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Monday, October 25, 2021

Dean Obeidallah: Last week, the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature approved new maps redrawing congressional and state legislative districts that effectively carve out districts to hold on to conservative white power.

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Oh so they gerrymandered the **** out of Texas? That's been the case forever. Just look at the Austin area.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-26 08:14 AM | Reply

The Texas GOP drafted the new voting districts to "shrink the number of districts in which eligible Hispanic and Black voters can realistically sway election outcomes,"

Of course they did.
What choice did they have?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-26 09:03 AM | Reply

"The reason the party can be so brazen in its efforts to suppress the vote of people of color is because this is the state's first redistricting since the Voting Rights Act was gutted in 2013 by the Republican-controlled Supreme Court in the infamous Shelby County v. Holder decision. Ten years ago, the Texas GOP would've needed "pre-clearance"

State's Rights!
--Et_Al

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-26 09:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

www.npr.org

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-10-26 09:22 AM | Reply

Dems are just ticked they couldn't do it and there is no question that if they could they would have.

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2021-10-26 10:55 AM | Reply

Dems are just ticked they couldn't do it and there is no question that if they could they would have.

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Yes there is. You just choose to remain ignorant so you can continue with your "well the people that I support are complete --------, so I will try to convince myself that the people I don't support are -------- too so I don't have to acknowledge that me supporting -------- makes me a ------- as well" schtick.

www.azavea.com

This analysis shows that two states have (or had in 2017) a 3-seat Republican gerrymandering advantage, 3 states have a 2-seat Republican gerrymandering advantage and 13 of the 21 1-seat advantages go to Republicans.

California (a "Dem" state) CHOSE to have an independent redistricting commission to try to ensure that their redistricting process was fair. Texas just makes their redistricting process (and tilt in the favor of conservatives) as unfair as possible.

Just because you, as a conservative, have no morals so would use whatever immoral advantage you had if given the choice, does not mean that everyone else has the same lack. As demonstrated by the fact that liberals have CHOSEN in some of their states to try to be FAIR over trying to get the advantage.

But, you will never believe that, regardless of the facts, because you cannot empathize with or understand someone who is not also self-centered. So you will always believe that there must be a catch, that it is impossible for someone to actually do the right thing for the right reasons when it might also disadvantage them.

#6 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2021-10-26 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Dems are just ticked they couldn't do it

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Many fewer people want to be like you than you think. Has to do with pride.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-26 11:50 AM | Reply

#6 Just because you, as a conservative, have no morals so would use whatever immoral advantage you had if given the choice, does not mean that everyone else has the same lack. As demonstrated by the fact that liberals have CHOSEN in some of their states to try to be FAIR over trying to get the advantage.

You mean like making DC a state or packing the SC?

#8 | Posted by fishpaw at 2021-10-26 12:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Dems are just ticked they couldn't do it and there is no question that if they could they would have.

#5 | Posted by fishpaw

Evil people ease their consciences by telling themselves anyone else would do the same evil acts in their same situation.

It's hard for a sociopath to put themselves into the mind of a non-sociopath.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-10-26 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 | Posted by fishpaw

Folks like you howled about California. Several states have since voted to make redistricting non-partisan - as it should be. Unfortunately it was all either liberal or liberal leaning states. Michigan did overwhelmingly and that included a strong bipartisan vote. I am glad we did because the gerrymander was strong here - by conservatives I might add. Most "Conservatives" today have no morals. I wonder how many ever did. It's why I abandoned the concept. Many think they do but as they sing "Me me me" and vote to show their lack of morals. Again with the accuse others of what you yourself are doing - the conservative game plan.

Taking your whataboutism bait... When did DC become an state and I haven't seen Biden's SC packing plan.

DC a state, arguably it should be one as the residents have no representation in the Federal Government which controls them. Puerto Rico wants to be a state too. Again no representation and ruled by the Federal Government. Sure they have tokens that get elected and visit the capitol but they can't vote. Both should be states. Any US territory that wants to be a state should be welcomed as well.

Sure some people called for the packing of the court and rightfully so IMHO because of Mitch the Bitch and his games. He did a full flip flop on the court and SC appointing for 100% political reasons. Honestly we need a few constitutional amendments on the matter.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-26 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You mean like making DC a state or packing the SC?

#8 | Posted by fishpaw

To you, attempts to remove unfairness seems like unfairness.

When did dems start talking about packing the supreme court? What events preceded it? Do you remember?

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-10-26 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DC deserves statehood, because right now they have taxation WITHOUT representation. If there can be two Dakotas, and Wyoming and Rhode Island each get two senators, why not DC?

Also, Dems aren't talking about packing SCOTUS, they are talking about UNPACKING the courts, all of the courts. What McTurtle and the GQP did during the four years of the Drumpf Regime is disgusting, they have turned the courts political when they were always intended to be non-partisan referees. It was just another way to try to ensure minority rule for the party of white supremacy once whites were no longer the majority. I'm glad to see that some of the kooks Dotard named to the courts have actually sided against him in his lawsuits, but these cases have been so obvious they may as well have been written in crayon leaving the "judges" with no choice.

#12 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-10-26 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sure some people called for the packing of the court and rightfully so IMHO because of Mitch the Bitch and his games. He did a full flip flop on the court and SC appointing for 100% political reasons. Honestly we need a few constitutional amendments on the matter.

#10 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Actually, precedent exists for both his actions with Garland and Barrett. I do completely understand why Dems are upset about Garland.

#13 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-26 03:37 PM | Reply

" Actually, precedent exists for both his actions with Garland and Barrett"

Actually, the reason Mitch used the first time, flies in the face of what he did the second time.

Make sure you don't hurt yourself, carrying all that water.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-26 03:41 PM | Reply

#14 I disagreed with his actions regarding Garland. It DID have historical precedent though. Same with Barrett.

"Elections have consequences". Controlling the Senate provides some control over judicial nominees.

#15 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-26 03:48 PM | Reply

#15 and the size of SCOTUS.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-26 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why does white Wyoming get statehood but black D.C. ( with higher population) get shafted?

#17 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-10-27 08:39 AM | Reply

#17 - The Constitution. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17

#18 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-27 09:00 AM | Reply

#17

Because injustice often takes cover behind the law, as seen in #18.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-27 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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