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    If the person doesn't (or doesn't want to) grasp the concept, it's very hard.

    Here in Massachusetts, to my delight, our districts are drawn so that all nine are pretty safe Democratic. The statewide House vote might be something like 62-38 and the vote in virtually every district is pretty close to 62-38. The GOP is frozen out.

    But we didn't have to do anything too crazy on the map to get there, we just happen to have Democrats spread out pretty well. There are plenty of states with GOP legislatures that do the same in reverse.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 05:37:37 AM PST

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