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  •  Start with TX-03 (0+ / 0-)

    I'm sick and tired of being represented by Sam Johnson.

    Democrats deserve punishment for not supporting American opposition to the Bush government.

    by LandSurveyor on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 11:03:40 AM PDT

    •  Not another one (0+ / 0-)

      I believe I have been gerrymandered 3X in the last decade.  The last go-round I totally switched congress reps.  I only became aware of this when I went to vote in 04 and the ballot was not what I expected. The district I thought I was in makes no sense now.  It combined affluent WHITE North Dallas with hispanic Oak Cliff on the other side of town;  Tony downtown Park Cities with suburban middle-class Irving and Grand Prairie.  None of these towns has much in common and without the freeways you couldnt even travel the district

      by naufragus on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 11:09:26 AM PDT

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    •  And remember how Delay did this: (3+ / 0-)
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      Aexia, sacrelicious, besieged by bush

      He channeled money to state reps/senators' campaigns, in apparently clear violation of Texas state law.  Then, once he promised Tom Craddick the Texas speaker position, the GOP state Leg re-districted in 2003 - - only three years after the Census.  This was after the Leg had, in its previous session, failed to come up with a re-districting plan (twice!), and had to have one imposed by a Federal court.  It was at this point (on two separate occasions) that the Dems in the state Leg left the state (for OK and NM) in order to deny the Repubs their re-districting map.

      This could make ofr some further VERY entertaining politics, but it is indeed a blow to genuinely representative government.  I am of two minds about this - - I have Pete "the Streak" Sessions as my Congresscritter (TX-32), rather than Martin Frost, thanks to all these shenanigans.  But, turn-about is looking like fair play to me, too.

      Stop the politicization of crime!

      by tom 47 on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 11:25:07 AM PDT

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