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  1. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    29 Aug '18 00:29
    It comes as no surprise that Chuck Schumer leaped at the opportunity to seem honorable and caring, by pushing for the Russell Senate Bldg (named after Richard Russell) to be renamed to the John McCain Bldg.

    But the real reason he's pulling this stunt is to erase the Russell (a democrat) name off the building to further distance the democrat party from its racist, anti-civil rights roots. His transparent motion to rename the building isn't gaining any momentum. For obvious reasons.
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    29 Aug '18 00:501 edit
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    It comes as no surprise that Chuck Schumer leaped at the opportunity to seem honorable and caring, by pushing for the Russell Senate Bldg (named after Richard Russell) to be renamed to the John McCain Bldg.

    But the real reason he's pulling this stunt is to erase the Russell (a democrat) name off the building to further distance the democrat party from ...[text shortened]... His transparent motion to rename the building isn't gaining any momentum. For obvious reasons.
    More from npr:

    But Russell has another legacy, one that resonates even more in this era when statues honoring Confederate war soldiers and generals have been toppled on college campuses and removed from town squares: Russell was a staunch segregationist, and he used his same mastery of the Senate rules to block civil rights legislation, even keeping an anti-lynching statute from becoming law.

    He fought integration in the nation's military and at federal government agencies. In 1956, Russell was a co-author of the "Southern Manifesto," which opposed desegregation of public places, and he led the Southern bloc of senators who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, calling it "shortsighted and disastrous."

    Russell even went so far as proposing legislation that would encourage African-Americans to move out of the South.”

    On the bldg:

    “Until it was named for Russell in 1972, the marble edifice had been known simply as the Old Senate Office Building, and in recent years other proposals have been made to rename it, including after the late Sen. Ted Kennedy following his death.
  3. Subscriberno1marauder
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    29 Aug '18 01:342 edits
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    It comes as no surprise that Chuck Schumer leaped at the opportunity to seem honorable and caring, by pushing for the Russell Senate Bldg (named after Richard Russell) to be renamed to the John McCain Bldg.

    But the real reason he's pulling this stunt is to erase the Russell (a democrat) name off the building to further distance the democrat party from ...[text shortened]... His transparent motion to rename the building isn't gaining any momentum. For obvious reasons.
    More pettiness from right wing nuts.

    In fact, a bunch of Southern Republican Senators are praising Russell despite his segregationist views (in fact probably because of such views) .http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/404018-renaming-senate-office-building-after-mccain-sparks-gop-backlash
  4. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    29 Aug '18 02:262 edits
    Petty to you, because you don't care. Democrat ties to racism are of no concern to you. Never were.

    Even your precious Jehmu, token black democrat and former DNC chairwoman candidate, feels forced to write an article highlighting your dishonest rhetoric that black women now realize is just a bunch of hot air.

    Why black women are ghosting the Democratic Party

    "...many black women running for office are still waiting on a call back, a reply to an email or just simple acknowledgment from their local party, the DCCC or the DNC. Which leads many black women like myself still asking what — besides an apology, events and “listening” — is the party tangibly doing to grow Black women’s influence, power and leadership? More specifically, what is the actual investment?

    There’s a disconnect between putting people on stage and publicizing them on Instagram, and the institutional support needed to ensure black women leaders are being supported and not marginalized at all levels of the Party."

    http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/403853-why-black-women-are-ghosting-the-democratic-party
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