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I wonder where Romney's binder full of women was...

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by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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poietes
by Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?
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29again
by Gold Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Are these the exact same chairmen of the same committees?  Is that a problem, if they are?  How many women and/or minorities were shoved aside so that all the "old white men" could have their "rightful" positions of power?  I think that without knowing a few more facts, we shouldn't jump to conclusions.

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?


New World Peace

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I like men too. But the GOP has done a terrible job of picking good ones for representing women and minority positions. Some don't even know basic female biology, but wish to make legislation concerning it.

Quoting Bek22:

I love men. Men will do just fine. I don't really care to be quite honest with you. Man, woman, whoever is fit for the job will do.


New World Peace

poietes
by Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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Again, who was up for the position that was as or more qualified for the positions being awarded? Should we throw freshmen in that have no clue? Or should we just give it to the woman because she was a woman? But then again I dont know any names of other people who wanted the position so again I can not judge what the motivation was.

Quoting NWP:

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?


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29again
by Gold Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM

And wouldn't seniority on a committee be a good thing?  I would not want to be on a committee where the chair(wo)man had no idea of what was going on.  And as a citizen, I don't want leaders who don't know what is going on, either.  Experience should be important in this arena.... right?  Or should we have a quota, instead, where experience and knowledge is irrelevant?

Quoting NWP:

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?



NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I am not going to argue with you about it. This is how the GOP chooses to represent itself. IMO this is a good thing for the Democrats. The GOP continues to be a party that is excludes women and minority voices.

Hey, I certainly hope they keep it up. It will help the Dems take the House too.

Quoting poietes:

Again, who was up for the position that was as or more qualified for the positions being awarded? Should we throw freshmen in that have no clue? Or should we just give it to the woman because she was a woman? But then again I dont know any names of other people who wanted the position so again I can not judge what the motivation was.

Quoting NWP:

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?



New World Peace

poietes
by Member on Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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I am not arguing, Im asking a question I have no opinion until I know who else was up for the job. But since you dont know either and would rather judge on a simple picture then I guess this conversation is over. I dont believe in some one getting the job simply by what their gender or skin colir is. I am honestly courious on who else wanted the positions.

Quoting NWP:

I am not going to argue with you about it. This is how the GOP chooses to represent itself. IMO this is a good thing for the Democrats. The GOP continues to be a party that is excludes women and minority voices.

Hey, I certainly hope they keep it up. It will help the Dems take the House too.

Quoting poietes:

Again, who was up for the position that was as or more qualified for the positions being awarded? Should we throw freshmen in that have no clue? Or should we just give it to the woman because she was a woman? But then again I dont know any names of other people who wanted the position so again I can not judge what the motivation was.



Quoting NWP:

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?



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Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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Trust me with enough vajazzling anyone would be distracted.

Quoting NWP:

Even though I don't wear hardly, if any jewelry, I can certainly get behind this "bling".

Quoting joyfree:

Yeah remember that so-called "women's issues" are merely "shiny objects".


Quoting NWP:

I do not think the current GOP hates women and minorities necessarily.

I think they just dismiss them as irrelevant.

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 YES! Absolutely. If I even said anything. 


First, I think the best person for the job should get the job. I could care less what color or sex they are.  Second, I don't know the reasons these men, (and actually he did appoint one woman but that's here nor there)were picked for these posts. The ones I am familiar with are quite capable of doing the job. I don't even know who was seeking the position. Do you know for a fact he picked a man over a woman who wanted the job?   No, you saw a heading and a bunch of white men and just decided it had to be because Republicans hate women and minorities.   I think it's YOU who has the problem.


Quoting blues_pagan:


Would you be doing the same if this was a democrat who put this committee together?


Quoting itsmesteph11:


 eye rolling




 





Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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Really?

Would you have wanted the 100 year old Strom T. as the committee head? He physically could not hold up his own head, at the end [not his fault he was re-elected]

Time and place for everything and seniority does not always equate with top notch or up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Quoting 29again:

And wouldn't seniority on a committee be a good thing?  I would not want to be on a committee where the chair(wo)man had no idea of what was going on.  And as a citizen, I don't want leaders who don't know what is going on, either.  Experience should be important in this arena.... right?  Or should we have a quota, instead, where experience and knowledge is irrelevant?

Quoting NWP:

Seniority was a big factor. And because the GOP has only recently cracked the door open to a few minorities and women, they are lower on the seniority pool.

I used to work for a state institution where priority was given to seniority for promotions.

There sure were some old idiot supervisors in that place.

Quoting poietes:

Before I make an opinion, who was up for the jobs that was as or more qualified? Or are we just supposed to see the list and atomaticly pitch a fit?




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