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  •  And yet (8+ / 0-)

    still came withing 3% of winning the presidency, and have control of the House of Representatives. A good chink of the electorate is right there with them.

    •  Yes.... (0+ / 0-)
      And yet still came within 3% of winning the presidency, and have control of the House of Representatives. A good chink of the electorate is right there with them.
      ...I still find this extremely troubling. And the House will go right back to their same tactics. Why would the people re-elect Obama and still vote for Boehner and his ilk?

      We're not quite there, but minorities are going to save this country.

      Only the weak & defeated are called to account for their crimes.

      by rreabold on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:01:45 AM PST

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      •  They didn't. (13+ / 0-)

        A majority of people voted for Democrats in Congress.  The only thing that saved the Republicans was extreme gerrymandering.  THe shapes of the new districts deterred a lot of good Democrats from even running, and the Republicans STILL managed to lose the popular vote.  It's a major repudiation.  But with the rigged lines states like Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and Texas, in other words, states under Teahadist control in the critical 2010-2012 legislative session and therefore Teahadist district line drawing for the next decade, are going to go on providing a majority to the Republicans based on an absolute travesty of democracy.

        •  Ohio voted for Obama (2+ / 0-)
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          Ohio voted for Sherrod Brown, one of the more liberal Senators in the country.

          Ohio is sending a 75% Republican house delegation to Washington.

          And rejected a plan to take line drawing out of partisan hands.  Because even leftists bought the scare campaign against 'unelected bureaucrats.'

          "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

          by libdevil on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:02:50 PM PST

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