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Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« on: November 07, 2012, 04:05:02 am »
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tl;dr: Puerto Rico votes for statehood, Obama supports it, and it's now up to Congress to approve.
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 04:05:50 am »
Yes! Bust out the awesome circle-starred flags!
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 04:16:47 am »
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tl;dr: Puerto Rico votes for statehood, Obama supports it, and it's now up to Congress to approve.

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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 04:20:37 am »
3 million new taxpayers is rather persuasive to Washington's men in suits.
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 04:21:25 am »
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 04:29:21 am »
I also predict another huge racist whinefest about "great, now even more Latinos can vote."
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 04:34:56 am »
3 million new taxpayers is rather persuasive to Washington's men in suits.

Unfortunately, some of those men in suits aren't exactly keen on giving more Latinos the opportunity to vote in presidential and congressional elections.
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 04:50:51 am »
3 million new taxpayers is rather persuasive to Washington's men in suits.

Unfortunately, some of those men in suits aren't exactly keen on giving more Latinos the opportunity to vote in presidential and congressional elections.

Well all know "some of those men" are the GOP. Puerto Rico would add 3 extra Democratic Senate seats. On top of it all, Puerto Rico's official language is Spanish (and English), which would make the more racists member of Congress go berserk.
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 09:38:13 am »
The GOP are fucked either way. Either they:

A) vote for statehood, and risk giving the Democrats 3 free electoral votes

B) vote against statehood, pissing off Hispanic voters in the US even more than they already have

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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 09:58:30 am »
I also predict another huge racist whinefest about "great, now even more Latinos can vote."

Yep, unfortunately.
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 10:29:28 am »
Awesome. Suppose Hawaii will be jealous that they're not the only island state anymore?
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 10:37:24 am »
Hard to say since Puerto Rico often votes Republican but on the other hand they were the one's against statehood (is that right) so yeah

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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 11:56:03 am »
Won't happen. Republicans fear anything that's not white thinking they'll vote democrat
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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 01:58:22 pm »
The GOP are fucked either way. Either they:

A) vote for statehood, and risk giving the Democrats 3 free electoral votes

B) vote against statehood, pissing off Hispanic voters in the US even more than they already have

I don't think you understand the acrimony between Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics....

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Re: Puerto Rico referendum on statehood passes
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 02:03:27 pm »
Won't happen. Republicans fear anything that's not white thinking they'll vote democrat

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