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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Why? Do you feel guilty for not remembering Shirley? I notice some here can't even spell her last name right.

    It serves me right for believing the veracity of the OP since I changed my original correct spelling to the wrong one in the OP.

    Don't feel guilty. Confess i don't know much about Chisholm's career in politics. Wasn't much of student of current affairs back in those days.

    But she sounds like a strong lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    You seem to have a bad attitude towards "these damn kids today", or at least about what subjects you imagine they aren't learning about.

    Are they hanging out too much on your lawn?
    Actually, no. I think us Boomers failed them, and continue to do so.

    The kids themselves seem to be an exciting bunch, though hampered by some serious challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Confession here.I despise Trump,think he is guilty as sin, but he broke the log jam McConnell,ORyan and fellow Republicans had on Congress. I have no idea who long it will last, but I am seeing moderates coming out of the woodwork to work together

    Die hard Republicans are telling me they despise Mitch and Paul. Glad to see them humiliated.

    Like me,they are sick of the do nothings and their meanness.

    Madeline,you can report me for going off subject. I will survive to post again.
    Watch what they do, not what they say.

    Although, in Trump's case, Lord only knows what the long-term plan actually is.

    The fact is, he has done some good stuff as president, and (apart from his vomitous verbalizing) very little bad stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Watch what they do, not what they say.

    Although, in Trump's case, Lord only knows what the long-term plan actually is.

    The fact is, he has done some good stuff as president, and (apart from his vomitous verbalizing) very little bad stuff.
    "Very little bad stuff"? Someone isn't paying attention
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    You better be prepared to vote the do nothing,crazies out.
    I did not vote for Ohio US Senator Rob Portman (R) to be re-elected, and I never will again. A lot was revealed in the 2016 campaign.

    OTOH, I have hopes that Ohio Gov. Kasich (R) will seek national office. And possibly Ohio US Senator Sherrod Brown (D) as well.

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    I admire and respect all women who break the glass ceiling. Shirley Chisholm would not be an exception. I didn't realize she was forgotten in any way. She just died in 2005 or 06.
    Last edited by Minotaur; 15th September 2017 at 04:01 PM.
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    I want some of the college kids in Cleveland BLM to consider a career in politics. I won't live long enough to see any of them even elected to a state office, but nonetheless, they are the future.

    IMO, it's a mistake to hope the people we need will have an epiphany and go into politics, rather than business, etc. Very few young people even consider it as a possible career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Do you remember how viciously Chisolm was attacked in 1972?
    Women who break glass ceilings are always attacked. It is part of the reality. It is more often than not brutal.
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    Look up Victoria Woodhull. She is a less known figure in US politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post




    Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm - BBC News

    If the 0.01% of America had its foot on your neck, Shirley Chisolm was your champion. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1972, and she was beloved by every feminist in the country -- and hated by every misogynist.

    People like her are rare, but they do exist. Our job as citizens is to find them, recruit them, and work like crazy to get them elected. AKA, grassroots politics.

    What say you? Did you know much of anything about this lady until now?
    My FIRST vote. She came to my college, I didn't like McGovern or Muskie and she impressed me. I remember voting in the primary, knowing full well I was 'throwing my vote away'.
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