For the past few months I’ve been writing about House Republicans’ failure to make government work as part of a self-fulfilling prophecy about the role of government. Since their philosophy says that government should be small and/or government doesn’t work, decisions are made to ensure it doesn’t work.
Keith appeared on MSNBC to highlight the GOP’s growing enthusiasm gap as well as a recent hearing on racial profiling.
Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) joined many other progressives calling for the Freedom to Marry plank be added to the national Democratic Party platform.
“Racial stereotyping is simply not good policing,” Ellison told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It threatens the values Americans hold dear.” The Minneapolis Democrat is a co-sponsor of the End Racial Profiling Act, which seeks to change a range of police practices, including tightening Bush-era guidelines on racial profiling and extending them to national security and border security investigations.
Instead of making sure we have resources to invest in job creation, repairs to our roads, and our children’s education, Republicans want to funnel more money into millionaires’ already booming bank accounts.