The most diverse congress ever

Washington (CNN) – The newly sworn-in 113th Congress is the most diverse group of representatives in history, reflecting changing demographics and changing public attitudes.

98 women, 43 African-Americans, 31 Latinos, 12 Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, and seven gay and bisexual members are now new members of the House and Senate. Plus, there is the first Buddhist member in the Senate and Hindu member in the House of Representatives.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Neiman

    To many, mostly those of a liberal, mostly godless mindset, they think it is good to have such a diverse Congress; and, there is some weight to the argument that the widest representation of the American stew is what America should be all about, no prejudices, maximum tolerance and it being generally more representative of the population.

    A. The greater the diversity, the more the essential character of the American ideal will change and the more this nation will become less like the country our forefathers envisioned. It will cease to be America as we knew it, but it will become something else, as it is already doing faster than anyone could have imagined. Whether that is good or bad, depends upon what each person wants America to be..
    B. It is a fact that diversity generally speaking, also means more liberalism, more tendency towards socialism, everyone pulling against each other and a more paralyzed, feckless Congress, which is a danger to America.
    C. It is also a fact that in the West, it means more people leading the nation that have no respect for our history or the rule of Law, that are less religious and less moral/decent.
    D. We can see evidence of our decline in the fact that once God fearing Americans now have no trouble spiritually with electing homosexuals (sexual deviants), atheists and those openly serving anti-christian, pagan gods to represent their interests; because they too have lessened their own moral values, they are less concerned with eternity than not having to work hard or struggle to achieve the American dream, being selfish, lazy and willing to give up their own liberty that, as in the former Soviet Union, The Peoples Republic of China and other dictatorial nations have done before us.

    This is America in decline morally, spiritually, economically and in every other way a lost generation, they are no longer Americans, they have become something else and when we look at things like Illinois moving to outlaw guns, gay marriage in several states and legalization of drugs, that something else is depraved, anti-liberty and an enemy of our Founding Fathers and our Constitution.

    Goodbye America, it was nice to know you, to grow up when you were still America. I am so sorry my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will never know the real America, it is lost forever.

    • Guest

      You sound a lot like Protestants who in the late eighteenth century thought Catholics would ruin America. Or like the Native American Party and Know Nothings of the mid nineteenth century who believed immigrants, especially the Irish would ruin America. Or like the Southern Democrats of the Civil War Era who believed giving slaves legal rights as free citizens would ruin the character of America. Or the people in Congress in the later part of the nineteenth century who thought Asian people would ruin America and passed the Chinese Exclusions Acts. Or people in the 20s who thought Jewish immigration would hurt the economy. Now none of those things ruined America. Time marches on while racist bigots such as your self stay firmly planted in the make believe utopia of the past that never existed.

      • Neiman

        Your atheism and hatred of Christ is, as always, noted, thank you.

        If I were talking about its possible ruination in the future, my case might be more easily attacked; but, America has already fallen, we are already drowning in debt, effective wages are dropping like stones; less full time work and even less available when Obamacare becomes a reality. Less liberty, our Bill of Rights eviscerated, no longer having any force, being ignored by those in power; a drastic decline in marriages, soaring divorce rates and an astronomical growth in alternative families, with a majority of children now being raised in single parent homes; homosexuality being accepted as normal and even their being granted marriage rights; and on and on, I can document the fall of America as a present reality and every indicator that its fall is accelerating at warp speed on every level of society.

        Your charge of racism is a damn lie, but common among you liberals, like homophobia and misogyny, etc, all design to silence opposition, because at their heart, all liberals are wholly intolerant of anything that is not evil.

        Many of the things you mentioned did play a part in our present decline, it was all part of the godless liberalization of America and the liberal hatred of any moral values.

        Lastly, considering your loathsome character, you’ll understand that I cannot accept any of your lies.

        • Guest

          Well the subject of the article is that we have a diverse Congress that has become slightly closer to what a cross-section of the American people would really look like. So what your are saying is minorities and women are causing all of that stuff. Which chapter of the Ku Klux Klan are you a part of?

          • Neiman

            We can count on you lying and being a typical godless liberal and game playing. At least you are a consistent jerk.

            It is not about racism, you made it about racism or I guess you passed over openly gay people and those from different religions in the Congress now, the former sexual deviants and both cannot share American values. It is about those being elected are mostly of foreign cultures that, in the past half century are no longer interested in assimilation, but forcing America to change their values to submit to their cultures – thus drastically altering our own to a third world mentality. It is about most of them from crap hole countries that tend to be much more liberal, which is also bad for America and changes our culture away from liberty and Judeo-Christian values. So, is about their goals to change America away from what it once was to something quite different and the results so far have been a contribution to our decline as a nation in economic and military power, as they are all mostly ashamed of America and want us to submit to a global state.

            If you knew me or my family, you could not make an asinine charge of racism, but as I said that is how liberals, the most intolerant and racist people on earth, silence all opposition.

          • Guest

            7 of 535 people in Congress are gay. Why aren’t you celebrating gays are supposed to be 10% of the population so they are far underrepresented so that should make you happy. Would you like to cite your statistics on how many of these representatives were born and raised outside of the United States, or can I just assume you are making stuff up. Like I said before you are a Nativist just like the groups I cited above. Conspiracy theorists, Nativists, flat earthers, and politically correct racists like yourself stand in place while the world marches on. *On a side note I think it is funny how you automatically label me as a liberal and then start talking about God when neither of those things is in any way related to what we are discussing. I guess if you don’t have a real argument it is always better to change the subject to unrelated talking points. I mean look at we are now in this conversation from a simple article on Congress becoming slightly closer to resembling a cross section of our population.

          • Neiman

            A tiny bit of evil (gays or liberals in this case) yeast infects the whole batch, it does not take 10% to spread their evil, 2-3 evil people in Congress can do and have done that quite well, because politicians are by nature cowards and dare not scream “the emperor has no clothes.” That happened because it is much easier for you liberals to pull people down into the gutter than to lift them up and offer them a better life, as did our founding fathers, a chance you liberals systematically destroyed; because in your hearts you hate everyone, even each other, because you know you are evil and either you repent and stop or destroy anyone that is willing to point a finger of accusation in your direction..

            I did not say THEY were born outside the U.S., only that they are mostly closer to first generation immigrants, most of them staying mostly within their own identifiable groups and history shows us that withing the past 6 decades, most of them refuse assimilation, but rather demand America change to accommodate them. So successful that in this once Christian nation, the very mention of Christ outside the home, is now hate speech, a crime and because it offends these others groups is disallowed.

            The subject included their general spiritual corruption of the country, and you are a liberal, an atheist, a Christ hater, anti-American and a hater. Case closed.

            I have many decades of observation of the changes in this country, I absolutely know we went on a warp speed, immoral, anti-America down escalator starting in 1968 when your side, you were probably still not even a glean in you father’s eye – if your mother knew who he was, kicked God out of the Public Square. Our current slide into the moral, economic, socialist sewer is a direct result of the forces of anti-Christ kicking God out of the country and establishing another, false god – Liberalism to rule.

      • $8194357

        Only Christ can give Eternal Salvation.
        Ya want to spend eternity in hell thats up to you,huh.
        Except…or reject it…
        We are all going to live forever some where.

        I met a fairy who said she would grant me one wish.
        Immediately I said, “I want to live forever.”
        “Sorry,” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant eternal life.”
        “OK,” I said, “Then, I want to die after Congress gets its head out of its ass!”
        “You crafty bastard,” said the fairy.