Skip to main content

View Diary: BREAKING: Texas Redistricting, More Purgatory (7 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I've had enough trouble understanding this mess (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MKSinSA, Catte Nappe

    myself, much less trying to explain it to others, either in Texas, or even harder, to non-Texans.

    And in a state with a whole lot more at stake than nearly any other, frankly (by the sheer numbers and audacity of the grab by the GOP).  My previous state rep, Carole Kent, had just announced for the re-drawn HD-105th district (now I'm not in her district), but all bets are off.  This totally sucks, jacking with all the candidates AND the entire electorate.  I wish voters would get royally p*ssed off about this, and punisjh the GOP reps and statewide elcted "officials" like AG Abbott.  Rat b*stard.

    Thanks for the clarification.  "Eff-ed up as Hogan's goat", as one colorful expression here has it.  And it ain't over yet...

    Hide and watch.

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 03:45:51 PM PST

    •  I just spent 20 minutes on the phone… (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Gooserock

      …with my local congressional candidate, Rose Meza Harrison, trying to explain this mess to her, believe me it wasn't easy and she's a veteran of Texas politics.

      The bottom line is that the GOP got greedy, and by being stupidly greedy they're wasting everyone's tax dollars. Oh wait, we don't have an income tax, the rich don't pay taxes here.

      Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com. Get your We are the 99% Yard Sign.

      by DemSign on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 04:00:29 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Ohio Votes 50-50 Went 3:1 Republican Districts. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think Texas has a "whole" lot more at stake than Ohio, and Ohio is often useful in a Presidential election.

      This is going on in many states.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 04:11:09 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Well, Texas is… (0+ / 0-)

        2¼ times as big in population, 6 times as big in area, 20 times bigger in corruption, has a debt 3 times the size of Ohio's with a budget only 70% larger, and it has a whole lot more elected offices than any state, including Ohio.

        Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com. Get your We are the 99% Yard Sign.

        by DemSign on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 04:42:21 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Lovely, cogent, pithy, direct, and succinct (0+ / 0-)

          points!

          How DO we explain Texas to outsiders?  I guess we just keep tryin'...

          Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

          by tom 47 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 08:45:55 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site