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  •  To think that district was once represented (3+ / 0-)

    by David Bonior.  

    Admiral, if I'm reading your plan right, it sounds like we'll pay them back by eliminating that district, right?

    The Repubs distort, but we will not abide.

    by Christian Dem in NC on Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 12:40:54 PM PDT

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    •  That's what I've heard the plan is... (2+ / 0-)
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      AdmiralNaismith, AikoAdam

      whether or not we'll be able to pull it off remains to be see though.

      "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

      by MichiganGirl on Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 12:44:19 PM PDT

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    •  Have to win a legislative majority first (2+ / 0-)
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      MichiganGirl, AikoAdam

      But yes. Sort of.

      I'd like to divide Macomb County from the rest of the 10th and instead make a Macomb district (which would be more blue and look like Bonior's), and mingle the Thumb counties with about half of the 5th, including Flint, and call that the new 4th.

      Denison could win the new 4th, and Kildee could stay in the new 5th, which would add Midland and the Saginaw Bay counties that are already blue and are currently in the 1st.

      The district I'd really be trying to eliminate is Dave Camp's, the current 4th. But there would be other GOP districts that would be torn up.

      As I've said before, the ultimate goal is to stop the partisan gerrymandering entirely. However, it seems to me the only way to do that is to show the Republicans that we are better at it and have more of the many-district states, so that they will agree to a law against it.  Otherwise, they'll do it to us forever.

      Same as how the bully won't stop knocking you down until he discovers you've learned karate.

      The insinuation that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, would exploit his POW status for political gain, is outrageous!

      by AdmiralNaismith on Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 12:50:19 PM PDT

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