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But the country is changing. And this may be the last election in which anyone but a fool tries to play — on a national level, at least — the cards of racial exclusion, of immigrant fear, of the patronization of women and hegemony over their bodies, of self-righteous discrimination against homosexuals. Some in the Republican party and among the teabagged fringe will continue to play such losing hands for some time to come; this shit worked well in its day and distracted many from addressing any of our essential national issues. But again, if they play that weak-ass game past this point, they are fools.

America is different now, moreso with every election cycle. Ronald Reagan won his mandate in an America in which 89 percent of the voters were white. That number is down to 72 percent and falling. Fifty thousand new Latino citizens achieve the voting age every month. America will soon belong to the men and women — white and black and Latino and Asian, Christian and Jew and Muslim and atheist, gay and straight — who can comfortably walk into a room and accept with real comfort the sensation that they are in a world of certain difference, that there are no real majorities, only pluralities and coalitions. The America in which it was otherwise is dying, thank god, and those that relied on entitlement and division to command power will either be obliged to accept the changes, or retreat to whichever gated community from which they wish to wax nostalgic and brood on political irrelevance.

David Simon, creator of “The Wire” (via alexblagg)

Amen.

(via thepathealy)

Yep!

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BRB, crying. (via President Obama Responds to Little Girl with Two Dads | Strollerderby)

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motherjones:

(Nick Merrill/Department Of State)

Here’s how Rebecca Traister put it on Facebook:

"I’m not sure I will never stop laughing about this photograph. Amusement, exasperation, admiration, affection in Timor Leste as the Big Dog works his tail off to impress us/her in Charlotte. Two of America’s most endlessly fascinating characters, right here."

motherjones:

(Nick Merrill/Department Of State)

Here’s how Rebecca Traister put it on Facebook:

"I’m not sure I will never stop laughing about this photograph. Amusement, exasperation, admiration, affection in Timor Leste as the Big Dog works his tail off to impress us/her in Charlotte. Two of America’s most endlessly fascinating characters, right here."

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One of the primary reasons that it is over for America is because women are taking over, they’re in high so-called powerful positions, they’re now running companies, they’re making decisions. […] There are some, a few out there that are logical women and can make sound decisions, but most cannot. […] I think that one of the greatest mistakes that America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should’ve never turned it over to women.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of a California Tea Party group and a group called BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), and sometime Fox News commentator. (Source: All the Single Ladies - NYTimes.com)

For real! FOR REAL! HAHAHA!

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Hillary Clinton Sweat? Never, Says Conde Nast Traveller

“It’s an improbable physical anomaly that was cited more than once (along with superhuman stamina, uncommon thoughtfulness, and a steel-trap mind) by longtime aides and members of the press corps,” writes Kevin Doyle.

In case you needed another reason to be awed by Hillary Clinton!

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After decades of denying that she would get into the family business, Chelsea Clinton appears to be changing her mind on the matter.

ohheybill:

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“Before my mom’s campaign I would have said no. Not because it was something I had thought a lot about but because people have been asking me that my whole life,” Clinton, speaking of her mother’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid, said in an interview for the September issue of Vogue.

“And now I don’t know… . I mean, I have voted in every election that I have been qualified to vote in since I turned eighteen,” Clinton continued.

In the interview, Clinton talked about her relationship with her famed parents and unique up-bringing, noting how sometimes afterschool conversations focused on a budget fight and occasionally being pulled out of class for signings of international peace treaties.

To put it another way, Clinton is ready to go public. “Historically I deliberately tried to lead a private life in the public eye, and now I am trying to lead a purposefully public life,” she says. We’ll tell whoever set aside Texts from Chelsea to start updating any day now.

OH GOOD MORE CLINTONS PLEASE

HMMMmmmmm.