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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:22 PM

Trump defeated: 2020 Census will not contain citizenship question


Following the Supreme Court's determination that there was no good reason to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the Trump administration has abandoned its pursuit of the project.

The census is key to establishing congressional districts and to apportioning federal funding. The Trump administration had hoped that by adding a question about citizenship amid its racist war on migrants, it could intimidate both documented and undocumented migrants into hiding from census officials, resulting in undercounting of non-native-born and racialized US residents.


The citizenship question was being proposed by running joke/Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (previously), whose shitty excuses for the move were dismissed by Chief Justice Roberts as "contrived." Then Republican strategist/archvillain Thomas Hofeller (architect of the citizenship question) died, and his computer's hard drive yielded a study of Hofeller's that concluded that "a citizenship question could increase Republican political power by excluding noncitizens and underage American citizens from the census data."

It's another great example of the administrative incompetence and emotional incontinence of Trump and Co, who are so convinced that they are the smartest guys in the room (believing as they do that markets reward intelligence, rather than sociopathy) that they routinely put their secret masterplans in writing (or publish them on Twitter), so that whenever they're hauled before a judge to mumble half-assed excuses about why they're doing something that is so evil you can see it glowing from orbit, the judge inevitably is presented with the Trump regime's own explicit admission about its true motives.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/boingboing.net/2019/07/02/rip-thomas-hofeller.html/amp





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Reply Trump defeated: 2020 Census will not contain citizenship question (Original post)
wonderwarthog Jul 2019 OP
Let it go Jul 2019 #1
batcat Jul 2019 #2
msv Jul 2019 #3
batcat Jul 2019 #4
Grumpy Pickle Jul 2019 #7
W Va moonshiner Jul 2019 #5
imwithfred Jul 2019 #6
wonderwarthog Jul 2019 #8

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:33 PM

1. All the better to find the illegals.

Now we will have addresses. Bwahahahahaha.

DEPORT THEM ALL.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:43 PM

2. Trump will use this rejection in his campaign. ...

Most American citizens see no problem with the question nor do most legal immigrants who are or who are hoping to become citizens of our nation.

Trump may call the Democratic Party the Illegal Immigrant Party and win re-election in a landslide and full control of both houses of Congress. If that happens the immigration laws of this nation will finally be updated and our southern border better secured.

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Response to batcat (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:53 PM

3. It's crazy and shows how far the Dems have gone off the deep end

Could anyone imagine a time would come in this country where we're not even allowed to collect basic demographic info in a census? Things have gotten so ridiculous so quickly.

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Response to msv (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:04 AM

4. My nation has gone totally batshit crazy.

Sometimes I wake up and wonder how I managed to step into this parallel universe.

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Response to batcat (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:57 PM

7. I know exactly how you feel.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:09 AM

5. you should have made your title say

the United States of America : is defeated ,2020 Census will not contain citizenship question, for in the long run ,from this decision ,that is the truth

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:28 AM

6. Sorry, warts, but what's the "defeat"?

How do you know this isn't part of a long-term strategy on the part of President Trump, who plays such games all the time?

I hope your leg is stretchable.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:55 AM

8. Agree 100%


It could well be 11 dimensional tiddly winks!


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