Hillary was right

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There's definitely a deplorable contingent in the Republican party.

According to Pew Research Center, 47 percent of such Republicans say it would bother them “some” or “a lot” to “hear people speak a language other than English in a public place.” Eighteen percent of white Democrats said they would be similarly bothered.

Aside from politics, age and education are the major predictors of linguistic discomfort. Eighteen percent of whites younger than 30 said they would be bothered by a foreign language being spoken, compared with 43 percent in the 50-to-64 age group, and 45 percent among those 65 and older.

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When asked about the projected makeup of the United States in 2050, some 37 percent of Republicans said that “having a majority of the population made of up of blacks, Asians, Hispanics and other racial minorities” would be bad for the country — the highest share among any demographic group surveyed. Nearly 60 percent of Republicans said that a majority nonwhite population would “weaken American customs and values,” while an identical percentage predicted it would lead to greater conflict between racial and ethnic groups.
This is something I already knew, because I live around these people. They're fine with other races, nationalities, etc. only as long as those people look and act the way they expect them to and there aren't "too many" of them. I've actually heard people say "But they need to know their place".

This survey just confirms it.

Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages
 
Jul 2014
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Are you going to lead the chant for "4 more years" for Trump?
Not me.

You want to make a prediction the 2020 election?

I just LOVES me some election predictions.

Remember what happened with all those predictions in 2016?

Ah, yes, I remember them well...
 
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Jul 2013
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Not me.

You want to make a prediction the 2020 election?

I just LOVES me some election predictions.

Remember what happened with all those predictions in 2016?

Ah, yes, I remember them well...
Have you picked your candidate for 2020 already? Not Trump, not a Dem, maybe Weld?
 
May 2013
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That is an amazing number. Personally, I LOVE hearing different languages and accents. People who don't should probably stay away from airports and off of cruise ships. And God help 'em if they shop at Walmart without a pair of earplugs.

Come to think of it, they should probably just stay home, watch Lou Dobbs and play with their Fidget Spinners. :)
 
Jul 2014
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Have you picked your candidate for 2020 already? Not Trump, not a Dem, maybe Weld?
A moderate, who's scandal free, not too old, not a socialist, a candidate who is willing to compromise and work with the other side.

A candidate who will get spending under control.

One who is not promising free everything.

Got any of those in the race yet?
 
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