse workforce, preferring instead to hire 6-7 whites candidates before hiring a red, yellow, brown or black one.

Truth be told, if these hiring disparities didn't exist in the American workforce, we probably wouldn't even be having this exchange. Because of our greed, we would be writing about not having enough money to feed our carnal desires.

What do you think?

I look forward to reading your responses.

Jeffery A. Faulkerson, MSSW
www.jefferyafaulkerson.com
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Friday, February 26th 2010 at 1:51PM
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I am just glad that the public got to see the counterpoint to these GOP arguments and phony facts about health care reform that never get challenged in the media. And I would second that; why anyone beyond a bigot or a health care executive would want to remain a republican after this is beyond me.

Friday, February 26th 2010 at 3:46PM
Jeffery,
I don't find anything that the Republicans do to be surprising since they stole the 2000 election from Al Gore aka a white man. And never got behind Alan Keyes a black republican who was making the most sense. They clearly have an agenda that doesn't have the public's interest in mind. They're more interested in keeping the corporate CEOs in power and making sure the super rich are happy. Whey they pitched Ronald Regans trickle down economics that should have shown everyone where they're coming from cause nothing ever trickled down. When Regan fired all of the Air Traffic Controllers blatantly ignoring their union that was another sign that they don't give a you know what about anything the common man is concerned about. What we need is a stronger Democratic legislators that don't waiver in the face of their own parties policies which will allow them to ignore the Repubs altogether. But when you have Democratic Senators quitting, and/or not running again the voting map changes to the advantage of the Repubs. Democrats need to have a stronger resolve to stay firm in the face of adversity instead of worrying about getting re-elected.
Monday, March 1st 2010 at 12:40PM
Craig Garner
Jeffery, I will offer my answer, by saying exactly what you have said only by using a different question form...

WHY DO THESE PEOPLE GO WHERE THERE MAY BE A CHANCE THAT THEY MUST GO BEYOND THEir 'TALKING POINTS' BY BEING ABLE TO ACTUALLY, BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY, BE MADE TO STOP TRYING TO GET SOMETHING THAT MAKES LOGICAL SENSE NOT BE SAID, BECAuSE THEY ARE GOING TO INTURRUPT AND CONTINUE TO DO THIS UNTIL THE ONe's SPEAKING (AS OUR PRESIDENT AND THE OTHER DEMOCRATS DID YESTERDAY) COMES RIGHT AND SAY..." pretty , pretty PLEASE COME OFF OF PLANET STUCK ON STUPID AND ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE NOW IN THE WORLD OF REALITY. lol (smile)

What a gift on 2-25-10 our president has added to BIA' history.(smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
Oh, Jeff, because we monitor the FOX cable news network, we have noticed this major C-H-A-N-G-E much of the time their most teaparty like anchors are now saying how this is only their opinion...could this be because they have finally gotten the message of this administration (or maybe from polls) that they are NOT a news media, but a prapaganda mass media machine against our president, because of the color of his skin and not his belonging to the W-R-O-N-G politcal party...

'change' or they are really not as stuck on planet SOS as some of us have been led to believe. Or it could have to do with their limited viewership is getting more limited as they begin to look at the characterof our president and not just at the color of his skin?!!!!!!!? (smile)
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