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    The things I don't really get are 1) why the RNC would do this when their problems among minority voters are already threatening the GOP's future, and 2) why more people aren't pointing out just how overtly racist the plan is.

    I think sometime Democrats are so afraid of being accused of "playing the race card" that when something like this comes down the pike they're afraid of pointing it out for exactly what it is.

    This isn't much different from the old "county unit" system set up in Georgia to invlidate the black vote during the Jim Crow era.

    I think many Democrats assume that it'll never happen, so there's no use spending energy on it.  I hope they're right.

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      1) why the RNC would do this when their problems among minority voters are already threatening the GOP's future
      Because the GOP prefers to disenfranchise minorities rather than compete for their votes--& apportioning EVs by Congressional districts in Democratic-leaning states with Republican-controlled state legislatures that have already gerrymandered the state's CDs gives them the perfect opportunity. If Democrats & independents don't rise up to stop this, the Presidency will go the way of the House--firmly in GOP control despite the wishes of a majority of voters. And holding 2-1/2 of the 3 branches of government, it won't take them long to pillage the Treasury, destroy anything approximating a social safety net, & turn "USA" into an acronym for Unchecked Slavery Again.
      I think many Democrats assume that it'll never happen, so there's no use spending energy on it.  I hope they're right.
      "Hoping against hope, like a breakfast sausage on the platter." We see how well that worked out in 2010, when the bastards took over the state legislatures & fucked the Democratic Party in the HoR until 2022 at the earliest. The sonsofbitches know exactly what they're doing, & they hope we let them sneak it by us--because if they do, it's the last time in our lifetime they'll need to be sneaky.

      Fiscal Bluff successfully called--now let's see 'em bet the limit on the Debt Limit so we can clean 'em out!

      by Uncle Cosmo on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:06:19 PM PST

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