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  •  Further proof btw (1+ / 0-)
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    dotalbon

    That redistricting effects:

    1. Don't matter in the face of political storms.
    1. Go away after a few cycles in any case....

    "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

    by skywaker9 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 02:42:09 PM PST

    •  ummm NO (0+ / 0-)

      The 2001 redistricting locked in the GOP majority to such an extent that, despite holding narrow margins throughout their twelve years, it took the tidal wave of 2006 to flip the House.  Even then, we only picked up 30 seats, give or take, and another 20 seats this time.  In California, despite Obama's landslide, we moved precisely ZERO seats due to redistricting.

      If Dubya had just been a "normally bad" President like his Poppy or Jerry Ford, odds are the Reeps would either still be in control of the House, or we would have limped in in '08 with something like 219 or 220 seats.  Redistricting matters.

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