I wonder if the Dems will take the opportunity to try to turn DC into a state while they're at it? PR is mostly poor (advantage Blue 1) and consists of Latinos (advantage Blue 2), making it likely to be a blue state and even harder for Republicans to gain national power. Adding ultra-blue DC to the mix would give Dems a nearly-impossible-to-falter base in terms of Electoral Votes and Senators/Congressmen. Every future election would be an uphill battle for conservatives, and only moderates would have even a hope of a prayer at the presidency.
I don't think the Dems have the power to make it happen at the moment, but with PR's statehood, the issue is likely to gain popularity. It's only a matter of time before someone seriously attempts to get the DC ball rolling.
Again, what about all the white people throwing around racist slurs and say that they should "Put the white back in White House" or all the tweets calling Obama a nigger? How could it not be that the people who voted for Obama voted for him because their views lined up with him or because they didn't want Romney in power because of his classist, racist attitude (such as tanning himself in order to try and win over Latino voters) or because of his blatant comments about how he doesn't care about 47% of Americans?
look I dont' mind black people being racist...this is the uSA...its ok to be whatever you want to be, if they want to blame white people for their failure...so what, it doesn't shave no hair off my American Indian ass
He never said he didnt' care about anyone...but its a fact 47 percent pay no taxes so keep to the facts
But that doesn't answer my question as to why you don't believe that white people are being racist when they voted for Romney. Why is it that you don't consider them racist before voting for a white guy, but you do consider a black person voting for a black guy to be racist?
I understand that, but there's been recent discussion amongst the Dems of pushing for DC statehood. No one's had the balls to put a plan in motion yet.
Officially, it's for fairness to give them representation (right now, DC has 3 electoral votes but no congressional representation - they do have a House delegate but s/he is a non-voting delegate and not remotely the same as a House Representative).
The actual agenda is to extend the Democratic power base since, as one of the nation's strongest Democratic districts at D+40ish, DC is guaranteed to send 2 Democrat Senators and a Democrat House Rep to Congress at each election.
Dems will used the "no taxation without representation" slogan to justify DC statehood since they're being taxed with no voice of their own within the branch that makes tax law. But make no mistake - the real reason is going to be for a power grab.
I'm all for a new flag, but it does good to remember that the resolution is non-binding, and it may partly depend on who the governor of PR is. On that subject, pro-statehood incumbent Governor Fortuno was defeated by his challenger Padilla, who favors PR remaining a territory.
And what the hell does Puerto Rico have to do with their Agenda?
They don't like the health care law primarily because they are against the mandatory fact that the Government can now force you to purchase a particular product or service and "tax" you if you fail to do so.
Not to mention they are against a socialized system of health care, that's their opinion. And for what it's worth it's a legit position to have; the joke however is that we already HAVE free health care in this country and we've had for decades. You just had to be 65+ to get it.