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  •  Where Occupy got it wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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    jgnyc

    I disagree.  

    Occupy got it wrong by wasting time occupying places other than the ballot box.  Marching in the street, occupying buildings, parks, etc. isn't going to do the trick.  What is needed is targeted occupation of marginal red districts with excess dems from blue districts, who show up to vote in numbers.  

    If this were begin to happen in substantial numbers, all of a sudden a lot of GOP reps in blue states would become "reasonable".  The irony is that in many cases this could be achieved by only moving a few thousand a few miles from one's present location, if the movement were organized enough.

    The entire concept would scare the bejezzus out of gerrymandered "safe" GOP reps.

    •  interesting but not sure about mechanics (0+ / 0-)

      > targeted occupation of marginal red districts with excess dems from blue districts

      That's either voter fraud or everyone moving. After 2004 it was joked that a lot of New York City should move to a much smaller state that also had two Senators so our votes would count more.

      I don't have any big ideas on beating the gerrymander. I'm hoping that the centrist Democrats in control of the Senate and WH have a plan. If so it's probably a game of inches but they won 2012 with a game of inches so ...

      If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

      by jgnyc on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 05:41:55 AM PDT

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