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  •  It will, now . . . (0+ / 0-)

    There is nothing to stop them - except the incompetence of the Deomcratic Party in Illinois.  And that is pretty freaking huge.

    I can see it, though:  Just like the Texas districts that are shaped like snakes coming up from the Rio Grande, Illinois can snake their own districts, out from the Loop and across the state, disenfranchising all the farmers outside of Peoria by including them with the South Side or Wrigleyville.

    The inherent strength of the Republican Party - in the rural farming counties - will be subjugated under the real population of the state, Cook County.  If the Dems want to water down the collar counties (including Hastert's Kendall County) in the process, what is to stop them?

    If it is okay for Texas to disenfranchise Democrats (but not Latinos), then Illinois can disenfranchise everyone in the low-density areas of the state.

    If such moves happen to put Hastert into a district with 75% minorities, hey, they asked for it.  If he tries moving to a more GOP district, they can gerrymander anytime they want, so they could do ace him out no matter where he goes - at least in theory now.

    It is a classic case of "You better watch what you ask for - you might just get it."

    [I decry all of this, but the idiots on SCOTUS have changed the lay of the land, evidently forever; this is now "the real world", and the U.S. will rue the day the jackasses did it.  Sanity has left the building. . . ]

    . . . . TD

    •  we're stuck in a Prisoners' Dilema (0+ / 0-)

      playing cooperate to the GOP's defect. Our fucking leadership better realize that quick.

      Sponge Bob, Mandrake, Cartoons. That's how your hard-core islamahomocommienazis work.

      by Benito on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 12:06:56 AM PDT

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