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  •  Not such a good idea. (1+ / 0-)
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    turn Virginia blue

    In many cases, particularly here in Northern Virginia, the "urban" voters include the suburbs. It is the suburban/urban Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax counties that the Virginia bill is specifically targeting. In our peculiar case, with the District of Columbia (without Congressional voting at all) as the "city," that simply cannot be done.

    As a last ditch retaliatory measure—and a warning to Republicans with statewide ambitions here—I propose a focused campaign to educate our "urbanites" of all persuasions to ensure a result will be that no Republican of any stripe will win statewide office again. All they have to do to address this as a concern by the idiot introducing the bill in Virginia:

    The last election, constituents were concerned that it didn’t matter what they did, that more densely populated areas were going to outvote them
    Is turn out in state elections so Richmond always has someone they were "outvoted them" on in the governor's seat and other two top offices. Already NOVA is the economic engine sending much more than it gets south, it is being yanked around by the rural areas right down to guns in schools and tree protection and just could turn (as I advocate already) punitive in every way it can toward these downstate "rural" troglodytes. Since Virginia already has a state government tilted to an almost plantation system with relative strong state vs. county power and an internal gerrymandered system tilting to rural areas we are limited so every lever needs to be used.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:24:21 AM PST

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